It’s been a long time between posts so I thought it best to pull myself out of the hurricane of Christmas mayhem that’s zip, zip, zipping around me and do some sharing.
A few months ago, while on retreat at The Baldessin Press, I stumbled across a darling little book that hasn’t left my side since. Metaphysical Fishing by press owner and artist Tess Edwards is just divine. A teeny book of images and life ‘sayings’, Metaphysical Fishing comprises a series of artworks and quotes painted over the pages of discarded French prayerbooks that Tess discovered during the 17 years that she spent in France. And it’s oh so special. Rarely do I come across a book as magnanimous in spirit as this one. Tess’s paintings combine with the likes of Lao – Tzu, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr to produce something just magical. Here are a couple of my favourite quotes:
“you cannot raise a man up by calling him down
– William Boetcker
“faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark
– Rabindranath Tagore
Get a hold of a copy for yourself or gift it to someone special – either way, the book is a blessing to own. To purchase a copy contact Tess directly here.
’til next time. Happy reading, shopping and sharing. The man in the red suit is nigh…
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