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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Australian Found Wood Necklace - cotton - by Alchemy

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As we continue to focus on our “Abundant Creativity” this month, let’s not forget to look at the flip side of the same coin. While the idea of abundance seems to imply a sense of more than enough or too much, I like to think that it merely points to having just enough. There is something inherently simple about abundance. Perhaps I’m waxing philosophic (as well as enjoying a metaphor) but simple abundance is an idea I can stand behind.

Belinda Evans is the artist and designer behind Alchemy, an online shop of beautiful textiles, jewelry, and aromatherapy products that focuses on simple, sustainable living and practice. Evans’ background in environmental sustainability education speaks to her simple and natural aesthetic and her work is the type that brings a breath of ease into your home. I am especially in love with these weavings and think every single one of them holds a specific piece of simple beauty that my home is missing. After all, any reminder to look at the simpler side of abundance is a good one.

Alchemy is giving away one Australian Found Wood Necklace to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, November 26th.
Please visit Alchemy and tell us: When you think of abundance in your life, what comes to mind?

Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, December 2nd, to see if you’ve won!

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  1. 1
    Trisha says:

    When I think of abundance I think of time with people I love, time to pursue the things that make me happy, good food, good drink and good music. 

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    Anna L says:

    When I think of abundance in my life, I think of the abundance of opportunities that I have! The amount of risks I can take because all the resources that have come my way.  I treasure all the people in my life, and I am blessed to be in the social network and connections I that I am in.  This allows me to have opportunities and risks accessible.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    my husband is amazing, so i think of love. :)

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    Elizabeth says:

    “For all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.”
    When I think of abundance, I think of the fact that everything in the world, is not something I’ve made. Even when I make things, the sources of them are beyond me! Even when I think, the ideas are from (often) from others!

    Abundance to me is reality. It is the reality that there is so much in the world, and it is not from me (though I participate in it!)

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    Pumpernickel says:

    I think of “Joy” first and foremost.

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    Nikki says:

    Living where I do, on a working farm, abundance is the apple crop, the walnuts, the tomato yields, and the fact that we have all we can use and LOTS to share with others.  I feel rich to be able to use the harvest from the orchard and the gardens exuberantly and to never run out of more to share!  Abundance is also the natural resources–lots of land to work and lots of water from the well, lots of space, lots of fresh air!

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    megan says:

    I think of love because that’s practically all we have right now – but it is the best thing TO have. 

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    Joann says:

    I think about my family and friends and am grateful for how they influenced me over the course of my life <3

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    Samantha S says:

    I’m in my first semester of graduate school–so at the moment I’m enjoying splashing around in an abundance of ideas, perspectives, and conversations. Add that to our town’s weekly farmers’ market, and my life right now is happily abundant.

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    Chloe says:

    I feel like abundance is a word that represents every aspect of my life right now.
    I have an abundance of creativity, loved ones, adventure, work, and possibilities. Every day I’m reminded of the fullness of life, whether it’s because of time spent in the studio alone, playing with my cats, or being with my best friends.

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    Amanda says:

    For me, that Im currently so far away from home and living in another country, I guess abundance means to me, “life”, and the emotions that come with it. I think emotions are like air. There is not a moment that you can live without them ( otherwise is like being a living corp). By embracing and accepting what everything can make you feel, either pleasant or otherwise.  Is when everything connects and  when  you can perceive and relate to not only your truly self but to what surrounds you. I Guess, life is abundance in itself that never stops marvelling and filling me.

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    Susie H. says:

    I too love the aesthetic of the shop, that elusive balance of just enough! For me right now, what comes to mind with abundance in my life is having enough hardships and enough blessings to truly appreciate the good in my life. 

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    Kate says:

    When I think of abundance I think of joy and gratitude. Happy and Grateful for all I have and for so many amazing and challenging opportunities! 

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    Ilse says:

    for me, is not about what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance.

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    Jennifer says:

    Love. I have the love of my sisters, and my 4 nieces. I have a good marriage filled with love. I love so many friends and they love me back. When my dad died in January, I was humbled by the love that was sent my way. I am truly blessed.

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    Hedy says:

    For me, abundance is all about the love around me and the openness I receive in my heart. My pockets aren’t deep but I’m rich in love and joy, particularly where my daughter is concerned. She’s taught me what true abundance means!

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    cindy says:

    When I think of abundance, I immediately think of my family. With two young kids, the house is always filled with a lot of noise, people, and stuff everywhere but for me that all adds up to an abundance of joy.

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    Monica B. says:

    Homework….there seems like there is always a paper due, a forgotten assignment, or a project intimidatingly hovering over my already stressed head. But college has given me some of the closest connections I’ve ever formed, so I guess its worth it.

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    Coral M. says:

    This one is easy! Abundance makes me think of friendships. The true, long-term, know you inside-and-out, love you unconditionally type. I feel lucky to have a number of these with people I’ve known since I was young.

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    Lauren P says:

    My life overflows with curiosity and wonder. I love exploring, learning, and growing as a person. There is so much to discover in this world.

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    Sparrow says:

    Abundance is one of my favorite words. If I’m ever down and take just a moment to contemplate abundance, I’m overwhelmed with joy and peace. Abundance blossoms all around me. In the natural world, I feel rejuvenated by the intricate and simple beauty of everything from a mountain range to a chestnut. In my body, I can move and run and dance and love others with no inhibition. In my family, my wild boys fill me with joy with their quiet smiles and raucous laughter. I feel like abundance is everywhere, it takes seeing eyes to behold it.

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    Charlotte D. says:

    I have abundance of love for my children.  My husband gives me abundance of love (and likewise).