Artist Spotlight: Maisie Cousins 

London-based artist Maisie Cousins is creating some beautiful things. 

As her site states, “Her approach to making art is hedonistic and self satisfying. She explores themes of power, femininity, nature, technology, the body and indulgence.” 

Some of her work below… 



Discover more via Instagram or Maisie’s official site. 

Living Aloha

Wrapping up another week in Hawaii…

Finally saw some popular hiking spots on Oahu this trip! Beautiful.

^Waterfall at Manoa – The end of the hike for most, although there is an option to continue climbing the mountain to reach the top of this fall. Next time, with better shoes and an earlier start.

^Diamond Head Lookout – A quick hike, close to Waikiki with great views.

^Manoa Falls Hike Path – Muddy and wet, it was a bit rainy today.

^Manoa Falls Hike Path – Jurassic Park and Lost both filmed some scenes at Moana Falls. Hiking this easy trail is like being on another planet! I love the tropical, jungle atmosphere of the area.

 

Lush Life

Romance is mush

Stifling those who strive

I’ll live a lush life, in some small dive

And there I’ll be, while I rot

With the rest of those whose lives are lonely,

too

 

 

 

 

——–

 

if you show

someone the sun in your bones

and they reject you

you must remember.

they hurt themselves this very same way.

 

—-unable

 

 

 

By Nayyirah Waheed

Her compilation of poetry, Salt, is a must-read.

Inspirational and thought-provoking.

You can also find Nayyirah Waheed on TwitterInstagram, & Tumblr.

 

Listening Now: Shura

I was introduced to this British artist about a year ago by a friend of mine, and I’ve been enjoying her sound ever since.

Tomorrow, Shura’s first-ever full album, Nothing’s Real, will be available for pre-order. Follow the link on Soundcloud to explore more of Shura’s music.

Learn more about Shura on her website, weareshura.com

Watch the video for Touch feat. Talib Kweli below:

My Pal, Meili 

This little guy brightens all of my days!  Meili is turning 4 years old next month. 

He has traveled with me across the country for work the in last several years, at my side whenever possible. 


Photo taken in San Diego, 3/13/16.
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