• FREE ARCHIVED BLOG & PHOTOSET

    I originally wrote this for Patreon on February 25th 2017. I no longer use Patreon and have replaced it with my website (here) but thought I would share some of my old blogs with you for FREE to show my appreciation for you visiting my website! <3

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    This week’s photoset was taken by Takama Photo (formerly known as Marc Andre Photo), a talented and engaging photographer local to Charlotte. He told me to bring anything I might want to shoot with, so of course I brought a couple of my skulls and some of my crystals and they made it into a few of the photos. Marc got some fantastic light in the studio and I really love these images. I’m excited to share them with you, I hope you guys like them as much as I do!

    Last week’s post about crystal grids has me wanting to share how to cleanse them. There are many different ways to cleanse crystals, so you can choose which way (or ways) work best for you. Why should you cleanse crystals? Crystals not only send out their own individual energies but they soak in energies as well. When you use crystals in a grid, for energy healing, or any other purpose, it’s best to cleanse them first so that they don’t have any unwanted negative energy in them. How often should you cleanse crystals? Right after you acquire them, before using for ritual or healing, and every so often at whatever frequency you feel is best based on how often you use them.

    -Ways to cleanse crystals-

    -Set them in a windowsill or outside during a full moon
    -Waft sacred smoke over your crystals
    -Bury them in the earth, either straight into the earth or you can wrap them in cloth before you bury them
    -Use reiki energy to cleanse your crystals
    -Use other crystals that have already been cleansed, such as surrounding your crystals with quartz points or placing them on an amethyst druze
    -Bury them in a bowl of flower petals. The petals you choose have their own energy, so you can choose petals based on what energy you would like to immerse your crystals in (rose for love, lavender for healing and relaxation, etc)
    -Use nearby sound vibrations, such as Tibetan or crystal singing bowls
    -Set them in a windowsill or outside in the sun (not all crystals should be cleansed this way, some will fade from sunlight such as amethyst, citrine, and rose quartz, so make sure your crystal can be in sunlight before you use this method)
    -Run water over your crystals (water can badly damage or ruin some crystals such as selenite, malachite, and desert rose, so make sure your crystal can handle water before you use this method)

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    Check out the videos folder for 3 new aerial silks videos!

    I’ve also added a practice/preliminary positive affirmations video. Honestly I hesitate to upload it because it’s not what I want the final video to be like, but since I have it I might as well share it. I had a few minutes and wanted to see how long it would take for me to read out all the positive affirmations I had written down. The message and feeling in it is exactly what I want but for the real video I plan on it being different visually, not just me sitting talking into the camera. What do you think?

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  • June St Paul in Joshua Tree

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    • blog post with the story behind this photoset of June St Paul in Joshua Tree California during my cross country road trip last summer
    • 36 image complete photoset

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    • 22 image complete photoset at an abandoned mill by Nuance Artistry
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  • FREE ARCHIVED BLOG & PHOTOSET

    I originally wrote this for Patreon on October 2nd 2016. I no longer use Patreon and have replaced it with my website (here) but thought I would share some of my old blogs with you for FREE to show my appreciation for you visiting my website! <3

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    Kyotocat came to visit last weekend and we made all kinds of art in the short amount of time she was here. I picked her up on Thursday night and took her back to the bus station on Saturday morning. She really wasn’t here very long but I feel like we’ve been friends forever already.

     I got off work early on Friday and Kyotocat, Antisocialdisposition and I went to my parent’s house so that she could take photos of me in their back yard. Afterwards we went to our friend Scott‘s studio to shoot the other half of some double exposures that AD and I started in Colorado & Utah. (Stay tuned for those images, coming soon!!! Holy cow you will love them.) I shot a roll of double exposures of her, AD shot a roll, and the three of us jointly shot a roll. You’ll know what I mean once I post the film, I’m still going through it but look for it soon.

    After shooting the double exposures we played around and experimented with movement using my Instax. I took a few photos of her by herself and AD took some photos of us together. The resulting images are somewhat abstracted, moody, spooky, and interesting.  Kyotocat is open to experimenting and she has so many ideas of her own. She is fantastic at posing and is not only a wonderful model but an exceptional human being. I can’t wait to see her again and have more sleepy late night conversations.

    All members have access to this complete 30 image Instax photoset by clicking here, the complete 7 image BTS photoset of AD shooting Kyotocat by clicking here, and the complete 20 image BTS photoset of me & Kyotocat shooting each other here.

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  • Studio with Tiffany Nacke

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    • blog post with the story behind this studio photoset taken by Tiffany Nacke
    • 5 image mini set

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    • 11 image BTS photoset taken by Portraitmami

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    • 3 videos of me reorganizing/redecorating my room before my summer road trip

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    • 36 image photoset of June St Paul in Joshua Tree
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