A bit of a strange video (it’s the clown face smile that gets me), but a good song.
My friend recently turned me on to this band: Grimes.
A few photos from a weekend that proved to be eventful and full of friends, crafts, games, music, celebrations and giggles.
|The set list form our friends band, Tito’s show. Yes it’s blurry and yes, that is blood.
Now it’s time to impatiently look forward to the following weekend when Elizabeth pays SF a visit!
I just grabbed lunch with one of my best childhood friends, Laurel Gunnarson, who is heading back to India next week. Before I continue let me give you some of our history. We were in a club called The Buttons, crept around Woodacre pretending to be spies (trench-coats and all), imagined we were just like the characters from the movie Now And Then and did endless crafts. While beading was never my thing, I should have known at a young age that Laurel would find a way to incorporate it into here life, as she probably asked me hundreds of times if I wanted to bead with her even though I declined 80% of the time.
During her last trip to India she worked at NGOs teaching jewelry to women struggling with poverty, sex trafficking and HIV. Teaching these women how to make jewelry provided them with a skill, craft and opportunity to make their own income.
After returning from her last trip to India Laurel (true to her nature) knew she wanted to do more for these women and there had to be a way she could help set up something more permanent. This is where The Didi Jewlry Project is born. The Didi Jewelry Project
provides you with the opportunity to purchase handcrafted jewelry made by ladies who are facing hardships. (I should mention that didi means sister in Hindu.)
Our mission is to provide Indian women engulfed in hardship with an opportunity for change. By teaching them jewelry making and selling their products we empower women financially and personally. – L.J.G.
|The different lines of jewelry uses designs inspired by Indian culture
along with recycled bangles and seed
If you check out the website
it has an intimate feeling where you can read stories about the women Laurel has been directly working with, learn more about the NGO’s and a bit more about the founder herself. Incase it’s not apparent I’m impressed and proud – nicely done Laurel (are you blushing?)
I’m proud to say I can not take credit for what I’m posting because I am the recipient. However my man, Damon, does deserve the credit. I love it and I’m impressed – so I’m sharing it:
Note: insert apple between the and of my eye. I ate it before I took the photo.
I decided for a friends upcoming birthday to make them a gift (this gift is now officially two weeks late). I’m fairly private with my crafts, but I enjoy making the little keyword maps. They may look big in the photos, but to give you a reference they are 3 x 3 inches.
Damon recently showed me this video of the city of Samba during carnaval in Brazil made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli
. They make the world look so small, as if they’re filming a model and using mini characters. I don’t watch many video clips , but this video is amazing and worth the time:
The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.