If you follow along on any social media, you'll recognize this calendar I can't stop blabbing about.
It's a postcard calendar, which means that at the end of each month you can cut along the dotted line at the back and send a note to a friend. The bottom half also includes a quote by a woman, which was half to celebrate women and half not to waste that space. This you can hang on your wall or alongside your mirror or tattoo on your heart-- the quotes mean that much to me.
The calendar features 12 photos of the California coast, my forever muse, alongside lettering by the talented Alyce at A Luxe Contraband. I've been dreaming of putting together a calendar for years, and am so excited to hold this in my hands.
All this being said, the thing I'm the most proud of is that I'm able to donate 50% of all proceeds to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they protect their land, water, and lives against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
This year has been weighing on me so much, and it felt like all I could do was slip into helplessness. When I remembered that Standing Rock's motto is "mni wiconi" and means "water is life," this felt like a natural way to support a cause that means so much, with a project that means a lot to me.
Anyway! I'm really proud. It's ocean-inspired, WOC created, and benefits people who really need us.
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I wasn't home much this summer. 36 hours in July, a week in August, and a bit more in September. I was heartbroken, because summer in Portland is something special, but I was also happy to have the work to take me away.
This is film from a quick trip back home, picnicking at the bluffs. We managed last minute snacks and fawned over Noodles. I don't remember a single thing we talked about, but I remember feeling so content to be there, just then.
Photos taken with my Minolta SRT 101, Kodak Portra 160, and a little prayer with every snap of the shutter.
This time last year, Aude and James got married in the enchanting Dordogne, surrounded by friends and family.
The whole weekend was magic, but it was sum of little moments that made it glow. Having tea and watching Aude make her mum's birthday cake in their Périgueux home, the teamwork the day before the wedding to decorate the domaine, the cat that followed Aude and James when we took their portraits, the champagne and lawn games basking in golden light, the colors the sky turned just before dinner, the most generous portions of cheese I've ever seen, the ceilidh circle of celebration surrounding the couple as the night drew to a close, and the floating lanterns, planned by Aude's sister Claire as a final wedding surprise.
Personally, this was a difficult time for me, but being around so much love gave my heart new life in a way I couldn't have dreamed better myself. All my love and so much more to my dear friends, Aude and James. I can't wait to see you again soon.