300 for 300

Sometimes I feel so small, insignificant & invisible

A drop of water in an ocean readying itself, becoming a tsunami


Waylaid by a misconception(s) of matter(ing)

this wave your wave  of particles sweep me unwilling unwanting helpless into

becoming one with all that I reject

So fatuous for considering an offer my offer could quell the force your force determined to wreak havoc wrath revenge terror

SOMETIMES dreams grand illusions of believing belonging to Being something surpassing this this (Love lack of)

That dreams intentions & actions equate to an energy enough to thwart this  this (Love lack of) danger perceived

for real Love I feel in my heART comes to me

through me offering

an offering

my gift

my love

my trade

300 beads for 300 girls

One heart bead prays at a time


A Picture and a Poem

This column, A Picture and a Poem, that the NY Times publishes is one of my favorites.  Sometimes it inspires me, or calls out to something I’ve done that’s just sitting around, as this one did:

From NY Times:

Spring, a coy temptress in the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet Charles Simic’s ode to winter’s end, is imagined as a fallen Roman beauty by Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli.


Will you please hurry with your preparations?
We are freezing up north as you procrastinate
Like a rich lady with too many gorgeous outfits
To choose from, spending hours in front of
A mirror, trying them on and unable to decide,

While we trudge to the mailbox through wind
And snow, extract our unwilling fingers
From a glove to check if there’s a letter
From you, or just a bitty postcard, saying:
I’m leaving Carolina today, hurrying your way
With my new wardrobe of flowers and birds.

The tease! I bet she starts and forgets one of her
Hand-painted silk fans and has to go back,
While we stamp our feet and wipe our noses here,
Worrying the wood for the stove is running out,
The snow on the roof will bring the house down.


A version of this article appears in print on 03/09/2014, on page M2100 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Blossoms in the Snow.
And my imagining of spring, as inspired by all of the above – just for fun -IMG_0458

Been Sometime

The book I’m working on

Brain Pickings


Danielle La Porte

Robert Reiche “Inequality for All”

Guns, gun shops, gun laws

Banning books not bullets

Family dynamics – loving complicated messy discouraging dividing


Marital stuff

Big imaginings for where my work could go, what it could become… with no fathomable idea how to make it happen.


Saturday, December 14, 2013 “Best of the Best” Sullivan’s Island

Come on out for the 6th annual Sullivan’s Island’s

“Best of the Best” Artisans Fair.

And be prepared to go home with some

of the most talented art and crafts for miles around!

2pm – 7ish

Sullivan’s Island’s Island Club

Station 15

Admission Fee:  FREE!

Making it in Mustique

I’m over the moon!    Yesterday my Holiday Sparkle Collection got picked up by a shop on the island of Mustique.  Part of the Grenadine islands, Wikipedia describes it as being a hideaway island for “aristocrats, princesses, and rock stars.”   I can hardly believe it!

For more examples of my work, or to purchase: www.TejThompson.com (click there)

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E-commerce website now Live!

Click here:  www.tejthompson.com

I invite you to visit my beautiful new site to easily view galleries of my work.

It’s super organized, concise, easy to navigate, and has a shopping cart.

Click here: www.tejthompson.com

And it would really help me out if you would share it with your social networks.

Thank you so much for your interest in my work.

Love & peace,