Monday, June 20, 2011

The Soul In Bloom~ summer issue

It's here. It's ready.
Just as spring says good-bye and summer arrives.
This is a labor of love.
This magazine has been a balancing point
for me in an unsteady year.
All the essays I included between the covers are 
needful reminders for me on how to keep my spirit buoyant.
My wish is that they will offer the same for you.

The photos, all original, are filled with color,
as summer ought to be.
I've featured my beloved stray cats from Istanbul, and flowers.
Always flowers.
I design with them for a living, you see,
and in this issue, I've begun to share the relaxing 
pleasures of making a centerpiece right from your garden.

This summer issue of The Soul In Bloom is the second
in a series of four keepsake magazines.
This series evolved from my deep desire
to add beauty to this world,
and to encourage one of the most
beautiful expressions of nature~
the compassionate human spirit.

I would be honored of you felt compelled to buy a copy.
I would be thankful if you shared this
information with anyone that matters to you.

To purchase a copy of The Soul In Bloom,
  the spring and/or summer issue,
go HERE.

{Thank you to the talented Kelly Letky
of The Blue Muse for her outstanding
graphic design assistance in making this
issue everything I wanted it to be.}


  1. Yay! You add so much beauty to the world. And I gave the first issue to my mom, it has really meant a lot to her. Your beautiful spirit shines through on every age.

  2. This is really very lovely. Thanks! I wonder if you would be interested in this:
    (Follow the links for the "Summer Feast For The Soul" -- this is a seven day meditation beginning tomorrow (June 21). If you're not interested perhaps some of your readers would be! Thanks so much

  3. Anonymous6/20/2011

    I'm so excited! I just ordered my summer Soul in Bloom and can't wait to hold it in my hands.

    Thank you for your creativity and insight!


  4. Cathy~

    Thanks to YOU for your generous and kind support. I really hope you like it! :)

    All my best to you,

  5. i love that you talked about this cover. as kelly said, you add so much beauty to this world, and this has, indeed, been an unsteady year. i'm glad you found a way to help you stay upright & can't wait to see! yay!!!


  6. As soon as I'm feeling able to sit at the computer for awhile I'm ordering my copy & will write about it at my blog. Just now though I'm too sore from my c-section to do anything but rest on the couch & read blogs thru my phone (while cuddling our new baby of course!). I posted photos of our bundle of joy at my blog.


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