Monday, December 22, 2008

Magic Wand

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful". ~Norman Vincent Peale


"Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign." ~Christina Rossette

"Best of all Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men (women) should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God." ~George F. McDougall

My shopping is almost complete. How about you?? Just one more necklace to design, one more gift to purchase and then the wrapping begins. What fun it is to purchase gifts for those we love and cherish, what fun it is preparing for the arrival of those traveling home from so far away, what fun it is to gather together with friends in celebration of this holiday season. This season....a yearly reminder of the importance of keeping love and joy always in our hearts, peace toward all, and appreciation for our many blessings.
May all your days be filled with JOY!!!
Diana



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Love's Unfolding



"Love's Unfolding" .....the name I gave to this piece I designed for this Christmas season. This season which calls to all of our hearts to "love" one another. I wanted to wish you all a very blessed holiday season and to thank you for being there. Thank you for supporting my artistic endeavors. Thank you for your kind words and open hearts.

Love is....

....the principle of existence and its only end~

....goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living~

....the enchanted dawn of every heart~

....a trembling happiness~

....the exchange of two fantasies and the contact of two skins~

....to the moral nature exactly what the sun is to the earth~

....the master key that opens the gates of happiness~

....a second life; it grows into the soul, warms every vein, and beats in every pulse~

....the beauty of the soul~

....Light from heaven, A spark of that immortal fire~

....the Mother of ARt, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher~

....the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy~

Love is.....

Happy Holidays to all!!!

Diana