your work is your life is your work is your life is your work
- Elle Luna
And so it begins! For the past few years I've been daydreaming, brainstorming, and gathering for this dream of a quiet, wooded space where all my creative whims could be realized. I've doodled cabins in journals, forest facing windowsills covered in hanging plants, food and painting creations. I've written shifting and changing manifestos, all centered around the same theme: a creative, quiet, natural space, a place where artistic energy can be channeled into the mediums of baking, art, photographing, each project fed by the surrounding natural landscape. There would be morning walks in the forest to breathe in inspiration and a cozy, wooden space to bring it all to life.
And now here is is! And in a form I never expected. It is not the small transcendental cabin of solitude I had imagined, but actually an old 70s art commune, a barn/gallery space with a couple of little apartments and a studio space, and we're nestled right in the middle. It's both rustic in the dreamy sense, and in the sense that sometimes the ceiling leaks, and the water is a bit (very) mineral heavy. But I love it, after living in a wall tent, hopping from friends to housesitting job to housesitting job over the summer - I'm appreciating a stable, steady home more than ever, and the more I'm here, the more my mind catches up - "Hey, wait, is this it? Is this the space I've been dreaming about?"
As I've nested in, things have already begun to take shape. I've embarked on the making and selling of decorative pies (more to come!!) as well as the beginnings of a couple of other projects (more to come later!!). I'm hoping to incorporate more of the unseen parts that go into handwork - intuitive practices, the cycles of the natural landscape, as well as some of the more private parts of myself - my secret obsession with astrology, my love of pretty bad pop music. I'm excited to begin sharing all the things I'll make I mostly hope this can be an honest source of inspiration, a place that encourages everyone to listen to that little voice and follow the thread of intuition, and to spark a bit of creativity and magic wherever you are.
And I get to share it all with a pretty sweet human, who comes with a pretty cute cat.
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