Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Scott's Run Settlement house

We will be attending the Scott's Run Settlement house for the Rib Fest
Celebration... Looks to be a exciting day, July 21, 2007. Fun for the whole family...Osage, West Virginia.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Where dreams begin....

Dear Kimblake,

A big thank you to those who bought books......enjoy!

It's festival time!

I can do what to an eskimo?

Red Earth Festival 2007

Native Americans

Woodland Pow Wow

The first steps to a successful weekend is having beautiful weather, and that we did. Watching the Native Americans celebrate in life, was a warm and earthy experience. Their respect for that which is widely neglected by people in the world at large. I would not call it simplicity, yet a common ground for what is right and wrong and a bases of gratitude for nature, not much different then many of us who love to garden, respect that the sun has risen and that a new day has begun.

Holding on to their heritage and educating the next generation to the beauty of their dance and music with their obvious love for that all exist. As I spoke with them,I saw the similarities in our plight, they are a large part of the American Culture, one that is many times over looked. I also viewed that as people our needs are very much the same and the issues with which we have to deal with on a daily basis are there. We get up in the morning , we have to provide for our families, discipline our children and deal with the many issues that arise in living life.

Though my highlight of the weekend was watching the children play, my daughter said I made the best of friends, better then people I have known my whole life. I believe the similarity in our beliefs, the down to earth and basic morality or a common bond, allowed the children to be just that children and run and play and grow. Though as I watched the children enjoying and forming a bond of friendship, I realized that there was so much we could learn from children. They come into the world pure and innocent without the grave prejudice that separates cultures, hearts and people. The beauty and the future rest with the children of the world. It is adults whose ignorance and fear that lead us as people down the path of grudges and negativity. Marten Luther King, whose is well known for his speech " I have a dream" . Knew the future rest in educating the next generation. I do believe the world can someday sit on the same podium of respect and love and care for one another with the beauty of diversity. Look unto the children for their eyes see no color, look unto the children for their hearts are pure, look unto to children for they are our future leaders.

When the media stops separating and dividing people and realizes the strong tool of hatred they have become, the weapon of the words that carries grudges and evils of the past and makes them current issues that remain alive, then and only then will people as a whole break down the barriers that have remained for so many years.The news, radio, tv, internet, movies , plays etc., should be held to a responsiblity to all people. When a man is as seen as a man,both good and bad, and not as rich or poor, black or white, Irish or Japanese, but as a man, then we will have broken down one brick in the wall of ignorance. For even a child knows we all take one step at a time, when learning to walk.

Enough of this rambling.... Saturday was fun, I signed books and met some wonderful people. I heard stories of the loss of lives, to heartbreak and many who have overcome their own personal hells. Each individual sucess stories were a inner view of the struggle and the varied emotions we express.
One woman asked where I was from, she said I would have thought you were from somewhere special. You look like someone special... special hun!, aren't we all, as we are Pieces of the grandest puzzle..... Mother Earth.

My gratitude goes out to those at the pow wow who made us feel welcomed and for allowing us to share in their moment in the sun

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Donora Street Festival

Planning for the Donora Street Festival in August 3rd 4th and 5th 2007. With the great weather we been having we hope this will be a great turn out. It should be a great turn out... Arts, vendors, crafters, bake sales, great family fun.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Untraveled Paths....

The Irwin Community Arts and Crafts couldn't have asked for better weather. I would say it was near perfect, hot summer without the humidity and a warm breeze that is both inviting and comforting. There was a steady crowd of people all who seem to be in good spirits.

Where there is light, there is hope.
I think I held my own today with people pleased with the poetry and skincare.But the key was the event opened the door to more invitations, events that sounded extremely exciting and gearing me in directions that I had no idea were there. Success is not measured by how much one owns, but how much one can give back to society. In this perspective I am wealthy beyond the barriers of earth. For I have crossed walls of brick to reach the clouds. With Love there is imagination, with imagination dreams, with dreams hope, with hope tomorrow, with tomorrow a path untraveled.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pow Wow

I'll be displaying art work and poetry and skincare products make it a great family outing would love to see you.
Woodland Zoo White Buffalo Gathering
Standing Stone Village in conjunction with the Woodland Zoo will be holding the Gathering on June 23 & 24, 2007 at the Zoo in Farmington, PA.
Come see ...

Residing at Woodland Zoo, Farmington, PA
and enjoy the activities of an American Indian powwow for the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2007.
Held at (Rain or Shine):
Woodland Zoo3400 National PikeFarmington, PA 15437724-329-8664
June 23: 10am - 8pm June 24: 10am - 5pm
Grand Entry at 12 Noon both days
Standing Stone Thunder Drum
Sweet Thunder w/Bear Thunder
Western PA Native American Association People's Drum
New Beginnings
Kevin Talking Crow
First Fruits Festival Weekend for all American Indians to participate in. Every American Indian is asked to bring a strawberry dish to share during Saturday’s Supper.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Dravosburg Community Festival

Angels come in all sizes.

Over the Road ...

We have started the season off with a bang. Mother nature is complying with our wishes for rain free weekends. We hope to see you this season as we work to bring you great gifts with a poetic flair of todays lifestyles... Fun filled writing suitable for weddings, anniversarys, birthdays and just great thank you gifts for those friends who mean so much, why settle for less when you can have a unique gift signed by the author..

A Cup Between 2 Friends

Cute tea pots for one!

We have added some great new products to our a cup between 2 friends line. The tea pots for one can be found at local festivals near you or order a variety of colors from, your one stop shop for gift gifting from the heart.


Creative framed original poetry ..... the gift that keeps giving.

IBPA's Summer Craft and vendor show....

Come on out Satuday June 16 th 2007 for a great look at artist and crafters... Downtown Irwin Pennsylvania ... where good things happen.

We are looking forward to a great weekend from 9 am till 3.00 rain or shine we are going to be out in forces bring you all of our skincare products made special to make a difference in your daily regimen.

Also look for Rachel Charlotte Miller and get a copy of her book Dear is not always black and white sometimes we have to add a little color... and beautifully framed poetry and photographs..
Tell a friend, bring a friend or make a friend.........


WoW! I Made it through the Saturday event. It was a plant your feet on the ground kind of community affair. A touch with the world of reality around us. The stories that people shared a view into their personal demons.
I was amused by this one teenager with his mother, he said to her" Do you know her? his mother replied no! He said, " then why are you telling her all that?" As they walked away he looked back at me and smiled and said" bye Rachel. "
Ah! the people you meet. I have to say in the various cultural settings there is a big difference between country poor and city poor. As one of the vendors joked with me and said "ask a man in the rural area, your woman or your gun? and the response take my old lady but leave my guns alone. "
Many differences in the people, the stories they tell, heartache, survival and ongoing saga's. But one similarity is that all the emotions that people feel no matter what class of people are the same... love, hate, happiness,sadness all exist at different levels at different times of ones life.
A woman beside me spoke of her many plastic surgeries and said she was going for one more a face lift. I said I don't think you need it beauty comes from with in, you have to look deep inside yourself to see it.
Then I smiled as a 80 yr old woman bought love lotion and rose petals for her bed and was anxiously waiting to share it with her male friend.
The difference in the two women was that the elder woman was living and loving life.... her beauty flowed outward from the deepest part of her soul, her spirit filled with love and joy! Other women shuttered at the thought and she smiled and the glow from within was released.Aging beautifully she was every last wrinkle was blessed wth the magic of life.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

June 9 th 2007 Dravosburg

Update- The Monghalea event was wonderful, great vendors, new friends and blessed with beautiful weather, the rain held off and it was hot and sunny. People came from as far as Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina and a woman from Florida, it was great to see everyone out.
The" cup between 2 friends" a soon to be classic, is one of the most popular items I sell to date. Everyone can relate to a good friend who has been there to listen. The times have change and good conversation may not be over a cup of coffee or tea, but the connection whether a phone call or ten minutes in between work or a sit in the park is all important to the person who needs to be heard.
Our Next Event will be on June 9th 2007 at Dravosburg Community days... It looks to be a great family day out and we are looking forward to bring you quality products created and distributed by Author Rachel Charlotte Miller and 2 on a Cloud.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

He Loves me, he loves me not, he ......

Andre rjeu

I will never be as free as the first moment you released my soul to the heavens. It was your embrace that comforted yet set me free......for that I alone I love you.

Audrey's Favorite

Sings> Gonna paint the river a baby shade of blue, gonna make the waves send my love to you.

Gonna make the sky sizzling pink, gonna wake your heart up and make you think.

Gonna build a mountian from water and air, gonna add happiness and tender care.

Gonna pray, the wind blows my kisses your way, gonna pray in your they'll stay.

Gonna send my love to you each night and everyday.

Forever Free

To live and to soar high above clouds.