Posts Tagged: creativity

BHATI Space for Creative Wellness

New York friends – check out this indiegogo campaign for a new wellness center & art space in Bushwick. The opening reception is tomorrow. This space sounds amazing and I can’t wait to check it out. (As an artist & lover of yoga, ayurveda, meditation, and all types of healing modalities, this is right up my alley!)

Please donate what you can!

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Check out BHATI’s Facebook page for more info

 

March Against Monsanto: Chicago 10.12.13

Did you March against Monsanto Yesterday (or back in May?) Let’s see those videos & pics in the comments section!

Know anyone who’s not clear on what foods + products are GMO (and how to avoid them)? Feel free to share or send them these posts:

On food: http://thelotusroot.com/how-to-easily-avoid-gmos/

On skincare / bodycare / personal care products: http://thelotusroot.com/10-gmo-ingredients-that-are-snuck-into-your-body-care-products/

[ You can also see photos from the March Against Monsanto in Chicago on 5.24.14 here]

 

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

March Against Monsanto Chicago. 10.12.13

photos: © Elizabeth Paige Davison 2013

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Sketchbook Sundays – Art Depth

Tonight I changed Sketchbook Sundays up a bit. I got a chance to check out Art Depth – a free, interactive art event held at the Crimson Lounge in downtown Chicago. This years party was called GODDESS, and was complete with live painting, a showing of Summer Romero’s gorgeous handmade + eco-friendly fashion line Gaianauta , ayurvedic and reiki healers, an impromptu photo studio, music & burlesque.
Art depth: GODDESS

figure drawing at art depth

art depth figure drawing

There were figure models posing and supplies to draw with. I had fun drawing the incredible bird masks + costumes the models were wearing. Since it’s been a while since I’ve done any figure drawing, I’m a little rusty – so I thought that this week I’d share some of the amazing art by featured artists Jessica Juarez and David Abed.

art depth

Painting by Jessica Juarez

live painting at art deptch

October is Chicago Artists Month, so there are lots of great events going on. If you live in or are visiting the city, be sure to get out there, support some artists & get inspired to create!

photos: ©  Elizabeth Paige Davison 2013

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade

coney island mermaid parade

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nations largest art parade, where people dress up as mermaids, mermen + other sea creatures. It almost didn’t happen this year due to hurricane sandy – but it was saved thanks to everyone who donated to the parades kickstarter campaign. I always enjoy the creativity that goes into the costumes, floats and performances. One of these days I’d love to perform – but for the last few years I’ve been having too much fun running around, taking candid photos of mermaids on the boardwalk.

You can find more photos that I’ve taken at previous Mermaid Parades here 

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

photos: © Elizabeth Paige Davison 2013 – More photos on my flickr page

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March Against Monsanto, NYC

March Against Monsanto, NYC – May 25, 2013

Were you one of the over 2 Million people who Marched Against Monsanto around the world yesterday? If so, where? I’d love to see your photos or videos (feel free to post your links in the comments section!)

March Against Monsanto NYC

March against monsanto nyc

march against monsanto nyc

March Against Monsanto NYC

March against monsanto nyc

 

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March against monsanto nyc

 

March against monsanto nyc

march against monsanto nyc

Know anyone who’s not clear on what foods + products are GMO (and how to avoid them?)

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On food: http://thelotusroot.com/how-to-easily-avoid-gmos/

On skincare / bodycare / personal care products: http://thelotusroot.com/10-gmo-ingredients-that-are-snuck-into-your-body-care-products/

Photos © Elizabeth Paige Davison, 2013 ||Find More on Instagram @TheLotusRoot

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Portland goodies

A couple of weeks ago, Vincent and I returned to NYC from Portland with our batteries recharged and some fun stuff in our bags. Here’s some of what we brought back:

 

 

I couldn’t pass up that wooden hand or the palo santo sticks from Red Fox Vintage.  Palo santo has been used since ancient times by the Incas, and is burnt to purify a room much like sage. It belongs to the same family as Frankincense, so it has a nice sweet smell and is very soothing. I like it because it’s subtle and doesn’t irritate my lungs like some incense can.

The shopkeeper gets hers shipped from her daughter in Equador. She told me that, unlike a lot of palo santo sold in the US, hers is not chemically treated. Good to know!

 

I found this beautiful paper, handmade from recycled cotton rag, at a local art supply store. The bag on the right is filled with kava kava (also known as awa), which I picked up from The Herb Shoppe.

Kava is a polynesian herb which I was first introduced to by some friends in highschool and later explored more while living in Hawaii. I’ve tried many forms of kava over the years and some is definitely better than others. I’ll be sharing some tricks I’ve learned to prepare it and how to find good quality kava in future blog posts.

It’s a very calming herb and definitely stimulates creativity, so I’m excited to see what happens when the paper & kava come together. I’ll keep you posted!

 

Amber (possibly for a future necklace), ocean jasper, and Mount Tabor leaves.

Lately I just can’t seem to pass up an interesting stone or leaf.

I justify my growing collection of items like this by telling myself they’re good for inspiration.

Now it’s time for me to use some of the materials & inspiration I’ve been gathering and get to work!