Sunday, December 30, 2007

Abundance Box Workshop: January 2008!

I'm excited to be offering "Intentional Desires: An Abundance Box Workshop" once again! Click on the flyer above for a larger view.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Cultivating Peace

"Practicing mindfulness in each moment of our daily lives, we can cultivate our own peace. With clarity, determination, and patience--the fruits of meditation--we can sustain a life of action and be real instruments of peace. I have seen this peace in people of various religious and cultural backgrounds who spend their time and energy protecting the weak, struggling for social justice, lessening the disparity between rich and poor, stopping the arms race, fighting against discrimination, and watering the trees of love and understanding throughout the world."

--Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Abundance Abounds!

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Art Show-ness

Last Thursday I held the fifth Rising Bird Healing Arts Holiday Art Show. I was joined by the lovely and talented Kristin Stubbs, whose jewelry pieces added an extra sparkle to the night.

Guests, with their supportive comments and pocketbooks, looked adoringly at art, tried on (and re-tried on) jewelry, and drank their fill of wine--and then some.

Kristin Stubbs' beautiful branches which displayed her earrings, necklaces and bracelets became quite bare by the end of the evening. There was much oohing and ahhing over her semi-precious stone creations, and I was lucky enough to obtain two of her necklaces for myself!

By the end of the night, I had sold many art cards and prints as well as four original pieces, with a few "reserved" for guests still contemplating the possible new additions to their households. So, in my usual way, I will say goodbye to those pieces that have flown the flock:

"...and the Cheetah Jumped Over the Moon"
"Winter Solstice"
"Make Some Sound"

Thanks to all those who attended or wanted to attend (your good thoughts mean a lot to me!). Your encouragement, support, and good cheer remind me that creating and sharing art is a powerful way to connect to one another. I feel fortunate to be able to share my creations with you.

My next show will likely take place in March of 2008. If you, or anyone you know, creates three-dimensional art (jewelry, pottery, sculpture, clothing, etc.) and would like to participate in my March show, send me an email!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

32 Years

Feb 11, 1975 to Jan 30, 1976

Rabbit people love to play under the moonlight. Quite fanciful, they respond to the power and beauty of nature and are always being pulled one way and the other to examine what they find. They are the luckiest of all twelve signs! But, it's more a result of "the harder I work, the luckier I get" than taking crazy chances. They are cautious, conservative, bright, and have a good head for business. Supremely pleasant to have around, these affectionate, naturally shy peacemakers seldom ever lose their temper. They sometimes appear to be singing the blues because of a natural but short-lived tendency towards despondency. Rabbits always inspire deep admiration and trust.

Ginger Soup and Ginger Noodles are among the keys to good health!!

From the time Wood Rabbits were small children delighting in Story Time, Wood Rabbits have pursued knowledge. Charming conversationalists, they regale others with anecdotal glimpses into literature, history, and current events. They are lifelong members of the Legendary Rendezvous for People in the Arts and are frequenters of bookstores, libraries, and halls of academia. Their innate cunning makes them superb players not only in the game of chess but the game of life. No wrong moves allowed! Wood Rabbits are alert to new experiences, hang-loose philosophically, and very generous to friends and love ones. But, here's some good advice to Wood Rabbits everywhere! Find a good financial advisor. You might think it's hip to be The Big Spender, but, hey, look at it this way, what are you going to do on that rainy day? Hmmmmm? A little frugality will do you a world of good. Love Life for the Wood Rabbit is filled with rapturous sweetness, so incredibly generous in affection, it puts the partner's head in a spin. Fireplace cuddles are the way of life.

Famous RABBIT people: Hu Shih, Hu Yao-Bang, Kim Young Sam, Sally Ride, Leonardo Di Caprio, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Arturo Toscanini, Leontyne Price, Clare Boothe Luce, Tiger Woods.