Handmade Brushes Demo
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HI there! It’s been a bit since my last shop update! I ran into a bit of a pickle with my “free kiln” that has served me so well for almost 2 years. We’re having to lay her to rest because she’s become “not-so-free” and not at all energy efficient - she’s become like an old car that no longer warrents the amount of money going into it for repairs. So while I wait for my new …. bigger … more efficient kiln that should last a lifetime … I’m making a few things that have been on my radar for a while! Items that I use and enjoy and hope you might too! One of them includes these beautiful handmade brushes. They can be just beautiful to look at but they’re also made to be used! Look below for a quick demo of how they might be used and enjoy experimenting with them in your personal journal or to get a little creative mark-making in your own work.

 

See how fun?! These are just beautiful. I’m hoping someone else can enjoy them as much as I do!

On the 12th Day of Christmas ....
 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 12 Days of a Mindful Christmas - My heart feels more centered than it did when I started and I’ll continue the practice of quieting the noise and my heart in the coming days. I hope it’s inspired you to identify what the heart of the season means for you - whatever that might look like for as you journey.

Own your Christmas.

Release the crazy, say no to the unnecessary.

Keep the spending in check with a budget, consider thoughtful gifts of time, talent, and experiences.

Choose well. Prepare for the important and let the rest go.

Keep dysfunction and toxic to a minimum. Set boundaries.

I pray you too can quiet your heart and experience your own “God with Us”.

Thank you for your steady support this 2018. You have been an encouragement in so many ways!

Merry Christmas to all of you, my friends!

xo - Julie

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Holiday Creamer & Sugar Set

$49

 

Julie Kittredge
On the 11th Day of Christmas ....
 

Music quiets my heart. I have the Spotify “peaceful piano” station playing almost every day. I tried to learn the chords to Silent Night today. It’s been one of my goals to be able to play well (on guitar) by Christmastime. I’m not there yet, but today I tried - and it helped to continue the process of focusing my season and quieting my heart.

Silent night, holy night
All is calm and all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, ooh
Sleep, sleep in heaven, heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories streams from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing, alleluia
Christ the savior is born, he's born
Christ the savior is born
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, oh
Sleep in heavenly peace

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Dotted Mugs!

$22 Each

 

Julie Kittredge
On the 10th Day of Christmas ....
 

Light the Festive Candles

BY AILEEN LUCIA FISHER

(FOR HANUKKAH)

Light the first of eight tonight—
the farthest candle to the right.

Light the first and second, too,
when tomorrow's day is through.

Then light three, and then light four—
every dusk one candle more

Till all eight burn bright and high,
honoring a day gone by

When the Temple was restored,
rescued from the Syrian lord,

And an eight-day feast proclaimed—
The Festival of Lights—well named

To celebrate the joyous day
when we regained the right to pray

to our one God in our own way.

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Holiday Votive/Tealight Holders

To honor this last day of Hanukkah - the Festival of Lights

$30 each

 

Julie Kittredge
On the 9th Day of Christmas ....
 

I bought a menorah this year.

I was inspired by a friend who posted her thoughts about the subtle and continued oppression that continues to bubble in our nation.

The issues are so much bigger than going out and buying a menorah to understand a practice I have no exposure to or experience with. But it’s a start to an open heart and a desire to invite the conversation into my home. I’ve already learned that Hanukkah represents a celebration of religious freedom for Jewish families. I didn’t know that, and I think it’s something worth celebrating.

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Morning Rhythm: Mug and Plate set

2 Available.

$40 each set

 

Julie Kittredge
On the 8th Day of Christmas ....
 

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.' Matthew 1:23

God with us. Now that's something to ponder. Whether you believe or not. Whether you're disillusioned with your faith or not. Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not .... can we really look away from the history of Jesus? And the gift of this babe? One thing I am finding as I practice quieting my heart these first days of December is that I'm drawn undeniably into this Divine gift. I do believe that true peace resides In 'God with Us.'

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All that holiday baking might as well be beautiful!!

Mixing Bowls with Flourish Detail

Large = 4 1/2” tall x 7” wide . $60

Small + 4 1/2” tall x 5 1/2” wide . $45

 

Julie Kittredge