Hello! How are you? We're sharing a post about some of the things that inspire us. Our creative process relies a lot on veganism, animal rights messages and on personalizing items for customers. But, some of the items come from ideas and are inspired by things around us. Such as...
Our customizable lotus bracelet, for anyone that likes flowers, meditation or yoga
2. FLOWERS AND GEMSTONES
The fresh cut flowers that we get are either from our container garden, or from local sources in Austin. They brighten up the space in a room and they smell good, too.
Raw crystals from the USA are relatively inexpensive and they have their own energy. They're beautiful in their natural, rough state before they get tumbled and polished. I usually end up drawing or at least thinking of new jewelry designs based on their shape and form.
Raw crystal quartz, citrine and amethyst gemstones
One of the ways we relax is by meditating. Mindfulness meditation has a lot of benefits. It's good for your physical, mental & emotional health. These cards in the photos are just prompts if you want to set an intention for your meditation.
Mantra for loving kindness meditation
Hand engraving and making jewelry isn't the only crafty activity we enjoy. We've always liked other creative hobbies like coloring and painting as well. Zen coloring has been super popular lately, and we love the deals on coloring books and materials. There's free printables we've found as well. Some of it is on our printables album on Pinterest.
Coloring in a mandala from a zen coloring book
I'd love to run an animal sanctuary one day. But for now, we take care of the one we've adopted. And we also volunteer & foster for the local animal shelter. Now and then you'll see our posts on social media about them. Dedicating those hours to help homeless pets doesn't seem like a lot, but it does add up. We're planning on visiting a farm animal sanctuary soon, but for now we watch documentaries and help share information about the plight of farm animals and about animal cruelty advocacy on social media.
Alex looking out the window on a rainy day
Here's what it looks like inside an animal shelter. This is actually one of the cleaner and bigger ones.
There's pens and gated areas you can bring the dogs in for a meet and greet.