In my teens I thought they were cool. I got a butterfly inked onto my shoulder blade and I still remember everything about that day.
In my 20s I decorated my skin with flowers, owning my skin with every line and flourish. I wore my ink with pride. My boyfriend wasn’t a fan, but that didn’t stop me.
In my 30s I fell in love with a man whose lifestyle was as far from tattoos as you could yet. I wished I didn’t have them. I wished to be someone else.
Here in my 40s I own and inhabit every cell in my body. I don’t want to be anybody else, only me, with all the choices and mistakes and epiphanies that brings. My tattoos are infused with meaning and magic, sacred spells written on my skin.
Emma Watson and why the Artemis archetype makes for awesome heroines
[videos] Lena Dunham gives great advice
This plate | these stickers | these paintings are extraordinary
Still time to snap up our 72-hour super bundle! Sale ends at midnight PST tonight
The best 404 page EVER
Mary Oliver on the magic of punctuation
“Although introverts are wired at birth to prefer solitude over socializing, and listening over talking, they’re not—by any reasonable definition—deficient in the arts of self-expression or the power to influence others. Inherent in almost all of them is an “extroverted aptitude” altogether capable of charming and captivating those around them. As long as they have the knowledge, will, desire—and passion—to do so, introverts carry within them the same potential for charisma as do their more “out there” counterparts.” … from this post (thanks Anthony)
[video] Cloud magic
And finally, the autumn session of Photo Meditations starts on Monday! I’m obsessed with photography at the moment, thanks to the new book I’m shooting, so if you’ve ever wanted to take a photography class with me, now’s the time :) Read all the deets and sign up over here
Happy weekend, loves! xo
When my friend Andrea Scher invited me to join her and 10 other women I genuinely admire to be part of a mega 72 hour sale event, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Why? Because these chicks are all doing good work and I know a bargain when I see one! If you haven’t come across one of these 72-hour sale things before, here’s how it works: for the next 72 hours all of the courses and ebooks listed below are being offered together in a big bundle of goodness for just $99 (approximately £60 or €76 or $111 AUD) for the lot!
Here’s what’s in the bundle:
1. Vivienne McMaster: Your Beloved Camera E-book (Value $44)
2. Marianne Elliott: 10 Big Ideas for Putting Courage to Action (Value $49)
3. Kelly Rae Roberts: Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks to Help Your Creative Business Soar (Value $140)
4. Jen Louden: The Satisfaction Finder (Value $42)
5. Lacy Young: Sweet Surrender: A 10 Day Sugar Detox (Value $47)
6. Karen Walrond: Field Notes: A Concise Guide to Finding Your Life’s Light (Value $10)
7. Pixie Campbell: Boundaries Bootcamp (Value $59)
8. Mati Rose McDonough: Daring Adventures in Collage: Self-Guided course (Value $199)
9. Andrea Scher: Treasure Hunt: Collecting Color (Value $49)
10. Anna Guest-Jelley: Permission to Curve: E-book + Video Library (Value $97)
11. Laurie Wagner: 27 Powers Writing Prompts (Value $27)
12. Susannah Conway: The Sacred Alone E-book (Value $75)
Pretty sweet, huh?
I’ve contributed the ebook version of the Sacred Alone, which contains all the content from the course — 14 emails and 14 MP3 meditations — in a beautifully designed PDF format. This isn’t a live version of the course — that’s happening in November (pre-holiday calm!) — but is still a lovely way to connect to your own sacred alone and meditate with me in your headphones :)
The sale starts right now (Wednesday September 24th, 12:01 PST / 08:01 BST) and ends at midnight PST on Friday September 26th (8am BST on Saturday in the UK).
I’m not usually one to do affiliate stuff — when you earn money for promoting someone else’s work — because I’m not the biggest fan of selling at the best of times! But this is a) the sort of thing I’d buy myself and b) a genuine bargain :) so I’m happy to join in on the offer and happy to offer it to you guys — there’s lots of great stuff to explore and dive into for the rest of the year!
Check out all the deets over here xo