Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Exercise Between Computer Sittings

If I'm not at my computer designing and writing, I'm at my craft table making or at my sewing table sewing. As a mature person, I try to make sure to stretch my body several times each day. I love walking and bicycle-riding but am not in a place where I can enjoy those 2 things at this time.

So, I have a series of body stretches and hand exercises that I do throughout the day. They exercise my upper body/arms and my lower body/legs/calves/ankles. I adapted them from when I was younger and ran every Saturday and did strengthening exercises. There are 14 of them and I do 10 reps each. I used to do 20 reps each but too many times I avoided doing them because of the time involved.

In reality, it's not that much time but once a busy day starts, nothing non-essential is getting in. 😄 We have to identify and choose what will be essential. I had to find a way to make sure to do them. And that's the key to consistency. Do whatever it takes to adjust a process/procedure so that you will be sure to do it. It doesn't matter what other people say about how you must do something.

Another thing that I had to do to insure that I did them everyday is to stretch them out throughout the day/evening. I used to do the entire routine at one time. All 14. For a while, it worked, but I started putting it off because of the time it took.

I came up with an idea. It had become a challenge for me to get up from the computer to give my body and eyes a rest. I would find that I'd worked for hours. I broke up my fitness routine into 6 sessions and combined them with getting up from the computer. I don't have a set schedule. It doesn't matter what time I start and what time I do the last session because I'm on the computer throughout the day and into the night. Of course, I get up to do other things, bathroom, eat, look out window 😄, but this pairing helps ensure that I exercise and take a break from the computer.

I still don't always do it perfectly but it makes a big difference. If I go too many days making it only halfway through the series before bedtime, the next day I'll start with the last set instead of the first. Depending on how my day goes, I will start the 1st set early in the morning or I may not start it till the afternoon. There's great flexibility and I give myself much grace so that I can succeed more often than fail.

I think the most important point is for everyone to develop a health and fitness program that works for her/him. Ideas can be gleaned from others but stop making them the rule of thumb. Whatever it takes, because trying to do things exactly as others often leads to failure and discouragement. We should adjust and adapt in whatever way it takes to always keep our spirits excited and not dejected.




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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

25% Off Sale At Printaphoria

 

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Decorate your environment with expressive watercolors and quote graphics that you print yourself. Make your life easier with labels and organizational pks. Set your creative self free with paper pks and collage sheets. 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Brown Hearts Background For Your Crafting Needs


See all of the details about this printable paper pk here:

WAVING HEARTS CHOCOLATES

Use these blue and green, green and brown and orange and brown heart designs paper as wall art, tabletop framed art, printable heart wrapping paper, laminate as place mats, create watercolor hearts bookmarks, use in book arts, papercrafting and more!

I create my hand painted hearts through a watercolor green process. I paint them with paint left over in my brushes from other creative projects. I refuse to wash paint down the drain.

REGARDING ONLINE THEFT OF MY WORK

I have not given permission for other shops, websites, crafters or designers to sell my products or designs. If you see my printables and digitals being sold other than through Artsy Craftery Design Studio or Printaphoria shop or blog, it is possible that they have been stolen. Maybe someone screenshot this post or copied my product listing. Please alert me and receive a shop discount. Thank you!  

Thanks for visiting PRINTAPHORIA

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Hearts And Vines, Watercolor Hearts

 

HEARTS & VINES Printable Trio Paper Pk

Use as wall art, tabletop framed art, small gift wrap, laminate as place mats, create bookmarks, use in book arts, papercrafting and more!

♦ 3 colorways of this hand-painted printable hearts design
♦ You receive 3 JPEGS + Graphics Agreement JPEG
♦ 300 dpi for sharp, crisp printing on paper, cardstock or fabric
 

♦ PRINTAPHORIA Printables - always PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL when used in your crafting and art projects.

♦ No attribution necessary but is appreciated whenever you can mention Printaphoria or Artsy Craftery Design Studio.

♦ Print as often as needed. 

This Pink And Green Heart and Pink And Turquoise, Heart Designs Paper are Romantic Printables that can also be used as Valentine's Paper.

I create my watercolor hearts paintings through a green process. I paint them with paint left over in my brushes from other creative projects. I refuse to wash paint down the drain.

REGARDING ONLINE THEFT OF MY WORK

I have not given permission for other shops, websites, crafters or designers to sell my products or designs. If you see my printables and digitals being sold other than through Artsy Craftery Design Studio or Printaphoria shop or blog, it is possible that they have been stolen. Maybe someone screenshot this post or copied my product listing. Please alert me and receive a shop discount. Thank you!  

 

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HEARTS & VINES Printable Trio Paper Pk 


Thanks for visiting PRINTAPHORIA

Graphics To Beautify, Organize & Simplify Your Life! 


 



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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Mini Hanging Sachet Ornaments

My Mini Hanging Sachet Ornaments were featured this week at LettuceCraft

These can also be called mini pillow ornaments. They are a fun size with the clock being 3x3.5".

The supplies list is simple:

  • White or neutral fabric piece.
  • Watercolor paints.
  • Rubber or photopolymer stamps and stamping ink.
  • Beads and thread.
  • Ribbon.
  • Thick glue.
  • Black marker.
  • Polyfill, foam fill or scrap fabric pieces.

 See how I made them at my LettuceCraft post.

If you love living the creative life, consider joining LettuceCraft. It is actually an active forum, not dead like so many are now. I L*O*V*E creating posts and interacting there!

 




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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Start With Something That You Like


Amidst the unpleasantness of life you have control over how you start your day. You set the tone by choosing to focus on the positive at the beginning of your day. No one or no thing can take this control away from you. Start your day with something that you like, a thought, a plan, a choice, an action. Determine to have a good day. It's as simple as that.

Set your course each day for positivity and success! It really is up to you!



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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Hearts Design Paper


Wispy Hearts - Head Over Hills Trio Printable Paper Pk

Use as wall art, tabletop framed art, small gift wrap, laminate as place mats, create bookmarks, use in book arts, papercrafting and more!


♦ 3 colorways of this hand-painted printable hearts design
♦ You receive 3 JPEGS + Graphics Agreement JPEG
♦ 300 dpi for sharp, crisp printing on paper, cardstock or fabric


♦ PRINTAPHORIA Printables - always PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL when used in your crafting and art projects.

♦ No attribution necessary but is appreciated whenever you can mention Printaphoria or Artsy Craftery Design Studio.

♦ Print as often as needed.

I create my watercolor hearts paintings through a green process. I paint them with paint left over in my brushes from other creative projects. I refuse to wash paint down the drain.

REGARDING ONLINE THEFT OF MY WORK

I have not given permission for other shops, websites, crafters or designers to sell my products or designs. If you see my printables and digitals being sold other than through Artsy Craftery Design Studio or Printaphoria shop or blog, if it is not a collaboration (and it should state that) it is possible that they have been stolen. Maybe someone screenshot this post or copied my Etsy shop post. Please alert me and receive a shop discount. Thank you!


Wispy Hearts - Head Over Hills Trio Printable Paper Pk 

Thanks for visiting PRINTAPHORIA at Etsy

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Monday, January 15, 2024

Living A Creative Life Is Easy!

You know that I like to share how easy it is to live creatively. I try to add some creativity to every facet of my life. One way that I do this is by designing and creating as much as I can of what I want and need.

I shared this post: You Are Creative! In it, I encouraged you to believe in yourself and be careful to whom you share your work with. Trying to convince others to accept and value your work is the same as casting your pearls before swine. There are those who cannot appreciate your work and they will trample it in spirit and in words.

Start creating now! No more procrastinating! Don't fail yourself anymore. Take authority over fear!

Sarah at Red Rocking Bird shares a couple of quick and easy techniques in her video, BOOST CREATIVITY - A Creative Life is a Happy Life , to get your general, creative juices flowing. She shows you how to create simple marks with any materials on any type of paper. These easy marks can then be used to design patterns that can be used in a variety of creative projects. 

 




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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Designing Digital Birds For Self-Esteem Quotes

I’ve been wanting to design some stylized, whimsical birds for months. I have been watching the quote graphics that others have been designing featuring their stylized, whimsical birds. I have a Pinterest board full of inspiration. Last week I tried it. My first design was the blue bird at the top left. I really like how she turned out. Below is my computer workspace when I was working on her.


I am a self-taught graphic designer and I use Serif software. It rivals Photoshop but is much more affordable since there is no subscription. The suite includes Affinity Publisher, Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. I included a link in case you are interested and I am not an affiliate. The programs are sold individually for under $50 and Serif often runs sales at 40% off. I started with Affinity Photo and I’ve never paid full price. I have been using the programs for years and absolutely love them!


I used my first bird to design this positive affirmation, healing art quote design. It is available on POD (print-on-demand) products at my Redbubble, faith-based shop, Draw Nigh To Hope. Here are some of the products.


 






 
 
Available On 81 Products 
 All about high self esteem, learning to love self because if we don't, who will?
This uplifting statement will encourage anyone, whether they think that they need it or not.

I will be designing other uplifting, high self-esteem quote graphics featuring the other birds. I’m so happy that I’ve been able to do this. If you’ve been wanting to try something new, don’t wait any longer. Get up in the morning and say today I will do it! Push past procrastination and fear and make yourself do what you know you can do!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Print Holiday Paper & Tags

 

Print Out Christmas, Holiday, Winter Paper

And Matching Tags.

Write on the back of printed tags. 

Wrap small gifts, use in paper crafting, scrap booking, etc.

Snowflake Lights In The Park

and other designs.


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print christmas tags, artsy craftery design studio, 20% off, holiday sale, payhip shop, black background, blizzard design, snowing design




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