Therapeutic Bliss, Inc.
Furniture, drawings, and other handmade creations by Rigby & Tristan Rodgers
Born July 10th, 1987 -Died June 20th, 2011
Soon after Channings’ death Rigby discovers a passion for drawing and wood working. Drawing and wood working became therapy for Rigby, so he created Southern Bliss in 2011 to express his feelings through the art work he and his son creates.
About Southern Bliss
About Southern Bliss
On June 20th, 2011, the day after Father's day, Channing Rodgers woke up that morning and got ready to go to her brand new job in Oxford, MS. Channing kisses her husband Rigby Rodgers goodbye, and then she walks over to the other side of the bed and kisses her 3 year old son goodbye. A few minutes later her husband was woken up by 5 loud bangs at the door as if someone was opening and slamming the door shut. Her husband jumps out of bed and runs outside. He screams, "Baby, were you trying to get in the house?" Channing looks at him and says, "No, I've been in my car. I'm about to go to work. I love you!" "I love you too!" he responds back... Those were the last words Rigby got to here from his wife.
Ariel Channing Bliss Mitchell Rodgers was killed in a car accident on her way to work. The pounding of the door still remains a mystery, but Rigby believes in his heart that the 5 loud sounds was the holy spirit wanting them to say 'I love you' one last time.
"If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,”Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright!
We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love."
1 Cor. 13 The Message
"The message of the Cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction, but we who are being saved know it is the very power of God."
Rigby began making crosses after the death of his wife, Channing, as a reminder to him and their young son, Tristan, that because Jesus died for us on the cross, Channing, through her faith and the grace of God, is now in heaven. The Cross, however, is not a symbol of death, but a symbol of hope. Through the death and resurrection of Christ, we can now have eternal life
Tristan helps make many of the crosses by choosing colors and painting them. Not only does Rigby and Tristan spend quality time together while making the crosses, it is also an opportunity for Rigby to teach Tristan about how his Mother's love lives on, and how making the crosses for others is a way of sharing God's love with the world.
Rigby's prayer is that, in some small way, the crosses will touch the heart and soul of those who see them. If only one person is introduced to the Holy Scriptures, or experiences the saving grace of God, Rigby will feel that, through these crosses, he, Tristan, and Channing are touching lives...
You can purchase your crosses on line through the website linked below.
Below are some items made by Rigby Rodgers that are for sale. Most of the items you see are located at Sugar Magnolia in Oxford, MS (booth #69) Sugar Magnolia is an antique mall located at 1919 University Ave Oxford, MS. If you are interested in purchasing any of the items you see, please call Sugar Magnolia at (662) 234-6330 or Therapeutic Bliss (662) 234-3400 and someone will be happy to help you! Rigby will do his best to keep the pictures current on the website, but keep in mind that some items you see may have already been sold. If you like any item you see in the pictures below, and it has already been sold; I can try my best to special make you an item that looks like the item that has already been sold. But remember, each item I make is unique and different in there own way. Please check back frequently, there is much more to come!
Door Corner Furniture
This is an old door that was painted and handmade by Rigby
Sale Today! $65.00
4x6 Picture Frame
This is a 4x6 picture frame handmade and painted by Rigby Rodgers.
4x6 Picture Frame
This is a 4x6 picture frame handmade and painted by Rigby Rodgers
4x6 Picture Frame
This is a 4x6 picture frame that is handmade and painted by Rigby Rodgers.
Chair made from old doors
This is a chair made from doors that came out of an old plantation home that dates back to the late 1800's. There is only 1 left in stock. More can be made upon request.
5x7 Picture frame
This is a 5x7 picture frame that was made by Rigby Rodgers. The drawing is a copy of a picture that Rigby drew. The picture frame will
fit any 5x7 picture.
8x10 Picture frame
This is an 8x10 picture frame made by Rigby Rodgers. (The picture is turned on it's side, sorry) The photo was taken by photographer Bill Dabney of Oxford.
Old window frame with mirror
This is an old window frame that came from an old plantation home
that was built in 1880. There are only 2 available!
11x14 Picture frame with picture of Double Decker
This is an 11x14 picture frame that was handmade by Rigby Rodgers. The picture in the frame is a picture that was taken by photographer
Bill Dabney. The picture is of the Oxford square at Double Decker.
5x7 Picture frame and picture
This is a 5x7 picture frame that was handmade and painted by Rigby Rodgers. The photo was taken by Bill Dabney of Oxford, MS.
Window Frame with mirror
This is an old window frame that came out of an old plantation home from the Delta.
If you need matching sets with mirrors, please let me know.
As of right now, there are still some available for matching sets.
More can be made upon request
Drawing of Lucille Ball with frame by Rigby Rodgers
This is an original charcole drawing of actess Lucille Ball by Rigby Rodgers. The picture frame was also handmade by Rigby Rodgers
Drawing of Marilyn Monroe with frame
This is a drawing of actress Norma Jeane Mortenson by
Rigby Rodgers. This is one of Rigby's first ever drawings. The 8x10 picture frame was also handmade by Rigby Rodgers.
4x6 Picture frame
This is a 4x6 picture frame that was made by Rigby Rodgers. The wood came from an old plantation home that was built back in the late 1800's. If these picture frames could talk they would probably have a lot of stories to tell. As of right now, there are only 3 white frames like this left.
11x14 Picture frame
This is a 11x14 picture frame that was made by Rigby Rodgers. The wood came from an old plantation home that was built back in the late 1800's. If these picture frames could talk they would probably have a lot of stories to tell.
This is one of the first drawings from Rigby Rodgers. This is an original drawing of Al Capone. The picture frame is also handmade by Rigby Rodgers. Sold!
Picture frames handmade by Rigby Rodgers. These frames can be
found at Sugar Magnolia in Oxford, MS. Sizes are from 4x6-16x20
Sale from $25-$55
Old window frame
This is an old window out of a plantation home in the delta.
Take a look of what could have been seen from this window.
Sale $110 Sold
More can be made upon request! Not many are left!
Old Window from old plantation home
This is an old window out of an old plantation home. Mirrors were added to it. Only 3 left!
This is an old picture of people picking cotton that was framed by