Fast Feng Shui : Get Straightened Up!

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Feng shui my way is all about your personal experience of space.  If you want to experience things in a strong, positive way, they need to be straight! And we need to be straight! Todays’s fast feng shui is about straightening up.

If framed images are going crooked on your walls, your eye will be attracted by the off-beat slant…in a not-so-good way.  Straightening your pictures is key;  you will feel immediately more “together” when things are level. (* an inexpensive level tool  is great for this; it will help you really even things out, especially with multiple images on the wall!) Also, if you are interested in creating a great gallery wall teeming  with art, Capturing Joy has great “sprucing up a gallery wall” tips HERE.

Edgar Degas - Dancers Practing at the Barre 1877

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On that note, standing straight affects our entire experience of life. Your attitude changes- as does your ability to breathe deeply- when you are straight. Have you ever seen a celebrity slouching on a red carpet? Of course not! Its a posture that repels…and not good when you want to attract positive things!  I’ve caught my posture going south in all the typing and blogging I do and the only way I can correct it is to literally remind myself all day.  On my computer I put a Post-It that says “sit straight, stand straight” and I email it to myself when needed!

Straighten up.  A fast feng shui tip for your week! xoxo Dana

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke February 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I’m glad you hear you like the decor post, thanks for linking to my site!

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danaclaudat February 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Your site is Great! thank YOU! xx

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Patricia Dickson March 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I love this site, everytime I’m at school and in the library I come to this website has a lot of inspirational quotes that I even scrapbook them. I would love to see more. Keep up the good work! Love it!!!

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danaclaudat March 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

thank you soooo much! xxoo Dana

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Patricia Flannagan March 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Dana, too many squares like this can ruin flow, become too rigid. Some ovals are needed for balance. Or perhaps one central square provides enough circulation. Same way with displays of china plates. Too many circles hung on a wall are disorienting, too similar and need a square for balance.

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danaclaudat March 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Not always! Some people need squares for a feeling of stability. I don’t, unfortunately, take all of these pictures… But I do the best I can to demonstrate a principle. :)

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Jane April 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Here’s a quick tip for preventing crooked art in your home: fun-tak mounting putty and a level. I work in set decoration in film and use this on set all the time to keep art from moving on the walls. Just use a small amount of fun-tak behind the top corners (between the wall and the art you’re hanging) of your art, then hold your level horizontally on top of the art until it’s level then press firmly to keep your art level and in place! An easy fix and the putty (I use the white, not blue putty) doesn’t stain walls.

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danaclaudat April 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

amazing!!! thank you!!!!

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Britta April 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hi Dana. Thank you so much.. I have been thinking about painting my living room in a soft pink shade. But was unsure how I could make it work.. Wow love the pink yellow combination. :-)

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danaclaudat April 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Awesome!!! If you do it, please send pics!!!

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prasadi June 18, 2013 at 6:54 am

According to feng shui could you please tell me what are the things do or do not.

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danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 4:04 am

Oh boy, thats a but question. I would say to read the blog & see what you can pick up!!! There’s lots of tips and inspiration :)

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mina June 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

Hi Dana. I like your site. Its amazing.

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danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 12:49 am

thank you so very much mina!!!

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Katie September 4, 2013 at 1:40 am

I like that you said the squares provide stability. I need some stability and the wall that I wake up to every morning is going to have about 1o-12 square painted pictures on it. :)

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danaclaudat September 4, 2013 at 4:22 am
Jo-Anne May 30, 2014 at 4:42 am

Well….there you go then…..for years I was attracted to square and rectangle shapes and straight lines. In hind site it is because I needed the stability but now I am happily and intuitively adding curves and circles to the mix because I started to feel uncomfortable….must be because after being single for a very long time I am remarried and feel good and settled.

On another note I don’t have to be the ‘man of the house’ now and I am slowly retiring my masculine dress style for a more feminine look.

Can’t beat intuition…or that need to be balanced.

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