This A-frame beam may be pleasant to look at but my feng shui hunch is it’s not a great placement for a bed. Traditionally, feng shui practice tells us that the beam is pushing a heavy weight and that energy can be felt if you are sensitive to it. You may experience it as headaches, restlessness, bad dreams, and uncomfortable sleeping positions.Solutions to counteracting beam energy:
*Relocate the bed so it’s not under the beam.
*Try a canopy bed with a white fabric between you and the beam.
*Paint the beam white. White symbolizes metal, metal cuts wood and negative energy will be diffused.
*Place a traditional Chinese feng shui firecracker under the beam. Perhaps you can make it look like an art sculpture to disguise its appearance. Much easier to paint the beam!
Kung hei fat choy!
Once again my artist friend Po Ping has captured the essence of 2013 Chinese New Year with her wonderful painting to help all my readers celebrate the Year of the Snake. Showing Po’s CNY paintings has beome a tradition at Feng Shui By Fishgirl.
Snake energy has lots to teach us if we let it. Slinky, clever, mysterious snake energy. Happy new year!
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After five years of attending the High Point International Furniture Market week as an observer, part-time showroom worker, guest, and feng shui reporter I have caught the bug! This weekend Oct 13 through Oct 18 the city I live in gets between 30,000 and 40,000 or more visitors from out of town. They are furniture and interior design professionals looking to buy and press professionals looking to report industry trends. I’m hoping my fine art paintings will appeal to interior designers and market attendees who may want to purchase some art for their personal pleasure. The Art By Katy space is in Market Square Suites in the Made in America pavilion number 1-407. Come on by to say hello if you’re at market!
I stumbled across this fab stove renovation recently (see more pics of the steampunked home here) and fell in love with the vintage look that has been totally refurbished to modern standards. The old copper water heater next to it is really a doggie watering hole. Clever!
Recently discovered a FUN! design blog called moggit (am I the last to know about this site?). This design—just in time for your Halloween party if you order it now!— gives new meaning to the term “eyeballing a chair for my living room”. Check out more about this scary chair and other cool design fun at moggit.
Turqs and Purps are on my radar right now. I meandered over to ComfyHeavenHomeDecor this morning and found scads of pics of those color schemes. I got excited. Here’s a slide show of inspiration. Let me know if you like.
This is a photo from the new Marimekko fashion line. We’re used to seeing Marimekko’s signature hot colors and bold design in home furnishings. Will we wear Marimekko head to toe? When I get called to star in the next Austin Powers movie I’ll go to the interview in the shagadelic outfit above. Yeah, baby! Go to archiproducts.com for more on this story.
The Feng Shui By Fishgirl Blog received such a strong reaction to the Hobbit House post that I decided to look for more Hobbit Houses. Came across this fab story about the abandoned Lord of the Rings set in New Zealand. Click here to go to the original blog post at WebEcoist to see 15 Hobbit Houses.
I saw this photo on Old Moss Woman’s facebook page. I don’t know where this ancient ruin is, but it brings out the Guinevere in me. I have a feeling this place is haunted by good spirits, don’t you? And feeling good spirits is feeling good feng shui. Visually, the staircase structure is very beautiful even though it’s a skeleton of its former architectural glory.