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Luminary of LoveVigil$38.00Description
"I wanted this figure to be a strong message of hopefulness and healing. The gradations of gold and white suggest a glow from within.
"Vigil can be seen as a welcoming piece as well as a bereavement piece; a healing piece, a serene piece, a piece of comfort and mindfulness."
Memories... hold each one safely in your heartRemembrance$20.00Description
“This piece is all about memories – how warm, comforting memories help us to heal when we’re missing someone. If you look closely at the carved icons on her dress, each recalls a memory by appealing to our senses…touch, scent, taste, sound, sight. We keep these personal memories safe within us, connecting us to those we love.”
Always, I will remember...Remember$20.00Description
“Her gesture could be a reference to memory of an event; a friend or loved one; or a significant point in a relationship. It can be a ‘miss-you’ piece — a symbol for when someone is absent, or given as a gift when you want someone to remember you. It can be a reminder of someone who is not with you, but still very present. This is a very personal piece in that it could represent an emotional time that is known or shared by just the giver and the receiver.”
Surrounded by the warmth of family and friendsWarm Embrace$23.00Description
"Warm Embrace is about what fills our senses in the summer—the feel of sunshine on your skin, the smell of freshly mown grass, the sound of insects, the taste of home-grown tomatoes—all that comes with summer. A warm embrace by family and friends can somehow, magically, provide these same sensations... no matter what time of year."
May all your senses be filled with healing graceLavender Grace$23.00Description
“A field of lavender never fails to take my breath away. You experience lavender through all your senses – not only its aromatic fragrance, but its pure visual beauty... its form is uplifting, and the color is gorgeous. In any garden, it’s a standout. It even tastes good! Speaking as a gardener, lavender is just good for the soul – and so, it heals. I wanted this piece to be a healing piece. But it also could be seen as a piece about strength. She’s looking up; her stance is strong and uplifted, like lavender. I named her Lavender Grace... perhaps she could remind you of someone who exemplifies a life of beauty and grace.”
Love, everlasting and trueLove$33.00Description
“The posture and profile of this piece is somewhat iconic. It speaks about a love so strong that it continues on beyond a lifetime. The words ‘everlasting and true’ express the idea that love can go beyond death. The rose stem gradually blends into her body, so there's no separation between the object that she’s holding and her body. I wanted the whole figure to be a symbol of love, not just the rose.”
Each day, hope anewAngel of Hope$20.00Description
“I love the idea of lighting a candle for someone, or for a wish, or a thought … keeping it alive, carrying it forward. So this angel is sheltering and protecting a small candle with a little gold-leafed flame. It’s important that the flame is small — sometimes it’s just a little flicker or a fleeting sign that can give you hope. Sometimes for me, focusing on seemingly insignificant things — events or happenings that I might ordinarily take for granted — it’s those things, those little miracles, which can give hope. I wanted Angel of Hope to be a positive piece. Kind of like the little spark that keeps us going.”
Hold close that which we hold dearAngel's Embrace$23.00Description
“This piece can be about the feeling you get from holding a child, or the child can represent something you want to protect ... a person, a memory, a relationship, a dream, a belief. Thus, the sentiment ‘hold close that which we hold dear’ can refer to someone or something tangible — or intangible and ethereal.”
A tapestry of memories...beautifully woven, deeply loved
"This piece is very much about healing. Her gesture is protective. While carving the relief pattern on her dress, I just kept carving... I wanted to push the message further, so I kept going, surrounding her with nature and everyday objects—metaphorical of a life well lived. The carved icons reflect our connections to those we love. Our story is one we share with others, all woven together, as in a tapestry. When we lose someone special, our shared experiences and memories become all the more precious to us."
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Submitted by Laura in Alabama, February 2018
My younger sister passed away suddenly. During her memorial service, I chose to speak about her life as a Tapestry that God had completed. One of my best friends questioned what gift she could give me ... my daughter, beautifully and thoughtfully, chose this as the perfect gift for me ... It sits in front of her picture.Read More >
Submitted by Julia in Wisconsin, October 2016
My favorite is Tapestry. I have this one in plain sight to see, every day. She reminds me that I have been through a lot, but all those things make me beautiful. They are all pieces of me. I am a sexual abuse survivor, I am a Christian woman, I am an overcomer, I am a fighter and I'm determined. I lost 150lbs out of devotion to myself and knowing that I was worth it. This willow tree, is all of that rolled up into one. I am beautiful.Read More >
Submitted by Phyllis Rodgers in Iowa, October 2016
My new favorite is Tapestry, memories of love & life woven in a beautiful tapestry. I have my Tapestry sitting by a plaque stating "Home is not a place, it's a feeling". To me that is so very true. My husband of 46 years has a very rare, terminal disease. We hold very dear our life of love together and all the memories we have made together with our 2 girls, their husbands, and our 8 beautiful grandchildren. The FEELING we share in our home is so comforting and safe, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Our home is our tapestry of memories.Read More >
Submitted by Eileen Jones in Michigan, October 2016
Tapestry. So much detail and symbols. To me the represent the death of my son and my living to honor his memory.Read More >
Submitted by Jenny Williams in USA, October 2016
One of my favourite pieces is Tapestry. This was released just after I sadly lost my Dad to leukaemia, and was very significant to me as he spent many hours doing very intricate tapestries. He was determined to complete his final masterpiece depicting a french market, as it was somewhere he had visited. i now have it hanging on my wall and admire it with pride. The 'Tapestry' figure seemed very appropriate, and the accompanying card telling the story was perfect. Thankyou Willowtree.Read More >
Submitted by Lynn in Ohio, October 2016
I have not recieved this piece yet, and the person I would like to give this to is my dear friend who tragically lost her son to suicide, it will be a year at the end of October. The piece is Tapestry and it is so what I wish for her... everything that you have written about the piece........ I would love to protect her while she is healing from all the pain that she goes through everyday, I remind her to take a walk when she is sad and reflect and remember and feel her son around her in nature while she reflects on his life. She is so kindhearted I would love to take her pain away from her and protect her from the hurt, sadness, lost life and loneliness she has on a daily basis.Read More >
Submitted by Kris Gilliland in Oregon, October 2016
It's interesting that one of the new pieces "Tapestry" has just come out when I, living in Oregon, was looking for something for my sister who lives in Washington & who has been diagnosed this summer with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. The future holds many questions, but we have a tapestry from our lives woven together from childhood into grand parenting and we know that regardless of what this year brings, we will have a future together in heaven that will complete the tapestry of our lives.Read More >
Submitted by Bergliot HUGDAHL in Haugesund Norway, August 2016
Vi har nå vært gift i 50 år og denne figuren ble kjøpt i Flensburg. Vi kaller den for gullbruden.Read More >
- Applied gold leaf. Interior packaging: recyclable paper pulp.
- A tapestry of memories...beautifully woven, deeply loved
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