My personal life has been in a blender. So much transition has occurred and I am finally able to breathe and sort through the truths of what is left. When I think about how much time has past that I did not accomplish what I intended and yet I was on the path that I needed to be on; I am so grateful that the universe has a magnet to keep me (us all ) in some sort of alignment. Sometimes, ….well maybe most of the time when I create work conceptually I am ahead of what is to come. I feel as if I am in the moment but in actuality that moment is coming and I can sense it. The moment is always now but there are layers of truth that ring true after all is said and done. The film of truth coats my metaphorical tongue and I can taste it for months or years. I guess it is good for it to linger so I can process the lessons and move forward to the next place.
This all reminds me of the tarot collection I released in fall 2014. One card in particular is stuck in my head and my heart. The 4 of Stones. This cards calls for balance and assessment. There may not be room to breathe. If the tight hold is loosened than things can move forward and thrive again. There is an internal compass that can be accessed and must be trusted! I hope you trust your compass.
Blessing to you!
I have been missing you. Feeling like so much is moving in my life I can barely keep up. Wondering how you are doing? The part of you that is a mystery will always remain a mystery. I accept that truth and am grateful to understand any part of you. Venus is traveling direct and rises out of the underworld with wisdom from the darkness to bring to light. Let’s bathe in that light. You and I……in perfect love and perfect trust.
Photo – Meredith Adelaide
The new year is not so new anymore. It rushes by like a river. Spring is almost here and like the new buds that are emerging everywhere I look, my new collection is also ready to bloom.
So many new thing are coming my way and I look forward to sharing my journey with you. In the next few months I will be moving into a new studio and that means new energy flow and new possibilities. Right now though I have been putting together a textile collection for 2016 that will be released by May. My inspiration has always been nature in it many forms from flowers to stones to microscopic organisms. This collection is no different and in fact I have combined all these inspirations into one line of thought.
For now I would like to share some of my preliminary ideas and samples.
Hollyhock off the grid
Ruby Fushite in process
Bella is the dye lab mascot!!
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Allow for the good things to come.
The space is made
The time is now
Opening the heart center with crystals and smoke
Relinquishing the past the pain the missepts
Re align with the now
Love what you have
Attract what you love
This is a perfect mix
photos: Meredith Adelaide
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The passage of time is a transition, a movement. Living life in the now and forever going forward. Some things we shed and some things we take with us. What we take are our tools, they help to build the future and add to the character of our life.
The passage is always open and in motion. It is through the earth that we find the clues. The darkness and warmth of the earth brings life and sustains motion by seeking the light.
Ace of Cups
Hot off the press, this wonderful video that capsulated the Spiritual Warrior performance and fashion show held at Disjecta for the opening night of Glean on August 14th.
I am so blessed to have creative people in my life that support me with their energy, time, and professionalism. From the crew who did make up and hair- Sam Kuster, Haily Graham to the spirit guides / models- Laura Page, Amelia Shelly, Willow Finney, Jade Pekkala, Crystal Zingsheim, Jasmine Rain and the talented videographer Mia Allen! A million thanks to you!!
Music by ‘The Bug’
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The Glean show opening was a surprising packed house and I think my performance went over well. It was a great relief to finally present my story. Photos and video to follow………
This is the story I wrote that went with the performance:
The fools journey into the realm of truth brings us together. Wearing a shawl adorned with
amulets and ribbons shows ego strength of the warrior who comes forward out of the shadows.
The spirit guides present themselves and become one with the warrior. These guides represent aspects of self and metaphors for truth. First comes the shaman or turtle, then the rabbit, the white owl goddess, the tiger spirit, and then the life/ death/ life mother or spider spirit. Each guide gives a gift to protect and sharpen the Warriors instincts, but the spider spirit, who is the giver of life and death which in turn creates or stirs the warrior to life. The gifts from the other guides are simply water, earth, air, and fire. The warrior accepts all the gifts for they contain the truth and within truth balance is found. Now the warrior is ready to discover what lies ahead on the path of the unknown.
This is the story I have to share from one warrior to another. It was all made possible by the living entity that is the city dump ( transfer station). This is a place in which we collectively with intention throw away, get rid of, and forget about our waste and consumption. The garments and artifacts before you were transformed into sacred objects to appease the great garbage spirit.
The Spirit Guides and the metaphors they represent:
Turtle or Shaman– Is between both worlds of land and sea this make the turtle a good translator. Moving towards the way of peace in a slow pace but with persistence. She has emotional strength and is grounded.
Hare (rabbit)- Represents abundance, renewal, hope, intuition, and new opportunities.
Blessings are in the mist and the needed direction and breakthrough is so close the rabbit will nudge or jump into action to make a move.
Owl– Old soul, the gatekeeper, has the ability to peer through the agenda of others. ,will
observe and keep secrets and wisdom guarded until it is the right moment and then she will move swiftly into action. Very psychic.
Tiger– Sensuality, beauty, and passion are strong characteristics but so is patience, mystery and grace. She has new moon energy which is the dark moon as a seed getting ready to grow full and magnetic. The tiger speaks to the heart to have courage to go after what you desire.
Spider– She tells us that not all things are as they appear. However we have life choices to
construct the life we live. She is receptivity and creativity and has the ability to fashion a new vision after every initiation which makes her infinite. The web represents strength, beauty, home, and within there is sustenance , birth, and destruction.
The Warrior / Fool – This is anyone and everyone. Some are ready for the journey with eyes open and heart unobstructed and some start carrying much too much baggage. This will eventually have to be shed in order for the spirit guides within us to fully impact our psyche. This is how we train to be a warrior.