Sighhh…here I am on Sunday at Enchanted Forest Gathering, 6 days on site, funky, sweaty & worn out, but warm and fuzzy all over, caught by my friend Karl Baba’s camera…what a beautiful gathering, one of the sweetest – such good people and such an outstanding creation – thank you Tulku D’etat and the gigantic team that made it happen. So much love
Keeping with our pursuit of up and coming projects at Burning Man this fall…comes Interstellar Emissary. This is another one that didn’t get fully funded and could still use your help. We think its super cool and is quite worthy!
We’re Building an Interstellar Emissary!
Interstellar Emissary is an homage to the Golden Record on the Voyager Spacecraft. [Read more…]
Dozens of artists are gearing up to bring their installations to Burning Man this fall. Many of them raise the funds to build them via Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns. I find it super fun to get a preview and see whats emerging from the imaginations of some our most creative folks. This month I’ll be featuring their fundraisers so we can all get a look at the offerings as well as help them carry them out.
The Temple of Promise….their fundraiser has reached its deadline, but didn’t make it’s goal, and Indie GoGo is allowing them to continue funraising.
Such a graceful structure!
A contemplative space of reflection, solace, celebration, bereavement, communion, and release.
The Temple of Promise begins with an immense skyward-reaching spire, clad entirely in shimmering copper. As you move deeper into the gently curving structure you pass beneath a progression of delicate archways which gradually descend to a decidedly human scale. When you pass through the final archway you emerge into an encircled grove of sculpted trees.
“I don’t think we should place an expectation on musicians to be “vehicles for change.” I simply think there is a HUGE opportunity for musicians and artists to be vehicles for change. Artists have this uncanny ability to cut through things like religion, political affiliation, race, etc to convey messages directly to the heart of humanity. We can make the world a more beautiful place by singing about it, speaking about it, creating music and culture about it…so why wouldn’t we?”
Photo by Zipporah Lomax
Envision Festival Action Day could not have gone any better. Over 100 fruit trees planted at 3 different local elementary schools. Kids, their parents, teachers, local community members and Envision attendees all weaving together… getting their hands dirty, speaking prayers, dancing, co-creating. Many tears shed. Many bridges built. So much gratitude to be able to do this work, share these moments with you guys. Thank you
See the whole gallery https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1036262563054704.1073741848.209672585713710&type=1
I had a wonderful chat with Jazzwall Arts last night, one of our top photographers at Festival Fire and a primary contributor to the upcoming 2015 Festival Guide (coming soon! mid February!). His latest passion is creating portraits of the Goddesses in our community, reaching deep into the magic and enchantment that lies within them and bringing it out for us all to see.
Check out his Goddess Gallery!
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READ IT on Second Wave:
David Sugalski, better known as The Polish Ambassador (TPA), says he believes the music scene is evolving to a point where projects to improve the community and dance party celebrations co-exist, where music and mobilization for social change go hand-in-hand. TPA is testing his ideas in a 30-city tour, crowd-funded through IndiGoGo, in which concert-goers are invited to take action in their communities. By turning out and pitching in, his fans are proving him right.
The Pushing Through the Pavement tour has been packing in TPA’s fans….READ MORE
It wouldn’t be a Goddess Gallery without our girl Shellie White Light! She’s a true testament to the healing power of transformational festivals – having come from a down and out life of trouble on the street to festival – she was deeply impacted and turned her life around – and now, 100 lbs lighter [Read more…]
Our next Goddess is Laura Day Rivero. I met her this spring at the Firefly Gathering in Flagstaff. She is a powerhouse, a Mom for her tribe, shepherding in a gathering culture out in the middle of nowhere, teaching people how to collaborate in a loving culture. She’s a radiant visionary with a mission and a beautiful team around her, a team that I got to see her building one kind moment at a time.