KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MY KiCKASS LiFE : A Magickal Blast From The Past & Another Photo Journal

Before there was KiCKASS WiTCH, there was KOSHi Words & Illustration, and really KiCKASS WiTCH is just an extension of that, maybe with a little more soul & purpose.

Back in the day, back when it was all about KOSHi, I put together a lil' compilation CD of what I considered to be the 10 best female singer-songwriters in Los Angeles at that time, and Allison Sattinger was one of the artists featured on that album.

Allison's song "This Aint Livin" really spoke to what I was feeling in terms of striking out on one's own & breaking away from the corporate machine to live the artist's life. She was also the one artist on the album who I made friends & spent time with.

But- time marched on & we fell out of touch. She launched a fantastic jewelry business & moved up North to start an adorable family, and I became the kickass witch you know me as today.

I've thought a lot about Allison over the years & would occasionally swing by her etsy shop to see what new creations she came up with, so it gave me a great BiG, out-of-the-blue thrill when she randomly messaged me one day to say that she'd been thinking about me & wanted to make me a piece of jewelry.

And- I was equally thrilled when, a week later, this showed up on my doorstep... 



"People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other." -Lisa See 



Check out this beautiful thing! Have you ever seen a more major ring?...



This is the back of my kickass new prized possession. Just look at that detail! All the cutouts along the edge... the texture of the band... that darling Sunny Rising stamp (swoon)...


& in other news...

My son & I were lucky enough to find two abandoned bird nests last weekend, a teeny tiny hummingbird home that looked to have been knocked from it's tree by overzealous gardeners and a much larger number that we stumbled upon during our afternoon walk. Of course, we took them home & gave them a place of honor on our nature altar...



Deep thoughts on a Monday morn, waiting for the bus again...



This dapper dood overlooks my living room & serves as one hoot of a hat stand...



An iris doing it's iris thang on the front lawn...



Remember that pic I took of an alien last month? Well- it would seem that this bottle brush tree is the place that the local aliens like to gather! Either that or my penchant for snapping photos of it in the early morning light makes for some neat camera tricks...



My sister & I met with our kids at the half way point between my home in Los Angeles & her home in Bakersfield to try to take some nice-looking photos for our mom's 60th birthday. I say "try", because it didn't quite work out as planned. There was rain & a whole lot of wind, which made for some billowy clothes, squinty eyes & unruly, face-whipping hair. Oh well- it was worth a laugh...



My sister, my nephews & The Tan Man...



Me & my kid, looking like I'm squeezing the life out of him! LOL. -xo

13 comments:

  1. Hey what a good looking family you are. I've been enjoying your blog for a while and have only just got around to commenting!

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    1. THANK YOU, Mary From Australia!!! THANKS for the kind words & for letting me know you're there. Have a beautiful night. MUCH LOVE -xo

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  2. BTW - I'm mary from Western Australia.

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  3. 1. That ring is completely, utterly ace. So unique, and such exquisite detailing. Lucky lady, you. 2. My grandma also has a little collection of abandoned nests. She has them all over her house. 3. That last picture of you and your son is so sweet. I can't wait to squeeze the life out of this baby of mine yet to come, so to speak.

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    1. Yes- Yes- so to speak! You're going to be such a special mom, Michelle. That foxy grandma of yours raised you right! And- I swear the pics don't do this whopper of a ring justice. It's just too awesome :O)

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    2. Joanna, what a beautiful and lovely looking family you have!
      I like how you incorporate the nest into your altar and the ring is magnificent!
      I also like to quote since is so true with so many of my closest girlfriends, we stop calling or seeing each other for a while and them when we see each other is as no time has pass.

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    3. It's funny & beautiful the way friends pop back into our lives like that... THANKS, as always, for the super kind words, Ofelia. Have a beautiful day! -xo

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  4. You are one good looking family! I'm dying with joy over that ring, it's so gorgeous. xxx

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    1. THANKS, Vix! You are The Queen of the Rock & Roll bling, so my new ring thanks you -xo

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  5. I always refer to those kinds of friendships as 'rubber band girls' - no matter how far you stretch you always snap back easily :) You are adored. I blushed and smiled like a kid watching that video :)

    xoxox,
    Allison

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    1. Rubber Band Girls! Love it. THANKS again, Allison. YOU are adored -xo

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  6. Hi Friend! I am watching your Big Sur video while I type this so I'm a bit stalkery in this moment. However; that RING! Gorgeous! I also love the gift from your friend, so beautiful! Tanner's face in that last pic...PRICELESS! I'm so glad I am following you on Bloglovin' now so I don't miss posts! Your Big Sur video...*sigh*. The ONLY thing I miss about living in Fresno is being 2 1/2 hours from Carmel and Big Sur. Last year we found the sweetest little cottage in Carmel to stay in and I miss it so much! The Phoenix, you know I die for that place. Can't wait to catch up on all of your archives in this space. Love you!

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    1. You can cyber-stalk me any time, my friend!!! And you know what's funny? I didn't even know my blog was on Bloglovin'... guess other people can add you or they just scoop up all the blogs in the ether? Cool! I also had no idea that Fresno is so close to Carmel. Bakersfield, which is where we're always coming from after dropping off The Tan Man is about 3hrs away, so I guess that makes sense. Tanner's face is pretty cute in that pic- funny but cute. Such an awesome kid. MUCHO BiG HUGE LOVE to you -xoxoxo

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