Background photo by:¬†Jeff Luker
In the profound darkness,
I touch the face of
the star-filled Medicine Bowl.
The night sky opens to me…
Creation courses through my woman form.
The pulsating light of stars dance,
animating the male within.
My senses scream with aliveness.
light the fires
that border this path
of rapture, still becoming.
The womb of night beckons,
the silent birth of that which
has not yet taken form.
Diving deeply into the Void,
without any comfort or guarantees,
I learn to trust the eternal process.
The beauty of emergence is a mystery
that I can joyfully endure,
knowing that it will bring me home.
- Jamie Sams from the book Earth Medicine
Hopefully this¬†new moon brings¬†you a sense of calm and regeneration. I know my emotions are settling down a bit and I’m feeling more inspired and at ease compared to the last couple days. To celebrate the moon, I’m offering 35% off all handmade accessories. Use the coupon code “NEW MOON” at checkout. Offer ends July 4th.
This mixtape is inspired by the freshness a new day brings and that wonderful transition from dreamland to waking life. Listen here!
1. Bobby McFerrin – Invocation
2. Laura Marling – Take the Night Off
3. Shook Twins – Awhile
4.¬†S√≠lvia P√©rez Cruz & Javier Colina Trio -¬†Bel√©n
5.¬†Hurray for the Riff Raff -¬†Blue Ridge Mountain
6.¬†Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
7.¬†Bobby McFerrin -¬†Kalimba Suite
8.¬†S√≠lvia P√©rez Cruz & Ravid Goldschmidt – Luna
9.¬†MaMuse -¬†One More Time
10.¬†Mia Doi Todd – Skipping Stones
11.¬†Benjamin Gibbard -¬†Something’s Rattling
I’m offering these hand-loomed earrings via the lovely Local Rose. Visit her facebook page to enter for a chance to win!
The lovely and talented Natalie Brown – author of The Lovebird(seriously one of my all time favorite novels), jewelry designer, dreamer and doer – invited me into her home and offered¬†her lovely self to this photo shoot.
This lookbook¬†was inspired by a dream I had. I was with my mom(who passed away 14 years ago)¬†and one of her oldest friends. I was in awe of their essence…the clothing, long flowing hair and calm sense of self. At one point in the dream my mom was in a lush garden¬†and the sun was hitting her just right, she looked magnificent. I went to grab my camera to capture the moment when her friend asked me¬†not to take a picture because it was too sacred. And it was! So, I wanted to try and capture those moments that are too beautiful to be captured.
‚Äú‚Ä¶The stream and the broken pottery: what was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself, life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose?‚ÄĚ – Willa Cather
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Gift cards are now available and they come with an awesome case made with re-purposed fabric and leather scraps by Karie Reinertson¬†of Shelter, one of our fabulous makers. The case would make a great holder for your cash, credit card and ID.
Image by:¬†Aneta Ivanova
You are not surprised at the force of the storm‚ÄĒ
you have seen it growing.
The trees flee. Their flight
sets the boulevards streaming. And you know:
he whom they flee is the one
you move toward. All your senses
sing him, as you stand at the window.
The weeks stood still in summer.
The trees’ blood rose. Now you feel
it wants to sink back
into the source of everything. You thought
you could trust that power
when you plucked the fruit;
now it becomes a riddle again,
and you again a stranger.
Summer was like your house: you knew
where each thing stood.
Now you must go out into your heart
as onto a vast plain. Now
the immense loneliness begins.
The days go numb, the wind
sucks the world from your senses like withered
Through the empty branches the sky remains.
It is what you have.
Be earth now, and evensong.
Be the ground lying under that sky.
Be modest now, like a thing
ripened until it is real,
so that he who began it all
can feel you when he reaches for you.
- Rainer Maria Rilke translated by Anita Barrows
Discovered on On Being
I am in awe of the wild grace captured in these photos for Josi Faye, maker of handspun yarn and knitwear.
Discovered on Miss Moss.