Look what graced my PO Box today! I went out on a limb - okay, a very short and sturdy limb - and asked Nadine for an "Om" votive. "What's an Om?" she asked with what I'd hoped was curiosity. It's a Sanskrit word, difficult to translate. I equate it to Amen or, in the Native American tradition, Ho. I emailed her a few links and images and this is her creation ... stunning! Shanti means peace in Sanskrit.
I hesitate to post these little webcam images only because they don't even come close to the amazing beauty I see before me. The symbols shine on the walls and the glittery gold flickers like a kaleidoscope.
She asked if I wanted to see pictures before mailing it to me - and I'm a sucker for surprises so I declined. Imagine my complete and utter awe when I opened the box. [which, incidentally, was odorless. how is that possible?]
Please everyone, give yourself, or someone else, the gift of Nadine's creations! They are handmade with love and care. It supports an incredible artist-friend. And the price can't be beat. It's a win-win-win, in all directions.
Thank you Nadine. Your vision is exquisite. Add my name to the growing list of satisfied customers!