It’s spring, almost.

Grounding yourself
Grounding

SPRING a time for new beginnings, a rejuvenation, time to let new things in and let go of some old ones…. a time to truly ground yourself.  We have been busy all winter, looking down and shuffling around. True, some of it is so we don’t fall on our bums on the ice but….. now it’s time to look up…move forward and get out of our cocoons.

We need to ground ourselves, feel the Earth and meander with consciousness into the new season. Be kind to yourself, we tend to overwhelm ourselves right now. We think we need to clean everything, make list upon list of things we want/ought/should/could do, and so forth.  Stop for a moment put your feet on the floor…stand still and let the “chatter” subside… listen to yourself in your heart and mind. Get Grounded.

The following is from  http://www.naturalnews.com/

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that there is a significant electrical interaction between the Earth and each one of us.

Earth, as it turns out, is not neutrally charged as was originally believed – it has a negative charge. This means that is has an abundance of electrons. This charge does not interact with us too often since we live in insulated buildings and wear insulated footwear. In other words, we rarely touch the ground!

Why does touching the ground matter?

Humans evolved, like all animals, walking on the ground without insulating barriers between the Earth and our feet. It is common knowledge that the soles of our feet are extremely sensitive due to a high concentration of nerve endings. Since nerve tissue is electrically conductive, it is easy to understand that the bottoms of our feet are highly conductive surfaces.

Because of the conductivity of our soles, it was proposed that perhaps there was an electrical interaction between the Earth’s negative charge and our bodies. This hypothesis was tested many times and the results were nothing short of amazing.

Researchers found that there was a significant relation between the charge of our bodies and the ground. In fact, it has been determined that the Earth acts as a natural reservoir of electric energy. If a person with an excessive negative charge, or an excess of electrons, steps onto the ground, the excess will be absorbed into the Earth. If a person has a positive charge, or a deficiency of electrons, then the Earth will supply what is needed to achieve homeostasis (balance). This is a truly amazing discovery: stepping on the ground electrically balances you!

Why is this significant?

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031754_grounding_health.html#ixzz2OZPcTCcC

3D printing turns into Air drawing.

These two articles are  repost from  websites called  Colossal. It’s filled with all sorts of amazing things…. and the other called Bit Rebels, also filled with fun and amazement.

However, what I am sharing with you just astounds  me!

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/the-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen-that-lets-you-draw-sculptures-in-real-time/

The World’s First 3D Printing Pen that Lets you Draw Sculptures

Check out these images!  “Forget those pesky 3D printers that require software and the knowledge of 3D modeling and behold the 3Doodler, the world’s first pen that draws in three dimensions in real time. Imagine holding a pen and waving it through the air, only the line your pen creates stays frozen, suspended and permanent in 3D space. Sound like magic? Well it certainly looks like it, watch the video above to see the thing in action. The 3Doodler was designed by Boston-based company WobbleWorks who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell the miraculous little devices that utilizes a special plastic which is heated and instantly cooled to form solid structures as you draw. I don’t know about you but for me this might have just won the most impulsive Kickstarter purchase in history. Check it out.

and…from Bit Rebels,

World’s First 3D Printed Couture Dress (Covered In Swarovski Crystals)

World’s First 3D Printed Couture Dress (Covered In Swarovski Crystals)

“We’ve featured 3D printed food, jewelry, shoes and even body parts, but are you ready for the world’s first 3D printed high fashion, couture dress? I remember a year ago when the first 3D printed bikini was created, and back then, it was way ahead of its time. Now, only a short year later, it doesn’t seem odd at all to create a custom fit, full length 3D printed dress. This dress was made specifically for Dita Von Teese, and as you see, she looks beautiful in it.

It was designed by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti. According to Mashable, “The dress was created virtually. Schmidt designed the entire dress on his iPad and communicated with Bitonti through Skype during the process of imagining 17 unique pieces and 3,000 joints that let the dress move with the body.” When the design was complete, they worked with Shapeways to turn it into a real 3D printed creation. The final version of the dress even has 13,000 Swarovski crystals incorporated into it. It took 3 months from start to finish to make this dress.

Unfortunately, I doubt anything like this 3D printed dress will be available to purchase soon. However, it does point to the future of fashion. If you are a creative person who likes to wear unique clothes, imagine what it would be like to spend a weekend designing your dream dress or pair of jeans, and once you get your design just right, you could print it right there in your own living room. That day is coming…and I just hope it’s sooner rather than later because I can’t wait. Between 3D printing and Google Glass, I’m about to burst with excitement with what our very near future holds when it comes to technology!” To see the images of the dress, click here.

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The future is fast approaching – Watch out!

Spring?

I would like to be seeing flowers…instead I am seeing a blizzard!
I guess the only way to hurry it along is to draw it!

flower

Snow…gazillions of tiny little crystals that stopped us in our tracks!

Do you like the snow… the quietness it creates? The Beauty of the shimmering white? The blanket of white that all those tiny little crystals make?

  • Does it create peace or havoc on your world?
  • It is beauty or just a “bother?”
  • Does the power of the ‘Force of Nature’ that can bing us to a stand still awe or annoy you?
  • Does it drive you crazy that you are stuck, or is a good thing that you don’t have to go anywhere?
  • Can you get outside with out shoveling? Does that make you feel trapped or snug?

I think for many of us it is probably a mix of much of the above. If you have to get somewhere it certainly can make it difficult. Then I have to think about who really has to get someplace. Clearly medical issues need to, and a few others… but really, do the rest of really have to move around so much? How about a little more quiet time…what do you think? Maybe we could take a hint form the kids and Wellie that are so happy to have a new playground that magically appears. Magical wonderland?

Wellie in the snow
Wellie in the snow