Please enjoy some morning time pics and a little poem <3My baby teaches me. She teaches me compassion. Compassion like I never knew I could feel. love. understanding. She motivates me. She pushes me to be my best. She challenges me and makes me resourceful. She brings me down to earth, roots me in life. She brings me to the moment and keeps me there longer than I’ve ever been able to be. She makes me savor life. She shows me how wonderful and exciting experiencing the world through the senses can be. She makes me a child again. She makes me sing loudly. Our souls connect deeply. I look into her eyes and I say to her, Namaste. Then I understand, the light in me sees the light in you. She shines like the sun and warms my whole being. Harley baby, I love you.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1774770836083290/ details here!!! Hi all! Morgan Gates and I will be hosting a Tuesdays Together on September 22nd! There will be fellow makeup artists galore, meeting up in the spirit of Community over Competition. Plus, a quick New York Fashion week makeup trend report! The event is for all Creative Entrepreneurs and Small Business CEOs, including: Artists, Bloggers, Boutique Owners, Calligraphers, Designers, Event Planners, Florists, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Stylists, Wedding Pros, Writers and more!
On instagram I just saw Riffle Paper Co’s new colabo with Le Sport Sac- Ahhhhdorbs! Check out the cute makeup bag they have! One side is different than the other- too cute! But below is my fave bag- it’s small, washable, compartamentalized, reasonably priced and by Bobbi Brown, of course ;) And it’s actually exactly the same as this Prada makeup bag- just without the Prada logo! This little guy I thought was cute too! It’s by Ted Baker– but it would get so dirty!
I never thought it was possible to spend so many hours of a day staring at a baby. I stare with love and in wonder… for hours… but which seem like moments. I’ve never been so incredibly present in my whole life. In fact, Harlynn is sleeping on my chest right now, and I take breaks often to stare at her face, watch her breathe, wonder what she’s dreaming about. I hope that the sounds of my heatbeat and breathing bring her comfort and make her sleep deeply. I am so in love. <3
Luke and I have been doing lots of unconventional and new age-y parenting stuff… and I’m ready to add another item to the list: Harlynn’s Mark. It’s a piece of art with the intented purposeof it being a symbol for her to have. It’s a gift from her grandparents and I comissioned and organized everything. I fell in love with the Logo that Elisabeth Timpone did for Chellise Michael Photography, and I asked her if she would be interested in creating a symobol for Harlynn. She was very excited to be on board, sent me a couple of sketches then a final piece was in the mail!
Thanks Elisabeth! We love it! Before I got in touch with Elisabeth, I knew I wanted an arrow for Harlynn. I would say the name over and over… Harlynn, Harlynn, Harlynn… and so strongly, SO strongly, an arrow came to my mind. I still can’t figure out why, but it still feels so right. I want this bow and arrow to be sybolic. I want it to be Harlynn’s. This mark represents all that we wish for her: to have an adventurous and cunning spirit, flexible and strong mind, just and true heart, and seek learning, understanding and love always.
The mark is gonig to be made into a stamp… and I’m going to put it on all kinds of things… lunches, stationary, clothes, books… when she looks her bow and arrow, I hope she thinks of her family and knows how much we lover her!!!
It’s time for a Meet the Makeup Artist MASTERMIND- SD edition!!! Join Morgan Gates and I on May 27th from 6-8pm for a meeting of the makeup artist minds!
Morgan and I are going to share our stories of how we got started in the beauty industry, how we met, our careers in New York, some business tips and most importantly: our sacred philosophy of Community over Competition.
This event will leave you feeling more inspired than ever!
If you are a makeup artist interested in attending, please email me a little about yourself: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that we want makeup artists of all styles and experience levels to join. Everybody is welcome! However, space is limited, so we will only be accepting a couple of artists for the talk. We are so excited to meet you!