The Comfort Of Things is a beautiful book by Daniel Miller, and alongside Significant Objects and Taking Things Seriously it forms a brilliant trilogy of why and how we treasure some of the objects we do.
Balanced on top of the pile is an opulent pocket sized book from artist, designer and yogi Hannah Nunn. She is expert at the art of giving her attention to the world and discovering natural treasures. She writes about and illustrates them in this gentle and moving book - Tiny Treasures.
We all have some objects that mean more to us than their material worth, it may be because they evoke memories, remind us of our ancestors or culture, perhaps to us they are uniquely beautiful or are talismans of the people we want to be.
“What five objects, things, or memories would you like to own again and why?” Edith Marks - a question from the Jewish Druts’yla tradition carried by story teller and tradition bearer Shonaleigh.
Working with individuals and small groups Josie helps us find our treasures, our senses of connection, joy and resilience. She weaves together story, meditation, journalling and creativity, a magical spell that simultaneously takes us out of the world and roots us right back in to what's important too.
This is a culmination of years of creative work, teaching, meditation teacher training (British School Of Meditation diploma) and an MA in Applied Storytelling, working with the Jewish Druts'yla tradition.
If you're interested in a creative experience that adds richness and depth to your view of life, then working with Josie might be for you. Check out her workshop 'Treasure Hunters' based on her MA work.
Josie Beszant and/or Ian Scott Massie, both artists from Masham North Yorkshire, Uk.