The Lure of the Scarf: roses

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The design for this chiffon scarf started out as a sketchbook prompt for "roses" and was inspired by a bit of Mary Oliver poetry:

"Wild roses," I said to them one morning. "Do you have the answers? And if you do, would you tell me?"

The roses laughed softly. "Forgive us," they said. "But as you can see, we are just now entirely busy being roses."

[an excerpt from "ROSES" by Mary Oliver, Felicity]


Grace Scroll

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The singer and poet Leonard Cohen said his first concern when he awoke in the morning was to "discover if I am in a state of grace." He defined grace as "the balance with which you ride the chaos around you."

The GRACE scroll. For prayerful meditation. For help in getting to that place of balance.

31 graces to help you get started. May the grace of PATIENCE be with me. May the grace of WONDER be with me. May the grace of BEAUTY be with me...


2018 New Jersey Full Moon Calendar

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New Jersey! We're one of a kind and now we have our own calendar!

Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the “Garden State” with the 2018 New Jersey Full Moon Calendar that features Jersey Blue Skies and a Marigold Moon.

This unique "tea towel" calendar combines the traditional Native American Indian “Full Moon” names (e.g., the Snow Moon, the Hunger Moon) with the unique attributes of New Jersey — and shows all the phases (new, waxing, full, waning) of the moon for each month. January's full moon is the “Liberty & Prosperity Moon” (the state slogan). June’s full moon is the “Down the Shore Moon” (‘cause that’s where we like to go when the weather turns warm). September is the “Honey Bee Moon” (the state insect). You get the idea (for a list of all the moons "continue reading"; included with your purchase).

A Rumi quote at the bottom says: "There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it."

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