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Make a cute Halloween Votive.

Finally, Mr T (our Tibetan Wind) was allowed to play in K’s sand painting. He love it, running his finger through the colors and seeing how they mixed together making a new color all together. He twirled the sand, heaped it, flattened it, until it was a rainbow mixture. When he tired of it, IIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Miniature Zen Garden.

Yesterday we thought about the wisdom of ancient Tibet when we painted a lovely rainbow with our colorful sand. Today, we talked about Buddhism as we made a miniature Zen Garden. We learnt that a Zen Garden is a place of meditation and we experienced how calming it is to work with sand… to rakeIf you want to read more…click here

Painting With Colored Sand.

One of my very favorite movies is Kundun. Watching it is a magical experience from beginning to end. I vividly remember the very first time I saw it… it opens with the Tibetan Monks painting with sand. They work for hours making the most beautiful image from colored sand. It’s huge, covering the entire floor…If you want to read more…click here

How to make Colored Sand.

Mr T insisted on bringing home a bucket of sand from the beach. Unlike me, he loves sand so much and can play with it for hours. He really doesn’t mind if it gets in his hair, his clothes, his bed! So, to enthuse with this love, we decided to make colored sand. This isIf you want to read more…click here