Saturday, February 05, 2011

One Way Ticket to Costa Rica Please

It is been an especially long and snowy winter here in New England. We have been hit with snow every week, usually on Wednesdays for some reason. I am sure it is some cosmic joke. Hump day... Wednesday named for the fierce Norse God, Odin aka Woden. And i know that trouble maker Mercury has some part in the whole Wednesday thing. Nobody ever said thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster it's Wednesday.

A state of emergency should be called in New England. The entire North East is suffering from Cabin Fever, most pathetically pale, deficient in Vitamin D and nobody has seen the sun in weeks. Folks from around here have the tendency to be cranky and somewhat shall i say it.... rude all year round. I would say the Rude Level is about a Code Red these days. After living in Sunny San Diego for over 20 years it was a culture shock to experience the difference in human behavior. Maybe sunlight plays a role in acting nice.

Yes- there is even a book dedicated to why people in New England are ruder than anywhere else in the country! It has something to do with what part of England they fled to America from. Somehow the Puritans were the nastiest of the bunch and landed in MA. The uptight witch burning Puritan DNA seems to have continued down through the generations here. So when people around here complain about how rude the French are, i roll my eyes... one must come to Commonwealth of MA to experience true abruptness and the true essence of passive aggression. And for the record- not everyone here in MA is bad mannered. There are some very nice people mostly from somewhere else And the French are a lovely people. I would like to be French when i grow up. May i have another glass of Pastis please?

Lately i have had the urge to run off to Costa Rica or Brazil. Soak in sun, rain forest colors and hang out with tropical birds. However since i have not been able to make most of my acupuncture house calls due to the snow each week,i may soon be standing in a soup line instead. So instead i am making jewelry, working on some new mixed media sculptures and the Planet Calamari etsy site. If it ever warms up i may be able to actually paint the sculptures. Maybe June?

These earrings were inspired by the colors of South America, created with recycled vintage brass beads from Guatamala, Mexican heart milagros and semi-precious Fluorite and Hematite beads. Milagro means miracle in Spanish.

Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. It is a meditation stone to help energize the body and raise the power of concentration. The fluorite beads used in these earrings have a dark purple hue with a hint of sea green.

Hematite is said to keep inward peace. Many believe it to aid balance, reason, and clarity. t may enhance memory and intellect, strengthen circulatory systems and blood and kidney disorders.

Put on some Gypsy King music and dance while wearing these one of a kind earrings. Makes a lovely Valentines Day gift or declaration of love!

Made with love and magic in the Planet Calamari Art Studio located in Snarky Salem MA.

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