Monday, August 22, 2011

cloudy with a chance of beads

Due to torrential downpours and flooding in Philadelphia, I arrived at my first ever bead show one hour before it closed yesterday. This is not recommended. With no map and the minutes ticking away, I pretty much ran through the expo center. Serendipity intervened when I decided to slow down and stop at the first booth that caught my eye, they didn’t have what I was in search of (Thai, African and Indian antique and handmade beads) but when I asked the gracious shop owner if she had any suggestions, she pointed to a booth directly across from her and said, “he has what you’re looking for.” And he did. I could have spent an entire day happily sifting through his treasures, let alone the countless other booths that I never even made it to but there’s always next year. Keep an eye out for new creations in my Etsy shop using my gorgeous finds.
I heart Bead Fest 2011.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

thank you

  growing in this city of concrete
 pushing through cracks in the pavement
a wash of pink fills my window frame
canopy of green overhead
thank you
thank you
thank you

 I left meditation this week and wandered back to my apartment through Central Park, home to more than 25,000 trees. As I walked I said thank you to the trees. A simple and heart-opening practice instilled in me by my wonderful teacher Raven Keyes.

Monday, August 1, 2011

tejase wrist wraps

New silk wrist wraps are in my Etsy shop today. These simple wraps serve as a reminder to live my most radiant life. Much like tying a piece of string around your finger so you remember to water your plants, this really does work. Looking down at my imperfect hands wound at the wrist with vibrant fuchsia, I’m reminded of the radiance and strength in my imperfection and that makes me happy.