A Simple Gift: Act * AS IF *


Passing forward this Simple Gift to inspire and encourage everyone on their

naturally curious and creative P.L.A.Y. journey. 🙂


Act * AS IF * you are about to receive the greatest gift.

Then remember that being present is always the greatest gift.

We can learn from every experience, every day, if we simply stay present.

Being present provides an opportunity to grow, practice, and P.L.A.Y.

A simple gift to remember this by is:

A – Abundance   vs.   S – Scarcity

I – Inspiration   vs.   F – Fear

🙂   * AS IF *  🙂

Combine this with connecting to nature and now we are really setting ourselves up for success and true P.L.A.Y.!

Time spent in the great outdoors, a few minutes to a few hours, is a natural way to bring you to the present moment especially if you key into your sensory experience.

Tune in to the hum of the bumblebee on a flower or the babbling brook making its way through the rocky path. Rub the scented pine needles between your fingers or inhale the brisk cool air on a winter’s day. Splash about down in the river or balance on a log. Look for snails in the tall meadow grasses or spy stripey rocks down by the water’s edge.

There are truly countless ways to engage and be present as nature always provides abundance and inspiration if you are willing to put aside your thoughts of scarcity and fear and simply be in the moment.

Time to tuck this gift under your thinking cap and get on with your day.

As always it is time to P.L.A.Y.!!!

Sending smiles,

Karen ;0)

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P.L.A.Y. Rocks!


P.L.A.Y. Rocks – Pass it on!


Simply pick up a pebble to paint and P.L.A.Y.

 your worries away. Sweet!

Humble Bugs – Simple Painted Stones

Seeing spots? Lots and lots?

Stone Dragonfly Splendor

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Looking for more tips on how to paint fun and fanciful designs on rocks?

Try these family friendly finds:

Stone Painting for Kids: Designs to Spark Creativity

by F. Sehnaz Bac

Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting With the Humble Pebble

by Denise Scicluna


Be sure to select your stones and create a stash in the spring, summer, or fall  so that you have plenty of stones to craft gifts to give away throughout the winter!

P.L.A.Y. Rocks – Pass it on!


 

P.L.A.Y. Rocks!


P.L.A.Y. Rocks – Pass it on!


Take the time to ramble amongst the rocks and rest assured your P.L.A.Y. nature will arrive promptly. 

River Rock – Special Striped Token Treasure

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Two-Tone Subtle Stripe Stones

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Andy Goldsworthy’s many published books reflecting his life long practice of P.L.A.Y.ing by creating landscape art come to mind when I see these photos of locally found rock treasures.

If you haven’t been introduced to Andy’s work take a moment to connect to this outdoor magic making by requesting his many book titles from the library. They are filled with inspiring photos of nature made art that just might get you or your favorite kiddos to head out in nature and create a bit of landscape art too.

*Also search for videos online of his work which are truly P.L.A.Y. in action!


P.L.A.Y. Rocks – Pass it on!