“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul”
~ Elder Uchtdorf~
I have again wanted to show you something crafty I have done. I have created three different handmade paper prints that I call, ‘Funky Paper’. I will give you instructions below and visuals on the attached video about how to make them, so that you can do it too. They are pretty easy and lots of fun to make! Once you finish creating the Funky Paper, you can make lots of little decorations, such as a card, a pen holder or maybe a bookmark. It is all up to you what you do with the paper. You will be amazed with how your imagination works! But… you have to watch the video I have made to find out what I have created with them. This video is going to be spectacular and you will love it! I will only give you one clue and one clue only about my creations on my video, the title. The rest you will have to find out yourself when you watch the clip. Now please, sit back, relax and enjoy my video!
FZ out!! 🙂
Scrunch an A4 sheet of copy paper over and over until it feels soft like tissue paper.
Flatten out the paper on your desk.
Paint stripes, swirls and dots of food dye onto your paper.
Allow to dry completely before use.
Set a white A4 sheet of copy paper in front of you.
Use a liquid dropper to blend colours of food dye all over your page.
Sprinkle table salt over the wet page in swirls, lines or clusters.
Allow to dry and carefully shake off the excess paint before use.
Paint a pre-made mix of icing sugar and water over the entire space of an A4 copy sheet.
Use droplets of food dye to colour over the (now glossy) white paper. The dye will run, swirl and blend itself around the page in an interesting manner.
I would just like to write a little thank you post for everyone that has followed and liked my blog. When I first started my blog I dreamed of reaching out to people all over the world, it makes me feel proud that this has turned into reality. So many people have taken time to read about my fluro life and I would like to tell you that it means a lot to me! Everyday since I put my first post up I have been getting new followers and a massive amount of views. If you have ever popped by my page, I want you to know that you have touched the life and the heart of a little Fluro Zebra.
I am very grateful, so again thank you! 🙂
I am so excited about today’s post, because it is something I like to call…shath! Shath is a mix between shopping, and math. I am getting homeschooled this term while I try to beat this silly CRPS, and my mum is my teacher. I really wanted to go shopping because I had saved up my money since my last birthday.Mum said that once we were up to learning about money, we could go shopping and still be doing maths! So the day came and I learned about place value columns and the values of things. I learned about estimation, rounding up and rounding down and how my times tables make shopping easier. I counted up my money and had $96.20. I wanted to buy an outfit. So we walked into Witchery, and I found about 5 or 6 things I LOVED! So I tried them on, but there were only three that felt comfortable and looked good. So I had a big decision to make, because I didn’t want to use all my money. We walked into Best and Less so I could think of what to do, and then I found a white FLUFFY cardigan that I LOVED! So mum bought it for me, and it was on sale. I had thought everything through and my options were, a peach colored shirt, a black ponte skirt and a white top with a pretty cut out feature at the bottom. They were all $29.99. I decided to buy the skirt and the white top. It all went with my new cardigan too! Then I remembered that there was a pair of shoes at Pumpkin Patch that I loved too. So we drove there, but they didn’t have my size. The lady that worked there said that she could order them in my size, but I didn’t mind them a bit bigger. I decided to try on my correct size in a different style and it turned out that I actually preferred those ones rather then the ones that I first loved. So I bought them (by the way, they were black and cost $25.00 on sale!) and I wore them for the rest of the day! (I have only just started to be able to bear closed in shoes, so this was a BIG deal!) Next, Mum wheeled my chair into Target to buy black stockings. We found them and zoomed to the cash register and I paid. Mum made my brain work extra hard that day, but I had lots of fun while doing it.
At home I worked out how much money I had left, which was $11 and a few cents. This meant that I spent $85.20. I then put on a mini fashion show for my family, and they all loved what I bought! There is nothing like a shot of shopping to distract the brain from pain and maybe even ease it a bit.:)
I say we should put `shath` in the Oxford Dictionary and in the school curriculum! Let’s start a petition TODAY, and let the shath lovers unite!
This will only be a short post. I would like to tell you about something I discovered not too long ago. It is called a TENS machine. It is made to reduce pain, and that helps me sleep. You put it on your body (any where you like, I put it on my back or tummy usually) and turn it on from the little remote. Once you press the button you will start to feel a nice pulse. It always makes my eyes sleepy and takes away a bit of pain. But for it to work you have to focus your mind on the feeling and think happy thoughts. It stimulates the nervous system. It is just something I use that helps, so I would recommend one.
FZ out!! 🙂
I have made a little slideshow for you guys. It is all about Coco Chanel and how she lived her life. When I am older I would like to be a designer, and she is my inspiration. I have researched her for a few days now, and finally I gathered enough information to teach you all about her too! Lots of people looked up to her, and they still do. What I admire about her is that nothing could take her down. She may have gone through a bit of a rough time, but she didn’t want it to stop her from following her dreams. I hope someday I can be as brave as she was! I really hope you like my video presentation below.
FZ out!! 🙂
“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.”
I may not be a professional artist, but creating art makes me feel good inside. I have made a piece of artwork today that I would like to share with you. This is a type of paper and paint collage art. Art is a great way to show what you are feeling. I have taken inspiration from lots of different artists. I used paint, patterned paper, book pages and a canvas. It may have taken over a day to finish, but it was fun and worth it because at the end of the process, I think it looked spectacular! I would definitely recommend it for anyone with a passion for arts and craft. I have uploaded photos of the process below. Although it takes a while to complete, it is very easy and is plenty of fun. You can draw whatever you like to express who you are. I will be sure to undertake this type of artwork again and hope that you will try it out too!
FZ out!! 🙂
Whenever I am a bit sore or too tired to do anything active, I like to create art. I found a lady that made artwork out of nature and I decided to have a go at it. Her name is Justina Blakeney. She is really clever! Her artwork is titled ‘Face the Foliage’ and Mum showed me her account on Instagram.
Yesterday we drove to the park and went on a hunt for different coloured leaves, flowers and lots of other treasures from nature. Once we had collected all the things I needed for my art project, we went home and I started doing a plan on a blank piece of paper. Then I started the real thing and thought I would share how I did it with you. I am not going to tell you what the picture is because it is for me to know and for you to find out! Have a guess and let me know what you think it is and you will find out the answer at the end of this short clip…