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Hair embroidery dedicated to Kuan Yin

This is absolutely incredible and I have to share it: Hair embroidery is a particular technique practiced by lay Buddhist women to create devotional images. The embroiderers used their own hair as threads and applied them on silk to stitch figures. Scholars contend that this tradition started from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). However, the resurgence…

Fall and the Metal element

I call on the West, the Metal element. It is our Po – our corporeal soul that is our street smarts, our hindbrain, our animal instinct. It teaches us to appreciate preciousness. Metal gives us the space to grieve then allows us to let go and move on. Welcome West. This is how I might…

Spirit Babies altar at Sun Gallery

We were honored again this year to be accepted into the Sun Gallery’s Day of the Dead Exhibition and Celebration in Hayward, California. I walked in to set up our altar to find that I was the first person there! Executive Director/Curator Dorsi Diaz helped me with the placement of it, suggesting an area in…

Spirit babies altar at Sun Gallery 10/5-11/7

We were honored again this year to be accepted into the Sun Gallery’s Day of the Dead Exhibition and Celebration in Hayward, California. I walked in to set up our altar to find that I was the first person there! Executive Director/Curator Dorsi Diaz helped me with the placement of it, suggesting an area in […]

Late Summer and the Earth Element

I call upon the Spirit of Center of Earth the Yi. It is our intellect and our capacity for clear thought, study and setting and keeping intention. Earth also gives us sympathy, devotion and the cultivation of our true purpose. Welcome Earth. This is how I might invoke the Earth element when casting a circle.…