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New Mid-Winter Artwork Collection, Reindeer Walking in Winter

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New! Reindeer Walking in Winter, Original Watercolour Painting & Art Prints

A darling reindeer strolls along this Winter’s day, from my painting desk, down to the office, until finding a cozy spot in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  New original paintings and art prints are nestling into the shop this month.  View this reindeer watercolour painting here, and soon a matching children’s book and stationery set will accompany it.  This Mid-Winter’s Artwork Collection is now available to purchase!  Check back every day for the release of new items to collect the originals and prints for a timeless art gallery in your home.  Happy Winter!  Keep the Season by appreciating Mother Nature’s inspiration.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Do you have a birthday gift or baby shower to shop for?  Enjoy a rare 20% off sale on all art prints! The Valentine’s Day Sale ends Feb 14, 2019. Use Checkout Code: HAPPYLOVING.  Explore the large Sale Collection for more gift-giving inspiration!

Coming Up:  More new artwork from this new Mid-Winter Collection!

 

Music of the Moment:  Dedicated to the One I Love, The Shirelles / Mamas & Papas, Written by Ralph Bass and Lowman Pauling

 

 

 

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Baby Valentine, Ethical Gifts for Baby & Child

Amor Milagre Baby Valentine Art Print Sale 2019 Organic Ethical Vegan Gifts Baby & Child Olive alphabet letters custom amormilagre.com
Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters, Customize for you and your Dear Ones!

Do you have a Baby Valentine?  Explore Amor Milagre’s The Shop at Dove Cottage for a realm of ethical, loving, customizable gifts for babies & children of all ages from 0-1000+.  Create a gallery of artwork for your Dear One’s bedrooms for gentle lifestyle reminders and soothing pleasure for the senses.  Soft organic toddler tees feel good and healthy, and they are so much fun for the imagination.  An original children’s book is pure magic for little readers!  Spell your Beloved’s name with the Illustrated Garden Alphabet Collection.  Get wild with the Animals Collection.  Brighten your New Year with sweet colours that feel good to be around.  Give personalized darling gifts that last for ages.  Mothers-to-be will adore gifts for the nursery.  Wander the shop and see what speaks to you for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and every day!  Design it for you!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre


Amor Milagre Baby Valentine Art Print Sale 2019 toddler tee pink girls Organic Ethical Vegan Gifts Baby & Child Olive alphabet letters custom amormilagre.com Soft Organic Cotton Toddler Apparel: Pink Tee, Now on Sale!

Enjoy a rare 20% off sale on all art prints! Give a personalized gift to show your Dear Ones just how much you appreciate their loving compassion every day. Give gifts of tenderness and gentleness for yourself to encourage moments of peace. All darlings in the shop are made with positive energy, ethical materials, and loving empathic senses. Shop Amor Milagre this Valentine’s Day for unique gifts and inspire soothing smiles. This early sale allows travel time for your gifts. Shop the ever growing Art Print Collection here. (FSC Certified papers. More paper size options are coming soon!) Sale ends Feb 14, 2019. Use Checkout Code: HAPPYLOVING.  Explore the large Sale Collection for more gift-giving inspiration!

Coming Up:  All That Glitters Sale!

 

Music of the Moment:  Be My Baby, The Ronettes

 

 

 

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Happy Loving! Valentine’s Day Sale, All Art Prints

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Happy Loving this Valentine’s Day with sweet, timeless, lasting, ethical gifts at The Shop at Dove Cottage by Amor Milagre. Enjoy a rare 20% off sale on all art prints! Give a personalized gift to show your Dear Ones just how much you appreciate their loving compassion every day. Give gifts of tenderness and gentleness for yourself to encourage moments of peace. All darlings in the shop are made with positive energy, ethical materials, and loving empathic senses. Shop Amor Milagre this Valentine’s Day for unique gifts and inspire soothing smiles. This early sale allows travel time for your gifts. Shop the ever growing Art Print Collection here. (FSC Certified papers. More paper size options are coming soon!) Sale ends Feb 14, 2019. Use Checkout Code: HAPPYLOVING

Share a gift with loved ones of all ages! Amor Milagre collections are wonderful for baby shower nursery gifts, birthdays, weddings, celebrations, self-exploration & healthy decisions, retirement presents, and for everyone in between and beyond! Give a loving gift of art to your home or office, a reminder of a sweet, gentle healthy lifestyle. A very happy Valentine’s Day to you every day and this February! Love each moment! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

PS Note to regular & new viewers: I removed my youtube Film Channel, and may be adding back a collection of films exclusively on this official Amor Milagre website. The films will introduce new product collections. Please stay tuned!

Music of the Moment: Samba da Benção, Bebel Gilberto

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Happy Holiday Sale!

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Happy Holidays!  Visit the Sale at The Shop at Dove Cottage here!  ~Amor Milagre

The Stationery Shop Collection is releasing very soon! Including customizable options like this!

 

Music of the Moment:  Hungarian Songs, Ferenc Santa and his Gypsy Band

 

 

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New Home Design Series & Books, Interior Design & Sustainable Building

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Big changes are happening here.  In essence, we’re moving!  In the seasons ahead, we’ll have new views and designs to include here.  When humans have made too many machines, highways, and sound pollution around your home, it’s time to move out to quiet land, and to rest in Nature.  Where is there any left?  We’re looking into it, and we will build including Nature, to avoid upsetting her loving system as much as we can.  We were just finishing up the building of our handmade organic home, our lovely Dove Cottage, when we were bombarded with, even more, unrelenting sound that will only grow.  The past years have been so loud and disturbing for nervous systems and every system we live.  Before we can settle in and rest from years of being on-the-go while building, another home needs to be born.  Little garden seeds to sew into the rich, warm Earth.  Special plants to bring along.  Fresh blossoms to behold.  New laughs to hold Dear.  Our days speak of our new Dove Cottage.

I’ll be posting some design How-tos as we set forth again, as well as the releases of my Organic Design Books.  My desk is layered in blueprints, new exciting floor layouts, and watercolour room sketch-ups.  Lists, lists, lists.  When you think you’re almost done building your ‘forever’ home, it’s exhausting and worrisome to do it again, but in many ways it’s refreshing to think about the healthy days and beautiful sleep-filled nights, under the stars, without any neighbouring lights, and the loving memories and sweet conversations.  Quiet, peace, restore, live.  We’re worn out, but happy to design the life we need, to give ourselves everything we can for good health from food to sleep.  Sensitive people and all people need the option of quiet to rest, heal, and sort, leaving space for new wonderful thoughts of Love & Peace.  For more, explore my books!

Atelier Amor Milagre design services will continue to be available, as well as The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Please send a message with your design project details and custom gift ideas.

 

 Music of the Moment:

Heart of the Country, Paul & Linda McCartney

My Blue Heaven, Version-The Smashing Pumpkins (Our family favourite and referenced in my book ‘A Day with Sage’.

 

 

Snow has fallen over every leaf and plane, and I am grateful for this quieting layer of snow faeries!

Peaceful Releases Coming Up Next:  New Gentle Life Ethical Books, Organic Product Collections, Sweet Holiday Gifts, and Film Series!  Stay tuned…

 

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Happy Holiday Sale! 2018, Healthy Ethical Gift-Giving Shop

Watercolour Painting:  Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter X

Happy Holidays to you, and take great pleasure in catching up with yourself, new friends, and Dear Ones.  If you please, visit The Shop at Dove Cottage for my new and classic Gentle Life collections to celebrate the seasons with charming original children’s books, artwork, prints, soft organic apparel, design, and soon stationery again, too!  For Design help for the holidays, message me, here.  All items are handmade with ethical, responsible materials, positive energy, great care, fun imagination, and pure Love.  ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Holiday Sale 2018 Artisan handmade Gifts Baby & Child Collection Art Design Books Organic Apparel Organic Cotton Toddler Tees Nursery Watercolor Paintings amormilagre.com
Original Leaf Garland Illustration appears in my upcoming stationery shop and Gentle Life Book Collection.

Take 15% Off your entire order with Sale Code: HOLIDAY18 all season long at Amor Milagre, The Shop at Dove Cottage, Live in the Light!

Coming Up:  New Children’s Books, Art Collections, Organic Apparel, Film, and more!

Happy Holidays!

 

Music of the Moment:  The sweetest, most sincere song, for me:

El Condor pasa, Rainforest Recital with the Paganini Duo, with Georg Mertens

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Children’s Book Release: A Day with Sage


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NEW BOOK!  A Day with Sage by Amor Milagre.  “Welcome to my Day!”  Sage is sweet, loving, bright, and very funny.  A good routine makes all the difference for this sensitive family of three!  This book is an introduction to Sage’s world.  Follow along with her adventures and design your own healthy daily routine.  This loving new book series is called The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel #1.  Click here to view this book in my shop!  Also view Sage in Winter, here.  More Sage books are coming soon!  ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

A Day with Sage

by Amor Milagre

View this book in The Shop at Dove Cottage here.

Original Children’s Book Series:  The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel #1

Gentle Organic Daily Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!

Daily inspiration for a loving family and a Gentle, Healthy, Organic Lifestyle.  (This book features Spring, Summer, Fall / Autumn, the warmer seasons of the year).  Sage is a 1 1/2 year old toddler in this story.

Sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, handmade, organic children’s books.  A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life.  Take our books with you everywhere you go!  Give the gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You!

Amor Milagre books include helpful, gentle inspiration for setting boundaries, sorting emotions, and designing your routine to suit your unique needs and dreams. ‘A Day with Sage’ is a good book to start with for developing a healthy inner voice, ‘Antonia’s Bakery’ helps you design your dreams and shows how they can come true, and ‘Sage in Winter’ inspires the beauty, fun, and gratitude of simple pleasures and helping others by inspiring real Love.

 

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

This story is 64 pages full of gently hand-painted watercolour illustrations.

3 Chapters, 76 Total Pages

The organic ribbon bookmark colour for this series is a sweet pale ballet blush pink.

Text Language:  English (More languages coming soon!)

All books are signed by the author.  For custom inscriptions written by the author, please send your personalized message here.

There is a beautifully dedicated space, designed for you to write your own inscription, to show your Love for Dear Ones.

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

For more about our original story characters & books, visit our Book Page here!

Original artwork, art prints, and stationery for this item are coming soon to The Shop at Dove Cottage!

Amor Milagre The Bookshop: Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

 

A fun game to play, when giving new books to children, is to hide the book and help them look around to find their special gift!

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

I designed my book collection to be beautiful inside and out to complement your heart and home.  An organic nursery and child’s room is safe, calming, happy, and healthy.  For design help message me here.

 

Responsibly Handmade Paper Books

Printed on FSC Certified and approved sustainably harvested and processed paper, 100% post consumer recycled, ethical, legal papers using zero waste printing & non-toxic ink.  Amor Milagre uses only matte paper for pages and covers, choosing not to use toxic gloss film coatings.  Thread binding and ribbon bookmarks are certified organic cotton.  The ribbons are coloured with an organic, natural, non-toxic, vegetable dye and colour-coordinated for each book series.

All books are made to order and handmade with Love by Amor Milagre.  From the spark of the initial story idea to the sending off of these gifts to you, every book is lovingly invented by one gentle person, Amor Milagre.  The original book illustrations are hand drawn and painted on certified watercolor paper, which is firstly hand measured and cut.  Original artwork and art prints of the book illustrations are exclusively available to purchase here in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Writing, illustrations, book layout, publication, and assembly are all mindfully done by Amor Milagre.

 

*Gentle care of my books helps them last for ages, to pass on to dear ones, and respects the materials they were made from.  Sustainability doesn’t end with the making of the book, the customer has power in this, too.  Take care of what and who you love.

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

More Upcoming Formats: 

Digital / CD Audiobooks

Braille Books

Translated Texts for People of Many Languages to Enjoy Amor Milagre Books

 

Sustainably Handmade & Affordably Priced

Our products are perfect for unique gift giving for all ages and spaces!  Quick shipping for optimal gift giving.

Some ideas for you:

Holiday, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower & Groom & Bridal Party, Children’s Room and Nursery, Office, Any Room in your Home, House Warming Party & New Home, Events and Celebrations, Get Well Soon, Valentine’s Day, Engagement, Retirement, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and especially for Yourself to inspire you to be purely you!

Amor Milagre Summer Weekend Sale 15% off all orders July 21-22 The Shop at Dove Cottage Baby & Child Collection Art Design Organic Nursery Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters Artwork amormilagre.com

 

An original children’s book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © 2018 Amor Milagre.

Visit our Baby & Child page and The Shop at Dove Cottage for more gift-giving collections & inspiration!

 

Music of the Moment:  Crystal, Stevie Nicks  (Mermaid children’s books are coming soon!)

 

 

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Children’s Book Release: Sage in Winter

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Summer is a wonderful time to collect your holiday gifts, taking your time to choose mindfully for each loved one.  This helps ensure that you have a lovely, relaxing holiday when winter graces your home.  “Sage in Winter” is a peaceful story of loving and gentle winter holiday celebrations for you and your dear ones to enjoy together.  Cozy up with a cup of tea any day of the year and delight in Sage’s inspiring sweetness.  Many more books from this series, The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel, and my other ethically handmade Gentle Life Book Collections will be available to buy in Amor Milagre’s The Shop at Dove Cottage very soon!  “Antonia’s Bakery” is already in my shop and inspires year-round organic lifestyle inspiration.  Happy Summer!  xoxo ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

Sage in Winter

by Amor Milagre

View in shop here!

Original Children’s Book Series: The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel #2

NEW BOOK!  Sage inspires Love with her sweet holiday celebrations at Dove Cottage in this peaceful, delightful story of Winter.

Sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, organic children’s books.  A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life.

Take our books with you everywhere you go!  Give the gift of Love & Peace by being purely you!

Gentle Organic Holiday & Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

This story is 16 pages full of gently hand-painted watercolour illustrations.

The organic ribbon bookmark colour for this series is a sweet pale ballet blush pink.

Text Language:  English (More languages coming soon!)

All books are signed by the author.  For custom inscriptions written by the author, please send your personalized message here.

There is a beautifully dedicated space, designed for you to write your own inscription, to show your Love for Dear Ones.

 

For more about our original story characters & books, visit our Book Page here!

Original artwork, art prints, and stationery for this item are coming soon to The Shop at Dove Cottage!

Amor Milagre The Bookshop: Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

A fun game to play, when giving new books to children, is to hide the book and help them look around to find their special gift!

 

Responsibly Handmade Paper Books

Printed on FSC Certified and approved sustainably harvested and processed paper, 100% post consumer recycled, ethical, legal papers using zero waste printing & non-toxic ink.  Amor Milagre uses only matte paper for pages and covers, choosing not to use toxic gloss film coatings.  Thread binding and ribbon bookmarks are certified organic cotton.  The ribbons are coloured with an organic, natural, non-toxic, vegetable dye and colour-coordinated for each book series.

All books are made to order and handmade with Love by Amor Milagre.  From the spark of the initial story idea to the sending off of these gifts to you, every book is lovingly invented by one gentle person, Amor Milagre.  The original book illustrations are hand drawn and painted on certified watercolor paper, which is firstly hand measured and cut.  Original artwork and art prints of the book illustrations are exclusively available to purchase here in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Writing, illustrations, book layout, publication, and assembly are all mindfully done by Amor Milagre.

 

 

More Upcoming Formats: 

Digital / CD Audiobooks

Braille Books

Translated Texts for People of Many Languages to Enjoy Amor Milagre Books

Sustainably Handmade & Affordably Priced

Our products are perfect for unique gift giving for all ages and spaces!  Quick shipping for optimal gift giving.

Some ideas for you:

Holiday, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower & Groom & Bridal Party, Children’s Room and Nursery, Office, Any Room in your Home, House Warming Party & New Home, Events and Celebrations, Get Well Soon, Valentine’s Day, Engagement, Retirement, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and especially for Yourself to inspire you to be purely you!

An original children’s book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © 2018 Amor Milagre.

 

Visit our Baby & Child page and The Shop at Dove Cottage for more gift-giving collections & inspiration!

 

Music of the Moment:  Esme, Joanna Newsom

 

 

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Bookshop Opening & Children’s Book Release: Antonia’s Bakery

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Books become a part of your memory in a sacred way.  Choose loving memories and inspiration to guide your life in love and compassion.  Gentle, peaceful children’s books grace my new Bookshop, which is now open featuring “Antonia’s Bakery!”  Antonia is a very special character, and she now lives where all of my characters live, in the Town of Pink Love.  This magical place is now ready to explore.  More new books for all ages are coming very soon!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

Antonia’s Bakery

by Amor Milagre

NEW BOOK!  View in shop here!

Antonia is clever, curious, and sweet.  She builds a loving home in the Town of Pink Love.  Sharing nature’s organic goodness with new friends is pure magic! Antonia’s Elephant Tales #1.

Antonia’s Bakery provides fresh local garden organic plant-based food for all her new friends.  (Vegan, vegetarian, non-GMO food & recipes).  Sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, organic children’s books.  A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life.  Take our books with you everywhere you go!  Give the gift of Love & Peaceby being purely you!

Original Children’s Book Series:  Antonia’s Elephant Tales #1

Gentle Organic Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!

This story is 28 pages full of gently hand-painted watercolour illustrations.

The organic ribbon bookmark colour for this series is a sweet coral pink.

Text Language:  English (More languages coming soon!)

All books are signed by the author.  For custom inscriptions written by the author, please send your personalized message here.

There is a beautifully dedicated space, designed for you to write your own inscription, to show your Love for Dear Ones.

 

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

For more about our original story characters & books, visit our Book Page here!

Original artwork, art prints, and stationery for this item are coming soon to The Shop at Dove Cottage!

Amor Milagre The Bookshop: Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

 

Responsibly Handmade Paper Books

Printed on FSC Certified and approved sustainably harvested and processed paper, 100% post consumer recycled, ethical, legal papers using zero waste printing & non-toxic ink.  Amor Milagre uses only matte paper for pages and covers, choosing not to use toxic gloss film coatings.  Thread binding and ribbon bookmarks are certified organic cotton.  The ribbons are coloured with an organic, natural, non-toxic, vegetable dye and colour-coordinated for each book series.

All books are made to order and handmade with Love by Amor Milagre.  From the spark of the initial story idea to the sending off of these gifts to you, every book is lovingly invented by one gentle person, Amor Milagre.  The original book illustrations are hand drawn and painted on certified watercolor paper, which is firstly hand measured and cut.  Original artwork and art prints of the book illustrations are exclusively available to purchase here in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Writing, illustrations, book layout, publication, and assembly are all mindfully done by Amor Milagre.

 

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

Coming Very Soon:  Organic cotton, non-toxic, handmade and hand-embroidered soft dolls & toys by Amor Milagre.  This collection includes some very special chemotherapy dolls to share sweetness and comfort for all ages.

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

More Upcoming Formats: 

Digital / CD Audiobooks

Braille Books

Translated Texts for People of Many Languages to Enjoy Amor Milagre Books

Sustainably Handmade & Affordably Priced

Our products are perfect for unique gift giving for all ages and spaces!  Quick shipping for optimal gift giving.

Some ideas for you:

Holiday, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower & Groom & Bridal Party, Children’s Room and Nursery, Office, Any Room in your Home, House Warming Party & New Home, Events and Celebrations, Get Well Soon, Valentine’s Day, Engagement, Retirement, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and especially for Yourself to inspire you to be purely you!

An original children’s book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © 2018 Amor Milagre.

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

Visit our Baby & Child page for more gift-giving collections & inspiration!

 

Music of the Moment:  Blue Skies, Ella Fitzgerald

 

 

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Share a Valentine

Amor Milagre Share a Valentine 10 Crayon Club baby children kids charity love family elderly chidlren's homes, Art & Design amormilagre.com

We love to share valentines with dear ones in February.  We also love to make valentines to share love with local communities, such as elderly homes, children’s homes, and hospitals.  A simple message to know that the universe loves you just as you are is a very powerful thing, especially if you’re sick, scared, or hurting.  We encourage this easy and happy gift for you to share with your neighbouring communities.  There is always room for more love!

The very loving & talented toddlers in our Crayon Club made cheerful drawings on the back of these little valentine’s day cards.  (A responsible paper choice is important, too.) View our little film, showing more drawings, below.  As I edited the film, grouping these lovely drawings and offerings of love together, they connected to form a powerful and peaceful statement, one that I express in everything we do.  If everyone loves, then everyone feels loved.  For more fun ideas, for any age, check back here in our journal and for our upcoming Crayon Club book!  Happy Love Day!  ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Share a Valentine 10 Crayon Club baby children kids charity love family elderly chidlren's homes, Art & Design amormilagre.com

Art is a wonderful way to express emotions, release, and dream.  Art therapy is easy and free to try.  Just pick up a crayon, pencil, paintbrush, and let go.  See what amazing colours, shapes, and imagery you can explore.  See how much better you feel by adding this relaxation technique into your regular routine.  Unwind your mind and sleep well.  We incorporate lots of healthy, therapeutic art & storytelling techniques in our original series of Classes & Clubs.  Know yourself and love yourself. 

There are so many people who would love a visit from a kind soul.  (It’s best to visit only when you’re healthy.  It’s the same for making cards to send to critically ill people.  It’s always good to be mindful of the whole picture).  Many nursing homes and hospitals have a space set up for colouring and crafts.  They have rules for gifts.  Usually they accept new gifts still in the packaging with specifics to the kinds of gifts that are allowed and loved.  Art has endless possibilities.  It improves memory and has a calming effect.  If more people lovingly and gently visited others, who maybe don’t have many visitors, these communities might get more funding, updated interiors, which may improve health conditions, and they would definitely benefit from something new to talk, sense, and think about.  They would feel more loved and listened to.  Everyone has many stories in their book of life, and so many people would love to share their life with others.  This kind of sharing is so inspiring, even on a subconscious level, for some, if not immediately touching the heart on a very aware level. 

Helping others in ways that you can help, while setting healthy boundaries for your own health, sets off a loving chain of events into the universe.  Teaching children to help others is important in forming a well rounded perspective.  (Always keep a good watch over your children, in general, even when helping out.  Talk to them about their experiences and help them sort emotions.  Prepare them with information and tell them to ask for help if needed.  Moments can feel overwhelming, so communication is key.).  If we help ourselves first with basic needs, when possible, we can help others much better.  If everyone helped, even a little bit, then everyone would feel more loved.  Many people are resting and ill, so when you visit, consideration and empathy are always good tools to bring with you.

Some Ideas for Care Centers:  Better, more natural facilities, with views of nature would help everyone want to come and spend time there.  Encouragement and appreciation for the caregivers, volunteers, employees, and visitors.  Safer, more ergonomic ways of lifting and moving for patients and caregivers.  (So many injuries happen when transferring a patient to a bed.)  Non-toxic cleaners.  Open flow with lots of space for wheel chairs and rolling beds.  Great security, friendly employees, and a welcoming entryway that is family friendly.  If elevators are outdated with yellow flickering lights that are scary, not only for children, add natural daylight light bulbs and freshen up the elevator walls with new paint, and clear directory signage for floor layout.  Well designed, beautiful, cozy, comfortable, homey shared spaces, rooms, and nooks in between the bedrooms for everyone to sit peacefully, enjoying visits, reading, or movies.  Restful rooms with windows and a respectfully healthy space for each person would encourage health to improve.  Small rooms designed only for the bed- and wheelchair-bound encourages diminishing health and abilities.  More natural light, better updated lighting, and an air circulation system for fresh air.  In house:  doctors, therapists, beauticians, cooks, holistic healers, and other helpful people would greatly improve the quality of daily life for patients, caregivers, visitors, and others.  It’s important to ensure that the caregivers are up to date on their qualifications, not overworked or understaffed, and kind and gentle with the patients.  Ideally, if everyone helped, donated, and made care centers a healthy place to live and work, they could be a lot more affordable and less stressful for everyone involved.  Another idea is safe pathways to take a walk in gardens outside.  Perhaps a garden room inside for people who would greatly benefit from ‘greenhouse’ air.  Feeling close to nature is so calming and connects you to the world.

Local people could take turns setting up a time to come in and share their talents:  Musicians can sing or play soft, sweet songs.  Artists and crafters could come and sit and paint or knit, allowing everyone to see the process.  If allowed, gardeners could donate a few window boxes and patients, gardeners, and school children could plant seeds together, watching them grow every day.  Herbs have calming scents.  Make an environment that hugs the senses, and there will be a waiting list of excited people to come share their gifts.  Read a nice story.  It would be especially nice for students who ‘need’ community service for their schooling requirements to do something they love in a beautiful place. 

Everyone is a baby after all, and so many people are tucked away unseen.  We encourage everyone to make a positive change in the care centers just down the street or on your block.  (No need to travel far in order to help someone.  Though there are so many people, especially children, who do need immense and immediate help all over the world, there are probably people who also need help right next door.  It’s good to go through proper channels for even a day of volunteering, even if it’s as simple as an email, so you can be accounted for).  You don’t have to donate monetary things, but you can sit and listen pleasantly.  That would make all the difference in someone’s day.  Give what you can.  Give only one afternoon.  Give an afternoon every week or month.  Make a garden outside the windows.  Celebrate holidays.  Call or email ahead to ensure healthy security.  Teachers or anyone who sees someone being hurt or sees signs of someone being hurt, don’t turn a blind eye, seek help for those people.  It only takes one person to try to destroy someone’s life, and it only takes one person to try to help someone’s life.  Be the helper.  Seek help for yourself if you need it, and keep seeking until you find it.  Sadly, many people whose job it is to help can add to the existing problems.  Assess your comfort level, trust your instincts, and be careful. 

If no one visits, then no one sees the positive changes that can be made.  Let’s treat people like people, and not like storage boxes left in a room to collect dust and painfully deteriorate.  There are so may opportunities to make people a priority.  Just as we think there are many ways to set up beautiful activities for local families with children at a library or the town meeting hall, it is the same for people of all ages and abilities.  You never know when you may fall on difficult circumstances and need a shelter, hospital, or care center.  Making these places wonderful for those who need them now helps everyone in the future, too!  If the food was fantastic and the places were lovely, then people would feel comfortable living there at any age, of any ability, and before they are not able to move or do anything.  Design the spaces for everyone, and everyone will come.  Design the spaces to have different ‘landmarks’ with colours, artwork, sections of gathering spaces so the patients are not wandering, lost in beige hallways, unable to find their bedroom.  Visitors need to be able to navigate, too.  This is especially important for sensitive people, like empaths, who often feel immensely overwhelmed in crowds (more than 1 person) or large housing facilities.  Donations of books, homey things like lamps, bookcases, etc might be great tools for designers to play with and arrange when making these spaces.  Local shops like grocery stores or art stores could donate supplies.  Others could volunteer their time to help patients use the supplies.

How inspiring and fun would it be for the clean up crew to have a nightly gallery viewing of all the artwork made that day?  (Using pin boards or magnets.)

There are so many children that need safe, healthy, positive, loving homes and family.  There are so many people being abused that have nowhere safe to go and no one to help them.  There are so many opportunities to help in positive ways.  Everyone has beautiful gifts.  Let your light shine!  Help others so their lights can shine even brighter!

Join our Fun & Free Family Crayon Club!    Silly, wiggly dancing hearts.

Parents:  Colouring with your children is a great bonding practice.  Ask them about their pictures, get to know their beautiful thoughts, and ease their concerns.  Play is a good way to communicate and learn about one another.  More information about these topics is in our Crayon Club books and upcoming books!  Giving artwork to others is a great way for children to participate in helping their community.  Write their age and date.  Others will adore and marvel at their beautiful and smile-inspiring pictures.

Amor Milagre Stationery Collections are coming in 2019!  We encourage expression.  The insides of our cards are blank for our customers to express their love.  A handmade card or note means so much more than just signing your name.  Take a moment to share your love.  It is unending and grows when you share it.  Children of all ages, 0-1000, can make their own cards.

Giving Real Love Feels Good in the Soul ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  Love, John Lennon

 

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Favourite Tools Part 1

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Tools are everywhere.  From your hands, feet, mind, heart, soul, expressions, and body to your hat, spoons, musical instruments, food, sun, moon, and pencils, everything is a tool to help us inspire positivity.  Every room in our home stores our favourite tools.  In the kitchen, a wooden spoon is always there, ready to use.  Screwdrivers and hammers dot the basement as we finish a room.  Paint brushes dry out by the sink, while lamps await our touch so they can shine their light for us.  Notebooks excitedly lay and turn pages for new stories and friends to be invented.  Hats shade our eyes, as we walk in the deer tracks in the snow, meditating in nature.  What are your favourite tools?

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In the kitchen:  the wooden spoon, a sharp knife, fresh food, and a favourite pot.  When you have favourites, you don’t need anything else.  Everything in our home is our favourite.  Minimal belongings help us to be organized, uncluttered, and serene.  Old things are mended or sold, donated, or given as a gift to someone who sees it as their favourite.

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Gravity is a great tool when paired with some great techniques.  A twist in the hand, and you have fresh, ripe fruit.  Wild ones eat fallen fruit, seeds, nuts, and plants.  The wind spreads seeds everywhere as a wonderful transportation system/ride.  Nature works together, and we try to have the things in our home work together with us, respecting nature.  We make as much as we can by hand.  This has been a goal of mine since birth.  I always wanted to learn how to make everything.

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

Babies learn to use natural tools such as their voice, energy, and body.  If we teach them gently, they will live, think, and love gently, too.

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

So many tools to help us do what we like.  Umbrellas, for baby and me, take us on a tour of a world under water droplets and reflective light.  When paired with natural rubber rain boots, a grand adventure is upon us.  Saved and stored foods bide us time to cook with all year long.  With our tools come the processes, and then the results, adapting to our ever changing tastes.

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

Scissors snip hair to keep healthy habits fresh.  Sconces shine sweetly on a dimmer sweet on the eyes, not too often on cloudy days, as I paint starry skies and ocean waves.

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

Just like choosing fresh ingredients for baking and cooking, tools must fulfill their destined purpose, function, ergonomics, and feel good to use.  A tool that gives you splinters needs the help of another tool to smooth it out, making it safe for your hands.  This gentle mending can be applied to everything from relationships to learning new things.  If you’re stuck, try something else.  Light and shade, in balance, are healthy for the nervous system and for good rest, following Nature’s clock.

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

From paint brushes and chisels to pencils, we use a large number of tools every day.  We take care of our tools so they work for us for a very long time.  Then they can be passed on to work for others, too.

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

Colours colours everywhere!  I use art and design as a tool to work with moods and emotions.  I arrange artwork to create a feeling for each space.  Wallpaper and bedding.  Interiors & exteriors.  Garden plant design.  Children’s book nursery illustrations.  Custom house paint colours.  Mixing colours is a large part of what I do.  These primary coloured watercolour paints were found on a trip to Hungary at one of the last remaining pigment mills that uses water power.  Good craftsmanship for any tool lends ease of use.  I only have to use a tiny bit of these colours to mix extraordinary hues.  A knife that is sharp slices a tomato gently and nicely.  It’s not crushed and the user is not strained.  Take care of your tools so they take care of you.  Ergonomics are important, especially for constant use.  How is your body aligned when using your favourite tools?

Amor Milagre Favorite Tools 1 art studio atelier office kitchen homeschooling workshop family organic vegan Art & Design amormilagre.com

To read more about our favourite tools and organization for a beautiful day, please check back for our upcoming lifestyle and design books.  Our book collection is coming very soon.  I source responsible paper and materials.  All books are made to order and handmade with love and care by me.  I sign each book and can write custom messages to your dear ones.  More on this soon!

A little film about some of our favourite tools, Part 1.

 

Music of the Moment:  Tightrope, Janelle Monáe