Rose Quartz Heart from my CrystalsAndJewelry.com site
All of us want unconditional love. It is a healing balm to our souls. Some of us are lucky enough to get it from the people we most wish it from. Others of us are not. Even if we are not, it does not mean that we can not get it. It just means we have to look more places.

Here is a healing artwork of unconditional love for you, regardless of what else may be going on around you. I created it in an atmosphere of prayer and intent that any who use it draw these wanted energies to themselves.

Unconditional Love is healing

Symbols, colors, and words in this intentional art all come together to bring those healing, life-affirming, love energies to you. Print a copy of the mystical art out and be ready to accept healing love energy.

Some other ways to foster and bring unconditional love

  • Love others unconditionally. We get back what we put out into the world. Even if we’re not perfect at it, the intention counts.
  • Practice gratitude. The more we look for things to be grateful for, the more we see what we already have in our lives, and that can be pretty amazing.
  • Use or wear crystals that are used to bring love energy.
  • Use symbols or images of love in your environment.
  • Read poems or books about love of the Spirit, mind, heart.
  • Take time to learn what means unconditional love to you and adjust your thinking about it your past beliefs are not useful.
  • Open the heart chakra with beneficial foods, exercises, and more.

All these things can help bring rich, personal energy of love to your life. Just for you.


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In my quest to make better art, I try out all sorts of things including art erasers. I used to specialize in their use in art school. As one design teacher said, “You do magic with erasers. I never think you can clean your margins up, but you always do.”
Lately I’ve been using a lot of colored pencil to create original art for my jewelry. That means excursions into the land of art erasers. I learned a little bit about how some work compared to how they work with a regular graphite pencil.

Art Erasers test

In order, they are Sakura Foam, Mitsubishi Uni Boxy, Tombow Mono Sand, Pentel Mark Sheet, Tombow Mono Zero, Gum Eraser, Kneaded Rubber, and just for fun, a 30 year old +/- Staedtler Mars Plastic from when I was in art school. I like different art erasers for differest tasks.

Favorite Art Erasers

Sakura Foam is my favorite. It feels like foam and it’s the best eraser i’ve found for Prismacolor. It’s also outstanding for graphite drawing. Mitsubishi’s Uni Boxy is a close second. Plus it’s cool to use a black eraser. Comically, number three is the 30 +/- year old Staedtler Mars plastic eraser from art school. It still does the job. Go figure. They all do well with cleaning up margins.

Variety of Art Erasers

Other Art Erasers

In the middle of the pack are The Tombow Mono Sand, Pentel Mark Sheet, Tombow Mono Zero art erasers. The Mono Sand is supposedly good for ink, but I haven’t seen it happen. The Pentel Mark Sheet and Tombow Mono Zero are good for tight areas on graphite but not impressive on Prismacolor.

Specialized Art Erasers

The two that I find I used in the most specialized manners are the gum eraser and the kneaded rubber. Gum erasers are good for lightening graphite drawing. Kneaded rubber erasers are awesome for picking up those little bits of colored pencil that try to smudge your drawing. Both are also very good for cleaning up margins.

If I could have only one, it would be the Sakura Foam. What about you? What would you choose?