This year has been all about creating. For some time now (two years this winter) I lost one of the most precious things a human could ever create. For what seems like forever, I spent every day coping, breathing, and letting go. Every day since that night, I had been longing to create, I had been desiring something magical and for awhile I felt empty. I know that it sounds unethical to say such a thing, having children already, however, where there was once life all you are left with is loss and time. Time to want more, time to feel, time to be hungry again, to create beauty, create music, create love, create words, create, create, create.
Last year, I began dreaming again…
I was in a cabin sleeping and woke up to music coming from outside. It was snowing and the snowflakes created sound as they hit the floor one by one. I was wearing a long white sleeping gown, I stepped outside– bare foot. As I stood out above me there were lights. Glowing neon lights dancing above my head to the sound of the snow flakes. That night I made peace with my past, I began to forgive the mistakes, myself and dove into what I loved most. LIFE. That’s how the Borealis series was born.
This past week was no different than how this year started off. In fact it got better because I finally did what I had wanted to do for years. I finally had a wine and art night in my house with the people I love most.
“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”― Anthon St. Maarten
On Tuesday Toys and Coffee had another live stream, we were testing the waters for an up coming event taking place in Wynwood with Video 1 Studios. We had the privilege of getting our faces painted by the beautifully talented Face/Body painter Them There Eyes , who worked her magic live while we asked a series of personal and professional questions. Isn’t this Doom the business?
Once she was done turning us into Super Villains, we then began working on props for the photo-shoot that will be going down this Saturday with Video 1 Studios.
Who knew that mushrooms and Flamingos were so HARD to find in Miami? Well, after hitting up every dollar tree and craft store in the Greater Miami Area, I decided to put my skills to the test, and make my own while re-watching the series of Grey’s Anatomy. What do you think?
Life will always be a roller-coaster ride, when the candle seems like its about to go out…breathe, and don’t forget to always stay creative.