Friday, 7 September 2012

Melted Crayon Art

This is my first try at the "craze" of 
Melted Crayon Art! 
I was hesitant to try, because I thought that once hanging on a wall, on a hot summer day it would melt??! Right?!! Wrong, it took a lot of hot heat to melt those suckers! I mean, I guess if it was crazy death hot, maybe a tiny bit, but I'm safe where I live so all's good! lol
so I have this new guy and he's just some kind of amazing! I cannot bore you with all the details, it would take HOURS! Long story short he makes me feel like a 
giddy little school girl, 
smitten kitten, and 
makes the butterflies do Cirque Du Soleil!
So he had a hand in the inspiration!
<3 <3 <3

Nicholas + Tiffany <3

  • 24 Pack Crayola Crayons
  • 8x10 Artist Canvas
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Painters Tape
  • White Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Blow Dryer
  • Scrap Paper for a 'drop cloth'

  1. Cut all Crayons in Half (easier to start peeling the paper)
  2. Peel them! Some come off super easy others are, well, not so much
  3. Painters tape your whited out design!
  4. Figure out how many Crayon halves will fit across your canvas. Take a few halves out if you need to...
  5. Hot Glue Gun the Crayons onto the canvas, I just glued a line across the top.
  6. Set down the scrap paper, on the ground AND behind the canvas because it will be propped up!
  7. Plug in Blow Dryer and let'er rip!!!!!
  8. Let cool down and dry
  9. Gently Pull off Painters Tape
  10. Touch up with White Paint 
  11. Viola! <3

                   .....::~'":TA DA:'"~::.....

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Poi! Practice Poi for Fire Spinning

I'm back! Been busy overhauling my life! 
Transformation almost completed! 
Here are my latest creations!
For Sale at Laughing Willow Designs

And for all of you Poi Spinning Virgins here's a brief definition.
Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand... 
Poi is a performance art in which a ball or balls suspended from a length of flexible material, usually a plaited cord, are held in the hand and swung in circular patterns and forming geometrical shapes....

Key Benefits of Spinning Poi
  • -Increases spacial awareness
  • -Improves co-ordination
  • -Helps to promote flexibility
  • -Works both sides of the brain (bi-lateral motor skills)
  • -Works both brain hemispheres
  • -Promotes sporting ability and stamina
  • -Helps build muscle tone
  • -Can help to Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • -Promotes creativity
  • -Helps relieve stress
  • -Improves posture and body movement
  • -Improves concentration and determination
  • -Improves dexterity
  • -Great for team building and breaking barriers
  • -Good all round cardiovascular workout


Me Spinning at my favorite beach! <3