Wednesday, July 29, 2009

10 % Off Sale for Blog Followers

Hi Friends of Heart Space,

I am frying slowly in Portland, Oregon.  It's the third day of a killer heat wave.  The forecast for today is one hundred eight degrees!  And it's not dry heat, either.  It's putting me in the mood to let go of all this stuff that has been sitting around in my store.  It's putting me in the mood to earn enough gas money to take us to a much-earned trip to the sea side for a day soon.  If I make 50-100 dollars I could pay for gas and take us out to dinner.  Anyway, I'm going to try.

Here's the plan.  If you're a follower of my blog and order before August Fifth, I'll give you a 10% discount on any item.  Such a deal!  The prices are already quite low.

Surely someone out there is about to drive down to some mall or other to pick up a gift for someone. (We do it out of habit without even thinking.) Well, I don't blame you if you have no Air conditioning and are having a heat wave like ours. But wait, you could be purchasing a handmade, fair trade item from yours truly!  I'll gift wrap it for free, too!  What could be more easy?  Well, I know some of you love the thrill of the shopping hunt. So. . . .

Go ahead and troll the mall. I bet I can beat their prices and you will still enjoy the air conditioned walk.  Here's the link -

P.S. For those who don't know: the link is to my shop on, a site where millions of artisans compete for attention from potential buyers.  It is not unusual for a newer store to only have a few sales like mine does. It is no reflection on the quality of my work.  I don't have money to advertise, etc.  This blog is about it. Luckily I do sell my work in person, too.  Still, it would be great to sell more and build a business that has many outlets.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Little Lupitas

Three New Little Necklaces 
The third one has sold already!


Monday, July 13, 2009

You Are What You Love

Clarita loves the color robin's egg blue. 
What do you love?

Today I recommend a new form of shopping that costs absolutely nothing.  It occurred to me while contemplating how people who shop on Etsy leave virtual "hearts" at their favorite Etsy stores, or give to items that catch their fancy. Maybe an Etsy shopper never buys that thing, but just having "hearted" it, they've made it a part of their Favorites Section on their Etsy site. It's a way you can come to know a person on Etsy, by what favorites they display.  Some people keep their Etsy hearts secret from all others, but many are so proud of their favorites that they announce them on blogs or on Twitter.  Maybe this is a metaphor for a very valuable spiritual and creative exercise: listing your favorite things in some tangible form.

First, spend a few moments with your Heart's Longing, what you'd love to see around you, or how you would like things in your life to be.  Then imagine that you have left a bit of your heart at the place where those beloved nouns are sold, or appear, or congregate, just as an Etsy shopper might.

Finally, create a book, either real or imaginary where you might store images or words that represent those nouns, or even some verbs, if what you love is an action word.  Now imagine that this book has a photo of you on the cover.  All these qualities, things, experiences, etc. are part of what you store in your heart.  You might title that book: My Heart's Desires.  

Such intentionality might actually help you obtain some of these desires.  I intend to make such a book this summer and keep it in a sacred place.  Can you list at least a hundred things you love? I guarantee that just doing this will lift your spirits. 

What do you cherish in your Heart Space? Please leave a comment with one favorite thing you love.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy or ponderous: just what first comes to mind!

Wishing you every happiness,