Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. Anchor Wall Decor Large Pale Blue -- monkeyandsquirrel
2. Pale Blue Loopy Corsage --seventyseventyone
3. Spring time Beautiful Sea Glass Bracelet --aquablueseaglass
4. Petit Lilac Flower Earrings--Dalim

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mixed Media Art with March Birthstone Theme

Iron is the substance which gives aquamarine its color, a color which ranges from an almost indiscernible pale blue to a strong sea-blue. The more intense the color of an aquamarine, the more value is put on it. Here are some of my favorite blue mixed media objects that I have chosen for this month:

1. Lines and Layers 2 -- sydnorworks
2. Free as a bird brooch --Happyment
3. Original Painting Abstract Heart --theartofvenus
4. Mixed Media Stained Glass Mosaic Art Mirror--LowBridgeArtworks

by PaperinStyle

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aquamarine Chinese Fashion

This month, inspired by one of the main sources of aquamarine, I turned to Etsy to find new and fun styles that originated from China. What I found were amazing garments that were beautifully crafted, modern in their styling, yet with strong ties to traditional Chinese fashion. I hope you enjoy these beautiful pieces as much as I do!!

by Itsallinthebag01

1. Blue Lace Party Dress-- gengsibin
2. Blue Lotus--idea2lifestyle
3. Black and Chinese Red Fashion dress --fashionrainbow
4. Patchwork Mongolian Long Skirt-- SuSolo

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. Aqua Bunny with Orange Felt Bow-- hydeandseek
2. Set of 2 baskets with handles --tinylittlestitches
3. Sweet Potted Fabric Plant --janejoss
4. Aqua Blue Dress-- redpajamas

Friday, March 19, 2010

Aquamarine - Chinese Cuisine

March's birthstone is a gemstone known as Aquamarine . This beautiful birthstone means "water of the sea". China is the second biggest source of this gemstone and it has had an influence on Chinese cuisines. Chinese cuisine can be very hot and spicy or it can be very plain and simple. Chinese food varies greatly from region to region, reflecting the country's ethnic and cultural diversity.
In the long history of Chinese cooking, some of their cooking methods have become quite extensively used. These techniques include Stir frying, Deep frying, Steaming and Boiling. These well known cooking techniques are passed down through generations, from grandmother to granddaughter, both at home and abroad.
Here are some of my favorite Chinese recipes.


1. Beef Peanut
2. Orange Chicken
3. Sesame Chicken
4. Lion's Head Meatballs

You can find the recipes from below address.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. Peruvian Chocolate Caramellow-- calabasascandyco
2. Small Fabric Chocolate Easter Bunny --artmadebytammy
3. Small Edible Chocolate Frame Favor --chocolatefavors
4. Homemade Chocolate Marsmallows-- whimsyandspice

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Aquamarine Design Ideas

The birthstone of March is Aquamarine. This beautiful stone has an amazing color that is very soothing and elegant. I focus on finding this great color in the Architecture spaces. The light and the space bring this color to life.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Tale of the Birthstones – March in Aquamarine

by Floweredsky

This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of March, Aquamarine.

Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Birthstone Color: Pale Blue

Alternative Birthstone: Bloodstone

Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March and the traditional anniversary gemstone for the sixth of marriage. Aquamarine is said to symbolize happiness and understanding.

Mystical Powers of the birthstone: Aquamarine has long been considered a lucky stone, especially by sailors, who carried it to keep them safe at sea. It is said to bring peace and calming to its owner, relieving stress and enhancing intuition. Crystal healers use aquamarine to harmonize diseased areas of the body. Aquamarine is said to symbolize happiness and understanding.

Main sources of Aquamarine: It is a relatively abundant gem, the largest deposits being in Brazil, but other sources of Aquamarine are in China, India, Australia, Africa, and the United States.

Interesting Facts: Definition of Aquamarine, the March birth stone: The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words "aqua marina" which means "sea water" which reflect the color of the crystals. A transparent, pale green variety of beryl, used as a gem. The Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family. Crystal structure of the Aquamarine, the March birth stone, is Hexagonal.