I arrived at 6:15pm, damn, I was late!! I was suppose to arrive at 6pm. I wanted to make a good impression, which didn’t include me being late. Oh well, it’s show time!! I nervously walked up the steep creaky stairs that led me to a group of men standing at a desk. The youngest man was probably in his late 40’s and the room radiated this yellow brown glow that mimicked the Elks club my grandfather took me to as a kid. But this was no Elks club, this was the Adventurer's Club of Los Angeles.
So I've spent two years living on the road by myself, well, with India the adventure dog, too. I've seen SO much. Learned SO much and gained a LIFETIME of lessons. Now what? Continue to travel and learn, of course, but there has to be more, right? I’ve had this feeling, this sense or this drive in my gut to do something with all this plethora of eye-opening knowledge that I’ve obtained.
Back in November of 2015 I escaped the North East cold for Caroline Beach. I didn’t expect it to be hot and humid. Jones felt slimy from the coastal weather and I swear life was starting to grow throughout her! Once the heat broke I headed to a local laundromat to wash the newly formed ecosystem of swamp-ness from my bedding.
Alice and I met over a year ago in the most perfect of ways, through serendipity. This unexpected connection between a retired real estate broker, godmother of 7, sweet southern bell and a 30-something van-lifer, godmother of 1, unsweetened midwestern wild flower has blossomed into a friendship full of love, support, and adventure.
My ass, hamstrings and my lovely lady parts are killing me!! Even though I started my training off slow I've found myself in a realm that's not considered discomfort but not so much pain....what would you call that? Oh yeah, Training!!!
I'm a 2nd generation Morel hunter. My father passed along his sacred knowledge and wisdom of hunting the Mighty Morel. I've had the honor to pass his expertise to a few dear friends. In true Chartreuse Monks* fashion, I am not at liberty to say anything more! Thanks for watching this months video and for sharing with others. *(legend states that only three monks have the ancient secret recipe and the three can not be in proximity of each other which keeps it secret and keeps it safe)
Case of the Nomads Artist Residency was a 7 day, off the grid artist residency in Joshua Tree National Park. I selected one lucky artist, out of numerous applications across the US, to experience life off the grid with me.
While speaking at separate conferences located at the same hotel and after a serendipitous moment in an elevator, Jeff Wolfe and I connected. We're not only both speakers but entrepreneurs and adventurers donning the passion for giving back.
With a weekly radio show on Star Wide World Network, Jeff shares the lives and stories of others doing pretty killer things in the world. I'm honored to be a part of this ever growing community.
Make sure you tune in. We'll talk about fear, living life to the fullest and (of course) adventure. I will also be announcing a new adventure at the end of the segment which I'm giddy with antici........Pation to share with you! Please tune in and thank you for sharing Jeff's world with others.
Show will air live Wednesday, June 7th at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST
Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope y'all get some sweet sweet lovin' or at least a nice hug from a friend. I'm here to help send out some of that good vibration. First, things first. Who's gonna join me for the Get Lost, Do Art Residency?? Well, it was a really difficult decision. I wish I could have brought all the applicants along. I was inspired and completely taken by you all. Thank you for being such badass'!!
Every time I visit I'm filled with inspiration, love and the feeling that everything will be okay. With the way the world can be at times I feel it's important to spread the message of love. Nothing speaks more true to this message than Leonard Knight. So throughout the week, weekend, month, year, remember to be kind to each other, especially to yourself. Love to you my friends and thank you once again for reading and sharing my posts with others.
As I walked through the sliding glass doors I was afraid the weather worn trim would break causing the entire frame of the door to collapse. With the strong stench of propane in the air, I peeked and snooped a bit while I waited.
When you think of badass adventurers pushing their limits and inspiring others you probably won't think of ladies in their 70's or 80's. I know what you're picturing.....a big beast of a man wearing flannel (not hipster flannel, real man flannel), a full bearded weathered face and carrying a hatchet over his shoulder. Right? Well, get with the times my friends!!! Since I've been traveling I've met some of the most beastly of adventurers, who happen to be women and recently, of the mature.
I am above and beyond excited to announce that I will be hosting a residency!! I've spent over a year exploring, pushing limits and really indulging in the badass elements of life. Now I get to share it with you! If you wanna dive into the minimalist lifestyle to see how your art/life will evolve, grow and expand through limitations, then apply! I look forward to spending 7 days with you off the grid in Joshua Tree National Park, getting lost and doing art. Click the link for details...oh and don't forget to pass this info along to others.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
I spent this last weekend camping in the mountains of southern California, using this time to reflect on the craziness of last week, to create new works and to just….get lost.
I know I'm late on sending out an update! I am super busy putting the finishing touches on my first book!!! I am really excited to be sharing my cold connection design techniques with the WORLD!!!! It's how I learned to make jewelry, through a cold connection book I found at the library a weeee 11 (or so) years ago. I'm forever grateful to Joanna Gollberg for her amazing books.
I spent 10 years perfecting my skills in metal smithing. I felt that it was extremely important for me to master or at least try as many techniques as possible.