"In the garden of my soul there is a beautiful Rose whose name is Mary"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


The winner of our last give away is Art Sings!! I will be posting a new give away soon. So stay tuned!!
Congrats to Art Sings!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Give Away has ended winner to be announced

Our give away this time around is from Jessica at Mexicanisima. Who is giving away these adorable charms below  Read her description and a little about herself!! Visit her shop through the link highlighted above..

Two Medium Virgin Mary Charms / Our Lady of Guadalupe

Description: Two 1" charms of Our Lady of Guadalupe also know as the "Virgencita Plis". They are great for rosaries, escapularios, or glue them to frames, scrapbooking, etc.

and about me.......well, A passionate catholic Mexican woman who adores her faith in Jesus, Mary and all blessed saints. 

TO ENTER........leave a comment here, on our team post page, on our team facebook page, send me (The Woodwife) a convo on Etsy or an email at thewoodwifeswares@yahoo.com. That's it!!

 Please, share, like, love, tweet and otherwise spread this around!! I will let you know when this ends......these are so cute!! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

NEW Give Away Finally

I have been busy this summer as we all have but I think it is time for a give away once again. This give away is to say good bye to summer and welcome cooler temperatures!! Holly from foodforthesoul has generously offered a gorgeous chaplet. Here is what she has to say about it.

Unbreakable Chaplet of Saint Joan of Arc

I wanted to give this chaplet a strength and beauty as befitting a Warrior of God, such as St. Joan of Arc. The 8mm round & 10mm faceted tiger eye beads seemed, to me, to be ideal for this purpose. There are a total of 19 beads, one for each year of St. Joan's brief life. I wrap-linked each bead with 20g nickel silver wire to give this unbreakable chaplet maximum strength and durability. The center connector, tube bead spacers and 4mm rondelles are lead-free Tibetan silver. The winner will also receive a prayer card, instructions for praying the chaplet and an organza drawstring pouch. 

And here are pictures of the beautiful piece....

To enter to win - just leave a comment here - tell us about your summer if you like. Or you can send me an Etsy convo, an email, or enter to win on our Facebook page here. You can even enter on our team page - just enter. This is open to anyone not just team members. I haven't decided how long I will run this yet but I will let you know!!! Probably two weeks. Good luck ....Donna

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Art is Prayer

We will have a give away as soon as summer winds down and people are back in the loop. For now I have this to post.

I am reading The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron, who also wrote The Artists Way,  and in it she states that art is prayer and to me it is. When I am creating I go to another ‘place’. I forget what time it is – I forget to eat. I am totally absorbed in my creation it is like an intense prayerful state. When I am finished I breathe deep and I see that my dream vision has come from my mind through my hands and onto the canvas and I am so happy. Sometimes I even clap my hands and dance around as I see a  prayer come to life in color or shapes or pictures or beads or  whatever I have dreamed. Prayers can be anything. Looking at a sunset and saying one word like “beauty” is a prayer. Kissing a newborns cheek is a prayer. Prayers are everywhere.

Please tell me in your comments how art and creating is like prayer to you. This is my Treasure Map Prayer Collage that I did as a task from the above book.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Winners

The winners of the give away are.....


Alice decided to pick 4 winners !!!!