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.
I am a pretty die hard Goonies fan. And why not, right? I'm from the era, I love pirate ships, the truffle shuffle and an adventure.
I’ve had the privileged to camp all over the US. There have been good, bad and ugly sites but not in Montana, which has become one of my tops places for some of the best free camping round.
A perfect sound box in the middle of the high desert based off a mathematical equation from aliens to bring the human race back together. We’re the jerks in the universe and the Integratronwas a gift from above that would help us love one another again, rejuvenate our race and then work as a transport. The catch?
I'm super excited to announce the release of my new limited edition series which is based on my life on the road.
A year. It's been....a year. I've spent the year traveling the US, living in Jones (my van) with India, the adventure dog. I've met my goal. I've also met strangers and I've met friends. I've laughed and cried. I've had flat tires (both bike and car), drank with buddies, road and drove to anywhere and nowhere. I've created, have been inspired, moved, loved and given love.
Have you ever wondered what if?? Okay….I knew we all have, right?! But what if those “what ifs” were experiences or dreams that we were too afraid to do. What if it was too late? What if it wasn’t? And what would happen if we started to live those desires, wants, dreams right now? What if we pushed outta the comfort zone and started doing things that would finally make us into the person we’ve wondered we could be. The person we think we want to be? I know I did. That’s part of the reason for this road trip. I always longed to be a strong amazing woman instead of this tall awkward girl.
Texas. It's big, vast and everything in Texas is......well....Texas sized. The land. The Hats. The Cars. The Steaks. Even the ice cubes!
Bikes. What could make a girl happier. Then through 24 hours into the mix along with a full cast of gnarly characters, camping in the middle of nowhere Arizona and a LOT of pickle juice with Tequila. Sounds like my kind of place. This is 24 Hours in Old Pueblo.
It was love at first sight. But how could it not be. A family owned jewelry supplier that really cares for their employees, doing good business, the community and others. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it's not, it's Halstead.
I'm a privilege girl, raised with a blind eye. Is this good? Bad? No matter, It just is. This trip has shown me so much of the world and the people in it. I am no longer blind. I see so clearly that, at times, I almost wish I could stay in the darkness.
This is the final post of She Means Business series. I know, it's sad BUT you can keep up with these amazing ladies through their websites and social media, just click on the links next to their names!
And THANK YOU Emily, Roz, Kat and Angela. Wow, I am so honored to have had you all take part in this series. Thank you for baring your souls and inner most thoughts with us! What a gift.