Pema Chödrön, writing about sadness and the vastness of human emotion, says:

If we can hold it all in our hearts, then we can make a proper cup of tea.

Welcome,  © Jessica Sanborn, 2022

This collage was my attempt to welcome the feelings, sadness, and uncertainty that followed some unexpected and disappointing news. I didn’t intend for this collage to look this way: so much blank space. Yet as I contemplated a background, I felt like I was supposed to just let it be. Spaciousness is part of this collage’s message for me, and as I worked with this image, it became about welcoming so much more.

Welcome what is. Welcome the unexpected and unknown. Welcome time. Welcome blank spaces. Welcome what wants to be. Welcome yourself. Just as you are.

Here, sit down. Have some tea.

I have 4 x 6 cards available for each of these images.They are available in packs of 5 for $10. You can choose which cards you would like in each pack. If you are interested in cards, feel free to let me know.