Celebrating a whole lotta heart!

What is stronger
 than the human heart 
which shatters over and over
and still lives
                                                Rupi Kaur

                                                                                                                                                          Firelight Forge Studio 2018
My friend, Lisa, is an artist. She is a blacksmith, wildly talented and fierce. Firelight Forge is her studio. Currently she is showing her work Show of Hearts in Olympia, WA.  
Her work is exquisite and genuine! This ladysmith knows her way around a hammer and flames. I am so lucky to know this brilliant, creative and quirky lady! 
                                                                                                                                                                                 Lisa Geertsen 
That many years should never pass between always have a place in my heart. 
                                                                                                                                                          Firelight Forge Studio 2018


The Renwick has D.C. celebrating & learning from Burning Man


The Renwick...forward thinking...filling our creative souls...

 The Renwick has done it again! It has created a cutting edge visually delicious experience to educate this east coast on rituals found out in the wild west! This participatory experience spills out onto the streets of D.C. as well! 

The 10 Principles of Burning Man really resonated with me, as a public school teacher, I strive to accomplish so much of these in my learning environment every day. Creating this space where others and ALL can flourish is paramount. It was an awesome moment to see these principles so eloquently stated. So profound...    
   The 10 Principles are:
      1. Radical Inclusion
2. Gifting
3. Decommodification
4.Radical Self-Reliance
5. Radical Self-Expression
6. Communal Effort
7. Civic Responsibilty
8. Leaving No Trace
9. Participation
10. Immediacy

This experience will only stick around until early next year, so put this on your must see list!