Archive for June, 2012
Buen dia my friends, apologies for the lack of post-age this week. I’ve been occupied with a blogging e-course. So let me tell you a little bit about it.
Before I started to follow art, design,ecological and eco-artsy blogs, and before I started my own blog, I used to read only literary novels, and had my own work in progress novel. (Sadly I lost my first novel in a computer trash hope one day i will retrieve it from the damaged hard drive). Blogging has separated me from it and much more. But as much as it has separated me, blogging has helped keep me going. When I started reading blogs I was going through a rough time in my life. So I knew I had to push myself with a challenge (as I was not able to go back to my novel). It is when I decided to start a blog, yes I started Sense and Grace with the hope to attract readers with similar interests. And also as a journal of sorts for myself. A place where I could collect all the things I l love.
It took me a while to decide if a wanted an ecological blog or more of an art, craft design. To be honest I chose the artsy one, because to really have a green heart it takes a lot of guts and more than creating, It is about changing. Sadly, I was and I am not ready to change that much. And believe me I am still trying hard for those changes. Bottom line is I love creating and even more important I need to channel my creativity into a way to make money. So I started Sense and Grace as a creative outlet. Around that time I happen to read in one of my favorite blogs Decor8 about a blogging e-corse. I was subscribed immediately
When I first started my blog I feared that what I was posting wasn’t going to be “good” enough. But after the course the not good enough fear disappeared (I still worried about my voice in a second language). Blogging became a creative outlet, a written voice, a learning experience and as my teacher ( Holly Becker) would say as a bonus a community of new friends. Everything I learn has been super fulfilling but over all my favorite part has been the community of new friends and more their comments. It is rewarding to read words from other people with similar aspirations and interests. Comments were and are my blog treasures. After this e-course my treasure box grew.
My first Blogging Your Way e-course was so enlightening that when another course Bloggig Your Way 2 became available, I didn´t even have to read the outline, I signed up. What I am learning keeps my treasure box growing.
Last week and this week I been quite busy. So busy that I didn’t have the time to explore the web and share my favorites. But today is Eco -Tuesdays a day I do not like to miss. Today I thought I’d share this 2 beautiful ideas to repurposed PET 2 liter bottles and turned them into self-watering seed starter or/ and into cutting protectors.
A sure sign that summer has arrived is when watermelons start popping out. Here were I live you can see them everywhere my favorite is to see the trucks parked on the side of the a main route full of watermelons. I came across this fun and easy watermelon ideas, I had to share. Great for summer party ideas. Don’t watermelons just scream summer?
1 . A nice way to present a slice of watermelon. Photo by Sarah Illenberger via Bored Panda| 2 Watermelon pop from the book Paletas by Fany Gerson |3. Jello Teqila shots on popsicle sticks from That is so Michelle|4.Cookies from The Decorated Cookie|5. Watermelon pops from One charming Party|6. Watermelon Martini from Bunky Cooks|7.Watermelon hearts by Otchipotchi Flickr