Release Date: December 11, 2018
ISBN: 9781632280411
eISBN: 9781632280503

Crafting Love: Sharing Our Hearts through the Work of Our Hands

by Maggie Oman Shannon

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” –Vincent Van Gogh

As the future unfolds before us, it seems people are getting busier, more distracted, and less connected to the physical and spiritual world. This can be especially problematic for our relationships, as love is something that just does not magically exist on its own. Love must be cultured, tended, and cared for as if it were a special garden unlike any other.

Whether you desire to foster, encourage remembrance, or express gratitude for the love you feel toward the known and unknown in your life, it can be done through the practice of mindfulness and crafting. Crafting Love is filled with thematic chapters meant to inspire your own journey in your expression of love, whether you build an “I Love You…” notebook for your partner, Anytime Valentines for your friends and mentors, a Conversation Starter Table Cloth for your family, Portable Place Shrines for natural places and animals, an “I Am” Affirmation Mandala for yourself, or a Rhythm Painting for the Divine.

With the help of a few uplifting friends along the way, Maggie Oman Shannon will help launch your exploration for your love of materials, love of the process, and love of everything and everyone around you through creating transcendent, one-of-a-kind projects with your own hands and heart.

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About the author Maggie Oman Shannon

REV. MAGGIE OMAN SHANNON is an ordained interfaith and Unity minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and lifelong crafter whose passion is exploring the relationship between creativity and spirituality. A former magazine editor and creativity coach, she is the author of six previous books, including Prayers for Healing. Oman Shannon lives in San Francisco with her husband and teenage daughter (who also loves to craft). She currently serves as Senior Minister...

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“This book is a wonderful inspiration to spark your creativity and help you create loving gifts that truly, truly speak from the heart.” – Marijo Puleo, PhD, podcast host ofMindful Living Spiritual Awakening 


"More than a book, it’s a recipe for living a creative, love-filled life.  Well-written, and filled with inspirational quotes and fun ideas for expressing feelings through labors of love. Whether you’re making edible love notes out of cookies, quilting, making friendship beads, or memorial prayer mats, these crafts are heart openers for the loved ones in your life." – Cindi Braff, The Romance Whisperer, author of Grant Me a Higher Love and Why Good People Can’t Leave Bad Relationships


"The wide variety of craft projects suggested cover ideas for beginners to experienced DIYers. Her ideas are sure to inspire some original projects of your own! Crafting Love challenges you to put some love out into the world." - The Magical Buffet 


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