Trinkets in a Wooden Box

Inuit (Eskimo) Bird Art Box

“What’s in here?” asked a friend about a wooden box with an Inuit design of a falcon painted on it.  I didn’t know, but I felt that whatever I had in there, might be exactly what I needed to see at that moment.  Everyday discoveries are part of the Treasure Hunt of my life.

The contents and the box:

  • Inuit Art – Indigenous Art
  • “dream” bookmark with “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!”  Henry David Thoreau.
  • postcard for La Chambra pottery – made by indigenous people in Colombia.
  • a small dove thingy.
  • a heart bookmark
  • postcards from my (award-winning) artist-writer friend, Jeff Hagen
  • “Call to Artists/Activists” postcard
  • a collage card I titled, “Girl Power” from my nieces’ swim meet
  • a photo of my son with friends at the Aldo Leopold Center in Wisconsin
  • a photo of quadruplets, three of which I took sledding last winter and one that has Cerebral Palsey
  • an invitation to a “Princess Party” for a 6 year old
  • a thank you note from the organizer of a “Pamper in Pink” day where I dressed women in silk scarves and headwraps
  • a note from my friend, encouraging me to “stay in spirit”
  • a birthday card from a friend in Alabama
  • a photo of me with a red bike when I was 3
  • a photo of me with my son at his graduation
  • a “compassion” card I picked at a Labyrinth in Denver, Colorado
  • an email from my son, encouraging me to stick it out, this thing called life
  • a message about hummingbirds, beauty, joy and grace
  • the longest note from my mother on a card with an Indigo Bunting on it
  • a package from the National Parks for the Mormon, Spanish, and other historic trails – sent on November 17, 2010
  • a window sticker from Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah
  • photos of silk bags I designed, painted, and embroidered years ago
  • a Christmas card from my parents in 2010

Little treasures for me to play with and figure out what they mean to me and why I kept them.  I try to live at the level of “down to a carload,” so for me to keep these things, there must have been a reason.



About Kristy "Kiki"

I'm just a gypsy with a passion for the earth, people, art, music, photography, and writing.
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