Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Les cadeaux de Nanou (Nanou's Gifts)
I think that someone has figured out how to package joy. Her name is Nanou, and she crafts the most beautiful gifts from paper, wood, stone, and yarn.
Inside this envelope of handmade paper woven with flower petals Nanou tucked a hand-sewn and hand-lettered card with an eloquent expression of friendship, one offered with a truly open heart. (There is magic sewn inside these cards made by Nanou.)
Each package offered delight, a perfect expression of Nanou's beauty, grace, and sensitivity to nature's treasures.
This serene Flapper Girl stone peeked out at me from a box covered with handmade paper. She sleeps inside a nest of airy wool. She is one of Nanou's many eloquent conversations between paper and stone.
Nanou looks at the natural world with a sense of wonder. She noticed and preserved the rounded lobes of this delicate leaf.
She sees the true spirits of the forest and clothes them as tokens of friendship and protection. She has created a family of Forest Friends whose stories she tells. I am so honored to have two of them come to live here with me. They rest atop the desk in my craft area, where they whisper funny tales of Nanou and her Forest Friends. And when I ask, they tell me that the one true secret to living a happy life is to see the world with a childlike sense of wonder and eyes wide open to its beauty, just like Nanou does.
Thank you, my beautiful friend, for the package of joy. Here is a song that I think you will enjoy.
Local chatter from ZenCrafter at 12:13 AM