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Fayme Zelena Harper

Joined 7 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA. Last activity 7 weeks ago.

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Recently I moved from the city to the high desert and traded in a city lifestyle for a country lifestyle.

All my articles are my own opinions based on my life experience. If you disagree with me, at least I know you are thinking.

About me: After four years of college I got into the entertainment field I've driven from coast to coast in the U.S.A. and appeared on radio and TV. When I'm not writing for Hubpages, I work on my longbow skills, do arts and crafts for my stores at http://www.pigglewiggins.etsy.com , http://www.hypnotic.etsy.com, blog like crazy, sew my own costumes, fight with people that tell me to get a real job, and hypnotize my friends into submission. My interests are quite eclectic.

My daily blog: http://craftaday.blogspot.com/

My Twitters: http://twitter.com/raqsgothique (belly dancing) and

http://twitter.com/Craftinator (crafts).

My Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Enchantress

I never dreamed when I joined Hubpages that thousands of people would be reading my words. It is humbling and amazing. Thank you for your helpful tips and comments. I appreciate the hard working hubpages staff and founders as well. They are visionaries. I am enjoying my seventh year on Hubpages.

Yours truly, Fayme Z. Harper

Disclosure:

Fayme Harper is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  She also is a participant in the eBay affiliate program Her articles generate income from these activities.

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  • 14

    1001 Things to Sketch, Draw or Render

    2 years ago

    My original list of 1000 Random Things To Draw was a big hit. But that was years ago so here is my new and improved and alphabetized list. Use it for fun or to expand your art skills. If your art is stuck in a rut, step...

  • 3

    Make Your Own Juggling Clubs the DIY Way

    2 years ago

    Learn to make your own juggling clubs aka juggling pins from simple dowels, discarded plastic soda bottles and tape. A fun diy project for teens and adults. Improve your circus skills.

  • 9

    Working With Plarn

    4 years ago

    Hopefully many of you have switched to tote bags to cut down on the use of the plastic shopping bags that end up clogging the rivers and oceans or that end up in landfills. When they fall apart in the ocean they cause...

  • 5

    Make an Amigurumi Zoo

    3 years ago

    Some of my creations. Platypus Knitted Lion  Many years ago when my kids were small, I went to a craft event in Lawndale, CA. One of the ladies there had a table full of crocheted animals and dolls. I had to...

  • 6

    Woodburning Ideas For Gourds

    3 years ago

    I've been very busy lately doing woodburning, also know as pyrography, on hard shelled gourds. There are so many possibilities, I can barely get one thing half started when I've thought of three more I can do. ...

  • 2

    In the Shape of a Triangle

    5 years ago

    Branches forming a triangle. Blue Triangle made of sky. Any three points that are not on the same line form a triangle. Here three marigolds (another sacred flower) form a triangle). The triangle is one of the five...

  • 2

    TuTu Tutorials

    5 years ago

    Since I proclaimed every Tuesday TuTu Tuesday for my self-portrait group on Flickr, I'm going to be needing to make myself some tutus, those poofy skirts that only ballerinas used to wear that have now tip toed their...

  • 4

    Exploring Embroidery and Stitchery

    3 years ago

    Your mood swings are giving me whiplash.  A needle. Some fabric. A thread. Scissors. Embroidery at it's simplist starts with these four things. But there are so many types of embroidery that you can spend an...

  • 5

    Wonderful World of Weaving

    3 years ago

    I've never intentionally tried to get into weaving. But it keeps sneaking back into my life. Today was no exception when I almost bought a weaving book at the store. It reminded me of the pin weaving I used to do when I...

  • 9

    Garden Crafts: Things You Can Make to Add Whimsy to Your Garden

    2 years ago

    Anyone can have a yard, but if you want an awesome garden with charm and warmth, you can do a lot to make your garden unique and special. Add some whimsy to your home garden by making some of these awesome things. ...

  • 6

    Repotting Succulents

    5 years ago

    Every spring I go through my garden and see which succulents need to be repotted. Even though they are slow growers in general, and can handle being root bound to a degree, sooner or later they need bigger pots. ...

  • 9

    Planting Succulents In Your Garden

    5 years ago

    Pink Ice Plant Various forms of sedum. Succulents love to be in containers.  In my teen  years I was lucky enough to live near a giant nursery that specialized in cacti and succulents. It is long gone but...

  • 5

    Skirts 101

    5 years ago

    Mini jean skirt Gypsy Skirt. If you've ever been one of those guys that gets dragged on a shopping trip with a woman, you might find the world of skirts very confusing. So many types, styles, colors, patterns. It's a...

  • 10

    100 Reasons to Dance

    3 years ago

    One day I was watching one of those reality shows and one of the couples does a 'dance of the day'. That sounded like something I should be doing, because as I get older, it isn't so easy to find a way to dance. I no...

  • 17

    Crochet a Hat Tam or Beret

    3 years ago

    One of the first hats I ever learned to crochet was a tam or beret. I used to make them for a hat vendor at the Renaissance Faires in the U.S.A. And I still keep a few on hand for my Etsy shop, or for gifts or to wear...

  • 5

    Tutorial: Super Simple Belly Dance Skirt Fits Any Size

    5 years ago

    I've been making these skirts for years and just finished another one. Why do I like them? They are quick and easy to make. They use less fabric than most skirts. You can adjust them to fit no matter how much weight you...

  • 5

    Postage Stamp Quilt Build Along

    6 years ago

    I just started a new quilt called a postage stamp quilt because it's made of little squares. I picked 2" squares with 1/4" seams and made a template out of cardboard. Right now I'm sewing the squares into...

  • 11

    Archery, Juggling, and Fat Jokes by Moonmaiden

    6 years ago

    Piratical Since today's topic is jokes, I thought I'd write some and steal some. Warning...nearly every joke is politically incorrect. That's what makes them funny. They are often what people think instead of what...

  • 141

    Knifty Knitter Long Loom Series

    3 years ago

    This article gives the basic instructions for using a knitting loom from the Knifty Knitter Long Loom series. Photos are provided to help you understand how to do it.

  • 5

    Archery Buddies

    6 years ago

    Making bamboo arrows Making his first bow. We spent a wonderful day with our archery buddies from http://www.Paleoplanet.net. Some of us worked on bows and arrows. As usual many passersby dropped in to see what...

  • 39

    Why I Hate Housework

    3 years ago

    Like many women, I don't have a domestic bone in my body. No Martha Stewart DNA here. I grew up in a family of 7 and our homes were never clean. Which means I never learned to clean house. I make no apologies for it. I...

  • 10

    Balloon Twisting Photo Gallery

    3 years ago

    Poodle with an Attitude Teddy Bear Mouse or rat Rocking horse I've made a lot of my living making balloon animals in the 80's and 90's. I really never got established once I moved to Orange County, California...

  • 2

    Bow Making Workshop Photo Gallery

    3 years ago

    Ever so often the bowyers from Paleo Planet forums gather together in the archery range near the Rose Bowl in the Lower Arroyo to share their skills at bowmaking, flintknapping, fletching and atlatl building. We get...

  • 12

    Polymer Push Mold Doll Faces Tutorial

    3 years ago

    I always wanted to make my own doll faces but I thought it would be way too hard. The project intimidated me. One day I picked up a bunch of flesh toned Sculpey (Polymer Clay) with the intention of making my own push...

  • 18

    Building a Bicycle

    3 years ago

    I am fascinated by people who can take a bunch of parts, put them all together and end up with a bicycle. My boyfriend was recently bitten by the fixed gear fever. He keeps rebuilding a bike he got on Ebay, trying to...

  • 7

    Kitchen ideas for tiny kitchens

    7 years ago

    This article is about making a small kitchen functional. It is for renters or people using an existing kitchen. If you are remodeling a kitchen from scratch, this article is not geared for that, but you still might...

  • 1

    Making Gourd Jewelry For Unique Holiday Gifts

    3 years ago

    Whenever you have a gourd that you cut apart to make a bowl or a vase or a lamp you invariably end up with pieces of gourd left over. Most people just toss these out without another thought. But save all your scraps...

  • 8

    Making Paper Snowflakes

    7 years ago

    Free directions and how-to photos. Get your family together to make these fun snowflakes. Then tape them to windows, decorate holiday packages, add them to your winter scrapbooking pages or frame them in a scrapbooking...

  • 8

    Bamboo For Interior Decorating

    7 years ago

    I'm a big fan of bamboo and given the chance, I would decorate an entire house interior with it. They even make wall coverings and rugs out of bamboo. One place that is a wealth of bamboo information is the American...

  • 3

    Pottery Makes Unique Gifts

    3 years ago

    The start of a wishing well. It needs to harden a little before I can add the next layer. Some gifts you can make with pottery include: Bottles, dishes (check for lead free clay and glazes first), candle holders,...

  • 44

    Stick Weaving For a Quick Homemade Gift

    2 years ago

    Learn Stick Weaving so you can make some inexpensive and unusual gifts.

  • 66

    Using a Knifty Knitter Loom

    4 years ago

    Many people are perplexed with knitting. They find it too frustrating what with dropping the needles or dropping the stitches. But recently I purchased a knitting loom called the Knifty Knitter. It is not only a...

  • 6

    Maple Leaf Arts and Crafts

    3 years ago

    There are certain motifs that appear time and time again. One of my favorites that is particularly suited to fall and also to Canadians is the maple leaf. Truly one of the most beautiful of leaves, it also conveniently...

  • 14

    Creative Ways To Paint Your Child's Room

    6 years ago

    When I was a child I finally got my own room. Not an easy trick with 3 sisters and a brother all competing for the same thing. My father was in a painting mood, so he let us pick the colors for our rooms. But somehow...

  • 9

    Archery Projects for Science Fairs

    7 years ago

    The more I hang out with my friends on Paleo Planet, the more I realize just how much science and testing is involved in archery. There are so many aspects that would make a great science fair project. Think of a bow...

  • 1

    Halloween costume ideas for couples

    3 years ago

    Halloween is a ways off so you have plenty of time to prepare. Famous couples from history: Adam and Eve Bonnie and Clyde Robin Hood and Maid Marian Merlyn and Lady Nimue Guinevere and Lancelot Cleopatra and Mark...

  • 71

    Make a Gypsy Skirt

    24 months ago

    Learn to make a tiered gypsy peasant style skirt with basic sewing skills.

  • 80

    Dating Wisdom: How to know if he likes you

    2 years ago

    Understand how getting into a relationship works and tips for figuring out what went wrong. Practical advice on male and female dating and learning how to do it better. Letting go after a break-up.

  • 3

    Pagan Baby Shower Ideas

    7 years ago

    There are many goddesses of water and of birth. You can honor one or several of them at the shower. To get you started on your research, here is a list of Greek Goddesses. http://www.paleothea.com/MinorsA-E.html My...

  • 7

    Gourd Santas and Snow People

    3 years ago

    Two of the best sellers in the gourd world are gourd santas and gourd snowmen and snow women. Every artist seems to put their own spin on the idea. I have no idea who came up with the first ones, but the idea stuck and...

  • 5

    How to be a Hopeless Romantic

    2 years ago

    Enjoy art together. Visit your local museums and outdoor craft markets. I want you to put on your rose colored glasses and take a trip with me. A romantic views the world in a unique way. One of the most famous...

  • 12

    Making carnival games

    5 years ago

    Instead of beanbags, you throw plastic bananas through the holes. One of the things our company has provided for events is simple carnival games with an old fashioned flavor. We made them all ourselves, and got better...

  • 6

    Astrology and Relationships

    7 years ago

    I've found the study of astrology to be a fascinating field. I know I am very effected by the full moon and by eclipses. When my life is in the pits, 99% of the time a planet is in retrograde. I can tell which...

  • 1

    Face Painting for Fun and Profit

    6 years ago

    I have been painting faces at parties and festivals since 1981. Then I taught my daughters and husband how to paint faces. One of my daughters put herself through college with her face painting profilts. She now has a...

  • 2

    Puppetry for Children

    6 years ago

    Like most children, I was crazy about puppets. I've tried out many of them over the years, from the simple to the elaborate. So I'll start with quick and easy puppets so you can help your kids play right away. Sock...

  • 6

    Naughty Knitting

    6 years ago

    My first clue that knitting was not just a boring pasttime for little old ladies that didn't have a life was back in the 70's. My father had seen some designer golf club covers somewhere and he decided he wanted to knit...

  • 16

    Really cool party ideas for kids

    7 years ago

    Having performed at hundreds of kid's parties in the past 20 years, I have a unique perspective on the do's and don'ts of kid's parties. Let's Do the Do's first 1. Plan well in advance. The best clowns, jugglers,...

  • 16

    12 Songs That Changed My Life

    5 years ago

    The Long and Winding Road by the Beatles This song still gets to me, even after all these years. Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel If I had a personal National Anthem, this would be it. They...

  • 13

    Screename 101

    5 years ago

    I love Screen Names! In fact, I've probably had 100 of them. I must have 50 on Yahoo alone. I have noticed that men tend to use part of their own real name in a screen name. Women rarely do that. I chalk it up to...

  • 11

    Carving Eraser Stamps

    2 years ago

    I've used these letters I've carved many times. This one is called Punky Panda and was made for the Zombie Nanner Gang challenge. This one is called Drunk Monkey and was made for the Zombie Nanner Gang challenge....

  • 38

    Crystal Divination

    7 years ago

    I made this chart to help me remember all the crystals I use for divination. Since I find it so useful, I thought maybe others would too. So here it is. For more thorough definitions I recommend a book called Love is...

  • 6

    Palmistry

    7 years ago

    This article is dedicated to Cheiro, the grandfather of palmistry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheiro He was a palmist to the stars including this list from wikipedia. "He had a wide following of famous...

  • 10

    I Love Hippy Crafts

    3 years ago

    I Love Hippy Crafts I was a mere child when the hippies were spreading philosophies of free love, non-violence and flower power. But it influenced my creative spirit and filled me with original and colorful arts and...

  • 14

    Freeform Knitting and Crochet

    3 years ago

    Are you one of those people that never wanted to color inside the lines? Are you happier inventing your own way of doing things than you are in following a pattern? Do you love wild shapes and textures? ...

  • 11

    Traditional Archery

    2 years ago

    From the day I shot my first arrow, I fell deeply in love with traditional archery. You might say it was love at first flight. And whenever people walk by, they have a very primal reaction to it. In fact, sometimes they...

  • 9

    Visit San Luis Obispo County, CA

    6 years ago

    San Luis Obispo California is my favorite home away from home. For those that have never been, San Luis Obispo County is located halfway between Los Angeles CA and San Francisco CA on the scenic Central Coast. Though I...

  • 6

    Wonderful Things You Can Make Out of Gourds

    5 years ago

    Santa Gourd If you are lucky enough to live near a gourd farm, you are in for an amazing arts and crafts opportunity. And even if you don't, many gourd farms will send you gourds through the mail. Tell them what you...

  • 3

    Costume Tips for Halloween or Any Time

    2 years ago

    My older daughter in her ren faire gypsy skirt that I made for her. My younger daughter in her gypsy costume. I've always loved playing dress-up and I could see no reason to stop just because I grew up. I've been...

  • 22

    Big Beautiful Bellydancers

    2 years ago

    Those of you that know me know that ever since I got to the Internet I've been an advocate for bellydancers that happen to be curvaceous and larger than life. What I never imagined was how many of you were out there,...

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