Gifts Of Love.

Many of you know Sandra Erickson from Xanga. She is a superb artist, with exquisite taste in the choice of her words when she writes poetry and prose. It is so sad that she doesn’t make an appearance here or at xanga any more. I keep in touch with her regularly though, either through facebook or by email or phone.

Like I said, she is a master artist, not just with her words, but also with ceramics. Every room in my home has a stamp of Sandra’s work. A few weeks back she sent me beautiful collection of nesting bowls and ceramic planters. And yesterday I received some large pieces.

If you happen to know her through facebook, I would appreciate if you could visit her, and boost her ego some, and perhaps buy a couple of things from her. She is such a dedicated artist and loves to please friends. Here are just a few of the things that she sent me recently.


This is one of the larger bowl, with beautiful colors. The smooth uneven edges are characteristic of her work. Next to this bowl is the orchid planter. My orchid plants are very heavy with blooms, and the planter couldn’t hold the large amount of soil in it. Therefore I have a Christmas cactus in it instead.

The three smaller bowls in the foreground in the picture below, have the most delicious tinge of azure and yellow and the inside is glazed to perfection. To the far left of the bowls there is a taller ceramic votive holder. It has small holes in it, which she has cleverly placed. I am blessed with three such beauties.Β At night I have the candles lit and place them inside these, and the room turns magical.
Just thought you would like to see them, and these are just a few of what she has sent me.




About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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27 Responses to Gifts Of Love.

  1. sunsetdragon says:

    How beautiful and she is so very talented.

  2. 9bianchistreet says:

    Oh, Zakiah! How very, very sweet of you to feature my pottery on your blog. But truly, it is so lovely to read your poetry! I have bookmarked your site, so I will be able to find you, again.
    Just the thought of you using these bowls makes me smile.


    • Zakiah says:

      OMG! Sandra, it is such an honor to see you here. I wish I could have posted all the ceramic pieces that I have received over the years. Every one who comes home, marvels at their beauty. muah. Love and hugs to you dearest heart! Thank you for liking my book. It pales in front of the elegance of your words.

  3. slmret says:

    I miss Sandra — but I’m not on FB, so can’t visit her there. Those are lovely pieces she has sent you. How is she faring in this early winter weather — I gather thay have just restored the power in Vermont, and I have thought of her each day as I read the outage reports! Please tell her hello for me!

    • Zakiah says:

      I did not know that Sandra has a wordpress account. But apparently she does. I will get her link and share it with you. She is LOVING the snow and the cold weather. A true Norwegian that woman! She starts longing for snow when summer starts. Right now, she is thrilled to have all the white crap around her. I will definitely take your greetings to her.

      • slmret says:

        It’s good to know that Sandra is enjoying all the “white crap”! I had never seen snow until I went away to college!!! I guess she can hole in and enjoy her ceramics, but I’d have a hard time being confined to the house for the winter!

    • 9bianchistreet says:

      Janet! I am well, thank you. We only got a foot or so of snow, the neighbors shoveled our driveway. I had (two – 2!) Snow days, the power stayed on and I baked cookies. (smiles) I love winter.

      Happy Holidays!

  4. Humor_Me_Now says:

    Good Eveving, Dr. Zakiah.

    I don’t recall this gal—love the photos of her artistic skills. I love the desgin on those bows.

  5. Her work is so beautiful! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes, very beautiful, and she is so hard working. She puts her heart into her work one hundred percent. She had come here one year, and I asked her to lug some of her creations with her. then I had a small affair at home and invited some friends to come and take a look. I think she sold almost everything she brought with her. She was delighted, as was I.

  6. jeff markowitz says:

    No doubt, Sandra is quite a talent. I’m proud to own one of her small pitchers. It makes me smile every day.

  7. kaylar says:

    i love that you posted her work in a home setting. so good to see! ❀

    • Zakiah says:

      She is a dear friend, Kim and has always been so gracious and caring. When I visited her in Vermont, I would just look at some of her pottery, and before I knew, she would pack it up for me. Just love that gal.

  8. Zakiah says:

    I am sure you are… aren’t all Ericksons of some Viking origin? πŸ™‚

  9. 9bianchistreet says:

    OMG. I love you guys. MUAH.

  10. I think I enjoyed reading all the comments here as much as I enjoyed looking at her craft. πŸ™‚

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