Thursday, December 29, 2011

Naia and I in Midwifery Today!!

What an honor!!!  Naia and I were featured in the last issue of Mid Wifery today! I had no idea that when I posted this photo to my blog back in April (see original post here) that it would soon go viral.   I have read some prettty amazing quotes that people have posted about the photo.  The best were people thinking i was actually hanging from the tree!?  I did love the "milk bong" quotes along with "good till the last drop" and "Mothers.... The ultimate multitaskers". The truth is we were living on a small community in Hawaii where our land was clothing optional and yoga was/is a necessity!  I was just doin’ my daily flow when the little sweet pea came to sneak a suckle. Papa had her out in the grass with him and she just couldn’t resist! This happens all the time by the way. When a breast is out and babies around, they are going to try and get it anyway they can! 
Here is a little story that i shared about Naia's home water birth for the article along with the photo in black and white.  Thank you to all those who laughed and loved for the two of us. xx

Saturday, December 24, 2011

⚘ ≪≪Returning to the light≫≫ ⚘

     Ohhh, what a powerful Equinox here in Laguna Beach.  Agustin and I have been  staying at our close brothers families home these last few days.  A dreamy hand built wooden house called "The Ark" nestled right along the sand and sea.  Its been a little retreat space for us these last few months.   Feels good to see Naia naked running around along the shore.  I am sure she is missing Kauai just as much as we are!  While along the coast, we also took a little overnight boat sail to Catalina Island.  I have always loved magical Avalon!  Mermaids in every corner!
On this Winter Solstice 2011 we return to the light.  Agustin and I made a sweet little  offering ceremony on the beach this afternoon.  We try to make one every few months.... (See post here).  We gathered some food, prayers and tokens of love for our Mama and offered it with our hearts filled with gratitude in every way.   We  finished the ceremony just as the sun was setting and in the distance a pod of dolphins appeared.  A confirmation from the Mama that our gifts were received and everything is divine.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

✴ ❆ ✴ ❆ ✴ ❆ ✴ Winter Gathering of Pouches, Plants and Play ✴ ❆ ✴ ❆ ✴ ❆ ✴

All new jewelry available in my Etsy shop...  DAUGHTER OF THE SUN

➾ ➾ ➾ Thank you to all of our elders... especially the indigenous wisdom keepers throughout the lands, for your inspiration, knowledge and especially the beauty of living simply. So much gratitude from the heart.  Peru is calling again...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

~Sounds baths with Papa Agustin~

This man lights up my heart.  A new photo from Neil Krug in celebration of Agustins 33 years here on Planet Earth.  We are also celebrating our 3 year love collaboration on the Winter Solstice.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Daughter of the Sun Leather Necklaces

     I joined Etsy in 2006, the first year it started and was mostly selling my Cresent leather necklaces.   I would take them to shows and festivals across California, setting up on a blanket or outside the venue.   They were great music pieces as the bells made beautiful sounds and it was easy to play along or create your own little jam!

    When i begin traveling 4 years ago i left all of my leather tools behind.   They were much to heavy to take with and my hands were asking for a break.   I had been making jewelry nonstop at that point.  A self made little leather factory, right inside my eagle rock teepee.

Since bein' on the gypsy train, i have continuously  received emails asking if i will have more necklaces available in the future. It been a long time coming and with a new child in my life, i never thought i would have time to make these necklaces again. Being back home with my family for the holidays has really allowed me to revisit my past.  What a blessing it has been as Grandma  has been watching Naia while i get back to my work table.  She of course  has been helping out a little too!

I thought it would be fun if i were to show the progress that goes into making the necklaces.  Its actually a lot of work and takes me several days just to make a small batch.   I am grateful to have these little beauties finished and even more grateful to share and offer them again with some new designs as well!

My work table at Mama and Papa's
The first steps begin.  Shaving the edges of the leather which i have pre cut.
Smoothing out the edges
Naia helping me punch the holes
Hand tooling the leather which i learned from the one and only Bob Beard!
Ready to dye!
The first stain is applied.  This is called antiquing...
The second stain is applied giving it its color.
adding the brass findings...  I love this part!
 leather and bells are added...
almost there...
and last the ties are attached and a coat of polish shine is applied.
Ohhh la la!  The tribal sun piece has arrived!
For more new designs and a few of the oldies but goodies...
visit my
ETSY here!

THANK YOU to all those who have worn these little music makers throughout the years.  I am so grateful for your support!