psshhhaaa! The gate has opened! The full moon, solar eclipse hell-of-a Spring Equinox has got me giddy with delight as daffodils, pear and peach tree blossoms explode open and the grass is new and soft and so green. I revel in silliness during this time. Mississippi is one of the first to experience spring, and I am thrilled to experience it here during March, only to be followed by another spring awakening as my journey takes off toward Appalachia in late April. The ground will be waking up as I land in North Carolina, and I'll be toasting to a prolonged spring experience.
Though I am still anxiously awaiting to hear back from a few more festivals, I'm super stoked to be vending this year:
Sweetwater 420 Fest | April 17-19 | Atlanta, GA
Kinnection Campout | May 14-17 | Deerfields, NC
Dark Star Jubilee | May 22-24 | Legend Valley, Thornville, OH
Mountain Music Festival | June 5-6 | New River Gorge, WV
I'm also beyond excited for another blessed year at LEAF, Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Working main stage security at LEAF is one of my favorite things on the planet! The line up this year (20th anniversary!) is phenomenal, as always.
I've been working hard, being creative, and preparing to travel lighter than before, more sustainably than before, and am feeling more IN TUNE than before. I am immensely grateful for a peaceful and productive winter hibernation, filled with loads of art-making and inner reflection. My excitement for the unbridled possibilities that this year will bring is overwhelming and boundless.
At the dawn of 2015, during our 3rd annual Women's Wellness retreat at the Mississippi Modern Homestead Center, I made a vision board that encompassed what my heart longed to see in the coming year. As winter is finally breaking into spring I am seeing the seeds of those visions taking root and beginning to blossom. Some of the key words (seeds planted) of my vision include: Jaw-dropping, Hair-raising, Trail Blaze, Truth, Transformed, Godspeak, Handcrafted, Light, Energized, Give a gift that goes on and on... and the affirmation that has been rolling around in my inner cosmos and is blasted on my vision board for this year (and many years past) is: