Mermaid Inspiration Galore

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Thanks to both Sage Moonstone’s Hocus Pocus blog and Little Faerie Tales’ blog , I have been inspired in a big way!

 After reading these two posts a fire was lit under me that touched my mermaid desires. Let me explain a bit. I have had a mermaid motif for my master bedroom bath in mind for some time to go along with my beachy theme in the bedroom, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it exactly. I had this website bookmarked for things to buy and make and had my eye on this Mermaid sign for about 18 months. Then I read the 2 posts mentioned above and everything clicked together…not to mention that Little Faerie Tales had the same exact mermaid graphic in her post! At that moment I placed the order for the sign and set off to the craft store to buy the materials. Here is the finished shell garland that I was making in an earlier post. This video shows my bedroom and bath with 2 projects inspired by those 2 extremely creative and talented women. Their projects are much prettier but I think mine didn’t turn out too far off the mark and they make me so happy to just look at them: a tissue box and a little treasure chest. They inspire me to get more creative, do more projects, go in new directions, so I am really truly grateful to both ladies and their blogs.

Science Geek Alert: Green Comet Approaching

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An uncommonly green comet named Comet Lulin is making it’s closest approach to Earth on Feb. 24, 2009. Unfortunately for me, dark country skies will be required to see it. No one can say for sure, however, because this appears to be Lulin’s first visit to the inner solar system (weeeee!) and its first exposure to intense sunlight. Anything can happen.

Why is it green? The comet’s nucleus is spewing out cyanogen and diatomic carbon, both glow green when illuminated by sunlight in the near-vacuum of space.

To view it, set your alarm for 3 am since it rises a few hours before the sun and can be found about 1/3rd of the way up the southern sky just before dawn. Its closest approach to us will be on Feb. 24, just a few degrees from Saturn in the constellation Leo. Both Saturn and Comet Lulin should be obvious in the right sky conditions. Since this is a school night for me and the likelyhood of me seeing it in the city sky is very low, I will stay in bed. 🙁

What Tarot Card Are You?

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Thanks to Mea Culpa for turning me on to this. Had to give it a goooo! I don’t know tarot cards and don’t know if I ever will but I always like to see if these things are accurate and this one was.

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.