Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pyramid Collection and Venus and the Dancing Shiva


Oh When will my Venus order come? Oh and there are red fishnet stockings under wraps.

Wrap pants made by me, based on a free pattern I found on Etsy.

And now we offer our love of colors to Lord Shiva – I seem to have the same colors in my garden as in my outfits.

Picked flowers in front of the Shiva in my dining/dance room.

Picked flowers in front of the Shiva in my dining/dance room.

My Pyramid Collection order arrived! I finally ordered the Blue hoodie I’ve been wanting for at least a couple of years. This hoodies is SO soft. I love how Pyramid Collection clothes are so dedicated to a look, to a certain overall style.

Blue Hoodie from Pyramid Collecton

Not all their clothes are “me” but I appreciate their flavor. I suppose you could say most catalogs have a certain style, but to me Pyramid has really zeroed in on a certain channel: Gothic, flowing, lace, bell sleeves, New Age, Tantric “toys” catering to a sort of metaphysical Bohemian Femme Fatale a la Enlightenment and Crystals. When I look at their catalog I get excited about doing a line of clothes that reflects my own taste. Or just about being true to one’s own aesthetic. To go into business you have to have both vision and a product people want. For me, being more of an artist than a business person, my own aesthetic would trump the market research aspect. I think that can work if the timing is right and you are lined up with your own mission. Venus clothes also have that discernible style coherence. The clothes endorse femininity and dignified sexuality. I like that. And I DID get my Venus order, but you’ll have to wait to see those clothes. Next time!

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Mudra Board #2: Hamsasya

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Dedicated to Saraswati - the personification of the arts, knowledge, wisdom.

Dedicated to Saraswati – the personification of the arts, knowledge, wisdom.

Mudra 2 no reflection

Hamsasya mudra is used to depict a swan’s beak or picking a flower or many other things, but it is the swan relation that made me want to include this mudra. The swan is Saraswati’s vehicle as they call it, and it symbolizes Brahman or totality. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, my guru, used to say that Shiva found Saraswati, by diving deep into pure silence. He found her on a white island. Before I start, I always invite Saraswati into partnership with me. Whatever energy or name we call upon, it’s to lovely to begin by remembering and opening to the full force of creativity at our innocent command. We can ask and then watch what happens.

You cannot see the images painted on the board around the edge very clearly but in person, you can see them but they are still vague the way I wanted them. There is a veena, a swan, lotus flowers and a peacock. It took a long time to get the glued pieces of white material just right. I discovered layering them allowed me to hide the glue and gave me the effect of a curtain. I look forward to the next “window” of time where I can start the Shiva board!

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Daily Outfits – June

This weekend was brought to us by Betty Boop. in two shades.

with skinnyjeans from Walmart  and a leopard skirt from Herbergers. Discount Dance black leo.

with skinnyjeans from Walmart and a leopard skirt from Herbergers. Discount Dance black leo.

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