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1. Japanese Candy
Japanese Candy
Japan's sweet candy products are not only tasty, but they come in some amazingly beautiful packages which tempt the eye. I fell in love with Japanese candy at the Japan Pavilion at EPCOT years ago, and still can't get enough! Recently I decided to create an online shopping site for others who lo...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:23:45
2. Pink Flamingo Theme Party
Pink Flamingo Theme Party
I have lived part of the year in Florida almost every year since 1992. I love tropical design, decor, clothing and themes. Down here we can enjoy outdoor living almost year round. What better way for everyone else to get in a summery mood than with an out-of-season season pink flamingo bash? Lab...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:55:35
3. Religions of Iran
Religions of Iran
Iran has been in the news a lot, and it's usually for negative reasons. While the government of Iran is a theocracy (a form of government in which a god or deity is recognized as the state's supreme civil ruler, or in which a state is governed by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:46
4. Talavera Pottery
Talavera Pottery
The bright colors and free-form designs featured on this traditional form of pottery from Mexico always make me smile, and I would like to share my passion for it with you. Talavera pottery is a type of Mexican pottery produced in the cities of Puebla, Mexico, and Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Me...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:53:05
5. Buddhist Precepts
Buddhist Precepts
A precept, or "sila" (from the Pali for "virtue"), is an aspect of Buddhist philosophy. Sometimes construed by people with a non-Buddhist background to be a type of "commandment" for Buddhists to follow, precepts are actually more like guidelines to help practitioners lead more moral lives. A pr...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:52
6. The Mandeans
The Mandeans
Mandaeism, or Mandaeanism, is a monotheistic religion with a strongly dualistic worldview. Its followers are called Mandaeans. They revere Adam, Abel, Seth, Enosh, Noah, Shem, Aram and especially John the Baptist. Mandaeism has historically been practiced primarily around the lower Euphrates, Ti...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:55:26
7. Torma-Tibetan Butter Sculpture
Torma-Tibetan Butter Sculpture
Torma are traditional Tibetan butter sculptures used on shrines and as offerings in special ceremonies. The tradition is hundreds, maybe thousands, of years old. Torma are traditionally made with a mix of barley flour and butter, although other ingredients such as egg, milk, sugar, honey, or eve...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:50:57
8. Food and Beverage Art
Food and Beverage Art
Throughout history, man has depicted food in various art forms, from cave paintings of the animals he hoped to hunt and kill for food, to the Impressionists of the 19th century. In the 20th century food began appearing as posters, and product labels were converted into art. These days there are...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:03:29
9. Cat Themed Girl's Party
Cat Themed Girl's Party
Little (and big) girls love kitty cats. Why not throw a pink cat themed birthday (or any occasion) party? Introducing Princess Pink! Princess Pink is a member of the Fatty Catty and Friends family created from original hand drawn art by Tammy Winand (hey that's ME!) She is the diva of the cat fa...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:50:54
10. Adventure Workers
Adventure Workers
Welcome to the world of adventure work. These are jobs "outside the box", maybe even just OUTSIDE! Every year National Parks, ranches, resort and wilderness lodges (amongst others) hire thousands of employees from around the world to staff their facilities. Jobs range from housekeeping and kitche...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:41
11. Exotic Scented Candles
Exotic Scented Candles
Do you love candles as much as I do? Do you want to have fun shopping for them while supporting a good cause? If so, you have come to the right place! Candles For a Cause donates a portion of earnings towards my volunteer work with Tibetan refugees in exile in north India. Sales will defray cost...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:41
12. Christianity in Islamic Countries
Christianity in Islamic Countries
It may come as a surprise to some to learn that Christianity is very much alive in countries westerners generally associate with Islam. Of course there is the obvious location, Israel, where Judaism, Christianity and Islam all maintain a very strong presence. The Eastern Orthodox Church is very ...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:53:06
13. Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
Buddhism came to Tibet from India during the 8th Century AD by Shantarakshita. Tibetan Buddhism is considered to be a blend of both Mahayana Buddhism (Sutra) as well as Vajrayana (Tantra) Buddhism... Tibetan Buddhism is the most intricate form of Buddhism currently practiced. The distinctive fea...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:53:33
14. Rutabaga
I was first introduced to the rutabaga in Ireland, where it is known as a turnip or "swede" (swedes are an oversized rutabaga crop grown in northern Europe). Sometimes also known as a "yellow turnip" or "neep" (in Scotland), the rutabaga originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. ...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:55:26
15. CrypticFragments Zazzle-ography and POD sites
CrypticFragments Zazzle-ography and POD sites
This is my Zazzle lensography...an easy way to reference every Zazzle related lens I have published. And there are several. I am an artist, photographer, and self-taught graphic designer who uses the pseudonym CrypticFragments for all my online creative and promotional work. My real name is Tamm...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:55:37
16. Mandala Coloring Pages
Mandala Coloring Pages
Mandala coloring pages are a fun project for all age groups. They are simple enough for a kids activity and also meaningful as an adult meditation tool. You can color them as simply or intricately as you like, or even use them as the basis for your own zentangle style design. They lend themselves...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:53:02
17. Frankincense and Myrrh
Frankincense and Myrrh
Hot Just for the Christmas Season Frankincense and myrrh are two of the most used incense fragrances throughout history. Not only do they smell good, they are infused with meaning from religious history. Gifts of the Magi at the birth of Jesus, a symbol of royalty as they were affordable only t...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:53:05
18. CrypticFragments' Poetry
CrypticFragments' Poetry
All of the poetry included in this "online chapbook" was written between 1986 and 1992 by Tammy Winand. Tammy is an artist, traveler, writer and photographer with a lust for adventure and a wide open heart that sometimes bleeds for all the world to see. Although she rarely writes poetry these d...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:55:37
19. I Love Funky Hats
I Love Funky Hats
I love hats of all kinds... cowboy hats, Victorian fashion, fezzes and fedoras. Putting a hat on is playing dress-up. If you ask me, putting on a hat just always makes you feel better! However, somewhere along the line, I acquired a strange little habit. My friends call it my "bad hat" fetish. I...
Fashion & Beauty - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:52
20. Independent Travel Photographers
Independent Travel Photographers
Photography is one of my passions, and has been since childhood. A little over a year ago, I choose Zazzle as the print on demand platform for reproducing and selling my images on the web. Since then I have met numerous other extremely talented independent travel photographers who are also using ...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:53:37
21. Intro to Tibetan Buddhism
Intro to Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism is fascinating. At its core lies the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, which define ALL forms of Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism is both Mahayana as well as Vajrayana (two of the three paths to enlightenment), incorporating both sutra teachings and tantric teachings. The ...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:55:37
22. Domestic Violence Info and Resources
Domestic Violence Info and Resources
Has domestic violence affected your life? Would you know a domestic violence victim who was in need of help if you were talking to her right now? Would you even know HOW to help? Look at my photo. Do I look like a domestic violence victim? A...
Relationships & Family - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:46
23. Tibet in Exile
Most people have heard of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet. But are you aware that he is living in exile, in a town called McleodGanj, India (aka Upper Dharamsala)? After the 1950 Chinese Cultural Revolution, during which the Communist regime destroyed much o...
culture-and-society - Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:20:47
24. Images of India
I left for India in October 2009, not knowing what to expect. I had been warned that I would not like it. I went armed with my camera, as I always do, hoping to find mystic places, ancient places, interesting architecture. I found all of the above. But I also found something more, something whic...
arts-and-design - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:47:34
25. CrypticFragments' Digital Photography Showcase
Sweeping landscapes, architectural images, still lifes offering commentary on our world... this is what you will find in the galleries of CrypticFragments Photography. This page is an introduction to my work and my perspective on photography. I pursue this passion for photography as a portion of...
arts-and-design - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:51:13
26. Tees for Peace
If there is one main thing you should know about me, it is that I am passionate about PEACE. I am dedicated to helping others learn more about their differences, and also to FOCUS more on their similarities. I firmly believe that education is the key to bridging the gaps which divide us...whether...
fashion-and-beauty - Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:10:14
27. Islam for non-Muslims
Islam for non-Muslims is my attempt to help others understand this very misunderstood religion and the culture and beliefs of its followers. I am not a Muslim. My only Muslim friends are pen pals. I am a seeker of peace and understanding which I believe can only be fostered through further study...
culture-and-society - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:31:03
28. The Nechung Oracle
The Nechung Oracle is the State Oracle of Tibet, one of three oracles consulted by HH the 14th Dalai Lama. "Oracle" is the term used by Tibetans to refer to a spirit, deity, or entity, that through temporary possession (or repeated styles of periodic or ongoing possession, depending on the tradi...
culture-and-society - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:21:54
29. Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts
When I was living in McleodGanj, India , volunteering with the Tibetan refugee (Tibet in Exile) community, I sometimes heard the term "hungry ghost" referred to by my local friends, who are Buddhist. However, even those who spoke fairly fluent English could not really explain the concept to me cl...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:53
30. The 17th Karmapa
First, many of you may be asking, WHAT is a "Karmapa"? In simple terms, the Karmapa (officially His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa) is head of the Karma Kagyu, the largest sub-school of Kagyupa, which is itself one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. (see ... ) The flag of the office of ...
culture-and-society - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:21:15
31. Panchen Lama Controversy
On January 28, 1989, the well-loved 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhndrub Chkyi Gyaltse, died under mysterious circumstances. The official cause of death was reported as a heart attack. His death led to new disputes between the Chinese government and supporters of the Dalai Lama, the spirit...
culture-and-society - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:20:33
32. Oaxacan Woodcarvings
Bienvenidos! Welcome to the wonderful world of Oaxacan wood carvings, whose Spanish name is "Alebrijes", a colorful and popular hand-painted Mexican folk art form. Alebrijes are vibrantly colored handmade wooden figures representing a wide variety of animals and other fantastical creatures. The...
home-and-garden - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:07:38
33. Communicating with Cats
Meow...mew...mrrah! Welcome to Communicating with Cats, the page dedicated to communicating with our funky feline friends! Cats make all kinds of sounds. But does the MEOW have meaning? Having shared life with cats of all colors and breeds, I have a strong opinion. Read on, and then decide for y...
pets-and-animals - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:13:25
34. Mission to Morocco Gallery
Do you love brilliant Moroccan and other Middle Eastern design? Bold red and blue floral patterns, geometric style? If so, you will find them here on a variety of products for your home and wardrobe! Proceeds from this gallery are ear-marked for use to help support women's empowerment volunt...
nonprofits - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:50:44
35. McleodGanj, India
Tashi delek! Namaste ji. Welcome to McleodGanj. McleodGanj is a mystical place in the Himalayan foothills. Also known as Upper Dharamsala (or Dhasa, or Little Lhasa), it has been the home of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan Government since they fled the Chinese occupation...
travel-and-places - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:27:36
36. L'Afrique, African Art and Design
Welcome! L'Afrique is a Zazzle-hosted gallery gift shop dedicated to offering quality products bearing imagery of and from Africa, with an emphasis on Colonial themes including safari animals, antique maps, botanical prints, and original art designs, created by designer Tammy Winand, a Zazzle "Z-...
arts-and-design - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:48:02
37. Asia Major- Fine Arts from Asia
Asia Major gallery serves anyone who loves the colors and design styles of Asia, specifically the Far East of Japan, China, and Korea. We carry a wide range of posters, greeting cards, ceramic mugs, magnets, handbags and keychains featuring imagery from Hiroshige and Hokusai (whose work is now i...
home-and-garden - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:49:46
38. Greeting Card Expressions
Even in this technological age where emails and tweets have replaced snail mail as the primary form of written communication, there is still a place for paper greeting cards. Cards are sentimental and can be kept as keepsakes, posted on a fridge or set on a mantle to bring back memories time and...
arts-and-design - Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:34:51
39. Prayer Wheels
Prayer wheels have always fascinated me. I have always been drawn to tangible ways of sending energy into the universe. When I first moved to my heart's home in the Himalayan foothill village where His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has lived in exile since 1959, I was drawn to the, to me, mysteri...
culture-and-society - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:29:04
40. Tammy Winand- Vibrantly Creative Soul
Hello! Thanks for being interested enough about my many creative pursuits to visit this page.. Most of you will know about my graphic design and other pursuits which I feature on Zazzle (for a full list please visit and at other p-o-d sites. Did you know I am also an amateur photographer? That ...
squidoo-community - Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:12:58
41. CrypticFragments Jewelry and Ethnic Design
Welcome to the showcase for CrypticFragments' Jewelry and Ethnic Design. CrypticFragments is the pseudonym for artist and author Tammy Winand (that's me!). I love creating jewelry from wood, gemstone, glass and silver beads, found objects, and charms. Many of my creations pieces have an ethnic ...
fashion-and-beauty - Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:18:06
42. Who is CrypticFragments?
You may have seen my lensography or read my profile bio or visited my lensmaster page. But a list of lenses I've made or enjoy cannot explain ME, and the bio is far too short to get properly acquainted. In September 2011 I decided to completely redo this page to reveal the latest, most relev...
squidoo-community - Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:34:53
43. Tibetan Culture Pages
My relationship with Tibetan culture began quite innocently. I became obsessed with Ghau Prayer Box pendants, beautiful intricate traditional Tibetan jewelry which (usually) contains a paper mantra and sometimes also incense and other items the owner deems significant. Little did I know that, ju...
culture-and-society - Tue, 12 Oct 2010 14:17:33
44. Imported Soap Gifts- Clean for a Cause
If you are looking at this page, you might be addicted to exotic smelling imported soaps like I am! I love smelling them through their often fabulously decorated wrappers and lining them up in the bath. If you ARE like me, you'll be glad to know you can get some really interesting ones from arou...
fashion-and-beauty - Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:18:23
45. Mug Mania
Are you a tea or coffee addict? And who isn't, these days?! If so, you need a great mug. And, if you're like me, one great mug just isn't enough. You need variety in your diet, not just different flavours of tea and coffee, but also different visual stimuli! Never fear, Mug Mania is here...
arts-and-design - Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:45:14
46. Incense Emporium
Throughout history incense has been used for many purposes in almost every culture on the planet. It is used in religious ceremonies, often believed to carry prayers to heaven or as a means of purifying a space ("smudging", a common Native American ritual). It was used in Medieval times to cove...
Entertainment - Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:16:41
47. Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is a unique environment which hosts an estimated 5 million visitors per year from all corners of the world. For 11 months, I was fortunate enough to live and work here, at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. I also spent an addi...
travel-and-places - Wed, 25 May 2011 11:55:11
48. Art on the Edge
One of my goals in life is to earn a living from my creative pursuits, whether they be "real" or "virtual". To chronicle this journey, I developed an art blog called Art on the Edge, which began with the intro post below: "I am an artist at the edge. Not necessarily the cutting edge of art, mind...
arts-and-design - Fri, 02 Apr 2010 22:19:31
49. Charter for Compassion
The Charter for Compassion is a collaborative effort to build a peaceful, harmonious global community. Bringing the voices of people from all religions together, the Charter seeks to remind the world that while all faiths are not the same, they all share the core principle of compassion...the Gol...
culture-and-society - Mon, 29 Mar 2010 03:16:48
50. CrypticFragments' Haiku
Tammy Winand (yours truly) was an avid writer of free verse poetry in her teen years. During the 1990s her interest turned first more towards creative writing, then to visual arts. Recently, however, she has been called back to writing poetry. And, perhaps because of her experiences teaching Eng...
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 08 Jun 2010 23:29:28
51. CF World Emporium
The CF World Emporium(short for CrypticFragments, their creator's, pseudonym) is a collective of seven separate but related Zazzle galleries, each focusing on gifts and design from a different region of the world, plus two "sister" gallery shops featuring designs from all the represented location...
arts-and-design - Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:09:33
52. Customized College Major and NonTrad Student Tees
Tams Tees on Zazzle is pleased to introduce a new line of shirts designed specifically for college students! Tam created this line of shirts for non-traditional students when she was, not long ago, trying to make her own mid-life return to school. That has not yet come to pass...however, the shi...
arts-and-design - Sun, 05 Sep 2010 19:32:03
53. CrypticFragments Design
CrypticFragments Design focuses on travel photography, original artwork, and a few computer generated graphic images. Artwork is featured on posters, mugs, magnets and keychains. The sections below will go into more detail. CrypticFragments is the pseudonym of Tammy Winand, an artist who works i...
arts-and-design - Sat, 03 Jul 2010 17:44:02
54. Blogs by CrypticFragments
As an addict of blogging and of Squidoo, this page was all but inevitable. It only seemed natural to use each to feature the other. I'm not sure exactly when I started my first blog. It was several years ago, probably in conjunction with an early MySpace account. Since then, I have had blogs hos...
internet - Fri, 02 Apr 2010 22:26:42
55. Online Origami Outlet
Ohayo! (That's Japanese for hello!) Do you love beautiful handmade paper from Japan and other Asian countries? I do! In fact I'm somewhat obsessed by all the bright colors and pretty patterns! This is THE place to find beautiful origami and chiyogami paper for your projects. These colorful patt...
arts-and-design - Fri, 02 Apr 2010 23:20:07
56. CrypticFragments' Lensography
Well Squidkins, I am a Giant Squid, have one fabulous purple star, and now have 57 published lenses. And I have recently re-dedicated myself to using Squidoo to educate the world about issues which are important to me (see Tibet Related Lenses module, please). Many of the lenses which you will f...
squidoo-community - Sat, 13 Mar 2010 21:48:35
57. CrypticFragments Top Ten Lenses
This statistics lens is intended to be updated at the start of every new Squid-month. In case you haven't noticed and stumble here first, I do have 3 new lenes which are now in the top ten but will not appear there until I refresh the stats below. Current stats are as of 7 March, 2010. I am also...
squidoo-community - Sun, 07 Mar 2010 01:21:39
58. CrypticFragments CafePress Shop
Hey there! Long before I discovered the Zazzle site, I had already set up a CafePress shop, English Visions, and I do still have a number of items available from my pages there! If you are interested in unique custom designed decorative tiles, journals, and throw pillows, please pop on in! All o...
arts-and-design - Sun, 04 Apr 2010 03:20:08
59. The Funky Side of CrypticFragments
Look at the girl in that whacky hat! tee hee...that's me, Tammy, aka CrypticFragments. This page was created with the intent of introducing all the unique and sometimes unusual passions and pastimes I get into.I have a wide range of eclectic interests. This is just another way for my friends an...
squidoo-community - Thu, 01 Apr 2010 03:41:28

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