Zendoll says ....

Welcome to Zendoll Workshop where art making and musings will occasionally provide mirth and a message.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Road To Awesome

Take a moment to enjoy some pint size words of wisdom - courtesy of Rainn Wilson's "Soul Pancake."

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


The love you put out there comes right back to you.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Trails this week my blogging buddies. May you find the perfect photo opportunity if not the juxtaposition at least one heavenly body in an unexpected setting .....  some pictures are worth a thousand smiles.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Simple Thursday

Look for a little light in your day dear ones.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday ....... silly humans!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

When I spotted this photo in the lineup, I decided to remind myself of the healing properties of the gemstones I added to the piece. Jade's prosperous energies can be used to bring money into one's life by inciting a positive attitude towards (green) money. Jade supports a vision of being creative and productive with monetary abundance. It can also be carried around as a protective amulet.
Carnelian, an ancient Indian stone, gives energy, calms one's temper and protects from bad vibrations while it instills empowerment and strength.
Go forth and conquer your fears dear ones .... this isn't the dress rehearsal.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Words have power. In scientific terms, they say that positive words when spoken, vibrate at higher frequencies than their negative counterparts. Theories like this really resonate with me, and therein lies the joy when creating something with both meaning and function. May you be awake for the miracles in your life!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Soft Sunday

My recent adventures in jewelry creation involved items from Toronto's premiere ribbon store, Midori.
I got leather and fabric cords, pom poms and tassels. The kazuri beads come from Kenya and have the most wonderful iridescent glazes. The resulting necklaces are whimsical and weightless, but still meaningful. I love the idea of wearing words that mean something, and as for the Kazuri story, click on the link to see how disadvantaged Kenyan women are creating hope and opportunity with each unique and beautiful bead.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sacred Text

During a recent visit to the nearby Dollhouse store in Toronto, the miniature leather book I got when I checked out inspired this upcycled Forever 21 necklace. I already posted several Xmas themed assemblages that resulted from a visit to the same store. There's something about the world of miniatures that gets the creative mind wandering, and while we used to be outfitting actual dollhouses, I have no problem making up excuses to buy cute stuff from the dollhouse store. Have a wonderful and creative weekend dears.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

Thank you for visiting the Zendoll Workshop my dear blogging friends. Your comments and support mean the world! Namaste dear ones.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday's Muse

Source: stampington.com via Val on Pinterest

If there's one thing I like to acquire to inspire, it's new washi tapes. While I did manage to find several new designs to spruce up my collection, I never imagined doing an installation of this magnitude. This is definitely the mother of all displays, and a total feast for the eyes! Cheers dears!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Spirit Sunday

You don't have to be a spirit junkie to show up with the belief that positive forces are collaborating on your behalf for the highest possible good. Abundance seldom shows up when you are focussed on lack and other negative issues, and if it did, you might still be standing in its way. In order to get out of your own way, you might first have to admit that some of your thoughts are fear or anxiety based. The real work starts when you decide to let that go, so you can invite healing into your life. The 'letting go' of old resentments will guide you through a transformative experience and into a state of grace and flow.
Easier said than done, but with more clarity and a focussed plan, you just might be headed for a trifecta of magnificence!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Studio Thursday

The organic feel of this studio space is a true inspiration. May 2013 be filled with creative inspiration for all of us!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The spirit and curiosity of the child-like mind are a thing of beauty. Remind yourself to allow enthusiasm into your day - and especially into your heart. Set your course this year with an intention to observe and follow what truly makes you feel alive.