Be creative, be yourself. Let this
piece remind you daily of all the ways to invite
joy into your life. Honor your creativity and
values by stitching one of the Spirit Series.
Each pattern combines a symbol from nature with
a meditative word, to speak to the stitcher's
heart and become a completed touchstone.
Great Bear Canada is proud
to introduce the Spirit Series – contemporary
patterns to celebrate the spirit and values in
all stitchers. Full color chart opens up to 11”
x 17”. Get caught up in the spirit of adventure
and try Silk Mori threads and hand-overdyed variegated
floss. Be joyful.
Michelle talks about joy
Joy is ever so sweet after its absence. One of the hardest parts
of living through a depression is the growing awareness that one’s
joy is slipping away. The senses lose their receptivity and pleasures
dim: food loses its taste, music sounds flat. But when the senses
reawaken, it is such a gift. I think about jazz musicians who
describe the intense, sustained ecstasy of playing as pure joy.
This is what I feel when I am with horses. I love losing myself
in the pure physical connection with these gentle giants –
brushing them, cleaning them, feeling their softness and drinking
in their scent. Joy is about being present, about the exhilaration
of this very moment.