Monday, March 22, 2010

Mysterious Ways

A letter from my friend Robyn demonstrates that "art saves".  A breast cancer survivor for many years, she has been going through a difficult time with it lately, which is only serving to make her spirit stronger. I know she will be fine. Every so often, Robyn orders what I call a 'care package' from me. She leaves the contents up to me. I choose items very carefully, wrap everything individually, and send her the package. Sometimes lovely things happen. She has given me permission to share this with you.

dear Colette,

yesterday, 18th I had my operation as you know, I took one little gift to open while I was waiting to go to theatre (operating room).. and you will never guess what it was! the angel wing. I was truly surrounded by angels yesterday.
     today 19th, I was resting on my cane lounge, looking at my pile of little gifts yet to be open and I had an urge to open one. the one that I knew i had to open was a little square package.. and inside a chain with a medal on it.. the St.Joseph, maria medal. perfect for today which is the Feast of St. Joseph. perfect for today our wedding anniversary.
     I do believe that I am going to be fine.. all of these gifts are telling me that each time I open one.
    also, the little pouch that I spoke of the other day.. I am using it to keep my bach flower rescue remedy in.. perfect because of the words on it: stay calm carry on..
 anyhow, if you would like to share this on your blog, please do!
 sending love always Robyn xoxo


  1. Anonymous1:40 p.m.

    In the short time I've been following you, Colette, I can understand why someone in need of comfort and beauty would order care packages consisting of your art. Sending healing prayers and all the best to Robyn.

  2. Very touching story... and it demonstrates the power of friendship and giving in healing. My heart goes out to you and your friend.

  3. So touching and heartfelt! It truly seems like
    God is working through your hands to give her
    signs of hope! So, much comfort and kindness arrives in the mail; I am so happy you shared this story! I think you should put those on Etsy; there are a lot of people who could use
    a care package. Sending Robin my prayers!

  4. Beautiful Stuff that..great women the both of you..Blessings, Cynthia

  5. Oh Colette. What a blessing you are to Robyn!!! I love that you wrap each and every item individually....I pray for the healing of sweet Robyn as well ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  6. Colette, you know that I love your care packages. My whole bedroom is full of Colette 'care art'.. from the gorgeous St. Simon Stock Pillow, the divine wreath I bought a few years ago, the medals, the dream catcher.. I am surrounded with love and to know that each piece has been 'reiked' brings peace to me.
    thank YOU xoxo
    and yes, I do believe you must put these on etsy.. your healing art care packages xo

  7. beautiful. Art heals in many ways. This is the 2nd post I've seen about 'signs' - very encouraging.



  8. YOU are it is no wonder that your work is healing...this is just one tiny example of that~ Love you so much!

  9. What a beautiful story. And beautiful people. Thank you for sharing it!

  10. So touching. Thank you for sharing this with us!
    Monica x.

  11. What a wonderful story Colette. I love the way your art touches someone so in need of spiritual sustenance. I quite agree that art and creativity in general is a great healer. Where would we be without it?

  12. THat is so sweet...little packages hold big love....


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