Thank You Peggy

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© Laura Hartley
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There is a rather extraordinary and accomplished photographer on this site named Peggy Gardner. Her remarkable work is here:

She is also a funny, compassionate, and charming friend.

I had a rather bad bout with depression recently. ....

In what was one of the single kindest and most generous gestures, Peggy mailed me these two hand forged copper bowls she made herself. The smaller bowl is the singing bowl, the larger, the calming bowl. Used properly, they work!

She wrote that copper is nature's magnet and will absorb bad energy, yet reflect back beauty. Quite moving.

Since I also have copper: hair, that is; I posed self here with the bowls, under the sunlight coming from the rust curtain in the guest room.

The overall effect?? All copper, all the time!

Here's Peggy's website, too, for more information:


26 responses

  • Jay Stockhaus

    Jay Stockhaus (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Interesting image. I like it.

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Hi Laura....glad to know you are feeling wishes

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    I am sorry I didn't reach out to you adequately Laura. I feel bad because you have a great heart and compassion for all. You have touched me deeply and I hate the thought of you carrying so much pain at once. Life can be like - I know that one very well myself. Peggy, another goddess, is gifted. Her photographic genius is not what I'm referring to though. Its her generosity and open heart. I am so happy to see that she provided you with the proper medicine to help heal you.

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    P.S. And of course, you are taking advantage of the opportunity to bare those great breasts of yours to display the copper plates like the breastplates of a Celtic Goddess!

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Amen, Sister Anne Marie - you don't miss a THING!!! I did have that Celtic armour/shield notion going when I did this. Inherent to our shared genepool, I guess, that you noticed this, too! And you did reach out - you loved the Faith pic enough to ask for it! That thrilled me!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Lovely, Laura. I am so happy that you are feeling better and have found solace. Peggy is a wonderful person. So compassionate. That is also a beautiful necklace.

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Laura, the bowls are just beautiful, and you look fabulous in the photo. Glad to see you're feeling better.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    I am so honored that you did this laura, really you are a remarkable woman ... I'm so glad you are feeling better.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    great tribute, i love the contrast of the copper texture to your smooth skin

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Glad you are better.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist said (21 Jul 2008):

    Laura, I want to add that Peggy G is a wonderful person and been a true friend to many here. Selfless and giving and honestly good. I love this shot and hope that you heal, depression is not easy to deal with.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    Laura my heart goes out to you I relate !! The photo has a story that is for sure !!!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (22 Jul 2008):

    This is amazing and very beautiful!

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (22 Jul 2008):

    What a way to share the journey with us! Love you Laura, Don't stop!

  • Peter McLaughlin

    Peter McLaughlin said (22 Jul 2008):

    Laura, The McLaughlin Clan will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (23 Jul 2008):

    this makes my day every time I look at it. You are so sweet....

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (23 Jul 2008):

    Laura, I hope you keep feeling better and better. Thinking of you.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    great tribute to peggy and also good to know your black cloud is lifting...

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (30 Jul 2008):

    Yes. Good luck. Depression is a mean old shapeshifter. Copper bowls from Peggy look like they work to knock him down a while! Great photo. All your work is wonderful. It always good to know we are not alone.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (20 May 2009):

    just back, thinking of you, wondering if you're feeling better.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    Rock on wit' yo' badself, Laura. You are one of the coolest people on JPG (or any other site you choose to upload on).

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (15 Jun 2009):

    Damn, I forgot to vote. Hell...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    back to year has past..ok red I know you have an army of jpgers who think your the bestest :)

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    you copper queen - I have missed you and your creative spirit....back to vote..

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    and I did tell you how beautiful you are..inside and out...right?

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Most excellent Laura!

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