• Remembering to stay soft…

    When people are born, they are soft and gentle. When they die they are stiff and callous. When myriad things, grasses, and trees, are born, they are soft and tender. When they die, they are withered. So stiffness and callousness are the company of death. Softness and Suppleness are the company of Life. The powerful army will not win. A stiff tree will break. So stiffness and power stay below. Softness and suppleness stay above. ~ Tao te Ching 道德經

  • Winter blues

    Hello friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about how this time of year, just after the holidays and lasting through March, can be difficult for a lot of people. For those prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it can often set in once the threshold of the new year has been crossed. The sky remains grey, and there are fewer twinkling holiday lights. Our friends, our family and we have gone back to work. It’s often windy and bitterly cold, and we sit inside all day watching the weather through a closed window. We avoid going outside and dread pumping gas.  It may feel like there’s not much to look forward to, with…

  • A message of gratitude for you…

    Happy New Year to all of my neighbors, friends, family and those of you I haven’t yet met! THANK YOU for making the first month of STAR + SPLENDOR a success! I am truly grateful for the support and kindness of those who’ve visited and reached out so far. Every time you purchase an item from the shop, you are supporting the dream of a maker, and that creates an incredible reverberation of creativity and love that feeds into your own path and purpose. We need more of that in 2019! I’m working on an ambitious schedule of events and workshops for the year and connecting with more inspiring makers…