this is US ☀️ for as much as motherhood is about sacrifice, there is no role in life that makes me feel so free, so alive, and so blissfully unaware of our complicated world. so here’s to dancing across every pier we ever step foot on... 🤩 #bestdayEVER
Writing the narratives for my own talking objects has revealed a few things: firstly, that reflecting back on how far I have come as a person allows me to gain perspective on where I stand now. It makes me practice gratitude and stay grounded especially when times are hard. It is also quite a courageous act. It has become more and more acceptable to edit out our everyday and only present our best moments (and even then we feel it necessary to edit!). True connections are formed by sharing stories that are familiar, honest and relatable. >> By sharing your own stories you can shine a light for others.
Be part of the change.
To submit your talking object please send an image (on a black, white or plain background where possible) along with a short statement, your name, region and Instagram handle (please omit identity if you would prefer to remain anonymous) to firstname.lastname@example.org
And don't forget to share the project so we can work on building familiarity, diversity and presence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #shinealight#shareyourtruth#stories#currencyofhumanity#reflection#gratitude#perspective#grounded#shareyourstories#talkingobjects#relatable#familiar#honest
Today is a big day! ~
First, we’re thankful that @wideopencountry is premiering the video for our first single, Scars We Keep (link in bio). We're grateful to have been the conduit for this song, to @neilsonhubbard and @joshuabrittart for their vision in creating this video, and to @ryanculwell for being a part of it. ~
Second, our new album #Honest has an official birthday! It will be released into the world on May 3rd, 2019. Here is the album cover, artfully designed by @thereal_emilyshirley , with incredible photography from @oliveandwest! This will be followed by a tour of the northeast US, but we’ve also got pre-release shows starting this weekend if you want to get a physical copy before that. We can’t wait to see y’all out there!
And to our dear Texas friends and family, we’re honored to be performing in some of the best rooms in the state, with special guests like @libbykoch, @chuckhawthornemusic, @mattharlanmusic, and @slflory. Dates and advanced ticket links listed on our site.
Do You Know What's the best part about being a child ⁉
Being your true self, with your spontaneous feelings and creative mindset 🤯
Always asking “why..?” in order to learn everything and to be ready so that when we fall we stand by ourselves again and again with a smile (exactly as we learn how to walk).
Self-development is a nonending process, and enjoying life is a skill that everyone must master, because when you’re happy and honest with yourself, you’ll be able to grasp all what you dream of ❗
So unleash the chid within you on February 22 .
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I Am Serious About My #Fitness
My Mind Body and Spirit Has Become Stronger .
I Only Intend to Progress
My Actions Will Be My Proof
Not My Word
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?
“Get rich or die trying”
Not just the #money , but ... it’s about the money.
Being “Rich” is more than material and cash, but ... at the same time being broke is more than lack of ... it’s all #mindset .
— If you think you can or can’t // or in this case, if you think you are or you aren’t ... you’re right ! 👍🏽
So, with that #BE#RICH#LIVE#WEALTHY
My #friends have been in touch with me about #accountability for #fitness and #wellness , but to be honest, I’ve been inconsistent— I have been taking my attention away from the present and working on my past which has fucked me.
Sure, some good has come from it, but disproportionately, and being #honest , I can’t change the past. I can’t actually #change who I am. I am who I am. 🤷🏽♂️
I can change what I #do but not “who”
/// so, now that #lesson or #blessing set in, this is another address to #myself . #doyou#getafterit#letsgo ! 💯
Each time I take my attention from the present I lose, and now it isn’t just me. It stresses my family, it stresses my team, it stresses and hurts those that love and support me. 😔
I don’t #feel bad for my #self , I am just putting myself on notice — I need to get my shit together. #manup like @bedroskeuilian says. Own the day like @aubreymarcus says. #be#relentless like @attackathletics 💯
Being in shape was never an issue
Being over weight another nonissue
I’ve always been lean and athletic.
I am in the demographic of lucky and talented, but relied on that and that has exhausted itself.
Fitness for me was just something that needed to be, it’s part of the ritual of life. The ritual I neglected was #fiscal fitness. I was all hippy free love life blah blah “I don’t need money” and that’s insane. 🤪
In the same way I focused on being fit. The same way I focused on being an artist. The same way I focused on being a soldier. The same way I focused on being a father, it’s all the same — it’s all focus and become through the works. —
There is wisdom out there that says don’t focus on the destination— it’s about the journey. That’s dumb. You have to know where you’re going. Sure, it’s about the journey, but to where? #transformationtuesday
Skin and Lab Red Serum 💋
🔺What is it? Why use it?
•this korean made gem has amazing skin benefits that firm the skin, brighten and rejuevnate the skin from dullness
•the one ingredient that caught my attention was the niacinamide which was not mentioned on the bottle which personally would be great to know just so I do not mix it with L- asorbic acid aka vitamin C
•the main ingredients that calls itself the red serum is due to red extracts from pomergrante, raspberry extract, acai extract, blueberry fruit extract etc. these berries have ingredients that help the skin since it is full of antioxidants
🔺How do you use it?
•after you use toner and essence
•tap tap tap your face NOT slap in order for the serum to absorb into the skin
🔺Who can use?
•it claims it is meant for all skin types
•if you have irritated skin this would be ideal for you since the extracts help soothe
•this has been a night time essential because of the amazing benefits and I saw over time my skin brightening and by using other serums it helped aid the process of my skin journey even more
•I have been using this for over a year and it has not failed me. it did take time for me to see results in my skin.
•It is all about time and patience
Ok y’all. I have tried three times to post another pair of earrings and try to turn this into a space to sell, but I just can’t do it. It feels so inauthentic I end up deleting the post right after I see it as part of the whole feed. Idk what I’m doing (obvs) but I’m being real, watching me process my own attempts to be some sort of online sensation (haha) and sell art on the page that has been my only personal expressive platform over the past 5 years since leaving my old life behind. I suppose I will start another page to sell my stuff and support other super artists as well.. I mean it’s always been a dream, just never knew how it would pan out. I hate the idea of being on this technology even more, but it does give me free space and opportunity to help those dreams come true. Basically I’m saving you from suddenly hating this public account of my private thoughts by shifting it into a sales platform, and I’m saving myself from feeling like a cheeseball forcing something that doesn’t feel right. F the plan, make a new one, do you. XO #flowers#red#crownofthorns#xo#loveyourpath#doyou#beyou#youreastar#yourock#sticktoyourself#plans#newplan#plana#planb#art#artforsale#nfs#cacti#plants#chickswithplants#redflowers#desertflowers#thoughts#honest
Посмотрела наделавший столько шума фильм «Покидая Неверленд» . Лично я, не верю этим уже взрослым якобы «жертвам» Майкла. Причин много. И это не просто, как многие пишут слепая любовь к творчеству Майкла Джексона. Я искренне не понимаю, как можно снимать песни из эфира, демонтировать статуи, посвящённые Майклу, основываясь только на словах этих двух « жертв». В фильме нет никаких, абсолютно никаких доказательств вины Майкла. Мое мнение - они просто хотят вернуть свою карьеру, заработать деньги на имени Майкла. Им мало того, что при жизни Майкл очень помогал их семьям. Один мальчик стал достаточно успешным хореографом именно с поддержки Майкла. MJ купил его семье дом. Хочу заметить, что он два раза выступал в поддержку MJ в суде, второй раз уже будучи взрослым 22-летним парнем. На похоронах он говорил очень трогательные слова о Майкле. И только в 2013 году после того, как он потерял работу ( сотрудничество с цирком Cirque du Soleil), он вдруг понимает, что на самом деле был жертвой. Оба парня удачно женились и создали семьи. То в какой раскованной позе они дают интервью ,тоже никак не выдаёт в них жертв насилия. А с каким блеском и радостью в глазах их матери вспоминают встречу и те блага , которые они получали от MJ. Неужели мать ребёнка, которого насиловали столько лет будет вспоминать то время с улыбкой? Суд полностью оправдал Майкла при жизни, его дело было вынесено на обозрение широкой общественности и ЕЩЕ РАЗ повторю его признали невиновным. Очень надеюсь, что ложь этих мужчин выйдет наружу, а доброе имя Майкла Джексона перестанут валять в грязи! #mj#michaeljackson#notguilty#mjinnocent#майкл#майклджексон#jackson#likeforlikes#followme#kindness#belief#доброта#честность#невиновен#honest#help#помощь#neverland#lostneverland#kingofpop#pop#wearetheworld#world#мир#great#великий#неверленд#mjlegacy
@nickbierk is back with another fabulous painting for our live auction! ‘Blue Nocturne’, 16″ x 20″, Oil on canvas.
Courtesy the Artist
Born in Peterborough, Nick Bierk is the son of renowned artist David Bierk and brother to Jeff, Alex and Charles, also artists. Growing up surrounded by the work of his #father , and in an environment of creative people, has had a #profound influence on his practice. While #portraiture is the constant in his practice, according to the artist, his father “instilled in me a strong desire to let the studio be a place to play, explore and fail. Because of this, my work jumps around in terms of its subject matter and execution, yet remains connected by a dotted line that leads back to him [my father].” Like his brothers, Nick does not shy away from the #honest portrayal of real life experience, creating #enigmatic works that invite the viewer to imagine beyond what we see.
Chart of truths....If you are going after something, where do you fall on this chart?
This doesn’t mean give up if your not on the right side, this means to dig deeper for you why of doing what you’re doing. #success#yourwhy#theclimb#honest
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✨life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful✨
I originally picked up a camera out of a slightly obsessive need to record daily life. Every family road trip, school dance, & slumber party is held in volumes of big, heavy, funky photo albums or in the giant wicker box of prints-in-no-particular-order. I’m nostalgic bordering on cornball & photography became a way to process & express that part of myself.
I’ve never particularly wanted to use photography to create something that wasn’t there to begin with (though I admire artists who do!). My fixation was more about holding onto a moment in time or an emotion inside a visual. That’s what feels magical to me. Creating a record of places, people, times, & feelings in an honest & meaningful way is how I found my artistic expression. Which is probably why, along with all those happy times, I’ve also got photos of the hard stuff... everything from skinned knees to heartbreaks to surgeries to homes we weren’t quite ready to leave behind. I don’t want to set aside that part of the story in an attempt to make “perfect pretty pictures”.
Last week spent with the fantastic @thefamilynarrative crew was a clear reminder of what I value about photography... of how I want to use my voice & vision. After 10 years in business & the ups, downs, doubts, & direction shifts that come with it, I am SO grateful for that reminder. I feel recommitted to documenting as full a picture of life as possible... for the families & couples I get to photograph & for myself.
I’m actually really bad at asking for what I want. I may be blunt and honest most of the time, but I don’t want to inconvenience anyone or make people uncomfortable... but by doing that, I make myself uncomfortable sometimes. That’s not fair to me. •
How are people suppose to read my mind! I ask for honesty with my relationships and friendships, but I don’t do the same.... 🤷🏻♀️
It’s a work in progress! I’m doing more things that make me uncomfortable, because that’s how we grow! 😊 🌱
Daily #FirstTake Challenge: I’ve been working on the #goal as a #photog to push to set up my shots better and give up leaning on #tech that’s not #affordable or #accessible to most as well as getting back to the #pointandclick#noedit#letitgo commitment (and joy!) of my #film days. So here you go: 1st shot I took of this #set up with my #iPhone6 today. I’m allowing myself slight #perspective rotation, #exposure adjust and crop but no #filters or other tweaks (though I’m not totally anti-filter so long as it adheres to genre or industry guidelines on settings and people are #honest and #transparent about how they achieved the work they publish, but especially with new or mixed #media and for irony or conceptual effect/intent I think do whatevs and have fun for fucks sake!) and limiting to one free editing #app (in this case the #iPhone#editor ). #Humbling but really helping to re-train my instincts and get the #quicktwitch back for the marathon that is Summer in the city as a #streetshooter . Anyone else have recent art goals they’re working on? #Inspire me puhleeze! Love hearing and learning from y’all.
BODY AND SPIRIT DETOX//
As we know, health is holistic, so while we detox our bodies we should keep our mental and spiritual health in mind. Today on the blog, we're sharing a DIY detox bath recipe, along side a mini spirit detox.
Give your spirit a little reset with a new mantra to cleanse you of any emotional or creative blockage that sometimes accompanies the end of the winter season and all the head colds and brain fog that comes with it.
By repeating your mantra as you physically detox your body you are syncing up multiple areas of wellness, for a well-rounded, fresh start.
Just click our LINK IN BIO for the full post 💫 #honestwildbeautiful#mindbodyspirit