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Found this photo on a blog about #morrocan design and thought you all might need to see it too… #textiles #pompom

Found this photo on a blog about #morrocan design and thought you all might need to see it too… #textiles #pompom

Today was an amazing day of Indigo and community, not to mention the Minnesota weather gods and goddesses rule blessed us with a warm and golden late September day. But I’m far to tired to blog about it, so I thought I’d share this stunning capture of a Kashmiri man, along with the article from 2013 where I found it. This region has recently seen so much devastation through flooding, some of it hitting close to home. I am sending my energy out to the people there and hope to visit later this year.
http://www.lifeforcemagazine.com/oct2013/index_12.htm

Today was an amazing day of Indigo and community, not to mention the Minnesota weather gods and goddesses rule blessed us with a warm and golden late September day. But I’m far to tired to blog about it, so I thought I’d share this stunning capture of a Kashmiri man, along with the article from 2013 where I found it. This region has recently seen so much devastation through flooding, some of it hitting close to home. I am sending my energy out to the people there and hope to visit later this year.

http://www.lifeforcemagazine.com/oct2013/index_12.htm

I don’t know what I ever did to deserve a man that hand crushed spices and frothed milk so he could serve me this wonder latte but I’m going to try and keep on doing it #marriedlife #itsthelittlethings ✨💛👦☕️🙏☀️ #nofilter

I don’t know what I ever did to deserve a man that hand crushed spices and frothed milk so he could serve me this wonder latte but I’m going to try and keep on doing it #marriedlife #itsthelittlethings ✨💛👦☕️🙏☀️ #nofilter

This beauty arrived and I just got to see one of my most admired teachers for the first time in at least ten years, who out of the blue ( literally) donated a pound of this amazing #shetlandwool for my #indigo project this weekend with #cardamomcollective !! Life is amazing and abundant and I’m grateful for it #bluenotblues #nofilter , thank you so much Mary Skoy you continue to amaze and inspire me!! ✨💙🙌🌀⚡️

This beauty arrived and I just got to see one of my most admired teachers for the first time in at least ten years, who out of the blue ( literally) donated a pound of this amazing #shetlandwool for my #indigo project this weekend with #cardamomcollective !! Life is amazing and abundant and I’m grateful for it #bluenotblues #nofilter , thank you so much Mary Skoy you continue to amaze and inspire me!! ✨💙🙌🌀⚡️

#Today in Facebook I reconnected with the other 85% or so of my tiny art school class that I lived and breathed the #pleinair of #Provence with, almost 14 years ago at #marchutz. My mind is back there today and has me pulling out old day sketches and plotting how we can all gather back there again in those magic fields and glorious old cafes, a decade and a half later. So grateful for the universe and the people who have shaped me #artschool #studyabroad #labellefrance

#Today in Facebook I reconnected with the other 85% or so of my tiny art school class that I lived and breathed the #pleinair of #Provence with, almost 14 years ago at #marchutz. My mind is back there today and has me pulling out old day sketches and plotting how we can all gather back there again in those magic fields and glorious old cafes, a decade and a half later. So grateful for the universe and the people who have shaped me #artschool #studyabroad #labellefrance

I peeked down at my grocery cart today and  had to stop and stare. A small pile of turmeric root, turmeric tea, ginger and powdered turmeric were piling up atop my golden amber Patagonia bag ( a recent addition).  All the above images are glimpses of the last week, things I’ve purchased, worn, created or been drawn too.

Sensing a pattern? My life seems to be awash in rich warm tones of saffron, turmeric and indigo. Blue has always been my go-to tone but if you would have told me a few years ago I’d be purchasing a marigold mosaic scarf ( albeit a very beautiful blockshoptextiles one) I’d have looked at you quizzically. I’ve had my run ins with the rich burnt oranges before, most notably while living in Florence, but then it seemed only natural to fall in love with the glowing embers of late summer shadows that stretched across the Arno and over ancient duomos, through worn Medici pathways.

I even planned them for my honeymoon 1-color suitcase palette, but these mustards and indigos and how they all dance, I wish I knew where it was leading me. Blockshop gives such a beautiful description of their scarf (photo 4) here:

"The palette of Rajasthan. The bold pattern of this Mosaic scarf might just be our favorite. Printed with 100% vegetable and mineral dyes, the black dye in this scarf is made from a vat of fermented jaggery (Indian sugarcane paste), water, and old horseshoes."

If these are indeed the colors of Rajasthan, the Indian state which has been the object of my affection/obsession the last several months, than i shouldn’t be too surprised. I am organizing a Cardamom Collective Indigo workshop this Sunday so you’ll get a nice long post on that as it unfolds, hopefully we have some beautiful pieces to show! I remember a friend suggesting that my penchance for saffron might reveal a need for Durga in my life, or a presence, I’m not entirely sure. I love color theory and examining the colors we are attracted to in life and how the correspond to events and emotions we are experiencing. What colors are you smitten with these days? Winter in Minnesota is near and adorning myself in color is one way I truly feel helps keep the cold and ice at bay. Enjoy my spectrum and feel free to share yours!

More links to photos that are shared from others,


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736691/The-Turbanator-Devout-Sikh-wears-world-s-largest-turban-takes-six-hours-weighs-100lb.html

www.blockshoptextiles.com

#harvest #nofilter

#harvest #nofilter