Sunday, August 17, 2014

Shop Sale!

Sale sale sale!
But just until midnight tonight.
I'm trying out a new platform for the shop, and so in honor of that, and testing new things out, I'm offering 15% off all orders from now until midnight tonight!
Just use the code: WEEKENDSALE2014 at checkout.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Only A Page

 In Flight
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"I've always agreed with Saint Augustine when he said 'The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.'...traveling is the motivation for me to grow as an artist." | Caleb Jordan Lee 

More travel plans are in the works.
(Which is, let's be honest, always the case over here)
Still planning on sharing heaps and heaps of photos soon soon soon.
Meanwhile, I hope you're having a lovely Wednesday.
Make it great, okay?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Desire

Photo Cred: Meagan Abell

"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide" | D.W. Winnicott 

The desire to hide.
I think it's a feeling we've all experienced from time to time. 
No matter how confident and outgoing we may be. We are all on occasion going to be out of our comfort zone, whether it's in a new social setting or in facing an unfamiliar challenge.

I've recently come out of a season like that.
And I think it's a good thing, to be there, in that place of wanting to hide.
Because you're being challenged.
And it's in being challenged that you (or at least I) often discover the things that make your life the most beautiful and the things that are the most important.
Which you can so easily forget when you're in a state of comfort and sameness.
So it's a good thing.
That desire.

So I'm grateful for those seasons of discomfort, of challenge, of wanting to hide.
(Not always of course, especially in the midst of it, but it's always easier to be grateful in hindsight isn't it?)
But I'm also grateful for the others.
The ones where I know I'm exactly where I need to be, where I feel fully alive and able to completely communicate my ideas and passions and express fully who I am and what I want to do and be.
But isn't that the key to it all?
To be content in whichever season you're in.
Something I feel like I'm always striving for.
Which is actually kind of an oxymoron if you think about it. Because striving, defined in and of itself, goes against the feeling of being content.

Hmm... I'll have to think more about that one.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Adventures | Tangier Island

Tangier Island is a tiny little place in the Chesapeake Bay.
The population is less than a thousand and the true natives speak in a unique english like accent that is pretty unmistakeable and something thats super neat to hear. They also primarily drive golf carts, or scooters as there's no real need for cars on such a small piece of land. 
Milton (as seen in the last photo) is the keeper of the Marina and has quite a lot of cool stories to tell if you happen to run into him and have time to chat for a bit. He was on the island before they had electricity and was among the first graduating class of the local high school. 
(Quite an accomplishment to be sure)

It's definitely a cool place to wander around and explore, which you can do in less than an hour or so since the whole island is only about a mile long!

P.s. There are also a lot of cats.
So there's that too.