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Filtering by Category: collaborating is good for the soul

Camera Craft: The Art of Seeing

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I'm so excited to share that I'm one of the guests in Galia Alena's Camera Craft Class called The Art of Seeing. As Galia writes: 

Camera Craft is designed to help demystify your camera and the technical side of photography, empowering you to follow your inspiration, and make expressive and beautiful images. It is photography 101 and it is so much more.

I love that the goal of this class is to help you understand the technical side of photography while also inviting you to find (or rediscover) your own creative voice. Yes!

In The Art of Seeing, Galia will cover the basics of camera equipment, help you learn about exposure (which means aperture/shutter/ISO), teach you how to begin to process your photos, and inspire you along the way.

And I'll be sharing a lesson about my experiences with taking self-portraits and how they've helped me feel deeply seen by the one person who knows me best of all: Me.

This class is full of so much juicy goodness, and I can't wait to take it alongside you. It starts August 31st, and you can sign up right here.

Note: Photos (other than the two of Ellie and me) are copyright Galia Alena. Links throughout are affiliate links, which means I receive a commission when you purchase the class through my links.

every maker needs a mentor

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I'm so excited to share that I'm a mentor at the Maker Mentors (online!) conference this week!!!

Maker Mentors is a live online conference for creative business owners. They have brought together some of the smartest business experts and best creative business owners together to create a unique experience for you.

And the conference is happening this week! May 14th-16th

Everyone who signs up gets access to 20+ live sessions with creative business experts, an interactive forum, and tons of resources to help you grow your business. Don't worry if you can't make it live. All of the content is recorded so you can access it anytime.

I'm delighted by this recognition that every maker needs a mentor. So many of us feel a call to turn what we make into a business, and yes, the resources online are vast and helpful. But it can also be difficult to figure out how to wade through all of that information and hone in on how to actually live this dream into reality.

Maker Mentors is looking to close that gap so you can learn from people who've really been there. And you can learn this from your own home.


Discount Code: I'm happy to share that there's a special discount code for readers of my blog! Use code LIZLAMOREUX for $50 off your conference fee. (Note that when you use the discount code, I receive a small affiliate fee for being part of the conference.)

Hope to see you there!

two really good things

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Indie Kindred is available to rent online! I'm so honored to have been part of this documentary by my dear friend Jen Lee. Last year, Jen took the film to a few different cities, and I was at a few of the screenings and had so much fun hugging you gorgeous people in person and sharing stories and answering questions with some of the ladies from the film. So much goodness.

And now you can watch this beautiful film in your own home! Rent it right here. Every time I see it, it truly feels like a gift that reminds me I'm not alone as I create over here in my studio. Yes. I hope it does the same for you. I know it will.

Jen has also created a beautiful Facebook community for creative kindreds that is one of my favorite spots online. Join us here.


Mindy Tsonas has put together a gorgeous summer offering called Inner Alchemy Circle.

I'm delighted to be one of the women circling with the group by sharing one of my own practices that connects me to the fire within.

Learn all about this offering here.

indie kindred

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I'm heading to Portland today for WDS. And oh my goodness I am so excited that I'll get to see the final version of Jen Lee's Indie Kindred movie on Sunday. And since I'm in it, I'll also get to take part in a panel afterward with other ladies in the film. So that will be awesome.*

This topic of collaborations is very near and dear to my heart. From working with Jen on The Gift of This Moment and my poetry collection to Chickadee Road and my retreats to deeply connecting with kindreds who get my work, collaborating has been a vital part of my world these last few years. 

I look forward to talking more about it here and hopefully even in some live online chats soon (Kelly and I are planning to host some live online conversations very very soon!)

Hope your weekend is full of light and moments to soak in the beauty around you.


*Of course figuring out what to wear is a whole other topic. 

why i trusted jen lee with "the gift of this moment"

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author copies... eeee!!!!

author copies arrived yesterday!

When I began to tell Jen Lee about a few practices I wanted to share with the world that I couldn't find containers for, within minutes, she deeply understood why these practices needed to be shared and why I kept bumping up against the certainty that they didn't fit in a traditional ecourse or traditional book.

So we began brainstorming in phone calls and emails and texts. 

Then, sitting on her bed when I visited last August, the idea was born to have each piece of this project be presented to you like a series of gifts you would open when you most need them. A home retreat kit that isn't just about one day of retreating from the everyday but is instead about integrating practices into your daily life so that you feel deeply seen and heard by the one person who knows you best: You.

At some point during the few days I visited, she turned to me and said, "I'm pretty sure this project is called The Gift of This Moment."


And after we recorded the stories and I shared a few poems with her, it became clear that The Gift of This Moment was indeed the title of this project. And really the name of almost all the work and writing I have been sharing at this blog I titled "be present, be here" almost seven years ago.

Yesterday, Jen wrote a deeply honest and beautiful piece called "What Happens When Artists Rule?" about why she is producing work and how much she believes in putting this work into the world. Here is an excerpt (it also gives you a peek into the secret code name I use for most of the work I am putting into the world):

There's a school of thought that says when making and then selling something, people don't care about how or why you make it the way you do--they just want you to answer the question,What's in it for me? It's likely true for some people, probably a personality thing, but I am a values-oriented person and I can't imagine I'm alone in this. The how and the why matter immensely to me--it's why I buy organic and free range and free roaming food and support farms with humane practices. I pay more money for these items, and not just for their superior flavor and nutritional content. There is a kind of work in the world I believe in supporting, other values-oriented people I believe in sustaining.

Maybe this is why each time a new release draws near, I'm always compelled to pull the curtain back and let you see a glimpse of how we do things and why we do them that way. The curious among us can read on.

Almost everything we make has official and unofficial titles. For instance, something that might be called, say, The Gift of This Moment may have an unofficial or working title like, How to Feel Less Fucked Up and Alone. Maybe we'd sell more if we just stuck with those unofficial titles, I don't know, but I do know that they help us keep our eye of the ball during the making. To remember what we're up to and why. 

Yes, yes, YES! I am so grateful for the ways Jen has gently held these pieces (and me) through this project and how she has always deeply believed and pushed me to own that this work needs to be in the world and in your hands. We officially launch next week, and I am so glad you are on the journey with me as it unfolds.

Continue reading the rest of Jen's post

Find out more about The Gift of This Moment

Announcing: Chickadee Road

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Today, I am so excited to announce Chickadee Road: A collaboration between Kelly Barton and me!

The simple truth is that we wish we were neighbors, but we actually live 1832 miles apart. But if we were neighbors, we would have a place tucked in the woods nestled right by the sea. And here:

Women would circle.
Artists would paint and play and sketch.
Writers would sit under shady trees and spin stories.
Poets would poem it out on vintage typewriters.
Photographers would go on treasure hunts for beauty.
And each day we would gather and share our stories.
And there would be food + laughter + light surrounding all of us. 

And this magical place, this soul party for kindred spirits, would be called Chickadee Road.

One day we hope to physically manifest this place (and we are blessed to do this a few times a year at retreats). But until the day comes where we live much closer to one another, we are delighted to create this space over here.


chickadee road goodies


We hope that you will visit our new shop! We think of it like the gift shop of treasures we would have during open studio evenings at Chickadee Road. 

This summer, we will continue to nurture and tend to Chickadee Road. A blog will begin. We will have a few fun projects for you to come along and participate in. To stay informed as we grow and create new things, please sign up for our newsletter.

the gift of this moment (a home retreat kit)

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"I want you to imagine a climber who is about to climb up a mountain, or maybe even just a climbing wall that is indoors."

And so begins your invitation into The Gift of This Moment, a home retreat kit that includes practices for reflective living that have been hand holds for me on my journey.

In this kit, I invite you to sink into my stories as though we are sitting together tucked in a cabin in the Pacific Northwest woods. And as you listen, you will begin to see how these hand holds can become part of your daily practice.

But because we can't always be together tucked into a cabin, Jen Lee has helped me gather up all these pieces into a home retreat kit for you: no plane ticket required.

"It isn't about finding the perfect solution to make life better. It's about practicing and just showing up, and the beauty that just showing up gives you."

Next week, I'll begin looking at each piece of this kit to give you an insider's glimpse into why I believe these practices can give you the gift of getting to know the one person who knows you, who gets you, who can best support you: You. 

The Gift of This Moment Home Retreat Kit includes:

• "The Gift of this Moment: Practices for Mindful Living" professionally recorded audio CD 
• In This Moment: Field Journal and Photo Album, hardcover, double wire bound, 88 pages 
• Seen: A Mirror Meditation Journal 
Five Days in April: A Poetry Collection 
• Breathing from the Heart: Guided Meditations 
• "Rejuvenate. Reconnect. Retreat." Mini Black Tote . . . and more!

Available now for pre-order right here. It releases next month, and I can't wait for you to hold it in your hands.

one word. one girl. (a collaboration)

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new One Word Girl necklace collaboration with Kelly Barton

My partner in crime Kelly Barton and I have been like two cooks in a test kitchen surrounded by candy-like beads and baubles as we taste this and sample that and check for doneness. We have giggled and schemed and literally squealed with delight as we have worked on this. And now the time has come to reveal our juicy (seriously I am over the moon excited about this!!!) collaboration:

The One Word Girl Necklaces

Kelly has created NINE new original girls with you in mind. I have gathered up my favorite vintage moonglow beads in happy candy colors and found just the right sized little circle for your word of the year. We are putting the girl of your choice + your word + these happy beads all together to create a unique custom necklace just for you!


Which girl are you today?

As you think about which girl you would like for your necklace, consider the girl she might represent:

Is she the woman you see when you look in the mirror?
Is she the superhero, rock star you who lives inside you each day?
Is she the courageous goddess in you who is ready to stand tall in her truth?
Is she the little girl you living her creative dreams? 
Is she the you who knows the time has come to begin?

 Think about which girl represents the companion you most need as you walk into a new year.


(And if you are like me, you might even decide you need one for every day of the week...because oh my goodness, do you see how cute Blossom's hair is? She reminds me of the little girl me who giggles more than worries. And Patch? Patch is calling to me with adventure in her voice. And then there is Bloom. I want 2012 to be a year where everyday feels like one where Bloom is beside me. Gosh I love these girls.)

Kelly and I hope that your necklace will gently remind you of whatever you most need at this time on your journey. When you look in the mirror and see that girl and your word, we hope you will breathe deeply and know you can do it baby girl. You can live all your dreams into reality and stay grounded in your truth as you walk into a new year.

And for those of you who want a simpler look without the beads, we have created a design for you too right here.