Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Project Earth, Spring Semester, & Ramblings...

Hey all of you beautiful readers! I have been so busy lately.. classes started for my spring semester and life has been hectic! While adjusting to my new professors and what exactly they are expecting of me, I will probably be sporadic in my reviews and posts in general. One of my favorite series- The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole, the third book in the series was recently released. I haven't even had a chance to read it yet, dammit! But I can guarantee that will be my very next review. I am so excited to see where Miss Cole takes the story. If you haven't checked this series out yet, I highly recommend it. The story is so original and written beautifully!

I have also been getting orders for my business that I am trying to catch up with! If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I run a business called Threads of the Earth. I design and create wearable artwork for the more free spirited folks. I hand dye all of my fabrics, draw my own artwork, and sew every piece from scratch. It is extremely time consuming, but an excellent artistic outlet for me. I have been doing this for a few years, and it has taken me all over the country. I have worked / vended close to a hundred music festivals, from All Good Music Festival in Ohio to California Roots and Wanderlust on the big island of Hawaii! It has been an amazing adventure, and I'm not ready to give up the starving artist dream just yet. I have met many amazing bands and musicians while doing this; my hands down favorite being Nahko Bear from Medicine for the People. Which leads me to my next mission: Project Earth Music Festival in Minnesota.

Project Earth
This festival is put on by a band called Wookiefoot, and ALL proceeds are given to their charity called Be the Change. They spend a few months every year in Thailand, building women's shelters and schools for the less fortunate. They are not only donating all of the money, but their time as well. It is an amazing and beautiful thing that they, as well as all of the bands performing do every year. Nahko & Medicine for the People are one of these bands, which only makes me love them that much more. I have started saving every extra dollar that I get so that I can travel all the way to Minnesota in June to chill with these beautiful people! It is a magical weekend, indescribable to anyone that has never been there. Upon leaving, you have an entirely new family of folks that will be there for you when you need them, that love you unconditionally, and it is incredible! There is so much love pouring out of these people, you can see it in everything that they do. Project Earth is all about coexisting, acceptance, and love; you will be a changed person upon leaving. That, I can promise you. Check it out folks, give it a listen on You Tube if you have some free time. I've gotten close to a lot of you bloggers, and I think it is something you may find interesting! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my ramblings. It has become a necessary past-time for me to spill my thoughts and feelings to all of you, and I can't be more thankful that some of my readers actually enjoy what I have to say! (I think..ha!)

Important links from this post

Threads of the Earth - My business page
Wookiefoot - Host of Project Earth
Nahko & Medicine for the People
The Project Earth Page
Be the Change Charity Page