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I make Signs of many kinds , my own unique style of Mandalas, magnets and wall hanging / quote plaques. Most everything is made from exterior sign materials and so, can be used outdoors as well as indoors. I use recycled or rescued material whenever possible and my paints are all water based sign enamels.See a short "photo/essay" here
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/heartworks/story

Using color and universal and multicultural symbolism, humorous and pithy words, phrases and quotes, I strive to focus on positive thoughts and energy and pass that on through my work. Everything and Everyone is made of energy and so my creations carry with them that positive force, peace, joy, well-being, good energy and a sense of the ‘oneness’ that we all a part of.
I also try to use recycled materials whenever I can and paints, stains and varnishes that are low…

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  • Born on October 21
  • Joined October 2, 2006

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I make Signs of many kinds , my own unique style of Mandalas, magnets and wall hanging / quote plaques. Most everything is made from exterior sign materials and so, can be used outdoors as well as indoors. I use recycled or rescued material whenever possible and my paints are all water based sign enamels.See a short "photo/essay" here
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/heartworks/story

Using color and universal and multicultural symbolism, humorous and pithy words, phrases and quotes, I strive to focus on positive thoughts and energy and pass that on through my work. Everything and Everyone is made of energy and so my creations carry with them that positive force, peace, joy, well-being, good energy and a sense of the ‘oneness’ that we all a part of.
I also try to use recycled materials whenever I can and paints, stains and varnishes that are low impact.

I am a lifelong artist/artisan . My Passion is for "sign-art", using my hand lettering skills to create functional, inspiring, smile invoking,vibrant art work - signs, wall hangings, magnets, garden stakes and more. I am always looking for new ways and materials to create my signs and designs.

I have been a commercial Sign Artist for over 30 years. I love painting just about anything. I love letters and hand lettering with a brush. All of my work is free-hand and created individually, no stencils, decals or silkscreen used. I still do commercial signs but my real love is the work you see here.

I started the Star Circles about 15 years ago when a friend requested hex signs for her backyard fence, at that time I made simple geometric designs on circles for her then thought I might take the idea further. I do a lot of research on symbols and such and have had fun learning about different symbolisms and especially the universality of many symbols.

The Circle itself is a symbol of Unity, Perfection, the Absolute. In magical practices the circle is valued as an effective protection against evil.
In my research I found Hex Signs also referred to as "Star Circles" and I really loved the name so I adopted it !! I also see my circles as "Mandalas" : A circular design containing concentric geometric forms, images of deities,. etc. symbolizing the universe, totality or wholeness in Hinduism and Buddhism.
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I received this fantastic email on 10.28.10

{ Hi Jan,

I don't know if you remember me, but I've bought several of your magnets over the years. I'm the one who, at the Spring Fair in Roseburg (either 2010 or 2009), told you how my husband's and my severely downturned finances—due to the economy's hard hit on our small mom-and-pop business—had taken an almost magical upturn since I put your Abundance dollar sign magnet on our fridge.

Since then, I've put 'Something Wonderful Is About To Happen' in another prominent place, and even more wonderful things have been happening! I really believe that the positive attitude engendered by these magnets has played a large part in manifesting such blessings in our lives. And the more good things that happen, the more we believe they can, and the more we believe, they more they happen. (We really do need to be careful what we wish for, because so much is coming true!)

So I just wanted to thank you for helping our dreams materialize. Our life is so much better now in so many ways, and I often think of you and your amazing magnets whenever the next wonder appears out of nowhere.

I love that your magnets demonstrate the power of attraction both physically and metaphysically. I hope they bring you an abundance of blessings!

Peace and hugs, }
(name withheld by me)
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Doesn't get any better than that !
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Feel free to also visit me on Facebook or my humble ' work in progress' blog !
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Custom-Commercial-and-Personal-Signs-of-all-kinds/135866584720
Thank You!

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