Quote of the Day

“I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.”- Khalil Gibran
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Five Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year. That means you have all of two weeks to get your thoughtful card and gift. Luckily, I have some suggestions/ideas for you-and of course, they’re from small business owners like myself.

1.  For the For the Wine Lover Mother: $15.95cascadecoolers-2
If mom loves wine, then she’ll love this extra thick 5mm Insulated Neoprene 2 Bottle Sleeve. Just make sure you fill it with her favorite wines. Even better- take mom wine tasting and bring a few of these to carry your wine purchases home in. You can order them here.

 

2. For the #DIY & Home Cook Mom- $9.99

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Did you read the article about the girl who lost her eye because glitter got into it?  If you have a #DIY kind of mom then it’s your duty to get these for her. They’re marketed as onion goggles and they are wonderful at preventing tears due to onion fumes or even smoke from cooking or barbecuing. However, they are also perfect for protecting your eyes during crafting moments that involve spray-paint and/or glitter. They come in black and purple. You can order them here or click on the image above. I use mine for all #DIY projects. Of course, I have purple-my favorite color.

 

3. The Flower Loving Mom: Get Personal, Sentimental… 10.99+

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Most moms love flowers. There are a couple of options here:

  1. Bring or send Mom flowers AND send her a card that you’ve designed yourself with an image of the flowers you sent her on it. You can do this on www.chattergoldstudios.com. Just click on the image of the flower you’d like to use and then add your own personal saying or poem to the card. Mom will not only get beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day but she’ll have a card to remember them by, long after the flowers have gone.
  2.  Order merchandise with her favorite flowers on it. You can order all sorts of merchandise from www.chattergoldstudios.com with mom’s fav flower on it: jewelry boxes, T-shirts, coasters, aprons, and of course photographs or canvas prints. There are non-flower images you can use on the site, too. Just use the search bar on the site to look for images of places and things you’d like to put on your card.

 

4. The Tech Mom: Flexible Smartphone Holders-3 for $23.98

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These Cell Phone holders are great for tech geek moms. Mold them into any shape you like. Take them with you on the go. Strap them to your stroller, bike, step machine at the gym or sit them on your office desk. Order here or click the image above to get a 3 pack including a black one, white one and purple one. I use mine to hold my smartphone in my car, one for my desk at work and one at home for when I’m following recipes in the kitchen.

5. The Etsy Mom: You Can Fine Everything for Mom on Etsy

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You can find anything and everything for mom on Etsy. It’s one of the best ways to support artists and small business. I’ve put together a treasury here for you to order from. When in doubt, you can also get mom a gift certificate to Etsy, too!

 

 

 

 

 

The Experiment

The Experiement

(Somewhere in the 90’s)

Experimental movements
Social obligations
Each turn
Each take
A different moment
and interpretation.
His smile
lights your soul
for a little while,
But the flame only burns
When his smile
Stays consistent
Beside you
In front of you
Inside you.
Trust ignited
Inhibitions let go
And you are his
And he is yours
And there is no one
else
In the world.

The Freshness- Rumi

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When it’s cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.

And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.

The inner secret, that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now.

I can’t explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,

and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

Flame (Poems From Yesteryear)

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The candle flame flickers
As I sit here and stare
Wondering if
You’re wondering where
I am
Or
Who
I am with
Or if
I’m thinking of you
As you think of me
Too.
I sit here staring
The candle flickers
Are you caring?
About me?
Like I care about you?
The candlelight flickers
Telling me…
You do.

Never Alone

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Lighting strikes
Breaking the silence
Sound so deafening
My breath catches
All alone
In the night sky
All alone
In the universe
You call my name
I hear
And smile
No boundaries
Can separate us.

by Tricia Chatterton (somewhere in the 90’s).  All Rights Reserved.

“Soldier” (Poems from Yesteryear)

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How to know
Which way to go
And whom
To go with
Social circles lead
But don’t plant the seed
Of who shall be
And who they shall be
With.
So, I pause and look
Unphased
Yet dazed
As I open another book
Waiting for that tap on the shoulder
To look and find
A beautiful soldier
To guard and protect… my heart.

Written by © Tricia Chatterton. All Rights Reserved. (somewhere in the 90’s)

“World Full of Color” (Poems From Yesteryear)

I’m beginning a new category (can’t get enough) titled “Poetry From Yesteryear.”  As I go through all of my sketchbooks from my twenties, I’m finding some interesting poetry.  It’s fascinating to see where I was emotionally and spiritually at that time… and how much life has changed since.  I begin my first in the series with…

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“World Full of Color”

I used to think life very clear

All black and white.

Years change me

Visions transform

Path becomes blurry

Too many choices

Revelation

Disintegration

Transformation

In a world full of color.