100 Reasons To Be Hopeful

I have recently been contemplating new art projects

That I would like to start in 2022 and have been thinking about the things that are important to me and how I might be able to add a little light to a world.

If I may, I would like to get your feedback on another project that I would like to start in 2022.

Here’s the idea.

These days, it’s rare to get much in the mail other than bills or flyers. I know when I receive a little package, letter or card of a personal nature it really brightens my day.

For this project I would like to create a simple postage friendly talisman that I can mail out to people who want a little more hope in their lives or want to share some hope in the world.

The idea would be that I will send out one of these clay creations to a person that requests one, and an additional 1-3 of them for the receiver to send out to one or a few of their contacts. In this way, together we can send out a little brightness and hope all over the world.

I am thinking through some of the details of this project.

The design of the talisman, setting up a webpage where people can leave hopeful messages to the recipients, and including a map, so we can see where in the world hope has been sent (only the city would be used as the location marker on the map). Maybe we will run across Carmen Sandiego! (sorry for the obscure reference).

I would love to get some feedback on this idea from you and hear what you think!

Do you like the idea for this project? Is it a project that you would participate in? Do you have any suggestions for this project?

This project would be totally free for people to participate in. I plan to put in $100 for postage costs to kick off the project, and may even leave a few of the talismans in various places.

You can subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this project and more details of how you can participate.

Those who are regular readers of this blog may be familiar with the Healing Vase project. This is a project that is open to anyone looking for healing, for themselves, others or the world, or who are looking to let go of things. You can still get involved, before we fire that vase on December 21st of this year.

Wishing you all a great day!


  1. What a beautiful idea of how and connection. I am so inspired by your continual innovation and creativity! You make this world a more beautiful place! ❤️

  2. Where in the world 🌎 is Carmen Sandiego?🗺 Many students have been taught history using the game. As per the talisman 🧿 it’s a great idea ! The world vase ya holding up 🤩 great etching beautiful colors $68?? Can I cashapp since I don’t have PayPal! Let me know as I want to own the Alchemist oh regarding the Goblets? Man those joints are breathtaking 🥳👍🌈🦋🙏 I love ya work and ya musings Also!

    1. Hey there! the goblets are $68 yes. I think that is what you are referring to? The world vase is not for sale but planning to do another in the future. Which goblet were you thinking of? They are all here: https://rakupottery.ca/goblets

      (also thank you!)

    1. I love that your local potter does that! We may need to do that in some spots too! It’s a very cool idea.

  3. The world 🏺 is exquisite the details are beautiful and the world reminds me of single casting hence THE Only 1! Great job! Yes I am interested in the sea moss goblet! Again I have cashapp 👌🏿🙏🌈🦋🥳😻🌎👍

    1. Ok great thanks! We cant sent up cashapp in Canada so cannot receive but should now be able to set up a payment on debit or credit. Would either of those work? If so I can get your info over email and create an invoice. What do you think?

    1. Thank you! That is the hope, and based on the reception of the idea, now the plan 😉

    1. That is a great motto you have 😉 Keep on keeping on reminds me of a song I enjoy -)
      I hope you have a great weekend and …

    1. There are only good lists I keep 😉 I don’t have time to keep track of the other stuff.

    1. I’ll figure something out. Maybe I can send a few to one person and they can help distribute 😉 I hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for commenting.

  4. WOW, you have a lot of positive comments… I too think your idea is wonderful. Add me to your list of recipients. I find that reading your daily posts brightens my day and gives me hope.

  5. I really love this idea. I find it so inspirational.Iam always looking for inspiration and motivation to do something that can benefit others, especially people in 3rd world countries who are disabled, people anywhere who are lonely, people with mental health issues who feel left out and cats, cats and more cats. My dream is to raise awareness for street cats especially in 3rd countries where people do no have the means to help them and they are left on the streets to struggle to survive. I have my wordpress page My woestijn i hope one day to make into a book to fund the foundations of a cat sanctuary in Morocco. I would like to participate in this project. You can contact me at tinkerbell451@hotmail.com I don’t come to this gmail account very often.

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