Playing with Squares, Summer fever, photos by me ~ 2009
I’m out of words to express this magnificent time of my life! This summer has been unforgettable in every way… My heart is so full! The more I am true to my heart and in tune with it, the more I keep receiving new blessings… And seeing blessing all around me!
So today I want to give a shout to some other amazing inspiring things happening elsewhere in this community: (this giant list should keep you busy for a day or so!) :) But what can I say? Too many good things to share…
First, please take a minute to browse my lovely sponsors for August! I’m so thrilled to collaborate with each of them.
The beauty of different – a gorgeous sneak preview of Karen’s book. And guess what? Yours truly here is going to be featured!!! I’m so excited and honored to be included in such a stunning book!
A home for our community: The good-hearted. Soooo honored to be included. Thanks, Heather!
Celebrating love with my friend Liz. Check out her new beautiful blog design too!
Mondo Beyondo e-course ~ Andrea and Jen Lemen are joining forces to bring you a truly revolutionary e-course. These two amazing women are true gifts to the world. I could not be more certain that they are true angels and that they will indeed coach you in the best possible way towards your dreams!
Shutter Sisters goodness and the amazing photography and heart of Tracey Clark.
Jen Lee’s new book Fortunes, which I have in my bedstand right now, nurturing me every single day.
Kelly Rae’s update on the “House that Love Built”, which I posted a call for last year. Thank you if you’ve donated :) Come see what our heart and support made true.
Jen Gray featured in the SARK journaling e-course. SARK was instrumental in my life change. If it wasn’t for reading all her books and meeting her a few years ago, I wouldn’t have come this far! And for Jen gray, what can I say? Pure light. I cannot live without her…
Everyone is Beautiful!!
Mati’s coloring pages at SMALL magazine. So delightful! I cannot stand the cuteness!!
The new Persisting Stars site! Swoon! And her new e-course “Bones of a Poet”.
Sweet and true Gillian’s new look… Always Always a treat!
This pic of Ali’s baby: Seriously Anna. Seriously Adorable!
The joy of knowing that I’m going to spend sometime with this phenomenal woman very soon!
Emails from my sweet friend Myriam, who always has the right words!
Feeling completely in sync with my friend Hula (my hulita, as I call her) struggling to find words in the midst of an incredible flow of creativity!
Crushing on Christine’s tan in this video! :)
Lisa’s writing everyday, feeding my gypsy soul.
Mccabe any time and any day. Check out her video challenges!
The new cuteoverload: Cheerupnation!
Marianne and her peaceful warrior spirit.
Archive for July, 2009
photo credit, J Rodrigues
For a long while, I’d been dreaming of taking my gypsy readers on exotic Photography Journeys with me.
In the land of my imagination, I wanted this to be the most amazing expedition I could think of. I wanted to combine amazing landscapes, beautiful people, colorful crafts, good food and culture, with more than enough time to shoot all the eye candy without any rush. I also wanted this trip to include photo instruction from an inspiring photographer. I wanted it to be truly magic. I wanted it to be memorable. I wanted it to be a journey of a lifetime!
And guess what? When you wish hard enough, it happens ~
I teamed up with Tara Bradford, a great friend, photographer and journalist, to bring you a “Journey to Jordan”. Tara lived in Jordan for many years, so this is going to be a very unique chance to see this incredible desert kingdom with an insider’s knowledge.
Join us on a fantastic Photography Adventure March 1-7, 2010! We’ll not only explore Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but we’ll also visit many other key historic sites and receive landscape photography tips from Zohrab, Jordan’s premier photographer!
In the Jordanian capital Amman, we’ll walk through a Roman amphitheater and trawl the Aladdin’s Cave of souks and spices, as well as the labyrinth gold market. We’ll stroll through the ruins of a Roman city in Jerash. We’ll visit a mountain-top castle in Ajloun and Qasr Amra and other castles in the desert.
OMG! Aren’t you excited? I know I can hardly wait!
We’ll travel to the biblical city of Madaba, where an ancient church contains a mosaic map of the Holy Land. We’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery at Mt. Nebo, which dates from the Old Testament. There we’ll see the Memorial of Moses and astonishing views of the Jordan Valley. And we’ll take a scenic day trip to the Dead Sea, located 1,385 feet below sea level (the lowest place on Earth!)
But that’s not all! We’ll also visit the walled city of Kan Zaman and watch Bani Hamida weavers create hand-loomed rugs. We’ll go directly to the source to shop for intricate silver jewelry, hand-blown glass, ceramics and fine examples of local craftsmanship.
Can you think of anything better or more “gypsy like”? I can’t… Really. To do all that in a small intimate group setting is just dreamy!
Tara and I are so excited to share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with you. I hope you’ll join us.
Visit our website Journey to Jordan for more details. And be sure and check out the links in the sidebar for more info on Jordan.
Also, for more inspiration, check out these videos here.
photo credit, Atsje Bosma-Prins
Gudrun Sjoden – Fall Collection 2009
As soon as I discovered Gudrun’s world I couldn’t contain my excitement to share it with you.
Aren’t these photographs and these “folklore inspired” clothes incredible?
Truly works of Art, in my opinion.
Sigh… I’m such a sucker for color ;)
You must check all the flash galleries: Nora, Piroshka and Roses.
Gudrun travels the world in search of inspiration for her beautiful fashion designs. She’s been to Brazil, South Africa, the Far East, India, Mongolia, Gran Canaria, Turkey, among many other exotic locations. Oh my. I want to be like Gudrun in my next life!
She founded her company in 1976 in Stockholm. She now also manages amazing concept boutiques in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Hamburg, Nuremberg and Zirndorf. I can’t wait to visit one of them someday!
Gudrun Sjoden – Fall Collection 2009
You can travel with Gudrun through chronicles and videos of her trips around the world.
Here are some of my favorites:
Visit Mongolia and watch the photo shoot here.
Visit Guatemala and watch what inspired the collection here.
Watch Gudrun work in her studio and listen to her thoughts on the environment.
I adore any artwork that is inspired by folklore and world culture.
So I ask you:
Will you take the challenge of bringing in the charm of a cultural, ethnic or worldly aspect to your creative work this week?