Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring GiftAway. A Healing Collaboration.


Thank you SO much to everyone who entered, we are so excited.

FARM AND FIELD!!! You are my winner!

 the listings will go up tomorrow morning. My apologies for the delay.
Love,
Sunny

The first day of spring growing up in Pittsburgh was mostly symbolic. We'd have one full set of warm days in February wherein every school-aged kid would slip into sandals and shorts and bask in the lengthening days. We'd all be sick by the end of the week but what oh what could be sweeter than the short promise of warmer weather after such a dark and brutal Western Pennsylvania winter?

March would come in like a lion and go out like a lion. The 21st was a marker of hope. The first day of spring pinkie-swore that the crocus in the side garden would pop up through the last warm snow soon. The first day of spring whispered warm and hopeful things in our red wind-whipped ear.

Here in Northern California the first day of spring isn't the same kind of miracle-marker. It's just lovely. It's more of the same lovely that was lovely in early March. Maybe there's rain, maybe there's sun. It's in the 70s or it's in the 60s. 

It's my mother's birthday on the 21st. No matter where I live and what schedule mother nature follows it is my mother's voice in my head saying, "PAY attention" to each little thing. To every blossom and new growth. It drove us crazy as kids. Our youthful impatience didn't nurture that kind of observation; we wanted to get to the day the community pool opened. We wanted jean shorts and watermelon. We didn't recognize miracles in the beautiful violence of a bud bursting: our mojo came from teen magazines and 
corner shop penny candies.

This year's call to attention is for you on this first day of spring, on this my mother's birthday. We have something for you. This year the bloom isn't out there: it's inside. The tender green shoot is your own to tend. 

The incomparable healer Robin Sandomirsky (this isn't my first time singing her praises) and I have come up with a gift that will knock your wooly winter socks off. Robin will provide you with a thirty minute guided healing session and I will craft a piece for you based on the time spent with her. It is a true collaboration, a beautiful marriage of soul and hand.

This is the perfect gift for you, friend: a soulful insight into your journey and a silvery beacon for future travels. Robin is also gifting away a twin package. Please do enter over there, too!

On Tuesday afternoon I will draw a winning name from the comments here. I will also be posting two packages for purchase in my shop that will encompass a tandem offering: a healing session of one hour and a piece that represents that healing work for you. A dainty necklace built from the imagery in your session, Robin's intuition about your path and my maker's magic. 

To enter just leave a comment. You can also share the link for this contest on Twitter or Facebook to procure yourself an extra entry. For each platform from which you shout the good news of this GiftAway please be so kind as to enter another comment so I can count everything! If you don't see your comment quickly, have no fear - I moderate throughout the day.


27 comments:

Cat said...

In every thing you give, there is such freedom.

All the thanks in the world could not cover my gratitude for knowing you.

xoxoxo.

jordan said...

i'm the first!! i'm commenting to let me know that your writing is always so visual and uplifting to me. you're a lovely, lovely soul ms Sunny and i'm happy to know you. first day of Spring feels more like the middle of winter here...cold, just had snow last night. but i know the croci are just around the corner and can't wait to pop through the tough, dry prairie grasses and wave in the wind. love you!

Victoria Takahashi said...

what generous and loving gifts for you two to share, bravo!

Unknown said...

The two of you are both inspirations, and this particular spring will be EXTRA significant to me when I get to meet my baby girl in June :) This collaboration is genius.

Unknown said...

Sunny this is comment number two for me, Susie.sweetland@gmail.com for sharing this on facebook :)

Shelly said...

This healing collaboration offered between yourself and Robin?? THIS is what true healing is...TRUER than TRUE! To have a reading session lead to a materialized talisman and then wear this as a reminder that the power to heal lays within you and you can call it up anytime you wish...what a POWERFUL and MAGICAL offering! ♥ Thank you BOTH for this offering!

nicole said...

What a wonderful giveaway. The generosity and grace shines through your words and work. I would feel ever so grateful to win such an incredible gift. Fingers (and toes) crossed...

mairedodd said...

oh my, a - this is a harbinger of good things and dare i say, hope?! yes, pay attention - life is beautiful and short and filled with magic - strive to miss none of it. you have a wise mama -

Lynn Vernon said...

What a wonderful idea and gift....something to look forward to! Love your FB posts, blog, pics, etc. thank you for everything.

Cristi said...

What a beautiful idea...xoxox

Hollie said...

This is the most beautiful, soulful offering ever. Both you ladies are full of such beauty and truth.

pencilfox said...

i feel blessed to be a part of your life.

xo

catie said...

thanks for this -
sounds amazing ♥

Ælfswyđ said...

What a lovely offer!

Sybil Ann said...

This is a gift indeed!

kennington designs said...

The Enkindled Spring
BY D. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.

I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.

And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that's gone astray, and is lost.

Akaliene said...

What an awesome post and lovely giveaway. It has been a very challenging Winter for me and just hearing the chatter of the birds and watching the flowers bloom give me hope. Spring to me is a symbol of hope and new possibilities on the horizon. I appreciate your generosity in offering this giveaway. Blessings to both of you.

Akaliene said...

Just tweeted about this lovely giveaway:
https://twitter.com/GmansCupcake/status/447471802801848320

nicole said...

What a perfectly inspired offering! Color me enthralled :-)

Love always.

Nicole Meredith

Catherine Chandler said...

This sounds incredible. There is something so magical about spring--the renewal, the smells, the happiness and sunshine. Sending you heaps of spring love my dear!

Julie J said...

Spring has sprung in Portland with cherry blossoms and technicolor yards. I am waking up to spring personally as well after a long dark winter. This past year has been intense and I am feeling the sun on my face and getting clear about what I want. I am ready to burst forth like a flower.

Julie J said...

I just submitted a comment that is identical to the one I posted on Robin's blog post - about spring. I also wanted to share that I was in a women's circle a couple months ago and talking about my dad's death and how he loved hawks and they have been coming to me after his death. Someone in the group told me hawks speak to her as well and her dad had die AND she work a hawk cuff you designed! I remembered the name because I was so taken with it :)

Farm and Field said...

Yes, please!
Thank you to both of you.

Cat said...

wow...this is truly an amazing gift
You are both amazing women that I am honoured to know and be able to call sister....I enter this know that the right person will receive this gift and be so ever blessed...going to share this on my FB page too....

love you A!♥♥♥

love and light

windrock studio said...

A very true heart offering, so happy to see this!

Anonymous said...

so glad to know you in this big wide world. xoxo.

-sarah boekell
sarahc2310@aol.com

m said...

This is just perfect. xoxo.