Month: August 2016

Beauty Break: 08.31.16

Vintage textiles.

Timorous Beasties Wallcoverings - Ex Libris

1920's chemise style coat and dress set with a hand embroidered Japanese inspired floral motif Photo by Catching Magic on Flickr

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pattern illustration

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Devoré velvet flapper dress, c.1926, from the Vintage Textile archives

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Karen Elson by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue US November 1997 in hand painted Christian Dior coat

Vintage Bohemian

FLOWERS FOR PAULA by Lulie Wallace

Coat, Mme. Renaud & Cie. 1910-1912, Spanish via texmedindigitallibrarydoteu

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Timorous Beasties Wallcoverings – Ex Libris
1920’s chemise style coat and dress set with a hand embroidered Japanese inspired floral motif
Photo by Catching Magic on Flickr
Saved from beautymothernature.tumblr.com
Found on petitpoulailler.tumblr.com
Devoré velvet flapper dress, c.1926, from the Vintage Textile archives
Karen Elson by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue US November 1997 in hand painted Christian Dior coat
FLOWERS FOR PAULA by Lulie Wallace
Coat, Mme. Renaud & Cie. 1910-1912, Spanish via texmedindigitallibrary.eu

Beauty Break: 08.29.16

Inspired by the lushness of Japan.

Kyoto-22-2012 by Hakuei_Photo on Flickr

Kyoto, Japan via flickr

 aliceiswonderful.tumblrdotcom2 Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan, photo by Wistou on Flickr

Liberty of London print via braxtonandyancey.blogspotdotcom

Sacred deer, Kasuga Grand Shrine - Nara, Japan

Les Paysages Asiatiques, Tatsuzawa Fudoh Falls, Fukushima, Japan via flickr

a willow and Japanese umbrella, photo by cnvl on Flickr

Saved from Fine Art America

Via thekimonogallery

Not Strangers by NYC artist Steven W Miller

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Kyoto-22-2012 by Hakuei, photo on Flickr
Kyoto, Japan via flickr
Found on aliceiswonderful.tumblr.com
Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan, photo by Wistou on Flickr
Liberty of London print via braxtonandyancey.blogspot.com
Sacred deer, Kasuga Grand Shrine – Nara, Japan
Les Paysages Asiatiques, Tatsuzawa Fudoh Falls, Fukushima, Japan via flickr
A willow and Japanese umbrella, photo by cnvl on Flickr
Saved from Fine Art America
Via thekimonogallery
Not Strangers by NYC artist Steven W Miller

Beauty Break: 08.27.16

Modern pueblo.

Modern Acoma Pueblo Pottery

Photo by ScarletBlack on Flickr

Sterling Silver sculpture Navajo Butterfly Maiden Kachina by Jeffery Castillo

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Turquoise orange ribbed bowl by Jack Doherty

rc gorman lithographs for 1976 navajo woman

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acoma pottery

Hopi Kachina Doll - Crow Mother via camerontradingpostdotcom

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Found on rcgormangallery.com

Modern Acoma Pueblo Pottery
Photo by ScarletBlack on Flickr
Sterling Silver sculpture Navajo Butterfly Maiden Kachina by Jeffery Castillo
Via charleysnavajorugs.com
Turquoise orange ribbed bowl by Jack Doherty
Via ciarabird.tumblr.com
acoma pottery
Hopi Kachina Doll – Crow Mother via camerontradingpost.com
Saved from something-everything-nothing.tumblr.com

Friday Focus: Sacred Exhaustion

With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to feel worn out mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. If you’re like me, time alone isn’t a luxury anymore, it’s a necessity. Time alone to feel only my own energies, think my own thoughts, experience my own emotions. To simply clear away all that isn’t mine.

This felt like a good time to re-post about this phenomenon. Months ago, a friend posted on social media, claiming loudly, strongly, clearly, powerfully, that she is just going to go at her own pace. Upon reading this, I burst into tears. Something resonated so deeply about the words, the ideas, the knowingness buried deep within me, like a lost treasure. It’s a piece written by Jeff Foster. Does it resonate with you?

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SACRED EXHAUSTION

Your tiredness has dignity to it!
Do not rush to pathologise it, or push it away, for it may contain great intelligence, even medicine.
You have been on a long journey from the stars, friend.
Bow before your tiredness now; do not fight it any longer.
There is no shame in admitting that you cannot go on.
Even the courageous need to rest.
For a great journey lies ahead.
And you will need all of your resources.
Come, sit by the fire of Presence.
Let the body unwind; drop into the silence here.
Forget about tomorrow, let go of the journey to come, and sink into this evening’s warmth.
Every great adventure is fuelled by rest at its heart.
Your tiredness is noble, friend, and contains healing power… if you would only listen.

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I will allow myself to go at my own pace! How about you?

xo

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