Tuesday, January 27, 2009
As you know I am a pottery addict . . . a verified junkie. I have collected pottery for years and years and during the past few years I have began to take pottery classes at Santa Fe Clay. It has fueled my passion even more. This past year I became a seller on ETSY which is a wonderful place to purchase beautifully handcrafted arts and crafts from all over the world. There are thousands of gifted artists and crafters there. I joined a team of potters from around the world. We talk daily in a forum exchanging stories, tips and humor (a lot of humor). Several times a year we have challenges and this is truly when we see the true talent of each member. This challenge is called the Sweetheart Vase Challenge. Each vase is to have a Valentines Day theme. I hope you will take a moment and vote for your favorite!! Please click on the ETSY Mud Team Shop and click on the one you like best. You will be rewarded with a 25% off coupon for wares in our Mud Team shop. VOTE HERE!
Have fun and enjoy looking at the entries!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A fellow potter and friend from Bend, Oregon blogged about her excitement surrounding the inauguration of Barack Obama. It was great to read her enthusiastic words and also see my Peace Tile in her blog!! How fun!!
I also was quite excited and emotional about todays celebration. What a wonderful day! My students were quite interested and energetic about the day also. We were fortunate to have a wonderful parent who set up two big screen televisions and a sound system in our cafeteria for everyone to get a great view and to hear the wonderful music. Very inspiring. :)
Thanks for the mention and for your energy, Ceci!!
Peace, hope and promise to everyone.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Have you ever seen a million of anything? Maybe perhaps grains of sand or sugar granules. Pretty amazing concept to comprehend. Sure would like to see that number in my bank account! Would it bring me peace? It would be nice to see what it is like tho!! A group of fellow peace followers have started a One Million Peace Signs campaign. Check out their website and/or their blog. I am lucky enough to be signed up to blog for them from time to time.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I have been a huge fan of Deepak Chopra for years. After hearing finding out about his appearance on a celebrity talk show, I checked it out. He spoke of taking a vow of non-violence in thoughts, speech and actions. So I went to his website to do so.
The above pic is of our most recent snowfall here in Santa Fe and was taken by my partner. There is nothing quite like waking up to a fresh blanket of snow. The world is silent and peaceful. I hope you have found some time for peace this weekend and throughout the coming week.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
You know that saying . . . . "you can't see the forest for the trees?" I don't think whoever coined that phrase was in this particular forest. When I came upon this picture, it made me long for a hike in our beautiful national forest here in Santa Fe. It is so quiet and peaceful up there. It might be time to dust off my snowshoes!!
During this week if you are feeling lost in the forest of life. Stop. Imagine some place that brings peace and joy to you. I like to think of being at home and watching birds out my windows with a nice cup of hot coffee. We have a large variety of birds that come to feed in our courtyard. Which reminds me . . . . I need more bird seed!
Have a peace-filled and joyous week!
P.S. I got this picture from a friend . . . sure wish I knew where it taken and who took it!