Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson Recognizing and appreciating the wonders of the natural world not only gives us gifts of peace and strength, but develops a sense of responsibility to help preserve its beauty for generations to come. A percentage of each bracelet sold will be donated to the highly rated Sierra Club Foundation. For more information on this organization: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5838
“Everybody needs beauty...places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.” ― John Muir Places of beauty can be found all around us, whether it's a rocky coast, tranquil pond, verdant forest, or field of wildflowers. We only have to make the time, open our doors and dance to the beckoning song of wonder that exists in our natural world.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”Vivian Greene After a busy show this past weekend in Machias Maine, we awoke to a gray, rainy day. We have company coming to visit […]
“I’m a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful—waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art,”Toni Morrison* I collect quotes, to both inspire and […]
No writing on the solitary, meditative dimensions of life can say anything that has not already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.-Thomas Merton The pine tree is a symbol in many cultures, representing fertility, wisdom, longevity and peace. Even in the starkest, coldest depths of winter, the evergreen stands as a beacon of hope that life will return in the Spring. For more information on these beautiful trees: https://urnabios.com/pine-tree-symbolism-planting-instructions/
“Sunday. A day to refuel your soul and be grateful for your blessings. Take a deep breath and relax. Enjoy your family, your friends, and a cup of coffee.”* This weekend, we made a quick turnaround trip to our home […]
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. ” Anais Nin We just finished with one of our favorite […]
"Some birds are poets and sing all summer. "~Henry David Thoreau The sight of a Robin has been heralded as sign of hope signaling the return of Spring . With it's bright, cheerful song, it sings a song of celebration that the long winter has ended, and warmer, sunnier days are ahead.
Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.- Jim Carrey Even in the midst of the darkness of winter, the presence and thought of flowers can bring both light and joyful anticipation of the seasons waiting around the corner to bloom once again.