I often wonder if I am a woman of too many hopes and dreams. I have been so blessed to find more than my fair share of things that make me feel alive. Some people go through life never finding their passion. I, on the other hand, have so many passions I sometimes feel paralyzed with possibility and feel I spread my self too thin.

At my core I love making music. I am a songwriter. I was also struck with wanderlust at the age of 11 and have made it a priority to somehow leave the U.S. on an annual basis ever since. I am a traveling soul. I love yoga and all it has to offer, it has changed my life. I am a yogi. I find Spanish to be magical and every moment I spend listening to or speaking Spanish is pure bliss. I am a Spanish speaker. I love Jesus with my whole heart and soul. I am a Jesus Lover. I have spent countless hours developing photos in a dark room. I am a photographer. I am the girl on your barbie boxes and Nordstrom catalogs. I am a model. I have best friends in many different states and countries. I am a road trip extraordinaire. I am a daughter, a sister, a grand daughter, a friend and girlfriend. I am a baker. I am a cook. I am a hostess. I am an adventuress. I am a youth minister. I am a worship leader. I am a lover of the arts. I am a Californian. I am a Nashvillian.

I am trying to find my way through life connecting and utilizing as many of my passions as possible. Sometimes I lose sight of my blessings. I think the best way to reconnect to the core of me will be through sharing. Here we go.

Photo by : Lori Mae Photography

 

Today an really cool youtube channel was created. It is called My Day with Leonard Knight. It is designed to be a place where people can upload their videos of their experiences with Leonard and his mountain. The wonderful creators even used part of my music video in their promo.

Check it out!

And if you missed the music video, here it is again!

 

Wow, this is so exciting. Some wonderful people have worked together to create this lovely recording and video. I really hope this can help spread Leonard’s message and legacy!

 

This has been a week filled with mixed emotions. Leonard Knight the 82 year old creator of Salvation Mountain passed away. He was one of my real life heroes. He not only created my favorite place in the world, but loved everyone to truly and simply, in a way many people have never encountered before. His mantra was “Keep it Simple….God is love” amongst other sayings of similar thought.

Over the past 5 years I have visited him and his mountain about twice a year, and every time I leave inspired. Leonard has been a huge inspiration in my life. He will be missed.

 

Yestday I went on a photoshoot adventure in downtown Nashville with with friend and fellow artist Whitney McCombs. The adventure was full of allies, buildings, lookouts, and somehow ended in a fountain. Pics coming soon! But until then, here’s a behind the scenes sneak peek!

 

Mumford and Sons cover Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and I find it magical.

 

So watch this…

Then if you like it, you can download it for free here!

 

 

Hope you Enjoy :)

 

Sol Grill. Newport Beach, CA. Photographed by: Lezlie Suzanne