My head is spinning…

That moment when you’re opening up a studio on the east coast and possibly looking at apartments on the west coast as well… 

I have a lot of interesting stories and pictures to share with tumblr. I’m just getting myself through a 2-day post-tour recovery period and re-balancing my energy prior to doing so!

Tags: killing it

As amazing as this trip has been… I really can’t wait to get back home to my morning coconut oil coffee ritual. For real. Oh I also miss my boyfriend and my plants. But I mean, coffee done my way…… nothing really compares.

I know I rarely show my work here but these are a couple raw iPad shots I got of two of my best girls, dear friends and muses… for a new black and white light bulb series I’ve started. I can’t wait to get home and start working on all the real files.

In the meantime I’m enjoying my time in Los Angeles and having a blast working with friends and making art all day. I have Sunday night and Monday off and I have some plans brewing… One being an adventure in nature that I am sooooo looking forward to!

Favorite shirt. Favorite tattoo. “Grace Before Pity”
Los Angeles, CA

What a fantastic day! I had a great send off in El Paso and then, upon landing in LA, I heard from my mother that Michelle’s surgery to remove the cancer from her breasts went so well that they were able to put the implants in to replace what they took out at the same time! Very unexpected and really great news! She won’t have to have the additional surgery and wont have to take as much time off from work. What a weight, lifted! And then I wrapped up the evening spending hours talking to a dear friend and long-time muse… we actually met five years ago, almost exactly! So of course we went out for a celebratory dinner and some drinks! My little Kansas girl grew up and is taking over LA and the covers of every hot magazine right now. We are both in such amazingly happy places in our lives. “I’ve never liked myself more.” Just a really excellent day. I am flooded with an abundance of optimism and positive energy that I can feel my nerve ends tingle. 

Life is what we make of it. I could be bitching about my two plane delays and my awkward shuttle experience but I smiled my way through all of that. I’d rather move with grace than foster pity.  And with this… life is grand. I am so grateful, always.

Favorite shirt. Favorite tattoo. “Grace Before Pity”
Los Angeles, CA

What a fantastic day! I had a great send off in El Paso and then, upon landing in LA, I heard from my mother that Michelle’s surgery to remove the cancer from her breasts went so well that they were able to put the implants in to replace what they took out at the same time! Very unexpected and really great news! She won’t have to have the additional surgery and wont have to take as much time off from work. What a weight, lifted! And then I wrapped up the evening spending hours talking to a dear friend and long-time muse… we actually met five years ago, almost exactly! So of course we went out for a celebratory dinner and some drinks! My little Kansas girl grew up and is taking over LA and the covers of every hot magazine right now. We are both in such amazingly happy places in our lives. “I’ve never liked myself more.” Just a really excellent day. I am flooded with an abundance of optimism and positive energy that I can feel my nerve ends tingle.

Life is what we make of it. I could be bitching about my two plane delays and my awkward shuttle experience but I smiled my way through all of that. I’d rather move with grace than foster pity. And with this… life is grand. I am so grateful, always.

"Don’t play the victim and also realize that your haters make you greater!" -shefoundherwayback

"Don’t play the victim and also realize that your haters make you greater!" -shefoundherwayback

I’m gonna miss all of my new El Paso friends! (I guess I’ll miss the human friends I made too but LOOK at these furry faces!!!)

I already have future bookings and re-bookings here. I am so grateful and so excited to return. Everyone here has been WONDERFUL and this place has an abundance of stunningly beautiful women with the purest of hearts!

And doggies…. alllll the doggy friends for meeeee!

Thank you for everything El Paso! It had been awhile since I had hit a brand new city… so worth the stop! Sending my girls all the love and light! Xo!

Tour log: Day 6… I’ve lost my hair brush and my lip gloss. Typical. Also, must find black nail polish ASAP because my nails are starting to reach a certain point of almost no return. Also, I just dried my entire body with a face cloth due to a lack of towels where I’m staying. I LEAD A VERY GLAMOROUS LIFE, YOU GUYS!

Be careful with your thoughts. Keeping past memories alive and well almost constantly will only bring you closer to the death of your future as it robs you of your present. Everything that has passed has lead you to where you are today. Everything that has passed is a mere memory… no longer relevant in your here and now. Whether the memories are fond or foul, never let them consume your present. This life is too short and too precious. Carry your past as lessons learned and put those lessons into action daily without dwelling in how they came to find you. Some things are meant to be left behind and/or removed from our lives… there is no true point in continuing to make those things a huge part of our lives through thought!

Be careful with your thoughts. Keeping past memories alive and well almost constantly will only bring you closer to the death of your future as it robs you of your present. Everything that has passed has lead you to where you are today. Everything that has passed is a mere memory… no longer relevant in your here and now. Whether the memories are fond or foul, never let them consume your present. This life is too short and too precious. Carry your past as lessons learned and put those lessons into action daily without dwelling in how they came to find you. Some things are meant to be left behind and/or removed from our lives… there is no true point in continuing to make those things a huge part of our lives through thought!

(Source: ispeakquotes, via thesearchingforlife)

1/2 WAY

I have 6 more days to go… Today marked this trip’s half way point… and I am incredibly ill. I’m going to assume it’s my bodies reaction to being on a strict mostly organic/high nutrient diet for almost 4 solid months without interruption and then not being able to fully maintain that. I am eating a little more than usual but actually losing weight? It’s really bizarre. Luckily my skill level has reached a point where being sick isn’t affecting image results whatsoever. I’m really hoping this is allergy related because my allergies have been brutal here in Texas… maybe this will lift once I get over to California! My fingers are crossed and I’m about to meditate for 20 minutes and then get to sleep early tonight. Big day tomorrow! Yikes.