according to our studio calendar, today is one thing you've always wanted to do day!

Towards a Life You Love...

What does it take to have a life you love? A life that burns fiercely with the things you value most?
 
You've probably read the Cherokee story about an elder telling a young person about the two wolves that battle inside every person: the good wolf & the evil wolf. How do you know which one will win, Grandfather? the young person asks. The elder replies simply, The one you feed.
 
The thing I love most about that story is it’s not only about good & evil & how to be with that. It also is the secret to anything you’d like to have more of in the world. Because life is not black & white, or good & evil. Life is equally good & true & frustrating & anxious & filled with joy & sorrow & every shade in between…


A life you love starts with feeding the qualities & things you know are good & true...
 
What's the thing, really, truly, you want to feed? Name those qualities when you see them in other people & yourself. Surround yourself with reminders of how you want to be in the world.
 
In case you haven’t guessed by now, Fia & I love beauty & listening & being present with this whole thing we call Life. Maybe you’ve seen some of the new #WomenRising icons & some of the new stories (like the one up top) I’ve been doing in the studio. They’re a perfect example of reminders we have around us of the Sacred Feminine we see coming to the fore. Compassion. Strength. Persistence. Courage. Love. Reminding us to open ourselves to seeing & feeling that in every moment.
 

It's as simple as that: you get the qualities you feed…
 
We believe we're the ones we’ve been waiting for. For us, that means this is the time to live the future we want for each other. This is what we look for in the world & what we practice in our daily lives. Because it’s what we want in this world we’re making together with you.
 
What qualities do you want to feed? Because that’s truly how you go towards the life you love, how you go towards a world you imagine…
 
With love, brian & fia
 
P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know these #WomenRising icons have been dropping in for a few months now. Showing up & staying for awhile to watch us as we work. They bring such a quiet presence & sense of the sacred. Which is a quality I really like :-)
 
The originals are on hardwood blocks with layers of gesso & saturated colors, surrounded by gold & silver metal leaf like medieval paintings. & along the way, we’ve had conversations with you about when you’d be able to invite them to your own homes…
 
Just so you know, we’re still working out how to do that best for the icons in their original forms on wood. We’ll let you know when we figure that part out. But until then, I’ve put ten of them on icon prints that capture the original brilliance of the colors & then finish each one off with hand-rubbed metal leaf wax.
 
& yes, you’re right, it’s labor-intensive. But it’s a quality we both love in the work we do – being able to send things out to you that we’ve made with our own hands. Drop in when you get a chance & experience them for yourself…