Top 10 Reasons to Love

Love is in the air and I can't think of anything better to celebrate... LOVE how we love thee! I sat down over the weekend with paper and pencil to make a list of the top ten reasons to love and (troubled by the weight of these days and a tiny head cold) I couldn't think of any.  So I wrote my friend Kevin who when I asked him at the start of the year, "What is your purpose?" He answered, "To love." And in the way of a true friend he lit up my heart with this list...

1. Love needs no reason, no explaination, it springs forth slowly or quickly but always suddenly touching one's entirety with truth beyond the way we question and inspect every other realm of being.

2. Love gives all and receives all without demands or expectations.

3. Love bridges distance between, that we feel support, strength, hope- with love surrounding there's connection no matter stretches of time or miles apart.

4. We see vaster, feel deeper, go beyond the known, for love cracks open our previous borders of what was possible.

5. There's no greater challenge, no greater reward, to walk a path of love, one will always feel purpose.

6. Love is a language beyond words, beyond even species. Animals & plants grow healthy surrounded by love.

7. By loving now we send future hearts handholds to grip as they climb into discovery of what love can be.

8. By continuing to love we receive strength from all hearts of the past.

9. Love is the best food, literally & metaphorically, it nourishes & heals.

10. There are infinite reasons, love needs no reason.

Love how we love thee... tiny little illustration of lover xo

Love how we love thee... tiny little illustration of lover xo

May your days be warmed by the love that is in and around us all.

Happy Valentines Day! 

xo

Crystal Hartman

...And an enormous Thank You to Kevin Johnson for this beautiful list of reasons to love.

 

Bizarre Bazaar, Durango Colorado

It's holiday time and I am so excited to be a part of the Studio & Annual Bizarre Bazaar this weekend in Durango Colorado!  The gallery will be packed with handmade gifts from local artists and artisans all made love.  I'm busy in the studio making handmade art jewelry, yoga jewelry, stamped earrings, turquoise, druzies, deer, bunnies and oh so many sweet jewels!

Please come out and join us for this amazing event!

 The Bizarre Bazaar

Friday December 11 . 5-9pm

Saturday December 12 . 10-6pm

Sunday, December 13 . 11-3pm

Studio & • 1027 Main Ave. Durango Colorado

Handmade art by local makers for the holiday season, this weekend in Durango Colorado

Handmade art by local makers for the holiday season, this weekend in Durango Colorado

Studio Colfax, Denver

Thank You Studio Colfax for hosting us last weekend for the opeing of Reoccuring Butterflies, an exhibition of my art (illustrations, paintings and handmade silver jewelry) showing through May in downtown Denver!

If you are in the Colorado capital and love art, swing by... I promise a very fine time.

Studio Colfax

2418 East Colfax

Denver, Colorado 80206

Open Dail with handmade, artisan goods and fine art 11:00 till 7:00

Happy Weekend!

xx

Crystal

 

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