Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Greetings!


Just stopping by to wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday!!  I hope that during this season of HOPE you experience the LOVE of your family and friends, the WONDER of what life can bring each and every day, GRATITUDE for your countless blessings, and PEACE in your heart !  
I so appreciate all of you who have dropped by during this past year, left kind words, have attended my classes, purchased my jewelry and supported me on my creative journey.  Thank you!!


For those of you still working on your "Wish List" for Santa..... there are still spots left in Riki and my "Charming Romance" class in February.  We would love to have you join us as we explore the magic of fine silver clay, etching, cold connections and wire wrapping.  See the class flyer in my "Class" section.

Well.....I must be off to work on my "To Do" list for today.  I am excitedly getting prepared for my boys to arrive tomorrow evening...can't wait.  We will be celebrating Christmas on Monday with all of our children and grandchildren.  So, I have baking to do and meal preparation, gifts to wrap, house to clean....where are those Christmas elves when I need them.

LOVE YOU!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Meet Marpessa




I would like you all to meet my little spokesmodel, Marpessa, (created by the talented Rebecca McMeen). Marpessa will be assisting me in announcing and promoting my up and coming events in 2012.  Whenever she makes her appearance on my blog in her flamboyant finery, you will know to expect a new class (either in person or on line), new tutorial, or new kits.  I am excited about the new ventures on the horizon...stay tuned. 
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The holidays are here, days filled with to do's, expected arrivals of family and friends, cards to be addressed and sealed with a kiss, and those gifts lovingly created for all of those special people in our lives.  As you ponder the perfect gift for the giving keep in mind:

Not all gifts have to be obtained by the giving of coin --

"On the first day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of my Undivided Attention
On the second day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Enthusiasm
On the third day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Creative Energy
On the fourth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Simple Seasonal Pleasures
On the fifth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The Gift of Tenderness
On the sixth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Good Cheer
On the seventh day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Beauty
On the eighth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Communication
On the ninth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Surprise
On the tenth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Wonder
On the eleventh day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Peaceful Surroundings
On the twelfth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Joy

Be ready at all times to give those you love the simply abundant gifts of Spirit.  If you do, they'll give you Christmas gifts you'll never forget:  happy smiles and contented hearts.  And you won't want to exchange them." ~Simple Abundance

Know that I may not be making my appearance too often during the holidays as many different projects are keeping me busy in my studio and I am spending time with family and friends.

May you be blessed during this season of HOPE and may it fill your hearts all year through.