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Art Therapist Sarah Raskey Changes the Way We Look at Art

How Telling Your Truths Through Art Can Unlock Your Subconscious Mind

November 19, 2014
Lisa Payne

As children, each moment was the only moment we were in. Our innate sense of being mindfully present allowed us to hone into our minds like it was a McDonalds playground. Things like painting and drawing flourished our imaginations and brought our inner selves excitedly to the surface. As adults, we sometimes become clouded with life’s ever-growing stresses, and that openness and ability to eagerly delve into our subconscious tends to fade. But what hides in that subconscious mind and what a little creativity could do, could be the key to ever-lasting happiness in life. Whether you see a therapist, or maybe have known someone who has, you may not have heard …  Read more

Engage with Tennile Sunday, Your New Fave Wedding Photographer

My Engagement Photo Session

November 9, 2014
Our bus stop!
Erica Bethe Levin
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My fiancé and I always have fun. I mean, he is legitimately the funniest dude I have ever met. And as nervous as I was to get our engagement pictures taken (hello, cheesy Facebook albums that I would neverinamillionyears publish), we managed to have a seriously fun time. I credit Mr. Fiancé himself, but I also credit the one and only Tennile Sunday, our awesome photographer. There is nothing natural about posing for photos that are meant to convey love, humor, we’re-obsessed-with-each-other adoration, lust and cutesiness. But there is something wonderfully natural about having these photos forever and ever; a youthful couple in love, the excitement of upcoming nuptials in their …  Read more

Getting Rough-Luxe with Uncut Crystals

Retail Therapy or Crystal Therapy?

November 6, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to improve on Mother Nature, so why try? Natural, uncut crystals are beautiful just the way they are, and I am seeing them everywhere–on chandeliers, lamps, sculptures, home accessories and jewelry. I love them for their rough-luxe look. The chunky texture is rugged and unrefined, and they have a subdued sparkle that comes in a subtle array of pretty colors straight from the earth. We like the way they work for glamorous settings or rooms that are more rustic. We just specified this gorgeous Fine Arts chandelier for a stairwell… Some people say that crystals have healing powers. I can vouch for that as I have been feeling oh …  Read more