My Favorite Things

https://abunana.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/love-now.m4v Thankful Tiger with Smile and Bright Eyes Thank You Card by AbuNana Community Acrylic Painting Folded Greeting Card by AbuNana Missing You, Looking Forward … Stunning Pattern by AbuNana

Perfectly Playful Purple Products

For the love of purple! #purplelove #Zazzle #purpleaccessories Click the arrow at the bottom (when the gif isn’t animating) to see, personalize and buy…

How Hard Is It To Draw A Picture of Your Pet

It isn’t hard at all to draw! It is hard, however, to get over the fears that you aren’t good enough to be an artist. Many of us think we cannot draw or paint. You’ve heard folks say, I can hardly draw stick figures. But even if you start with a stick figure, you are definitely on your way to drawing your pet.

Flowers Help Lessen Stress

There’s one thing we don’t fight about: life can be pretty stressful. I’ve always had one great support system, though, and that’s my relationship to flowers and flowers to me. The more I focus on the magical mystery of flowers, the faster stress just evaporates. What a gift of nature!

Best Selling Face Masks at AbuNana.com

It’s just an honor to have someone wear our designs. It makes all this social isolation seem easier. It feels good to make some type of contribution. We would love to see the masks you have chosen, even if you did not purchase them from us. You really wouldn’t believe how much laughter goes on in this house when we feel we are reaching someone out there in the cyber world!!! We really are a Mom and Pop shop!

Editable Soft Pink Floral Pattern Face Masks …and more…

It is easy to miss the beauty in life. These new soft pink floral pattern designs are created infused with soft joy, appreciation, peace and receptivity for better things in your life. Whether for a friend or for yourself, these are nice gifts for your favorite girl friend! Stay on the brighter side!​

MONDAY, August 10, 2020 – Camano Island, WA

Today, I am going to take a jug of bleach and make the house brilliant with good cheer. I am going to give it a good old try! We are alive! We are here and able to make the world a better place by connecting to a happier level of existence. We are able to live in the state of happiness. We just have to stop and choose to put on a happy face, to think of something more pleasant, to think of the ones in our home. Bet they can use a fellow housemate who has a positive outlook on life.

Folk Art for Uplifting Ideas

Fine Folk Art Field of Wildflowers.

Love of Nature Collection!

Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?

Whether remote or physical, back-to-school notebooks and more.

notebook, spiral, book

Back to school supplies.

The Power of Sending Greeting Cards

We can flood with love, and this is what the world needs right now.

Hope, Believe, Love, Be Kind Together

Also we are working on Face Shield designs. Seems a bit less restrictive and personable way of protection.

Saturday night: Rocking to Classic Rock

Don’t wait for happy days to come! They are here somewhere. Begin to act like they are here and they will come! Really. Remember: build it and it will come. Do something that makes you live the kind of life you wish we all had now. Believe, hope, love.

Be the green guy!

Cooperative ecology — cooperating with nature. These sweatshirts have text we think sustainable. They are designed to remind us to be mindful of the gift of earth.

Notebooks for Historical 2020 Journaling

AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life….

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

Need something soft? Something to hug and hold on to? Here are some new designs sure to raise your spirits. #Zazzle.com

Good things are coming!

Can you see our new friend, Rocking Red Robin?​

Face Masks With Positivity

All mask designs are approved by Zazzle reviewers. We are awaiting 10+ more approvals shortly and will add them to this blog. Thank you for your patience. Be safe. Be well. Be thankful.

Hot New Design Says: Brighten Up!

As my mother often reminded me: It never hurt anyone’s eyesight by seeing things on the brighter side of life.

Never Give Up

Never give up. You can do this.

Be Prepared: Iconic Saint Bernard

Be Prepared! This was one of my Dad’s favorite cheers!

Saint Bernard Puppy: Let’s Have Fun Today.

Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!

Take One Breath At A Time

Taking one breath at a time.

A Very Mellow Fellow

A very mellow fellow.

We can do this!

Be kind to yourself and to others. Let fear fall away. Replace fear with love. All you need is love. Be strong beautiful people! We will get through this together

In case you need a reminder ….

Never give up!

Don’t feel like smiling?

Wear this smile on your shirt! You will soon see people smiling back at you! it’s an affordable way to raise people’s spirits from 6 feet away

Spring Into A New You!

Spring into a new you!

Music and Art keeps me sane!

I’ve heard it said, Gratitude is the healthiest of emotions. So I propose music, writing, dancing, painting, drawing, singing, liberal arts, are the healthiest of activities. And, don’t you know this is the time to stay healthy. 🙂

Bear’s Necessity Night Light

I’m still clinging to “All you need is love.” And I’m having fun with the bare necessities of life. There’s always room for a 😃

Mama Llama Night Light

Light up the darkness with love and grand curiosity. Be bright. Be brave. Be happy! Browse thru our Mama Llama Shop!

How to be a source of energy during a pandemic.

… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.

Live your dream self today

Enjoy the beautiful things in life. Be present to nature. Spring is a coming. Let your day be light.

Tai Chi Qigong and the Deer

Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.

Tai Chi Tiger Women’s Sweatshirts

This is an easier way to find the Tiger sweatshirts you were looking for.

Tai Chi — Lift Your Spirits!

With AbuNana.com, Manny and I have just completed the first of several shirt designs for those who practice Tai Chi Qigong.

Bring Spring into your life a little early!

Surrounding ourselves with positivity

The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.

Attraction of the Sea

My soul awakes To the thought of heaven As I drive over the hills To get a glimpse of the ocean And hear the crash of waves. My heart beats fast To the joys of heaven As I step out of the car To feel the breeze upon my face And find a world of […]

All you need is love — peace is possible.

Spring 2019 and Courage

For the past couple of years I have taken a few lessons on-line to play the piano. I soon took to learning a few chords and becoming lazy. Most of my family play by ear so I thought, why not me? At any rate, today I decided to play songs for spring and put them […]

How beach living can be part of your life!

You probably have wished you could live right on the beach.  Haven’t we all? We can watch the vacation and buy-a-house-on-the-beach videos.  Or we can take a piece of paper and lose ourselves in drawing our special, private beachfront fun land. This is how I spent this afternoon.  I’ve been playing with a digital rendition […]

Positive Attitudes Soar Over Fear

You probably havel been surprised by some compelling situation that calls out your fearful side.  Perhaps it was an over-due bill in the mail or a very real concern that you could lose your job.  There are so many situation where fear can usurp all of your attention.  The situation appears to be bigger than […]

Don’t need to go too far to locate my best self.

These are the thoughts that came to me after painting this picture yesterday. When I spend any time with nature, (even imaginary nature), I begin to see the current of life hidden within everything.  I begin to feel about my life in a different way — everything I focus upon appears special and I am an integral partner. Through […]

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September 1, 2014 – Some thoughts

 Even when you are having fun, life slips by. Even when you sulk around, life slips by. Even when you fall in love, life slips by. Even when you are sick and frail, life slips by. There’s no way to stop the time you have in this one body. You might as well hug yourself […]

I know what I want to do when I grow up!

Abstract Designer Pillow by Barbara Dean Aliaga by Rascality Check out more Zazzle Pillows I woke up at 1:30 again last night.  Four-and-a-half-hours of sleep and I seem to need a break. So here comes a new line of designs, and at 4:00 I’m back to sleep to complete the 3 hours everyone says I […]

Rascality Web Storefront Opened With Ease!

I have been hit by the creative spirit addiction!  Weekends are now spent with stylus or even my fingers racing around the screen of an iPad or bamboo tablet.  Don’t get me wrong, this is most enjoyable.  Last night I could not sleep.  I had my handy iPad close by and I began to design […]

Sneak Preview of Monster Kid Stuff

  I know it’s summer and I should be lounging around a pool or beach somewhere, but you have to catch the creative spirit when it breezes through.  This store is inspired by my two grandchildren who keep me young and hopping.  I’m seeing them today and I’ll let them have a look and see […]

Back And Refreshed!

I wonder where the time has gone.  I’m about to celebrate the first birthday of Hugo Emil, our second grandchild.  We celebrated at the annual Tulip Festival, I’m still working happily at The Harman Eye Clinic, AND, I still have my mind set on writing more books.  I have a lot to say and hope […]

Two Exercises For Peace, Love and Happiness

Today I am offering two ideas for a more pleasant day.  Audio Blog Available. Number one:  Plan your day as if it has already taken place. This exercise might seem a bit strange at first, but it packs a powerful punch. Instead of getting up in the morning and hoping things will turn out, imagine […]

New Beginnings Today and Everyday

Just like a canvas, this empty box of nothingness is just waiting to be filled with typewritten words, ideas that have never been put together in quite the same way. All artistic expression comes from nothingness and mysteriously emerges into something-ness!  It is what I am doing right this very moment. The same can be […]

Daily Preparation For Happiness

When you take a test, you study for it.  When you have a dinner party, you plan for it.  Doesn’t it make sense that if you want to have a happy day, you envision it? Positive thinking takes a little planning at the beginning of each day.  After the planning takes place, it is smooth sailing. […]

The Art of Feeling Good – Five Lessons

There are so many ways to feel good. Here are some: Wake up with the enthusiasm of a child. A child wakes up with surprise, readiness and willingness to explore whatever is around. It can be a toy, a first experience with snow, a shadow, the sun or anything else that presents itself. Before you […]

Politicians Are Using Powerful Pollutants

Even a child now understands that to be president you need enough money to publically slander your opposing candidate in order to win the election.  Here are my observations: The United States has a great, 3-way, check-and-balance system.  It works when each appreciate and respect the purpose of the other. Children who bully and lie […]

The Closet: Uncovering The State of Happiness

Happiness is Us.  Our substance is happiness.  Yet, everyday, we get up with resolve to discover that elusive happy moment.  Hopefully this story will help us all remember the ease at which we can locate happiness. **** Stella loved her mother.  She tried to do all the things her mother asked of her.  Stella’s mother […]

Is There a Little White Lie in “Believe”?

Why do I continually talk about positive thinking? Why do I continually check on my own negative thinking, say, “Thank you, but no thank you!” to the thoughts that bring me feelings of doubt, pain and worry?  Why is it so hard to stay positive?  Perhaps the answer is this. In order to believe, I […]

Feasting On Thoughts – Are You Caught In Negative Thinking?

How can you recognize your thought process caught in negative thinking?  Here’s an idea! Imagine an amazing feast that magically passes through your brain, one that automatically and continuously serves up courses. An imaginary banquet of thoughts! Interaction with the banquet’s chef is most helpful.  For a satisfactory meal you need to choose your courses.  If you neglect […]

Choose Your Thoughts Or Your Thoughts Will Choose You

The more you choose your thoughts the more you can create the situation you desire. Most of us are not even aware of our thoughts.  Many times fear is a hidden, underlying thought that rules the day.  Fear can take on many faces:  fear of being late, fear of not measuring up, fear or losing […]

Love Is The Answer …. Every Day!

I believe in love.  I’ve known about it from the beginning.  I learned some of love’s lessons from my dear Nana who would welcome me into her deep, wonderful lap and hug. This was my first understanding of heaven.  I did not feel lost or alone.  I was confident of my worthiness.   My Nana […]

Gratitude Changes Everything — Thank You!

No Matter What You Just Did You can Turn Everything Around! It’s is true that you never have to stay in an unhappy state.  No matter what just transpired.  No matter how sad you are about the loss of a loved one.  No matter how angry you are about an auto accident.  No matter what […]

On Consciousness and John Hagelin, PhD

You may enjoy the following.  John Hagelin, PhD, On Consciousness.  

Oh, No! The Enemy Is Me

No matter how I want to imagine my enemies they will eventually end up evaporating and be replaced with new enemies.  What I see and who I see as an enemy is not absolute reality. It is an idea usually sold to me by another or a set of circumstances.  When I believe someone or […]

The Importance Of Being Thankful

The key to unlock any obstacle that gets in the way of happiness is to choose an attitude of thankfulness. Have you used this key?  Can you share the results?

Want versus Imagination

Do you every hear yourself using the word want?  Here are some examples: I want you to listen to me. I want to be happy. I want to go to college I want a new car. I want my children to be happy. Using the word, want, can mean that you don’t know how to […]

New Year’s Recipe for Happiness

After welcoming in the New Year last night, you may need a bit of a pick-me-up this morning. Here’s a recipe that can be used throughout the year. It serves between one and a million. It’s a great hit at parties. 2 parts       Appreciation 1 part        Confidence 2 parts […]

The Art Of Receiving, Part Two

When you are in the state of reception you recognize that you come from a limitless source or origin.  You are conscious of the fullness of life.  Waking moments are filled with gratitude.  Your day is filled with receiving each moment as gifts and as your thoughts are aligned with gratitude within your actions your […]

A Must-Have Skill: The Art of Receiving

As you read these words and find you are in a peaceful state, you already understand the art of receiving.   Think about it.  When you are in a receptive mood everything flows between and among all of life’s energy. You experience a feeling of wellness.  Everything is easy and you feel proud! When you […]

Road To Relaxation

Each day if you choose to be miserable, you can build one worry and concern on top of the other.  You can imagine all sorts of things that could go wrong during the day.  You can strategize and plan ways to overcome the troublesome things that may come your way. Remember these imaginings are created […]

Create Positive Situations With Positive Thinking

You want to be happy today, …now.  As you become aware of all the thoughts that attract thought-like-situations, you can steer away from negative thinking and steer toward more and more positive thoughts. You may not realize how many negative thoughts surround your day. Think of yourself in a small, motorized row-boat.  You are floating […]

Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love

Today is the best day to incorporate thoughts of peace, joy, hope and love into your daily activities.  Pause before beginning your day with these powerful attitudes to create a magnificent day with the results you desire! Consider this.  Your attitude, your thoughts, can create 100 percent of your happiness or unhappiness. Thoughts have power.  […]

The Presence of Christmas

    Peace Quiet peace, Like the snow It softly falls upon our thoughts Of one another and covers our Consciousness for a brief, wonderful moment.     Winter Holidays can remind us about the softer things in life.  Peace and joy become objects that cover our hearts this time of  year.  Decorations, gift-giving, singing, […]

On the eve of Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas  It has been said  that the source of energy is within each of us.  It appears to me that love is the source of energy.  The first rule of celebrating Christmas is to take a moment to celebrate yourself and the magnificent service of your body and mind.  If you would take a […]

For those who love the printed word….

For those of you who love holding a book in your hand while reading, here’s a chance to buy one book and get a second one at 50 % off.  One day only at Lulu.com. I discovered Lulu.com a few months ago.  On the bottom of the iTunes page there was a link for publishing your […]

Whatever you can imagine, you can do!

Even though I am one of those people who enjoy the journey more than the arrival, I do find great satisfaction in completing a book project begun in October. In October I began writing about positive solutions to help others heal from very difficult situations.   As in most efforts to help others, I benefited. […]

Can cells feel happiness? How to go back to sleep when worry knocks at the door.

Last night I awoke with a thought about National Geographic and how we had enrolled in a year’s subscription for $10.00 and had not received the magazine.  It seemed like a lot of weeks, even perhaps months, have gone by since we sent our check.  My, oh, my.  My brain liked chewing on this little […]

Change the Direction of Your Thoughts

When you  become aware of your thoughts you can change them like a ship can navigate and change direction. You can ever so slightly turn one way or another until your thoughts produce the results you truly want, connection with your happiness.  You may notice that it is difficult at first.  Your thoughts may be […]