6.28.2014

new print








One Old And One New



N E W

print of a graphite drawing
in 

S u m m e r   P r i n t   S h o p ! 










6.27.2014

new moon // june









NEW MOON





Strawberry Moon
Friday, June 27th, Cancer, 1:08 am PST

A week ago we were headed into Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. We spend a lot of time thinking about the Moon, being aware of it's phases and how they affect us. Give a little attention to the Sun, to it's own unique energy and importance. Spend some time in it. Feel how it's energy is different from the moon's. Sun energy is masculine, it's universal love, the mind, spirit, god energy. Think of all they ways it's supports life on earth, in all it's power and strength.

Moon energy is feminine, it's personal love, the unknown, the soul, goddess energy. It is fitting that this New Moon is in the sign of Cancer, a watery emotional sign. It's energy is very feminine, nourishing, giving, it knows the importance of family and home. It allows us to be empathetic and feel deeply, to love more fully.

Spend some time feeling the way these two energies come together within you. 

Cancer energy also has a very strong tie to different aspects of the female, particularly to the qualities of being a mother. You might already feel this strongly coming up for you these past few days, feelings about your own mother, about those around you who are mothers, about the way you are a mother to your children or those who are important to you in your life, even the mother within and how you are a mother to your own self. This is sure to bring up lots of emotions. Water energy is where all our emotions are held, it's also the space of the unknown, of no definition. How can you let go of judgments, expectations, and definitions around what you are feeling, and just allow yourself to feel, and honor each feeling that comes up? How can you be like the ocean, like a stream, to have depth and motion, and allow yourself to be moved by what you feel? My challenge to you these next two weeks would be to just allow yourself to feel, with out having to figure it out in your head or know why. 

Although these emotions you are feeling are deep there is a lightness in the air thanks to the Sun! Be sure to send it some gratitude. 

Around the Summer Solstice is a great time to set intentions. Traditionally we do this in the new year, but that's actually a really hard time energetically to set intentions and have them hold with all that darkness, things are a little stuck and heavy. It's a great time to use the energy of the Sun to help give some forward movement and momentum to your wishes and intentions. Because the Moon is in the sign of Cancer it's a great time to make wishes about family and home. Start with a clean slate, let go of old wishes you might always put on your list, or just write or think about them in a totally new way. Get some new energy in there. As always you get a maximum of ten wishes and they must be handwritten on paper. The most powerful time to wish is within the first 24 hours of the exact time of the new moon, but within the first 48 will do. 

Happy Summer!










tried to find the source of this image, followed it back a ways... but couldn't. sorry

6.19.2014

6.14.2014

KQ










so happy to share that my guides are featured in the new issue of Kindling Quarterly!
and they are also part of their Father's Day giveaway
KQ is a publication devoted to the exploration of fatherhood. I am honored to be a part of a publication with such integrity and importance in our understanding of contemporary family and fatherhood.  

also included in issue Five, rad dad's such as Gabe Sullivan, Nicholas Nuebeck, and the Boyhood Project   



Thanks KQ!

and a HAPPY Father's Day to all the amazing dad's out there, and all the amazing dad's I know, including my own. 




6.12.2014

full moon // june









FULL MOON






Strawberry Moon
Thursday, June 12th, Sagittarius, 9:11 pm PST

Two weekends ago I underwent a huge transformation and energetic shift in a workshop, a four month intensive. It almost felt like I re-birthed myself and finally accessed the purity and power of my original energy. Freedom! I realized, amongst other things, that there was so much of my body, my self, my life, of love that I wasn't experiencing! So much seems possible now. Anything seems possible! So much so that my mind can't really wrap itself around it, which is a good sign. Needless to say, it was profound and my body was flooded with so much new energy, these last two weeks it has been struggling to catch up to the jump my soul made. 

I really believe that this lifetime is a really important one for us all. The work we are doing right now in our lives is so immensely important for our journey as a soul and for the future and direction of the planet. We have the opportunity to heal lifetimes, to heal the wounds of our lineage, right now! This life is but a breath in the timeline of our souls journey, but the work we are doing right now is so profound and important. Whatever you have gone through in your life, or what ever you are facing right now is so important to the healing and growth of your soul. It has orchestrated every little piece, every relationship, in your life so you can heal and grow! How amazing is that!? Really think about that for a second. It's mind blowing to me. The most important thing we must do right now is to follow where our souls are leading us, and trust! Trust what we can not yet see, but what is coming to us. Trust where we are moving, who we are becoming. Trust that there is freedom in letting go. Trust the wisdom of our bodies, and the guidance of what we feel. Trust our hearts and it's desires.  

What is it like to follow your soul, to be in the excitement and discovery of the unknown?


Sit with that for a moment. 
Now, on to the Moon in all it's fullness! The Moon has moved into the fire sign of Sagittarius. This energy is full of forward movement, spontaneity, adventure, inspiration! Ruled by the planet of Jupiter it brings with it a seeking of truth (although through the mental), positivity, optimism, generosity and directness. With Mercury in retrograde and other planetary alignments don't be surprised if you want to be on the move, want to travel or are feeling a little unsettled and antsy, as well as normal MR activity (communication and technological misshapes). Also, things could be coming up for you that are karmic wounds, you might be feeling emotions that you can't connect to a memory in this life. This is the challenge and the gift of Chiron, the Wounded Healer. Have compassion for yourself during this time, don't resist the healing of this resurfacing of emotions. 

And I still feel the body is key, keep it moving. Keep nurturing it. I do think we are all facing challenges in our bodies right now, and there is medicine to be found and wisdom to be gleaned in it's experience. Time is collapsing and we are moving so much energy, it can be at times challenging for the body, so take extra care of it, and listen to it with a careful ear. 









6.03.2014

from around














- new anthem. I just did a dance to this in a powerful, amazing workshop - as my friend said to me, "the body unjudged". Freedom!

- new contemplation : The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes. - Mark Nepo 

- this woman is creating some super inspiring things!

- really wish I could have seen this Sophie Calle show

- these photos have me daydreaming about going back to Santorini

- this dancer!

- i have been a longtime fan of Polly Apfelbaum, she has a new show up in New York. Was looking through her archive and these two pieces made me gasp. This ombre in Vienna, and this sequin piece

- if I were in Paris right now I would be going to see this Anish Kapoor and James Lee Byars show

- love the workspace of Tim Eitel

- make these - raw halvah - you won't be disappointed

- my grandfather was good friends with Massimo Vignelli. I love Massimo's tables so so much. My grandfather died when I was 12. I wish he would have lived longer into my life so I could have talked to him about design, and learned from him, and met his amazing contemporaries in the design world.









Enzo Mari 1964