SKETCHBOOK STORIES

A little peek inside the sketchbook and mind of artist, Kristie Vargo

CRYSTAL CLEAR INVASION (EVERYBODY FENG SHUI TONIGHT)

Even as a child, I was fascinated with stones. I just called them rocks back then, but I would pluck them from the ground whenever I saw one that caught my eye . . . or beg my parents to let me buy some while on vacation near the beach. Fast forward a whole bunch of years and I’m still drawn to those shiny rocks I now know as crystals. It was no surprise that I had the inspiration to paint them. And then I could not stop. So far, I’ve completed 13 watercolor paintings with a longer list waiting their turn.

I realized that these paintings could be made into prints and stationery that not only brought beauty to a space but also healing. I started by painting each stone in watercolor and then cropped the images to create a more abstract design. A dear friend, who is a certified crystal practioner and reiki master, has used her gifts to charge and infuse each original painting with the crystal’s properties. Every note card, art print, and other home decor item that is created from these paintings also carries those healing tools within them. They can be used like any other crystal in your space - think feng shui - and the messages they carry are like messages from a best friend . . . which makes it easier to know what to send to who and when.

The cards are available in my print shop as single cards or boxed sets of 6. Other items like prints, tableware, clothing, home decor, furniture and more are available at Society6 and Redbubble so you can deck your space out in all kinds of good juju!

Here are all the crystals and their properties! Happy Feng Shui-ing!

AMBER
”Lean on me”
Helps to clear fears, phobias, and negativity. Stimulates clarity, optimism, patience, and prosperity.

AMETHYST
”Feel better”

Improves mental health and physical protection. Stimulates hope, intuition, peace, and prosperity.

PINK OPAL
”I’m sorry. I’m here for you”

Heals emotional wounds and painful memories, gently. Helps in recovery from a breakup or loss; Eases anxiety.

PETALITE
”Keep calm and carry on”

Emits profoundly soft energy filled with love and joy. Quiets the mind and brings total relaxation and calm.

MORGANITE
”I love you”

Nutures all feelings around love. Attracts, maintains, and grows love and compassion.

LABRADORITE
”Change is good”

Magically illuminates your path and sharpens your instincts. Lifts insecurities and protects from negativity.

JADE
”Good luck”

Known to attract lasting luck, love, and prosperity. Stimulates serenity, courage, fertility, and healing.

HEMATITE
”Snap out of it”

Provides a sense of stability and grounding. Encourages calm, centeredness, and physical healing.

GREEN CALCITE
”Let that s#!t go”

Rids stagnant energy and radiates calm. Removes blockages, old patterns, and beliefs.

CLEAR QUARTZ
”The world is your oyster”

Physical, emotional, and spiritual master healer. The stone of ultimate power and fulfilled intentions. Add this to another crystal to magnify its properties.

CITRINE
”So, so happy for you”

Emanates positivity and joy. Activates imagination, creativity, and abundance.

BLUE APATITE
”You can do it”

Magnifies desires and appetite for life. Enhances clarity and manifestations; Supresses hunger.

TURQUOISE
”I got your back”

Heals and protects from chronic stress and wounds. Promotes pure love and acts as a balm for the heart.

TIGERS EYE
”You’re stronger than you know”

Motivates and empowers you to go after your dreams. Protects against negative emotions and situations.