Ray Jonas creates one-of-a-kind pieces from various hardwoods collected from around the world, including maple, rosewood, myrtle, walnut, padauk, flame box elder, and iron wood. The colors of wood range from black to fiery yellow and are complemented by stone inlays, as well as other materials like ebony. Shifting his attention from his long-time work at a bronze foundry to creating rustic wood furniture, Ray now does most of his work by hand, translating Nature's humble mate
I've just returned to Arizona after spending a week in Alabama visiting friends and family. Prior to departure, I was very stressed about seeing my mom, who has vascular dementia and did not know me last time I was with her. After picking up my rental car, I stopped in for what I assumed would be a brief visit. She was lying in bed wide awake, and we chatted for the next two hours. I knew she recognized me as family, even though she said something that let me know she thought
Gina Covel is a true healer. With a background in nursing and a love of animals and nature, she is skilled in hands-on healing and dowsing. Various paths led her to gain further knowledge in aromatherapy, vibrational medicine, the healing properties of crystals.
After receiving a book about how to make and use gem elixirs. Gina found that she "was compelled almost daily to create elixirs – from individual crystals, combinations of crystals, art work, and things."
Alejandra Villalobos has had a lifetime of creativity although, until recently, much of it was only imagined. Many of her Russian Facebook friends had been making embroidered jewelry, and Alejandra, who was spending much of her time at home with her young son, decided to teach herself the art. When she was finally able to translate the exquisite designs she had been visualizing into tangible works, the world began to take notice. Alejandra was soon chosen as a finalist in