Aannsha has a history as a professional artist using various media
including acrylics (painting small images to murals for businesses),
wet-felting and eco-printing, and she now loves to make sea-inspired
jewellery and art.
"The beauty of this type of jewellery, which I call Mermaid's Treasures,"
Aannsha says, "Is that even though I may make two similar pieces, they are
never identical due to Nature's amazing diversity. So every item is unique.
"I've designed and hand made all of these pieces from a mix of shells, sea glass,
freshwater pearls and semi precious stones. I mainly use sterling silver wire or copper wire to make wrapping, although on some of the bottles the nets are made using coloured wire. I have also added resin pieces which look like little rock pools and ocean waves."
"I also really love weaving the wire-wrapping to look like netting, as it reminds me of fishermen's nets. Some pieces are inspired by Conservation - one pendant is made of a piece of found coral with sterling silver wire wrapped around it, just like old fishing line. Hopefully as a reminder to take litter home with you."
Aannsha is also putting together some tutorial videos of the techniques she uses.
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Guided Relaxations by Aannsha
As well as being an artist, Aannsha is a meditation teacher and facilitated several
groups in Australia since the 1990s. She has also produced several guided
relaxation/meditation cds, which sold for over two decades through outlets including
The Relaxation Centre of Queenland.
"When you're stressed, life sucks and you often don't even notice all the great things in your life. You're also more likely to make fear-based decisions, rather than following your desires and making heart-felt choices that are more aligned with who you are," she says. "Taking a few minutes out for yourself can make all the difference."
Along with making video meditations (visualisations and mindfulness techniques) set in beautiful locations which you can watch on Aannsha's YouTube channel, Aannsha is now delighted to make her some of her guided relaxations and meditations available to you here. Aannsha is also a meditation teacher on the very popular Insight Timer App (which can be accessed free via pc or mobile).
"Aannsha is a caring and delightful person. I am most impressed by the simplicity of the One Minute Relaxation Technique and its effectiveness. It's easy to understand and apply.
And what's more - it works."
"I love your voice, it's so soothing. I listen to "Ocean of Tranquillity" at night in bed and always fall asleep before I hear the end. It's great to finally have a good night's sleep."