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Nutmeg Designs at North Penn Holiday Craft Show, November 20th, 2010

DSCN1811 Stratoz and I will be at the North Penn Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 from 9:30 to 4:30 at the North Penn High School, 1340 Valley Forge Road, in Lansdale, PA.

Come check out our new collaborative signs(including custom house numbers), and mosaic pins, among other sparkly, light catching items.

Proceeds benefit the NPHS student exchange program.

If you are an extravert and love the buzz of crowds, come first thing.  If you like a little more calmness, come after lunch!

Joy by Nutmeg Designs

Gratitude and Grace

Joy by Nutmeg Designs
Joy by Nutmeg Designs

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been reflecting on gratitude.  In curiosity, I looked up the etymology of “gratitude” and discovered it is linked to the word “grace” which is God’s favor or help, a pleasing quality, favor, good will, or thanks, praise, celebration, and moving deeper into resonances of beautiful form or movement, grace before meals as a form of gratitude, and finally to “grace someone with your presence.”

Gratitude is a wide place, an open space, a place where joy arises.

This year I am grateful for:

My husband, who truly does grace me with his presence and enthusiasm for my very being.

My art, and the gift of being able to direct my creative energies into making mosaics and sharing them with others.

My friends, who provide an abundance of good will, who take the suffering out of pain and sorrow, and celebrate all that is delightful in this life.

I will be more than glad to say grace before this all, out of incomprehensible blessing.

Over at Stratoz:

Joy Emerges