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Respite box meditation kit --  words and objects to soothe your mind and kindle your creative spirit

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Respite box meditation kit -- words and objects to soothe your mind and kindle your creative spirit

In this tin box, about 3" x 4.25" (75mm x 11mm), you'll find an oasis of calm in the form of small inspirational readings and a few pleasingly tactile objects, plus a little room to add a few small meaningful objects of your own. The cover is decorated with my original photomontage in saffron yellow featuring a crow and a vintage map, plus the word "Respite."

For artists, writers, teachers, students, or anyone seeking a little vacation from their busy life and a quiet moment to nurture their creativity and mindfulness.

You could also use it to make a personal shrine, travel altar, or to assist your meditation practice.

Each box contains:
• A simple cloth to serve as an altar cloth. This listing includes the white-and-green vintage handkerchief/napkin shown in the first photo, of which I have two available. I do not know the fiber content for certain, but it is a soft and loose weave, leading me to think it's either rayon or a cotton/linen blend.
• Two sets of cards (tiny unbound books) with suggestions and inspiration
• A finger labyrinth with a raised surface
• A 20-sided die to use with the writing prompts included
• A copper wire note holder, which may also be used to hold a small photo or artwork
• A beeswax tea light in a reusable clear cup (from Sweet Bee Honey on Etsy)
• Two wooden cubes and two wooden disks, rubbed with a beeswax & grapeseed oil polish (made by me)
• A bottlecap totem featuring a digital print of my original drawing of a turtle
• A bit of empty space for you to add a few evocative objects of your own (such as sea glass, smooth stones, vintage buttons, a sea shell ... )

Another version of this box with a different cloth is here:

and here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105920844/respite-box-meditation-kit-words-and

You might also like my little booklet with a meditative story about Chan tea, here:

For a unique and quirky hand-bound journal to accompany your creative practice, see this section:

From a nonsmoking, fragrance-free household.

Frequently asked questions about SharonsCompendium

The text on cards and book plates can be changed; all book plate listings include a custom option for $8 extra. If you want custom printing on cards, please contact me to work out the details.

I welcome requests for custom made journals, too. Please don't hesitate to ask if interested. Allow about 2 weeks plus shipping time.

I do not do custom drawings or pet portraits, sorry! Neither can I alter an existing drawing.
Gift wrapping includes a mini enclosure card and costs $1.50. Many listings have this as an option you can select when purchasing. If it's not shown as an option, you can still request it as an add on.
I offer quantity discounts on cards (which are $4 per single card) through existing listings of 5 cards for $15 and 10 cards for $20. Since the 10-card deal is already marked down to half price, that is the same as wholesale and available to all customers. Some other items are available for wholesale (quantity discounts). Please ask if interested.

Respite box meditation kit -- words and objects to soothe your mind and kindle your creative spirit


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tin box, paper, ink, copper wire, dice, cotton, beeswax candle, vintage hanky, polished wood disks, polished wooden cubes
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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