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How we care for and about one another, and our 'home', from the smallest to the greatest scale, is something I have held dear since I was a little girl.


It's odd that something as small seeming as an ecology coloring book I received when I was five years old would have such an impact, and yet it did. A snapshot in my memory...  Then there was the poetry contest when I was 10 years old about the preservation of farmlands and our water systems. The world around us, from the smallest to the greatest scale, is our 'home.' How we care for and interact within it is integral to its health, and to our's. 

It has felt important in carrying the torch of Artisans that we honor great gifts with an overall theme which is deeply meaningful, and to celebrate the tremendous talents and skills of those who share themselves with us, to showcase quality, color and laughter, and to seek out items that are made with kindness and consideration to those in this one great world

and to one another. 

So as you explore Artisans, you will find locally (NH & USA) made items, as well as items which are fair trade and made with sustainable practices. You will find re-usable water bottles, lunch bags, and market totes. Useful home items to replace throw-away dinner ware, utensils, food wrap, silicon bowl lids, lidded lunch bowls. You will find towels and backpacks made from recycled water bottles. Books like Robert Downey Jr's latest partnership with Thomas Kostigen about Cool Foods, that inform and educate in ways that are fun to read and learn about. 

We welcome your thoughts and recommendations always, particularly those that move what we do into the future in ways that are exemplary of what we strive to create and share with you. Thank you for giving us that opportunity! 

-Marcy Vierzen & All of Us at Artisans

Earth Friendly Is One of Our Priorities...

We are so excited to share with you our book, You Are Here For A Reason— May this book be a source of encouragement to all who read or hear its message of Hope!

♥️Mae & Dan

Mae Edwards discovered her love of writing after many years of serving in youth ministry. For five years, she authored a recurring column-Heart to Heart—in New Hampshire's Parable Magazine.

Most recently, Mae has written a series entitled Little Stories-Big 

Heart. The first book in the series You Are Here For A Reason, is an invitation for the reader to be encouraged and find hope in the darkest of times. So whether you have personally been led to this message of promise or are sharing it with someone you love, may all who read and hear this little story discover their

true purpose and be joyfully reminded: You Are Here For A Reason!


You can follow Mae @littlestories.bigheart

It’s funny how we think we know what someone else’s life is like….I once had a person say to me, “oh, that Mae Edwards and her perfect little life”….I was hurt so deeply by those words…because oh, if that person only knew my truth.

You see, it’s not always what we can view from the outside looking in that is a true measure of someone else’s happiness.

Our insight into the life of another is certainly limited to what we can see on the surface…and let’s be honest, we can never fully know what is going on in the lives of those around us.

We must become more aware.


If only we can encourage one another to view our struggles as opportunities to grow… In the words of Mike Petrow, “Our hurts become “health-bestowing wounds… It’s our wounds that lead to wisdom and teach us, ultimately, how to love and heal the world.

And this leads me to why I wrote this book….

You Are Here For A Reason, was penned almost four years ago as a heartfelt response to the numerous reports about the significant increase in suicide—especially  among young women.

People are hurting and in need of our caring and compassion….the truth is, each and every one of us is graced with gifts and talents and we just want to be seen and heard.

So in response to all the pain and suffering in our world, let us seek ways to lift each other up, encourage one another, and then using our gifts & talents May we joyfully live out our purpose with intention….and no matter what, never forget, You Are Here For A Reason!

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