rachmanut/compassion, an uplifting commission as a gift for a woman who rescued one of many birds who grace her yard.
Kaddish, winter pomegranate. Even in winter, when the leaves turn yellow on the pomegranate tree in my yard, sometimes fruit remains, reminding me of the sweetness that came before and is yet to come.
Chesed/lovingkindness` such a beautiful word to combine with the name of the rabbi who was leaving the desert for a different climate and congregation. This scarf was commissioned as a going away gift by the temple brotherhood, who asked for a saguaro and cactus in bloom.
Emet/truth commissioned as a gift between old friends. This was ot a surprise, so when I asked if there was an important word that she wanted included, she chose emet. Depending how the scarf is placed, the word sits across her throat where she can speak her truth.
Chesed and turtles commissioned by a thoughtful husband for his wife, because he sees her as the essence of lovingkindness manifested in her charitable deeds.
The breadth of God's embrace holds us together still~
After a woman awoke to find her husband had died in his sleep beside her, a group of her friends came to me with a request to create a large prayer scarf with elements important to the couple, who found joy and peace hiking in the desert. A raven feather and cactus flowers were requested, along with the declaration created in English by the frie
Seeking wisdom and guidance on her journey, the recipeient requested this white owl
The death of a father and the love of Cajun music combine in this surprise gift between old friends. Under a star-filled dark sky, a fiddle, squeeze box, and an alligator share space with Hebrew words from Ecclesiastes: To everything there is a season.
A Raven's eye view as he travels over the mountains, fields, and rivers of New Mexico. My spirit guide, my journey scarf.
Fascinating collaboration between #Roche Diagnostics & #SAACA with artists, writers,& musicians who created pieces based on personal diagnoses of Roche employees. See/hear it online for my written/spoken piece and #healing scarf .
Great # AZPM #NPR radio interview with me starts at 15:00
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