(Kim Krans near her studio in Topanga Canyon – photo by Daniel Arnold)
Tarot cards are a new discovery for me that feels familiar and true. I fell in love with The Wild Unknown Tarot deck illustrated by Kim Krans. The designer in me craved a deck that was aesthetically pleasing and this deck is that and so much more. Kim’s art captures the energy of wild nature which is where I find my spiritual inspiration. I love them so much you can now purchase them in the shop!
A bit more about the artist and author… While living in New York Kim was “living the dream,” studying art, showing her work at galleries and playing in bands, yet there was an unfulfilled part of her. A light was beginning to dim and she was looking for everything external to brighten her. At that time, she found a new teacher, yoga. She started meditating, practicing self-reflection and began on an inner quest. It was during this quest that the Tarot deck emerged.
As my friend Mattie of Juniperous says, “the cards are not a fortune teller but rather a key to unlock parts of your consciousness and bring light to areas that need attention.”
Go ahead and dance with the great mystery within!
There has been a new and very exciting development here in Bozeman and I am over the moon with excitement to be a part of it. The Bozeman Flea is a curated marketplace for vintage and handmade goods. The brilliance behind this vision comes from Kate of The Pretty Palomino and Jasmine of Whipped. These rad ladies, along with others are bringing together authentic style. For the first time since I moved here 3 years ago, I feel like I’m connecting with my people and together we’re creating a marketplace for what we love. This all kicks off this Saturday from 11-4 for a pop-up event hosted by The Architect’s Wife. If you’re in the area, please come check it out!
I wrote a poem about my dog…
I can hear my mother’s voice –
Don’t smother the dog.
I can’t help myself
as I inhale the softness under her ears.
She’s my pal.
Sometimes I get frustrated –
when she stinks up the car with her breath
or steels Ember’s food
or snags my wool tights with her joyful greeting.
Then I feel sad – for not loving every second of our precious time together.
For my latest contribution to Sugar & Charm I spent a lovely morning with two very inspired women, Kaelin Kiesel-Germann and Jody Engstrom of Living Nutrition. We took advantage of an oddly warm February day, letting the kids and dogs run wild outside as we laughed, chopped and blended some raw, fermented condiments. I’ve been slowly discovering the joys of fermentation through these two beautiful women. Visit Sugar & Charm for the whole story and how to!
(artwork by: Ben Shahn)
I just listened to a beautiful interview with Mary Oliver on On Being. It inspired me to run out to my favorite book store and buy up some more Mary Oliver books. Her curious spirit and relationship to nature invigorates my own connection. This is one of my favorite poems…
The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
I’ve been admiring the style of Taylor from A Wild Poppy for a long time now. I love the modern way she plays with vintage, keeping it simple and classic while lending interest. Her “how to wear vintage tips,” is a fun and practical guide for the vintage shopper. I’m so honored to have an Sibutramina E Orlistat Emagrece(Orlistat:Obesity, Weigh Loss), xenical e sibutramina juntos piece in the mix! You can purchase the skirt she’s wearing oh so well right here in the shop!
Here in Montana, spring is a distant memory, yet that doesn’t stop us from dreaming. We had so much fun playing dress up and make believing that it was time to wear cut-off shorts and huaraches. Natalie Brown is the stunner of a model as well as a very inspired author and metalsmith. And, Yvonne Reddy offered her magical styling touch. View the full lookbook here.
I’m so excited to be working again with Eden from Sugar and Charm. Her style and blog are on a whole new level and it inspires me to be better. I’ll be contributing once a month, so stay tuned for lots of fun collaborations to come. This month, I made a wreath using willows from around our house. Making wreaths always connects me to the memory of my mother, feeling my hands work the same way hers did, I hope to pass this on to Ember. See the full post over at Sugar and Charm for the how to and more photos. Happy weaving!
I often have this dream where I’m shopping for the store and I come across the most amazing gem. The excitement permeates into the next day and I always try and go searching soon after, and I usually get lucky! Here are some of my latest discoveries > shop new arrivals!
Some tunes to ease the endurance of a long winter and inspire great things for the new year. Listen here!
1. Like the Weather – 10,000 Maniacs
2. Love is All – The Tallest Man on Earth
3. The Tree (feat. Alela Diane) – Blitzen Trapper
4. Sunlight – Tune-Yards
5. Little Cup – Mirah and Thao
6. Lasted – Benoit Pioulard
7. Mystery – Indigo Girls
8. Hallelujah – Mirah and Thao
9. Heavenfaced – The National
10. Hot Blood – Lucinda Williams