Holeheartedly

We want to make ourselves happy by filling the sadness that lurks deep in our hearts. An emptiness that nothing can ever fill. If we keep trying to fill this space, we can never have peace and we will never be happy. We cannot fill the internal with the external. When we finally accept thisContinue reading “Holeheartedly”

Yurtu

The Aborigines have a story about the Yurtu, little souls that travel on raindrops to find human mothers. We spend so much energy as children trying to make parents happy, as parents we struggle to make the best of what we can for our children, but in the end, everyone is failing to understand theContinue reading “Yurtu”

Hawaiian Kapa Fabric

So in an attempt to try to find some inspiration for patterns and colors that were valid in a traditional Hawaiian context, I contacted a well-established Hawaiian kapa fabric maker, named Dalani Tanahy. She was kind enough to respond to my ignorant digging for information, and told me that unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on perspective)Continue reading “Hawaiian Kapa Fabric”

Where this idea started…

For me, my childhood was full of hope and wonder. I create because that is the thing that most connects me and keeps me present in the world where everything was still possible. There is value in the various mythologies and histories of younger and also ancient cultures because in a sense they remain connectedContinue reading “Where this idea started…”