So the lovely Carmen lives at the opposite side and end of the country from me, in California.
I am not sure how we met in Blogland – perhaps One World One Heart ?
All I know is that I consider this beautiful, imaginative life-lover of a woman a friend.
So when she ordered some Rock My World Rocks from the Etsy shop, I added in some extra bits of Queen of Arts love into her package.
And in return, my friend Carmen treated me to an abundance of sweet gifties all put together with such care that I was completely blown away !
some even carefully wrapped in ribbon and pins…
Stuff gathered by the sea, so different from what I can gather here in New England…
And Carmen’s own handmade goodies :
a sweet mermaid pendant (love it !!!) and a perfectly pink bracelet !
Extra bits and bobs to add to collages – so fun and all packages with an artistic hand ! Love the birdie and all the great tape!
A ton of lovely inspiration…
and even a beautiful place to keep it all stored…
Many of the treasures have already joined the good stuff on my altar in the studio…
and the inspiration has already started filling me up and spilling into my own art…
My friend Carmen created an atmosphere of Love in one big juicy envelope !
How can I help but thrive with such gifts ?
She sure knows how to Share the Joy !!!
Thank you, My Friend.
I would also like to thank all my friends who sent me such currents of love, prayer and calm last week when I was facing my wisdom teeth extraction and also a lot of fears that welled up from the past.
I ended up going to the appointment in a Zen-like, acceptance mode that was remarkable for me ! I even shared rocks with all the staff there, including Doctor Abel, who took the rock “patience” from my bag. How funny and appropriate!
There was one moment when I lost it just a bit as we were getting started. The Doc said “Take a deep breath.” and when I did, I closed my eyes, and asked for help from all those who were sending me Love to carry me through.
I felt it. I felt the wave of Love come in and say, “You are okay. You are not alone.”
It was a miracle that I will never forget.
Thank you for our connections and for the Love you put out there for me to receive when I needed it.
Thank you for the joy.
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