My near and dear friend Josh sent me this little slice of goodness. Most of you may tire of the video after a bit… but I was wrapped in a consistent stare from start to finish. It very much reminds me of my childhood- riding my pony Tigress to kindergarden… tying her up with water and food… and strutting in just in time for “circle song” and the A B’s and C’s of life. I do enjoy this particular song. Been humming “I wanna know I wanna know now…” under my breath all weekend. Take the addiction will you? Or at least join me in creepy whisper singing…
Xx love from San Francisco
The time finally came. I packed up and moved on.
Boxes were taught with treasures collected over the years, photos with significant importance, rocks that were a special shape (though no one would know it) and simply couldn’t be tossed. I realized after packing up the U-haul, everything I own can be carefully packed into 14 feet of space and a old run down rodeo… I was also slightly disgusted with my sentimental bullshit.”toss it!” -they would shout.”but that was the receipt from the ticket I bought 3 years ago to that one show… remember?”.yuk.
Now that I am in a new space, I find myself haphazardly chucking items out the door, finding way to their own demise. “Moving In” sale is much more fun.
While I leave this Redwood sanctuary pensively… I do simultaneously move forward with the profound love of new chapters and clean slates. I’ve found my perfect country cottage only an hour away from my San Francisco city life. Gypsy at heart, I love change. I sit here in my new little window nook, looking at the chickens roost around the gardens, frogs sing on the foggy pond waters, wood burning stove- while small- ferociously crackles away at it’s fresh meal.
Projects fill the calendar, festivals consume my mind, and the hunt for the perfect bus still remains the lead of my priorities.
Just got finished with an incredible collaboration with favorite creative minds Rus Anson and Joshua Conover. Really looking forward to sharing the final product. 10 page editorial spread for a very exciting magazine. Film crew came along for a documentary and short fashion film. Energy comes from working with amazing people on projects you feel true passion for. Screw coffee… send me Rus and Josh!
Today, I leave you with mostly black and white’s, all of these move me today, hopefully in directions of unpacking square cardboard boxes.
Love to you all.
After days of rain and slush that damn sun has finally shone it’s face….and brought my precious bestest friend home from great Africa. Hallelujah, let it begin. Busting out my crochet everything and hoping Amy finds her dream bus stat.
Photos reblogged from Sisters of the Black Moon
Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros coming through with a solo album. Diggin.
Welcome Spring!xx Alex
Good morning lovelies. It’s raining, hailing, dumping heavily and I know not what to do other than share these pieces of beauty with you. Ever heard of Lighting in a Bottle? Ever Been? Check out this video shot last year by our talented brothers over at Manifest Media….
Amy and I will be hopping on a family caravan and booking it down to the nether-regions of LA this May to dress up, get down and get all gypsy, hippied out. Come come.
Photos via SistersoftheblackmoonHappy Saturdayxx Alex
Come frolick in the forest like a nymphy little leprecan with me!
Photos reblogged from Sistersoftheblackmoon Happy St. Patty’s Day!!xx Alex
Amy and I were contacted back in December to style a shoot with photographer Micaela Hoo of The Drifter and The Gypsy, to go alongside Papercut Magazine’s March 2011 vintage issue. Quite the fun shoot. Tromping through cow pastures, quick wardrobe changes in early morning fog, and getting lost in the serene backlands East of San Francisco, all while working with an incredibly professional and talented team. Check out the entire editorial here.
Photography: Micaela HooStyling: Alex Keenum and Amy SoderlindHair/Makeup: Joshua Conover for Look ArtistsModels: Leanna (JE Model) and Jason (City)Since returning from Panama life has consisted mostly of work, while stalking the newspaper for estate sales, yardsales and anyplace where I might find vintage treasures, and plenty of rainy day lounging with the boy have become my new favorite past times. C’mon April up your speed, festivals, Hawaian mini-vacations, and new creative ventures await.
I’ve received a handful of emails from Amy since she’s been off on her African adventure, and I’ll let her describe her time (if that’s even possible) spent in Ghana and Tanzania when she returns. But until then an insert from one of her emails sent a few weeks back….“We left West Africa to awake in the East… completely different in every way possible. People, smells, Greenery, Energy, Arts…. to the left of me sits a women in very traditional Islamic garb… only her eyes I can (barely) see…. to my right sits a traditional Massaii…. Huge plates in the ears, lips stretched out with smaller plates, and more beads than Maya’s favorite bead store. The beauty! There is still a large population of Christians living among the Islamic and Tribal… dressed in colorful batik; always matching, always ready to praise God (and then ask for money…). West Africa was incredible, I am still settling with what lessons and knowledge it gave… we met family there, homes away from home… caring people that you have known for lifetimes and experiences that will forever be embedded in my heart.”The perfect note to end this post.xx Alex