Friday, June 28, 2013


Not long ago, I delivered an order of gift tags to Collected Works Bookstore, a local shop here in town.  Dorothy has owned this independent bookstore for years, and it is a Santa Fe treasure.  She added a coffee shop not long ago, which serves not only coffee, but pastries, burritos, salads and sandwiches made locally.  They have your standard cup of coffee, espresso drinks, and really good iced teas.  There is also a selection of sodas, like Izze, or Blue Sky, and always complimentary ice water, as well as bottled water.

If you're in Santa Fe, you simply must stop in an visit.  There are often talks and demonstrations going on, as well as children's story time.  The staff is well versed and friendly, and the ambience is comfortable and homey.

You'll find Kat's Kards, as well as these little gift tags there.  Be sure to ask about them, as their placement in the shop often changes.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Introductions - Bookhou - one of my favs

I've been wanting to share with you these wonderful pouches I purchased from Bookhou.  I've had them for a little while, and have already starting using them for my tools and other things I use in my jewelry making.  I simply love her work, and have several of her pieces now.  I am an avid follower of her blog, and have a huge "want" list for several of her new designs.

I hope you take a moment to look at her offerings.  I know you will love anything you might purchase from her.  And I so enjoy getting a peek into the life of her work and shop, as well as her family.  She owns a brick and mortar store in Toronto, as well as selling online.  She also recently shipped wholesale orders to Sweden!!  I am so excited for her.

I got TWO pouches!!

Dropcloth Pouch from Bookhou

Flip side of Dropcloth Pouch

I'll be back tomorrow with a peek at some orders of mine that just went out in a local shop, as well as perhaps some WIPs.

Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate each and every one of you who visits.  And I really enjoy your comments, as well.

Until next time ~ 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Visual Quest - an online journey into art by Pixie Campbell

I have been a member of Pixie Campbell's SouLodge since its inception, and I absolutely adore her and her teachings.  Not only is she a wonderful space holder,  she is truly a gifted and talented artist.  Her paintings are created from her shamanic journeys.  They are beautiful interpretations of the animal medicine that our four-leggeds and winged ones can bring to us.  She is finally holding an online course in the use of journeywork for creating art.  Her live courses have received much acclaim.

I am so happy to introduce you to my clan sister, Pixie Campbell.  Please stop by to see her blog, and consider this beautiful offering.  Visual Quest promises to be inspiring and sure to touch your soul.

Below is one of my favorite pieces painted by Pixie.

Dahlia Wolf Dignity & Integrity Fine Art Print

Dahlia Wolf Dignity & Integrity

by Pixie Campbell

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer Solstice!

My gosh, it's been a while since I've been here.  I've been devouring other's juicy blogs, playing on the SouLodge private fb page and working on quite a few new things.  Work time for creative "stuff" is so disjointed now, that I have many WIP and little finished.  I'll be sure to share when they are complete.

In the meantime, since Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is TODAY, I wanted to share blessings for this time of intention setting and the longest day of the year.  This picture is typical of the single petaled roses you see here in Santa Fe, and it's beautiful yellow color said "solstice" to me.  Enjoy ~