Giving Your Art a Purpose
I’ve noticed, especially out here in LA, artists get so caught up in fame, money, and success…we tend to forget why we have been given these amazing talents. And I do mean AMAZING talents!!
We are at a point in the world where it’s time for a Universal break through. I know we all feel it!! I truly believe this break through is going to be through art…another RENAISSANCE. Now more then ever we should be focusing on the bigger picture. How can I use these talents I’ve been blessed with to aide in this universal shift?? This is such a huge question and at first sounds overwhelming. But upon pondering more and more it should only become exciting! Once you have found your answer, let it fuel you on your everyday creative endeavors.
World renowned saxophone player Wayne Short said, “As a human being, your humanness will eventually tell who you are as an artist. It will show itself, reveal itself in your art. When the humanity is lacking in whatever you do as a performer, that will transmit to the audience. Lack of humanity will at some point direct you to perceiving your artistry is false.”
Now more than ever the world needs genuine art. Let’s bring it back to humanity and away from fame.
Brilliant artists!! We can and we WILL change the world! Join the army. We need you.
Love and blessings. Let’s fight!
“Bring out your inner leopard woman.”
Life Changing Quote
Happy Saturday everyone! I believe this quote below to be vital advice for every artist. Well, we’re all artists so this quote is for everyone isn’t it? :)
From Martha Graham written to Agnes DeMille:
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU. Keep the channel open… No artist is pleased… There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
This quote doesn’t need much explanation. I hope it touches your heart like it did mine. I encourage each of you to always be true to yourself, no matter what. We are here to be ourselves. You are unique and loved so BE YOU! Until tomorrow…
“Bring out your inner leopard woman.”
The meaning of FEMME FAUVE.
Today on my first day of blogging, I am beyond excited to share how the name FEMME FAUVE became the name that shaped my fashion line. I’m sure many of you are wondering how a fashion line has an inspirational blog. How does that make sense?? Well, because this is what I do. I live out my mission through everything I pursue. I believe that we are given these extraordinary gifts to inspire and be leaders on this earth. This can be easily forgotten when getting caught up in the glory of fame, money, and success. I’m ecstatic to interweave this fashion line and inspiration. I hope that anyone who follows can take the love I’m writing through this blog and use it anyway they need to!
With that said, the meaning of FEMME FAUVE:
The way this name came about is actually very uncoincidental and without doubt the work of a greater source. I started developing my fashion line the beginning of 2011. In November 2010 I had retreated to Sedona, AZ for a spiritual replenishment. The practitioners I was working with constantly commented on the Native Americans beliefs and how they still use them today. One of them that stuck with me was their knowledge of animals and their spiritual meanings. Being Native American myself I felt inspired to seek a script of some sort that would explain this better. I found a book called Animal Speak by Ted Andrews that I immediately fell in love with. The book contains the spiritual meaning of just about any animal that you can think of. On January 1, 2011 I made the New Years resolution to spend the year becoming absolutely fearless, or as close to it as I could come in 365 days. This became my year mission and was something I consciously strove for everyday.
When I started developing my line of course the first thing I wanted to do was come up with the perfect name. It had to be something more than just a name, but also had to make a statement. For some reason the leopard jumped into my mind. I had loved leopard print since I was very young, and always thought the animal to be very majestic and amusing. I then found my Animal Speak book and looked up the animal. The keynote written for a leopard is “Reclaiming One’s True Power”. The 6 page article then continues to explain that the leopard resembles overcoming ones fears, for fear is the strongest negative power that can have hold on ones ambitions and spirits. The leopard is so powerful that it lives with absolutely no fears. The book encourages humans to live this way as well. I was so astounded once I read the article. Everything had tied together, from the book I got in Sedona to my lifelong love of the leopard to my recent decided New Years resolution.
I am also a huge advocate of women empowerment so I knew that had to play a part as well. I kept saying “leopard woman”, but to me that sounded so incredibly cheesy. I then decided to see how “leopard woman” would sound in French…FEMME FAUVE. :)
So there you have it. FEMME FAUVE is not just a “fierce” fashion line. There’s so much more behind it! I want to use this line to help both men and women express their true selves…fearlessly.
FEMME FAUVE…”Bring out your inner leopard woman.”
FEMME FAUVE MAKES A CUSTOM VEST FOR ONE OF LADY GAGA’S DANCERS!!
WE DID IT!!
Congrats and THANK YOU to everyone who supported!! FEMME FAUVE IS OFFICIALLY FUNDED BY 275% AT $4,140!! I will keep you all posted as to when the line is launched. Stay tuned!! PEACE AND LIGHT!!
Hey loves! So FEMME FAUVE only has 7 hours left to raise funds for all of the startup costs for the fashion line. Please support if you can!! Thank you so much!
FEMME FAUVE is for the rebellious, the uninhibited, and the fearlessly bold. Bring out your inner leopard woman.
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Fringe jacket by Femme Fauve