Posts Tagged ‘heart’


I try to keep candles around the house. It’s a decor that comes in handy during power outages and I love the ambiance of a pretty candle when the sun goes down. But candle shopping is difficult when you’re looking for a candle that doesn’t have synthetic fragrance and that will actually produce a quality burn.

 shop Big Dipper Wax Works. all natural beeswax candles. bright idea.

Beeswax Heart Pillar

From reading on the Big Dipper website, I’ve learned that beeswax candles are better for the environment. They burn cleaner, longer, and brighter.  Big Dipper has a large selection of candles. The Heart Pillar is very pretty & perfect for warming hearts this Valentine’s Day.

Big Dipper is a Green America approved business located in Seattle. They donate 10% of the net profits from all candle sales “to organizations dedicated to outreach, education, and sustainability efforts devoted to promoting sustainable beekeeping. ”

It think it’s a great idea to bee Eco friendly and use beeswax candles from Big Dipper.

Big Dipper Wax Works provided the Beeswax Heart Pillar to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.



Heart Stone Gallery is the Etsy shop of Kerri Michaud, artist and high school art teacher.

Kerri used the Michael Nolan quote in her watercolor and collage print “Follow Your Heart” shown below.

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.”

She’s applied that principle in her life by pursuing her love for art. Her artistic talent and teaching is an inspiration to many. 



Pieces of old books and a photo are the collage materials for “Listen to the Silence”.

I chose a weathered wood frame for both; however, the little boat at sea looks good in this blue frame giving it a more contemporary look.


Matthew 6:21

English Standard Version (ESV)

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

I like thinking about the heart quote found in Matthew 6.  Jesus was teaching His disciples and the point made is really about relationship, i.e., our relationship as Christians to our heavenly Father. So on our daily, earthly journey consider where our treasure is and if we’re seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

About Kerri

I am an artist and high school teacher in Connecticut. Before going back to college for my art education certification, I completed my bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in ceramics. I have always had a passion for art and loved the freedom it allows me to have in expressing myself. I enjoy passing my knowledge onto my students and seeing their pride in their completed work.

My latest adventure has been opening my own shop on Etsy. Although I like working with clay and photography, I am most drawn to watercolors. Many of my paintings come from my own photographs.

This quote by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, is an inspiration for me to look at the quiet details in nature that are often over looked and try to capture them in my art. ‘When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else’.

My current artwork combines watercolors with collage and text. My materials come from old books, scrapbook paper, and magazines. I’m having fun playing with different patterns, layers, textures and words or quotes that speak to me.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Kerri Michaud for her participation and for the beautiful prints she provided.

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My first pictures with my new camera.

Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day of the year.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

South Carolina surprised me with lovely pink flowers on January 1st.

Happy New Year!

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