Day 328: Eleven.TwentyNine.13

I have returned to a beauty that cannot be described. It soothes in a way that I had all but forgotten.

Breathing is different here – the pine, the salt, the freshness. I’m trying to soak as much of it into my pores as I possibly can…

The Pacific Northwest

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 327: Eleven.TwentyEight.13

I have a hard time knowing how to express gratitude on Thanksgiving. Being grateful all the while thinking about what the holiday really stands for, how commercial it – and most holidays – are… But.

I AM so grateful. Today in particular, to be traveling with my family to go see our chosen (friend) family. To celebrate love and life and togetherness.

It IS a reminder that I need to slow down once in awhile and appreciate what is really, truly important in life.

So today, as with all days, but perhaps a bit more intentionally, I am thank-FULL.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 326: Eleven.TwentySeven.13

As posted to my fb page earlier:

First of all, this is FANtabulous. High fives to everyone involved in this video.

Second of all, it is my (not-so-secret) dream to do exactly this with a warehouse space that we can then turn into the ReSourceArts headquarters. A place where art runs wild. Creativity reigns. People make awesome happen everyday.

We’re getting soooo close. (It’s not just a dream anymore, it’s really happening!) New name, new branding, similar (but even better) concept and business model alll in the works as we speak. Wait for it, wait for it…

And space is the next frontier – we’re working on a location in DC starting in the new year. (Where should we be?? Who’s got a building they want to let us artify??)

OK so finally, back to my original point of this post… when we have all those things in place… LET’S DO THIS!!! Artists, creatives, awesome people, who’s gonna join me??????

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 325: Eleven.TwentySix.13

A plan to have dinner with a friend and her family, many times rescheduled, turned instead into a collective feast amongst many friends. Hosted by our respective organizations, ReSourceArts and Contradiction Dance, we created an eventbrite and invited our facebook friends. For a donation of $5 apiece, our amazingly talented friend cooked the main course, and everyone else pitched in, potluck-style, to bring beverages, appetizers, sides, desserts…  The result was a completely casual and comforting celebration between friends, new and old.

As we move into this holiday season, it was a wonderful way to remember what we have to be so thankful for:

A chance to connect with REAL people in REAL life, savoring the delicious smells coming from the kitchen, tasting craft beers (one of which, we concurred tasted like Pine Sol), listening to good music that just makes you want to move, passing adorable babies from to one arm to another… For life, connected.

It’s these types of events I’m so happy to be creating these days.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 324: Eleven.TwentyFive.13

Introducing The Jump Off:

ReSourceArts‘ newest venture – a weekly Wednesday night party.

Artwork by Juan Pineda

Artwork by Juan Pineda

Flyer design by 12.26 Studios

Flyer design by 12.26 Studios

Resident DJ: Toxsick

Resident DJ: Toxsick

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 323: Eleven.TwentyFour.13

It was a gloriously well-lit day in The District. Freezing as all hell. But such beautiful, beautiful light. A perfect day for an #outnaboutdc trip.

Photos of:

The Yards Park
Blind Whino: SW Arts Club (Artwork by MEGGS)
Art Yards DC  Project (Artwork by Kelly Towles, Dabsmyla, Mr. Jasper Wong, Pow Wow Hawaii)

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 322: Eleven.TwentyThree.13

I spent the evening at an engagement party for a dear friend. It was hosted by another one of her dear friends, who happens to live in an incredibly large and beautiful home. It also happens to be waaaaay out in no mans land. OK, to be fair, it’s actually not that far. In fact, it’s a large suburb of DC with many, many inhabitants. It just seemed so far from my world, I suppose is perhaps a more accurate description.

I was envious of the space and trees and nice things.

The further embedded into city living I become, the less I can see myself EVER having this kind of life. It’s a personal choice, to be sure. And I wouldn’t have it any other way… I’ve lived in the burbs. I wanted to scratch my eyes out most days when I thought about commuting into the city, sitting at home on my couch one more night because there was nothing of cultural or artistic value anywhere nearby, being far removed from friends and family and restaurants of any quality and… [insert any and all other city-living perks here].

I looked around and thought maybe I was being crazy for wanting to live this artistic life, which can so often come with so many financial sacrifices. LOOK at all of this, I thought. I do like pretty things, after all.

And then, that moment passed right on by as I remembered back to a time when material things and the life I thought I was supposed to live were my life… And it made me more miserable than I care to have to recall for too long.

It really was a fabulous reminder of how important it is to stop fighting against who we are meant to be and just BE.

But of course, it doesn’t hurt to have fabulous friends who have fabulous houses in which to attend fabulous parties.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 321: Eleven.TwentyTwo.13

I just love Pharrell Williams. Here’s one more reason why he makes me so HAPPY.

You can watch hour one of his 24-hour music video here:

And the whole thing can be found here:

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Here’s to another day of creativity…