June was one for the books! With long, warm days filled with growth and boundless adventures, the past month was brimming with lessons that I will carry for the rest of my life. It also was a beautiful summation of facets I had been focusing on for the past two years where I made a conscious shift in how I lived my daily life.
"IT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHERE YOU ARE FROM, AND WHEN I SAY 'WHERE YOU ARE FROM' I MEAN, A WOMAN" -CLEO WADE
My sweet friends, followers, and everyone in between I urge you to read on about taking a stand, being the voice of action and the power of love!
I wanted to write a post about the organizations that I donate to and am passionate about. With tomorrow being International Womens day and all the meaning and importance that this day holds here is where my heart lies. Thank your for taking the time to read this, and thank you endlessly if you decide to join me in donating to these organizations and taking action!I AM PROUD TO BE A WOMAN AT SUCH A TIME AS THIS!
This year has been one for adventure. I found places that I fell in love with and I could not keep away. The two places that continue to call my name are Joshua Tree and Yosemite. In every season, these places bring me so much inspiration, goosebumps down my spine and leave me a bit heartbroken when I have to say goodbye. Here are some shots from my adventures in these places this year.
As this year is coming to an end I am truly taking the time to sit and reflect on what has shaped me over the past 12 months.
I was asked to create a book with Blurb Books, given the freedom to create what I wanted with it. I thought that an art book would be cool, but what really kept rising in my head was a photo book filled with the journey that I took on this year.
Almost a year ago I lost my mother, and around that time lots of life changes were placed ever so gently into my path. It was as if everything I knew, and everything I had was being flipped upside down. At that time life felt messy and made no sense, but I could not have been more wrong.
As I created the pages of this book, the worlds that I wrote to myself, the photos I took, the artwork I made, and the places I visited, it all told such a story of growth, self discovery and becoming one with my soul.
Revisiting some of these feelings and photos that earlier this year would have been difficult, really just left me feeling elevated. Like I truly climbed a mountain, and not that I am on top now and know everything, but I have a greater view of what is before me. The things I still have yet to learn, the deeper I can go within my soul, the creativity that I have yet to tap into and the amount love I have yet to share is all before me calling my name and I am running straight for it.
So this book was a beautiful challenge that I am so grateful to have and to get to visit what this incredibly changing year was for me.
Have a look into how to create your own http://blurb.by/aleksandra Thank you Blurb for sponsoring this post, it has been wonderful working with you!
Got my artwork on that sacred Joshua Tree dirt... So excited to share what the amazingly talented and hella sweet as candy, Vanessa Hellman, @vanessamona shot last weekend in the desert.