Friday, September 23, 2011

Think Global

44 days, 18 flights and 11 countries. Sounds amazing right?

Rick Mereki, Andrew Lees and Tim White took their adventure and captured it on film for STA Travel Australia.These videos really caught my eye and got me thinking of all the places I want to visit and how much you learn about yourself when you travel. I am planning my next adventure!
                                          
Definitely watch these in full screen view.


 
 Move

 Eat

  Learn

What is your favorite part of these films? I absolutely love when he is blowing glass and walking through the field of tall reeds.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Sweet Treat


These adorable cookies caught my eye. I think it would be so fun to use them as decor at an event! 


These edible delights are sold by an Etsy shop Manjar. Check them out!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Initiation

Sorry for the intense amount of poetry but this poem has been on my closet door for the past few months. With the s#!t I have been thorough in the past month I feel like I understand this poem even more now than before.


the initiated woman


the initiated woman has bled. 
she's bled from poor decisions that sliced her esteem wide open; and from unguarded boundaries being obliterated; and she's bled willingly because that's what you do when people you love are anemic or have been hit by life -- you give them your blood. Here, I have lot's, it's fresh and warm. I'll make more.
She has gone through the eye of a needle, stripped, shed, pared down to the pure pith of her power. The few people who have seen her so naked will never speak of that beauty to anyone else.
She knows that when people are ready, they're ready, and they're never ready before they're ready. Still, she holds the light for your readiness, because she knows how sweet it is when the time is right.
She's modest, but bold to the depths. She knows that initiations are waiting for everyone to claim them. Courage is key.
She's asked people to leave her house because they were consistently rude.
Now, she asks after the first offense -- she knows where things are going.
If you don't respect her, there's not much to talk about.
It's usually a succession of rigors, (rarely a lightning strike) that earns her the license to teach. Her lessons can be precise, like the diamond that cuts diamonds. Essentially-focused.
She knows that playing nice perpetuates irresponsibility, but that kindness is wildly fertile.
She's mindful of the how and the who in her bed, because it's always more than that.
She doesn't spiritualize immorality, but she understands it.
She has no time for excuses, but all the time in the world for intentionality.
She reveres accountability, which includes using the sword of justice, and singing operatic praises for things done the good way -- or even attempts at the good way.
Scarred. Faceted. Radiant. Wide.
She's so tender she prefers to whisper about her true nature, or write a poem. Abstract. Protected.
When the initiated woman tells you that "everything will be okay," you tend to believe her.
She uses compassion like a a lever to see what's really going on.
She applies willfulness sparingly, like gas to fire. ('cause, she is the fire.)
She awaits, but gets on with things.
She can tell you with calm and certain sympathy that love is the shortest distance between you and me.

And that there are no shortcuts to initiation.


- Danielle La Porte at White Hot Truth

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A love story

i want to fall in love in the city.
after sunsets. bar talk.
a spare key to his place to slip in after work.
to make dinner in his tiny kitchen.
my little bag of make up and toothpaste on your sink.

we’d take the subway during rush hour just to puzzle piece ourselves together.
we’d share every park like our backyard.

i’d embarrass you with tourist pictures of us.
peeling oranges with my fingers to feed you on street corners.
we’d stay outside just to watch people passing by.
i’d hold onto your hand anytime i want.

i’d warn you when we meet. I am a selfish lover.
i don’t mean it the way you take it.
i mean i am selfish in expressing my romance.
i love quickly. with any number of things.

i laugh too loud. too often.
i share too much. too soon.
i want you here. then i don’t.

i want to fall in love with you while crossing the street.
during the midnight movie.
when i stumble on uneven pavement.
weaving in and out of tourists in a hurry and bumping against you.

i want to fall in love with you as i stare at the tall tall buildings and fall in love with this city.

- a poem by That Kind of Woman (found via Live Creating Yourself)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Great Words

I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.

Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let's buy it.

-Rumi

Too often we don't realize what a bargain love it - let's buy it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A little encouragement

If you have had a rough day, week or maybe just a really awful hour then take a peek at this. It always helps to remind me that there is so much good in the world.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

To my lovely ladies

You know who you are, and I love you all. 


To read the rest of Danielle La Porte's "an ode to girlfriends everywhere" check out her blog White Hot Truth. It is an amazing site for creative inspiration, entrepreneurial fine tuning and so much more.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Getting Inked

I have been thinking more about getting a tattoo lately. 
The beautiful work by Amanda Wachob has me thinking big, bold colors...


How amazing are these abstract pieces
While I might not get this as a tattoo for myself I can definitely appreciate the beauty and artistry, they actually look like brush strokes from paint.





Stunning, it reminds me of clouds with cutouts of birds.

Now lets see if I can get sketching for my own tattoo....

Saturday, April 30, 2011

An LA Adventure

This past weekend I took a little trip to LA to visit my mom. It was a great and sunshine filled 2 days!

It started off by visiting the new Terminal 2 at SFO. I have to say it lived up to the hype I had been hearing for months. Quite an awesome airport terminal.
 While waiting for my flight I enjoyed a little $7 wine tasting at Vino Volo.

 I loved the little notes that came underneath each glass that give you a description the wines.
This one was my favorite.

 Once in LA I enjoyed a really great brunch with my momma at Lola's. Amazing blueberry pancakes with a few chocolate chips sprinkled in. Fruit with mint, yum. And to top it off an amazing cappuccino!

A trip to a nearby flea market left me in awe of these beaded chairs.
The red chair design is amazing!
Can you imagine hand placing each of those beads?

I can't wait for my next visit!

Friday, April 15, 2011

How men and women see color differently

I stumbled upon this via A Cup of Joe. Too funny and yet so very true!
Although I must admit there are a few guys I know who see colors like Azul, Chartruse and Sunrise just as much as I do.

























Originally from Gold Rush on Tumblr

Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to Steal Like an Artist

This is a post that really got my mind thinking. Why are we inspired? Why do we think we need to wait until "we know who we are" to be able to create great work? Part of creating amazing things is that we get to see the development of ourselves in everything we make. Is an idea ever really original? In most cases, no it is not an original idea - but that is ok. We are constantly adapting existing ideas to make them our own. I encourage you take a peek at Austin Kleon's blog and check out How to Steal Like An Artist.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bold Color

It all started with a pen... harmless enough.
Just a fun pen to keep in my purse.
But then inspiration struck and it became so much more!

This pen has just given me the inspiration I have been searching for to redecorate my room after recently moving. The colors of my old furniture are a bit too muted, the feel is a bit too antique centered.

Next stop - bold color and pattern a la Jonathan Adler.
My muses will be Kelly Green, Navy Blue, Citrus Yellow with hints of a Summer Lime Green.

There will definitely be a stop at the hardware store this weekend. Can't wait to start painting the furniture!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ombre Color

One new trend that is gracing tables everywhere is Ombre color. I absolutely love this example of the gradient of color going from a deep red to a pale yellow. Simple yet stunning.



Because I am...

creatively compelled! This blog will be a place for my inspiration, ideas, projects and more. Looking forward to seeing what it becomes!