Wickanninish Inn – Tofino British Columbia – Extraordinary in every way – Silver Jewellery

•October 8, 2014 • 1 Comment

Recently we took a Thai friend to visit Tofino and surrounding beaches and galleries.  Many times we have visited this area but always our breath is swept away into the beauty and wonder of the land and ocean…. The choices to spend time in so many ways is delightful ….. Walking Long Beach or various beaches in bays, surfing, art galleries, varieties of gift and fashion shops in town, enjoying local seafood restaurants and total indulgence at the Wickanninish Inn …… Spectacular scenery, views, art, jewellery, food outrageously delicious…. A truly unforgettable experience in all ways!  The Silver Jewellery and gifts are stunning quality and reflect the local natural beauty and the First Nations Traditional Images and legends.   In Tofino town just strolling along the pier or quaint streets filled with local fare from food to fashions to jewellery and art galleries and on to the yummy Bakery…. And surf shops for boards, rentals and lessons… Whales, Eagles and Storm Watching add more reasons to visit often.  Each season so unique.

Wickannish Inn - Tofino, B.C.

Wickanninish Inn – Tofino, B.C.

Long Beach Tofino, B.C. Canada

Long Beach Tofino, B.C. Canada

Wickanninish Inn

Wickanninish Inn

Wickanninish Inn Silver Jewellery

Wickanninish Inn Silver Jewellery

Wickanninish Inn

Wickanninish Inn

Wickanninish Inn Jewellery Display

Wickanninish Inn Jewellery Display

Wicanninish Inn Silver Jewellery

Wicanninish Inn Silver Jewellery

Wickannish Inn Jewellery Shop

Wickannish Inn Jewellery Shop

The natural beauty of the area, bays and beaches, ancient cedar trees and ferns, air so fresh you can taste it….and wind that blows all your woes away…. Wild and wondrous!  Spending time here and places like this in nature offer us unlimited inspiration!  Simply gaze at the ripples in the sand for patterns for a bracelet or necklace… Sand dollars inspire earrings or pendants…. Waves or towering trees and ancient rocks all breath beauty back into our weary souls….. Lifting our spirits and exciting the creative cells to sail into pure dreaming and imagination.  These are the gifts offered around us everyday, everywhere we are there is unique beauty and nature to be one with and spin dreams of sacred creations all our own.  Soar with your Spirit….. Unlimited and Free!

Roy Henry Vickers – Tofino – British Columbia …. Aboriginal Art & Jewellery

•September 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Roy Henry Vickers is a gifted Artist Storyteller and local Legend.
His Gallery in Tofino British Columbia Canada is a must visit if in the area.

Roy Henry Vickars Art

Roy Henry Vickars Art

Traditional art and jewellery yet innovative and contemporary, internationally popular. I have visited his Gallery many times and each time am carried away to the Sacredness of all that is Nature with Storytelling that touches your Heart and Spirit. I leave feeling restored and refreshed at all levels! Enjoy some of the images.

Roy Henry Vickars Gallery

Roy Henry Vickars Gallery

Entrance Carved Cedar Poles

Entrance Carved Hummingbird Cedar Poles

Roy Henry Vickars - Long House Gallery

Roy Henry Vickers – Long House Gallery

Roy Henry Vickars Art

Roy Henry Vickers  ArtRoy Henry Vickars Eagle Feather Story Roy Henry Vickers Eagle Feather Story

Poor pic of Eagle Feather Art

Poor pic of Eagle Feather Art

Roy Henry Vickars Art

Roy Henry Vickers Art

Roy Henry Vickars Storyteller

Roy Henry Vickers Art

Roy Henry Vickars Art

Roy Henry Vickers Gallery – Local Artist

Roy Henry Vickars Long House Gallery

Roy Henry Vickers Long House Gallery

My Cabbages

My Cabbages … Nature … True Inspiration!

I actually can’t find my jewellery pictures … Silver and Gold Carved with Aboriginal Images and Stories in all forms of bracelets, necklaces earrings and beyond. Check out his web site!   royhenryvickers.com

Gems from the Andaman Sea – Koh Lanta Yai Thailand – Kunda Cafe

•July 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Coral Beach gifts Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Coral Beach gifts Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand is a magical tranquil island to hang about….. and the beach is prime sea shell shopping for jewellery ideas and natures gifts.  The coral is beautiful …. which is also the crushed beach created by the endless waves.  Many pieces have holes created by their sea journey and make it easy to design into jewellery or art.  It is fascinating to imagine the worlds these coral were before landing on the beach in their dried state.  Meditations of walking and enjoying the beauty of the sea and the coral sand beaches easily fills many hours.

Koh Lanta Beach Coral gifts

Koh Lanta Beach Coral gifts

Beach combing along Koh Lanta Yai in Thailand softly captures the hours of the days in meditative walking and shell shopping, sweet.

Kunda Cafe  Lena's Art of the Sea

Kunda Cafe Lena’s Art of the Sea

 

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe Jewellery by Lena

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe Jewellery by Lena

Displaying jewellery and art is as much a part of the creation of the pieces and impacts of the enjoyment and viewing as nature flows one into the next.  Driftwood from the area softens and frames the jewellery and rings are displayed uniquely on cone shaped wood.  Lena’s creativity flows from her art to her kitchen with beauty, ease and very delicious treats!  While on Koh Lanta Yai stop in at the Kunda Anti Pop Cafe and enjoy Lena and Eric and the eclectic atmosphere of art, jewellery, food and dramatic tattoos by Eric.

Lena's Jewellery at Kunda Cafe

Lena’s Jewellery at Kunda Cafe

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe - Lena & Eric - Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe – Lena & Eric – Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Sunset on Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Sunset on Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Inspiration surrounds us always, we only have to open our eyes and hearts and see…… and Be a Gentle Audience for Yourself!

Angel to Angel Silver Gems and Architecture in Ubud, Indonesia

•June 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Breathtaking Architecture and Interior Fantastical Jewellery

Breathtaking Architecture and Interior Fantastical Jewellery


When in Ubud, Indonesia (Bali) this is a must see! The architecture is heavenly with white angel sculptures decorating the exterior which is spectacular. The entrance wall area has delightful white sculptures of frogs in different poses. Upon entering it is breathtaking! Sparkling silver, precious, semiprecious and other extraordinary pieces dazzle the eyes and quicken the heart with excitement. Beauty and magic abound on this two level gallery setting. It is the most amazing display of jewellery I have ever seen…. even the displays of glass are floating and show the exquisite designs to their best!
No photos inside so you will have to indulge your senses in person whenever in Bali, Ubud, Indonesia.
Truly out of this world designs and well worth a stop to drink in the Beauty of the entire experience!
Architecture & Angel Sculptures

Architecture & Angel Sculptures


Angel to Angel Ubud Entrance

Angel to Angel Ubud Entrance


Spectacular Entrance

Spectacular Entrance


ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

HAVE A ‘GEM” of a YEAR …may it be HAPPY…JOY FILLED and a Ganesh Jewel of a NEW YEAR in 2014!!

•December 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

HAVE A 'GEM'' of a YEAR ...may it be HAPPY...JOY FILLED and a Ganesh Jewel of a NEW YEAR in 2014!!

Ganesh Tattoo immediately after completed November 2013

Ganesh Tattoo immediately after completed November 2013

My restorative holiday on Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand in November with my wonderful hubby, culminated in a sequence of events which led to my new tattoo of GANESH with the Thai word for bliss and peace ….. SABAI etched underneath. The desire for a Ganesh tattoo has been bouncing around my head for five years, not that I have a lot of tattoos…. only my tiny Grizzly Bear Claw on my wrist which I love. But I haven’t been possessed or driven to have it happen… Just floating images and thoughts ….. Waiting for the ‘perfect tattoo artist’ to come to me, and he did on Koh Lanta Yai. Eric is a Magnificent designer and Tattoo Artist who works with a Hand Bamboo Method, hand creating dot by dot (Eric estimates about 100,000 dots) my precious Ganesh placed gently between my shoulder blades and behind my Heart Center. Eric and his talented wife Lena have a cafe – KUNDA – where delicious foods, jewellery and art are all part of their Sacred Space. So yummy just hanging out there eating, chatting and feeling the inspiration of these two lovely people! So while relaxing at Kunda one day I complimented Lena on her tattoos, beautiful details and designs, when she said her husband Eric creates them…. Well… after meeting Eric and chatting everything fell into place. A real gift to me and the great part is my hubby loves our dear Elephant God Ganesh, it wouldn’t have happened without his support love and design input!
The picture shown has a bit of redness as this was taken immediately when completed, after five hours of work by Eric. This Bamboo Method is amazing, I could swim two hours after and the pain during was very doable and not much at all after, wow!
So on this note I wanted to share an Article and video about Ganesh by Gigi Yogini (www.gigiyogini.com) which I find inspiring! Enjoy and have a Beautiful New Year!

May Ganesh bless your Year …. And to give you a gift from Gigi Yogini which I quote below on GANESH from her web site, http://gigiyogini.com Enjoy!

This is my favorite mantra to awaken Shakti, or the manifesting energy of the Universe, to stoke the fire of transformation within. I teach this mantra in classes, I sing it while driving in Los Angeles traffic and I have shared with with friends, family and students around the world because it’s easy and uplifting with the potential for great results.

According to the Buddhist Handbook, mantras are “highly compressed, power-packed formulas, usually of Sanskrit origin, which are charged with deep meaning and magical potency.” A mantra can be a word, sound or phrase which elevates or modifies consciousness through its meaning, sound, rhythm, tone and reflexology of the tongue against the palate of the mouth.

This particular mantra is “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha,” which can be loosely translated to “Yo! Wake up Root Chakra energy of transformation so I can move through any obstacles in my life. Hooray!” Most importantly, we are calling upon the powerful energy of Ganesh, the elephant headed deity, who is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and the Lord of Beginnings.

According to Kundalini yoga, Ganesh, also referred to as Ganapataye, resides in the first chakra, called Muladhara (muladhara). Mula means “original,” and adhara means “foundation.” The muladhara chakra is the principal origin from which the manifesting energy of Shakti resides within each of us. When we awaken that energy, it helps us move through the Chakras with ease to activate a strong sense of self, express Divine love, communicate clearly and connect with our intuition.
***** Above is all Quoted from GIGI YOGINI’s web site: www,gigyogini.com
GANESH ARTICLE and VIDEO by Gigi Yogini: Check it all out!!
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4552/Remove-Obstacles-with-This-Ganesh-Mantra.html
Gigi Yogini
****GIGI YOGINI **** website above ….. Is a wonderful, inspiring and uplifting woman whom I enjoy following for Yoga and just found her Mantra for Ganesh…. which is powerful and fun to clear my mind with. Gig Yogini, on her web site above (mindbodygreen.com) has a video chanting this marvelous chant, Enjoy! Thank You Gigi Yogini for sharing your gifts!!
Gigi Yogini inspires women of every shape and size to love themselves and strengthen their mind-body connection. She is a yoga teacher and motivational speaker based in Santa Monica, California. In addition to promoting healthy body image, Gigi believes in the power of practicing joy because practice makes permanent. She teaches classes and workshops at festivals and retreats, including Costa Rica in April 2014. In recognition of her work, Gigi was named an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, YogaEarth and Manduka. You can check out her yoga classes online at YogaVibes.

This particular mantra is important because not only is it fun and catchy, but it also represents a willingness to release and move past the perceived obstacles in our lives. We can all make excuses for ourselves about why we cannot achieve our dreams, but you will have an easier time succeeding when you choose to focus on your goals rather than your challenges. So when you make the choice to chant this mantra, you are aligning yourself with your desired outcome and moving towards it with conviction.

I suggest you use this mantra when you want to clear the Chitta Vritti, or the anxious chatter of the mind. You can repeat this Mantra 108 times on your Mala beads or follow along with the video for a minute of chanting. Most importantly, make it your own, find your voice and have fun. Remember, this is your life. Don’t let anything hold you back because you deserve the best.

Chihuahua Jewellery …. Diva with Viking Copper Knit Necklace & Dog Tag!

•October 6, 2013 • 1 Comment
Nestlé Hanslip .... Chihuahua Diva Jewellery... Nestle's Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag

Nestlé Hanslip …. Chihuahua Diva Jewellery…
Nestle’s Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag

Nestle's Copper Viking Weave Necklace with Dog Tag ..... Sunning on her feather bed

Nestle’s Copper Viking Weave Necklace with Dog Tag ….. Sunning on her feather bed

Nestlé Chihuahua Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag. Details turquoise and Lapiz Lazuli stones

Nestlé Chihuahua Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag. Details turquoise and Lapiz Lazuli stones

Jewellery & Fashion of a Diva Chihuahua, Nestle Hanslip…Precious Pal of Brother Bjorn and wife Glenda Lee!

•September 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Chihuahua Precious Pal of Bjorn and Glenda Lee!

Chihuahua Precious Pal of Bjorn and Glenda Lee!

Chihuahua, Nestle Hanslip...Precious Pal of Brother Bjorn and wife Glenda Lee!

Precious Pal of brother Bjorn and wife Glenda Lee! Approximately 3-1/2 lbs of entertaining loveable sweetness. Born in St. Angelos Texas soon to be 6 years old she resides in Sunny Manitoba. Nestlé is a great companion for our 91 year old Mother!
Quite the fashion plate and loves wearing her outfits and her Viking Copper Weaver Necklace with dog tag detailed with Tibetan Turquoise beads.

 
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