April 24, 2011

╡╡╡Cowgirls In The Sand╞╞╞

It all started back in New York City around 2004. The first time I saw Amy, she was reading a Fleetwood Mac autobiography and I was wearing a Neil Young Old Ways cow skull shirt. We were both waiting for the bus on Bedford Avenue. We couldn't resist the magnetic force that kept us catching glances of each other from the corners of our eyes. It wasn't until July 4th at a rooftop party in Brooklyn that we finally just went up to each other and said "Do you want to be friends?!" Even Amy's return to Los Angeles several months later couldn't slow our friendship down. She inspired me to make art again. We shared a love for owls and so I drew psychedelic rainbow owls! I have felt unconditional love and support through life's many changes. What a blessing to have Amy as my friend! 
 My first trip to California
 Autumn creatures 
 North 6th
 Integratron New Years '08
 Halloween weekend at Chris & Courtney's 
 Freaky Elves 
 Desert vibrations 
Owl art made by me
 Leo Carrillo beach babes
 Laughed so hard we cried! 
This past October Amy welcomed a beautiful daughter named Naia into the world! Her and her partner Augustin have been living in Kauai for the past year and in two weeks we will be reunited! I'm looking forward to experiencing some Kauai island magic! 
Photograph by Alissa Anderson
Amy's baby shower
 Naia we love you!

Amy also hand crafts amazing jewelry! You can find her sacred creations on Etsy along with her blog

April 20, 2011

⨌Les Gazelles⨌

 Beautiful Mexican embroidered dresses by Les Gazelles and are featured in the Gypset Style book. 

April 16, 2011

⏈⏈⏈⏈ Huipiles ⏈⏈⏈⏈

Huipil is a woven blouse worn by indigenous Mayan women in regions of Guatemala and Mexico. They are generally made from one, two, or three panels of either a hand woven or machine woven textile. Different regional areas are differentiated by unique colors, patterns, and designs. My favorite are the huipiles from Chichicastenango Guatemala.
   Nebaj Guatemalan huipil
Tehuana Roses from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca where they are worn by local Zapotec women
    Huipil from Ixtatan
    Ceremonial huipil from Chichicastenango Guatemala
                    Zinacantan Poncho  

  Mazatec huipil from northern Oaxaca state
         Mixtec huipil 
Guatemalan huipil worn by Mayan women