The employees of Resurrect and are so thrilled that it is Spring! We are enjoying all of the flowers, sunshine, as well as our new Spring inventory! We decided to make a little list of our individual favorites and share them with you. Enjoy!
Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can do better and work to decrease our footprint on this beautiful Earth that gives us life. A huge goal for opening and running Resurrect has been to be a green business on many different levels, such as; offering products created by individuals that have sustainability in mind and that they are able to earn a fair wage selling their products, finding products to sell that are made within our local community to reduce shipping costs/pollution, choosing products that have no packaging or have packaging that is biodegradable, and/or is easily recycled, using energy efficient or natural products during our work day, and providing bags/boxes to our customers that are made out of recycled materials and are recyclable/compostable.
I wanted to highlight some local businesses in Oakland that have really stood out to me and are great resources in reducing out footprint. Here they are:
My son is now 11 months old and we have been using Earthbaby compostable diapers since he was born. This company is incredible! So far, they have diverted 6,401,202 pounds of diapers from the landfill. The dirty diapers/wipes/trash bags are composted at their facility and after 14 weeks are turned into usable compost! The finished compost is sold commercially as a blended topsoil and used for landscaping, sod growing, and roadside plantation projects. Here is the future of diapering!
I know what you are thinking— this must be expensive. There is a monthly fee of $34 for pick up and drop off of the diapers and products and you do have to purchase your diapers directly from Earthbaby, but honestly the price of these compostable diapers is comparable to regular diapers. After doing a quick Google search, Pampers cost $2.10-$3.72 per diaper and my son’s diapers are $2.58 each right now. These diapers are also made out of better ingredients than normal diapers and he has NEVER gotten a diaper rash (seriously!). If you can afford the monthly pick up/drop off fee (they pick up your diapers and drop them off for you— no late night trips to the store for diapers!) then this is for you. For all of you future parents, check this out! This service is only available in the Bay Area, but will hopefully continue to spread far and wide.
I have been lucky to have several housemates that have worked for StopWaste and have learned so much from them about recycling, large bulk pickups, etc… Stopwaste helps Alameda County’s businesses, residents, and schools waste less, recycle more, and use water, energy, and other resources efficiently. They are a public agency governed by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, and the Energy Council. They are an incredible resource for learning more about recycling, garbage removal, and local environmental laws and ordinances for your home, work, and for local schools. Check them out!
For over 30 years the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse (“The Depot”) has been a leading pioneer in the field of reuse. The Depot was founded in the late 1970s by a group of Oakland Unified School District teachers for the purpose of providing ecological, reused supplies at low cost to educators with dwindling budgets. In 1993, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (now StopWaste.org) awarded the Depot a major service contract to operate Project Create (an environmental education program) and Trash to Treasures (an annual junk art contest), and funded these programs until 2004. They are located in the Temescal District in Oakland, just a mile from Resurrect at 4695 Telegraph Avenue. You can donate numerous things here (call ahead!). This place is a teacher, artist, and maker’s dream world of affordable supplies, tools, and materials. I have gotten so many treasures here over the years and regularly donate art supplies that I am no longer using.
I would love to hear of more of your favorite zero waste or eco Bay Area companies! Let’s keep this conversation going all year long. Thanks for reading!— Kate, Owner of Resurrect
Many of you have explored the wonders that Piedmont Avenue offers and others may find a few new gems on this list. Resurrect employee and neighbor, Eva Restad, takes us on a journey to her favorite neighborhood spots along with a guided meditation for exploring them.
Best place to get lost: Chapel of the Chimes
Your deep intuition guides you through this sacred labyrinth. You reach a room where a wave of peace flows over you. This is your restful place. Sit, close your eyes, relax your muscles, and notice your breath. All thoughts seem unimportant and fall away. Breathe in, breathe out. Open your eyes and see your name on many of the urns all around you. Gain perspective on life and death. Realize how all life is connected and let go of ego completely. On the way out notice the name of the chapel you were in and the synchronicity that it’s the perfect word for what you needed.
Best place for a bath: Piedmont Springs
As you rest and recover in the hot water there’s a certainty that Oakland is some kind of nexus of magic, and the very spot you’re in must have been blessed by spirits beyond human comprehension or concepts of time. Let the sacred waters cast a love spell on you and wash away all that is not serving you along with any tension you’ve been holding in your physical body. Once you feel cleansed and completely at ease, this energy of acceptance and compassion projects out of you, exponentially growing as it connects and spreads to all life on this planet.
Best place for (un)birthday cake: Timeless Coffee
Why celebrate just once per year when you can can enjoy 364 unbirthdays? Each moment you’re not dwelling in the past or future, you’re reborn in the present moment. Acknowledge your birth with cake and other sweet, savory and drinkable treats at this vegan coffee shop full of beautiful people (and beautiful dogs.) P.S. Their Birthday Cake is great on actual birthdays too.
Best place to get ingredients for a blood moon ritual: Resurrect
All your senses are activated, even the scent in the space gives you mental clarity and a deep knowing. You’re intuitively drawn toward a piece of jewelry as if magnetically pulled. The closer you get to this item the stronger you can feel it’s energy. This is your totem. The shapes, colors and materials are timeless symbols, fractals of wisdom that you unconsciously absorb. You wear this while you perform the following ritual:
Choose an outfit that makes you feel powerful yet open. Hold a crystal to your heart, light sage or scented candle, drink a few drops from the appropriate tincture, and ring a bell. Envision the elements surrounding and permeating you, filling you with confidence and calm. Using a notebook that’s special to you, write down all the qualities you want to increase in your life. Burn the paper over a fire safe bowl. Mix the ashes with a bit of your favorite essential oil blend. Bathe your new totem in this mixture, and embody your chosen qualities whenever you wear it.
Eva Restad is an artist, musician, and fairy shaman who lives right off of Piedmont Avenue. She is also the newest hire at Resurrect. Eva is currently offering sliding scale tarot readings, guided meditations, and personalized ritual prescriptions. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more about her at these links:
I want to introduce you all to our newest team member at Resurrect: Lea Zalinskis! Lea has worked at Resurrect for three months now and we are so happy to have her on board! Lea herself is an artist and we currently have some of her incredible prints in the shop for sale. She will also be one of our featured artists for our holiday art show. Read on to learn more about Lea's favorite spots around Oakland and her latest artistic adventures!
How long have you lived in the Bay Area and what do you like about living here?
I’ve lived in the Bay Area my whole life-- was born in San Francisco and grew up in West Berkeley before going to college at CCA in Oakland. After another stint in Berkeley, I’ve recently returned to Oakland, and I couldn’t be happier. There have been a few times where I was bent on getting out of here, especially after traveling, but it’s very hard to make a good argument for leaving. We have the best weather, stunningly beautiful nature, & the best food. Above all, the people here have a certain spirit that I’ve always felt proud of.
What do you like doing in your spare time? What are your favorite spots around Oakland?
I have a preoccupation with food, so if I’m not eating I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat, cooking, baking, or making drinks. For the past couple of years I’ve been experimenting with cocktails. It gets more fun as I get a better feel for combining ingredients… and I feel less bad about testing my inventions on friends.
My absolute favorite place in Oakland is Mountain View Cemetery. Whenever I feel stuck or frustrated or bummed out, I walk to this certain spot at the top of the hill, turn around, and take in the view of the whole bay. You can see the whole sky and everything cracks wide open. It almost always cures what ails me.
What inspires your personal style and what are you looking to add to your wardrobe?
I grew up in the East Bay punk scene, and as a teenager I made earnest/hilarious attempts to emulate the guys in the bands I liked. I probably wore the same black cutoff pants, tons of black eyeliner and a band shirt for like, 360 days out of each year. My hair was always some crazy color. I refused to wear anything “girly”. The androgynous look with a goth/punk flavor is still really fun to me. Now that I’m older I feel like I can give a nod to that in a way that feels more adult-- a customer who came in the other day joked about being a former goth, and we agreed that “former goth” should be an actual style category. That mixed with a 1920s vibe would be a fun style goal.
Working at Resurrect has made it very fun to make wardrobe updates. I recently bought the Nooworks cheetah print muscle tee and realized it goes perfectly with my black and white polka dot cardigan. Now I’m excited about the idea of mixing prints. I’ve also finally realized that crop tops are amazing, and will probably be looking for all kinds of high-waisted bottoms to go with.
Whatever I do with my wardrobe, my one rule is to only wear things that make me feel like myself. And if I get dressed to go out and something doesn’t feel quite right, adding a badass leather jacket is always the answer.
You are a paper illustrator and animator. Tell us more about your other job and how you came to love creating images with paper.
Since I was a little kid, I’ve loved making art with whatever materials I could get my hands on. I went to CCA for Photography, did ceramics and fiber sculpture, and have always loved drawing. Years ago, one of my friends became interested in traditional Polish paper cutouts and we decided to have a craft day where we tried to make our own. I did a bunch of simple stuff for friends and family, but then I hit a rough patch where I stopped doing very much art. Fast forward a couple of years, I emerged from the rough patch and something made me want to try cutouts again. I had just joined the online collaborative production company Hitrecord.org and posted my cutouts as resources to make new projects. Through that I connected with a local animator on the site, Felix Ding, who’d started animating my paper work. We ended up doing a few really fun animations for a TV show called HITRECORD on TV, and still work together on other projects outside of Hitrecord. (Click here to see some of Lea's animations.)
I love the feeling and the sound of cutting paper. Working with my hands to create something tangible has always been extremely satisfying. I’m a freak about details, and cutouts lend themselves very well to sharp details and clean lines. You get a lovely graphic quality but your hand still shows in the work. The other advantage is indulging my crazy Virgo side by cutting tons of miniscule shapes and gluing them on with tweezers.
Right now my focus is making cutout illustrations for print-- both for clients and for my own series of cards and prints. In March, I was lucky enough to have my Night Heron design selected for one of the new Oakland Public Library cards. My other favorite project so far has been designing a bag for Rhetoric Coffee-- they’re a great roaster in Berkeley that features new hand screen printed art on their bags for each roast they do.
What are your upcoming projects you are working on?
I’m stoked to be doing another bag design for Rhetoric Coffee soon. The really exciting thing after that will be creating a body of work for a holiday art show at Resurrect. It will be my first time showing paper cutouts in a physical space, and the largest series of cutouts I’ll have done to date. This is an opportunity to go totally wild. The title of the show is “Underlings”-- all the pieces will center around animals that get a bad rap. Joining me will be Oakland artists Matthew Leibowitz and Ian Oliver-Wheeler. They’re both tattooers (Ian owns Apex Tattoo just upstairs from Resurrect) and both do beautiful work in ink and watercolor. I cannot wait to see all of our work together!
Thanks Lea! The "Underlings" art show reception will be on November 18th, 2017, so stay tuned for more details in the next couple of months. Make sure you also check out Lea's website at www.zalinskis.com and follow her on Instragram @lea_zalinskis
The Lioness Oracle will be reading tarot at the shop this Saturday 3/18/17 from 2pm -6pm. She will be charging $40 per reading. Reading are first come, first served. Feel free to call the shop and make a reservation! To prep us for the Spring Equinox ahead, Alejandra has pulled a card for us and below is her advice for the upcoming months.
Spring Equinox Wisdom:
As we approach the first day of Spring, the archetype of The Empress holds importance. She represents nature in its lush flowering abundance. Blossoms are blooming on the trees that were barren not too long ago, and the clouds are parting more often to reveal the glorious sun. We too are beginning to blossom energetically. In Winter we were called to let go of as much as possible, to get ready for a new year and new growth. We planted seeds on the first day of January, but were still blanketed in cold with memories of the past year. In a way, the first day of Spring is like the New Year all over again. There is a sense of freshness, and the birds and the bees are activated.
Be like The Empress and merge with the bounty represented by nature at this time. Do this and I assure you, a cornucopia of goodness will rush in.
-The Lioness Oracle
Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha
The Lioness Oracle
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle will be giving us forecasts for certain events throughout the year right here on our blog! This month, she has pulled two cards depending on your love situation. Read on below to see her forecast. Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. Check out her website for more info and other reading events.
This Saturday (2/11/17) we will be having a Valentine's Day event at the shop from 2pm - 6pm and offering tea and light refreshments. Alejandra will be offering tarot readings for $40 and we have new handmade panties in from Rogue Minx, a Portland designer! We will also be offering another 25% off all sale items to make room for our new Spring collections. Stop by and say hello!
Cards of Love:
Your card is The Knight of Cups. This is such a beautiful and positive message for you! If you have a date for Valentine's Day, it is going to be quite romantic. There may be an individual or two who would like to wine and dine you. Perhaps you have a secret admirer. If you are not seeing anyone, and do not have plans to, then this card is pointing to some major self-love that is opening up. Wine and dine yourself! This is a card of chocolates, gifts, and dreamy pleasure, whether you receive them from another, or give them to yourself. The main message here is to allow dreamy sensuality to enfold you. You deserve it. Let your imagination run wild with the many possibilities of enjoyment that you can experience.
Your card is The Eight of Cups. Venus goes retrograde at the beginning of March, and runs through mid-April. The shadow period is already here. When the planet of love slows its course, issues in relationships that are buried deep, may come to the surface. The positive side of this is that if you are willing to work through whatever comes up, then your relationship will become healthier. Your card is telling you to release any old toxic patterns in your relationship. Cleanse them and say goodbye. Let your relationship change for the better. Walk away from old habits that need to go. If the relationship has run its course, then it may be time for it to end altogether. Do not lose heart. All of this is for your Highest Good.
Blessed Be Lovers!!
-The Lioness Oracle
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle gives us a new forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. Check out her website for more info and other reading events. Alejandra will be reading tarot at the store on December 28th from 2pm - 6pm and will be offering tarot readings for $40. We will be doing some Bitter Witches tastings as well so stop by and help us celebrate the end of 2016 and welcome in the new year!
Forecast for December 2016:
December begins in the fiery Season of Sagittarius. The Three of wands is our muse in this realm, asking us to use our creativity to progress forward in life. This energy can also speak to Holiday social engagements, in which the fire of communication and merriment can be felt.
The Seven of Cups represents the planets that journey through Pisces this month. First Chiron, (actually an asteroid) that seeks to heal us of deep wounds, further explained in the reversed Four of Discs, and a reversed Ten of Swords. It is time to open the heart, come out from hiding, and sacrifice the fear, pain, guilt, shame, and worry to the sea. Mars will also move into Pisces on the 19th, softening the fiery war planet with some dreamy waters. How can the utopian transcendence of Pisces/Neptune be realized on this planet? On a personal level, on a collective level? How can our individual purpose and creativity (Three of Wands) add to the progress of the collective? There is a need to balance the Self/Identity, with that of the Greater Whole.
The Daughter of Swords symbolizes sharp ideas, intellect, and new thought forms. She represents the activists, writers, and speakers, as well as each of our individual capacity for fresh thinking. This energy can actually help the fantasy of The Seven of Cups become tangible. The Full Moon in Gemini (a sign of communication and learning) on the 14th, is a potent day for these ideals.
The Nine of Swords, lying beneath the spread is the combination of our deep seated fears, as well as some general discombobulation brought on by the Mercury Retrograde, beginning on the 19th. We can transmute this with an open mind (Daughter of Swords), softening and healing (Seven of Cups), and optimism and creativity (Three of Wands).
Happy Holidays, Peace, and Love.
-The Lioness Oracle
Each month we spotlight and interview a new local designer we love right here on our blog! This month, we are featuring the work of Sandra Kathleen Bowling who owns and creates the jewelry line Sandra Kathleen Jewelry. We have been lucky to carry Sandra's jewelry line in the store at different points and are so excited to have her in the shop for a trunk show event on this Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 2016 from 3pm - 6:30pm.
We asked Sandra some questions about her business, her love of gemstones, and her favorite things to do in the Bay Area. Read on for more info!
How long have you had your business? Tell us the history of how you got started to where you are now.
I started making jewelry at age 5 and began selling jewelry while in high school. As an adult, I’ve had a jewelry business on and off with my current chapter having started in 2010.
Tell us about your jewelry line and what is involved in a Sandra Kathleen Jewelry piece.
My jewelry celebrates unique gemstones and the beauty and power they hold. I love connecting stones to people, especially when they get that clear feeling of being drawn to a particular stone. I began working with crystals in meditation as a child and have always carried them and worn them to support my personal well being and empowerment. I hope to create jewelry that people wear with intention. There's a co-creation that happens between the wearer and the materials of stone, metal and fiber....being mindful of this jewelry becomes imbued with meaning and promotes your strengths.
What inspires your creative process?
I am so in love with gemstones, the textures and colors, and feelings I get from seeing and touching them. I love creating simple and well made designs to showcase the stones natural glory. When making custom jewelry I get inspired from feeling and processing what someone is looking for then using my intuition to create a supportive and celebratory piece that best resonates with them.
Why do you choose to use gemstones in your pieces? Why are you so passionate about ethically sourced gemstones?
Working and collecting gemstones is a life long passion, I've always been fascinated by them and drawn to them. Sourcing ethically is important as there is a range in practices with mining and how the earth is treated afterwords, to how the miners are compensated, whose doing the business. It's my ideal to know at least some of this process and source from sellers who work directly with miners. I will and have paid three times as much for crystals because the sellers re plant the earth post mining. I also am mindful of production and consumption of gems and precious metals and thus produce small amounts of jewelry.
Tell us a little about your other job and how your two business are entwined.
My other work is in the healing arts as a licensed psychotherapist and a sound therapist/body worker. One of my passions in working in the field of mental health is addressing trauma and emotions on the level of vibration. I am passionate about the flexibility of human nature and consciousness. With sound therapy I facilitate a vibrational body work session that dissipates stagnant and blocked energy/emotions and supports the individuals vitality and sense of well being in their body. It's so fulfilling to provide such a transformational support service.
Both my jewelry and work as a therapist and body worker are all entwined with the shared goal of vibrant, empowered living.
What do you do for fun and what are your favorite Bay Area spots to visit?
I dance as much as possible and enjoy being out of doors, walking, hiking, swimming, camping, hot springs! I also love to connect with family and friends, as I'm from the Bay and all my family is here. Locally, I regularly walk at the Berkeley Marina and also up in the Oakland hills for the redwood trees. I also try to get to both Tahoe and Yosemite regularly and spend a lot of time in both places during spring and summer.
I'm super grateful I get to make jewelry and can have a business that allows me to share this love I have.
Thanks so much Sandra! We are super grateful you make jewelry as well! (I have several of Sandra’s pieces myself.) Please join us this Saturday from 3pm – 6:30pm and see Sandra’s jewelry for yourself. All of the next photos are pieces that Sandra will have available at the trunk show on Saturday. We will be offering refreshments and 10% off all sales for the day will go to Standing Rock and to help rebuild Mosswood Recreation Center. Follow her on Instagram @sandrakathleenjewelry, facebook, or check out sandrakathleen.com.
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle gives us a new forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. Check out her website for more info and other reading events. Alejandra will be reading tarot at Resurrect on Saturday, November 26th from 2 - 6 pm.
Forecast for November 2016:
The month begins on the tail of a New Moon in Scorpio, as well as the Samhain period (Hallow's Eve, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead etc.). This combination seems to scream "Healing!" at us. Indeed that card popped up in the reading today. The kind of healing Scorpio brings is not always easy. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the transformation planet, and Mars, the fiery war planet. In other words, the kind of trans-formative healing that this combination brings can be jarring, turbulent, even violent. It needs to happen, however. When ugly things lurk in the shadows, it is better that they are illuminated, so they can be on their way. Samhain is when the veil is thin between the Earth plane, and the plane of Spirit. It is common to celebrate our ancestors during this time. After all, they once lived and are beyond Earthly challenges now. Seeking their guidance is helpful.
The Five of Wands resembles irritations currently present. Although they are annoying, they are clues as to what is no longer working in our lives. It is time to let go. The reversed Seven of Pentacles depicts a crossroads. Choices need to be made before moving forward. They are not easy choices. We need to trust our intuition. Trust our gut feelings.
Romance represents love in all its forms. It doesn't matter if you are single or in a relationship. Where does love reside? Find it. Open up to it. Let it in. It is going to give that Healing a little sweetness. There is enough heaviness going around. It is okay for us to remember what we love, who we love, and how we love.
The Lonely Journey of The Priestess speaks to the path we all walk. In the end, no matter how many people we collect, there are crucial steps we have to take alone. This is the journey of The Fool. The journey of the Major Arcana in the Tarot. The path of The Hero. Yes, it can be lonely at times, but the treasure at the end is worth it. The strength we gain is invaluable. The wisdom we gain can and will be of service to others. It doesn't matter if it comes up in casual conversation, a blog, a workshop, whatever. Once one of us has surmounted a serious obstacle, we can share our experience with others. That kind of human exchange is...well, priceless.
-The Lioness Oracle
Each month we spotlight a new designer we love right here on our blog! This month, we are featuring the work of Sydney Khan who owns and creates the jewelry line Tropikali. Sydney has had her jewelry at the shop for a few months now and customers (as well as employees!) love her unique style of bead-work with mixed metal accents. Sydney also works and teaches at Blue Door Beads just down the street from the shop. If you haven't gone into Blue Door Beads, you have got to check out this incredible shop that has all of your jewelry making needs; classes, jewelry repair, and a knowledgeable, sweet staff!
We asked Sydney some questions about her business, advice for other new jewelry designers, and Tropikali's upcoming events. Read on for more info!
How long have you had your business? Tell us the history of how you got started to where you are now.
I have been making jewelry for over ten years and have loved discovering new techniques and inspiration along the way! I am self-taught and learned most of my basic skills from my mom and then continued to experiment and explore on my own.
I have officially had my jewelry business for about a year now, but have been working up to it for the past three to four years and learning along the way! Working at Blue Door Beads really pushed me to get out there and give it a try.
Tell us more about Tropikali.
Choosing a name was difficult, but I finally chose Tropikali. I was envisioning a bright and bold contemporary version of the Hindu goddess Kali wearing my jewelry. After diving deeper into what the goddess stands for, I knew I had to incorporate it into my name and logo. Stemming from Middle Eastern heritage. I knew that this name had a deeper meaning and would serve my brand as authentically as the goddess herself.
Kali stands for fierce authenticity and revels in the destruction and rebirth of life. My logo is in the shape of a lotus with three eyes (just like the goddess Kali) and these represent the past, present and future. I liked this because it embodies being aware of yourself in your current surroundings and to remain present. Each piece I make is special to me and I hope my brand instills confidence and empowers others to be themselves!
What inspires your creative process?
I am constantly on the move as a full time student, with a job, internship, and my budding business. I am the most inspired when I take time out of my day to put myself into a timeless bubble and experiment with different jewelry designs. I find that bringing this creative meditation as a daily practice helps me reflect and process the day, while still being able to relax!
What are some of your favorite pieces you have ever made?
My favorite piece would have to be my first statement necklace made with sea-foam green crystal points with messy wire wraps. The piece was big, bold, and just my style. This is a design which is featured in my collection (see blue crystal necklace in below images).
My second favorite piece, I recently made for a staff trunk show at Blue Door Beads, I rarely get to make jewelry for myself, so when I do I take my time. The statement necklace has a piece of natural turquoise, mixed metal spacer beads and cascading chain. I have begun to make more pieces like this to include in my next collection because I am in love with it! (See first image below to view this necklace.)
What advice would you give someone just starting out as a designer?
My advice is to not give up and to make products that make you happy. Make mistakes, learn from them, and reflect on how you feel during the process. The process is more important to me than the outcome and I think this helps you as a designer to push yourself.
It won’t always be easy, but if you challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone you will continually surprise yourself. Immerse yourself in a creative community where you can collaborate and connect with others.
What classes do you teach at Blue Door Beads?
I am currently teaching a series of bead weaving classes. I teach a beaded ring class called Peyote Rings (that is the name of the bead weaving stitch), Brick Stitch Studs, and Beaded Triangle Fringe Earrings. I am considering teaching some new classes involving wire work and hammered metal components, which I have come to learn about through some experimentation and are featured in Tropikali.
When is your next trunk show event?
I will be at Good Omen Market with 35 other amazing local artists on October 22nd from 4pm to 10pm! You can also catch me at First Friday with a friend of mine who makes pottery. Follow @tropikali on Instagram to find the location of these events as well as see Sydney's newest creations!
Thanks Sydney! The next time you are in Resurrect check out her gorgeous pieces in person!
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle gives us a new forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. She just launched a Kickstarter for the new tarot deck that she created, which looks incredible! Please help her any way that you can, so this beautiful deck can be published! Here is a link to her website and way to support. Alejandra will be reading tarot at Resurrect on Saturday, October 15th from 2 - 6 pm.
Forecast for October 2016:
October is here. The warmth of the sun lingers, as a chill wind begins to settle in. Autumn has come, and the daylight is decreasing. Libra season is upon us. It's ruler Venus, is reminding us of beauty, harmony, relationships, and balance. The veil is thin this time of year, providing a chance to communicate with our ancestors and Spirit in all it's forms.
There is a square between Mars and Jupiter this month. This cosmic interaction is feeding us fiery energy with which to get things done. The past few months were centered around Healing blocks and fear. While Healing is still present in this reading, so is Sitting On Top of the World. The fiery energy is gifting us a sense of success and completion. Many struggles have been overcome. There is a warning of burnout however, and the Four of Swords is here to remind us to prioritize resting. The Libra scales can help us balance intense action, with complete relaxation.
Hiding in the shadows is The Ten of Swords. It is important to be aware of who or what has us stressed and fearful. The One Who Hides the Sun speaks to possible jealousies, competition, and general toxic energy from others, that can dim our light. Astrologer Leah Whitehorse, in describing the nature of Saturn's square to the nodes on October 8th, says "There may be a dilemma about what to leave behind in order to move forwards. Perhaps we are carrying too much baggage from the past or maybe we feel responsible for someone or something that is holding us back." Anything that threatens to keep us fearful and insecure, would be best left behind now, in order to tap into our true Power. Sitting On Top of the World, there is no need to lower our vibrations. Gratitude, celebration, and rest are much more in order in this Venusian time.
The Lioness Oracle
For the month of September, we are shining our maker spotlight on local designer Margarette Laizure. We have been carrying Margarette's unique line of clothing for the last three years and it has been a pleasure getting to know this artistic woman. Margarette's pieces are extremely unique, well made, and the fabrics she chooses are heavenly. Read on for more details about her line of wearables and how she came to be a full time designer.
How long have you been sewing? I have been sewing since I was 12 or 13. There may have been even earlier adventures with a needle and thread.
How long have you had your business and tell us the history of how you got started to where you are now. I've been in business for about 4 1/2 years. It actually began in fits and starts when I woke up one day and decided I'd like to be a costume designer. So I sketched and made a portfolio and found volunteer work with local theaters. I worked with the head costumer and soon found myself designing costumes for all the players in theater productions for pay. This was at the same time I was going to fashion design school, where I met a kindred spirit. I moved away, but we kept in touch and after school she opened a store in San Francisco. When I returned to the bay area, I became one of the designers in her store. It was also around this time when I met Kate, who was starting Resurrect. Both of these stores nurtured and supported my arts and crafts approach to fashion design. It's been interesting to see the similarities and differences in what people react to on both sides of the bay. I have now expanded to six stores and still design and produce everything myself.
Tell us about your brand and what is involved in a Margarette Laizure garment? I decided to go with my own name for my brand and use the tag line "Free and Feminine". It comes out of my own free-spirited lifestyle and the belief that femininity is a powerful and good force in the world.
I start with a sketch and either drape the piece or make a pattern on paper. I try to use the finest fabrics I can find. I choose them based on ease of care, but consider that they should last from season to season. I am not into current fads and trends--I never have been--but I admit they are fun and sometimes influence my designs and fabric choices. After all, girls just wanna have fun!
What inspires your creative process? When I let go of my ego and approach my work in a relaxed state.
What is your favorite piece you have ever made? The Pices dress, which evolved into the Dansk dress. It has a flattering sculptural quality, and is very modern. I also like one of the first pieces I created called the Autumn Vest (pictured below). For this vest, I used the selvage in the design and kept it very raw. Someone told me Chanel uses the selvage!
What advice would you give someone just starting out as a designer? Remember that organization is very important.
What do you do for fun and what are your favorite Bay Area or California spots to hang out? I love to swim. The Monterey/Carmel areas are very special to me. Tahoe and Yosemite are also quite awesome. My husband and I like to go see live music and we often go to our favorite Indian place called Ajanta on Solano. I also like to hang out at the De Young Museum and dream of putting a collection in there someday. I also enjoy going to see up-and-coming artists at local galleries- Very inspiring!
Margarette is always available for custom work, including bridal as well as alterations. She in the process of planning some fall and winter pop-up events, so follow her on Instragram for more info: @margarattelaizure or check out her website.
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle will be giving us a forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. She will be reading tarot at Resurrect on Saturday, September 24th from 2 - 6 pm . Check out Alejandra's website and read more about her work here.
Forecast for September 2016:
September begins with a bang. A Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Virgo occurs on the 1st of the month. The combination of a new calendar month, along with a new moon cycle, allows us to begin anew with powerful force.
The Ace of Pentacles indicates what we desire: a positive new beginning that is tangible. The fact that it came up reversed, does not mean failure in this regard. It simply means that there are matters we must confront first. This is where Fear comes in. It is easier to shove our fears deep into the subconscious where we don't have to look at them every day. If we believe that they do not affect us from that deep place, then we are mistaken. If we truly want to release blockages then we need to take a look at what is causing them, and then say goodbye. The Two of Cups pours the healing waters of love on this situation. We are not denied love from Spirit when we confront our fears. Just like a dear friend, Spirit will rub our back when we cry. When the icky stuff leaves our space, love will rush in.
Mercury Retrograde may discombobulate you this month, but It Gets Better reveals that the struggle is temporary. If we can look at the Retrograde period as a chance to learn valuable lessons, then we will aid the healing that wishes to occur. Once the learning cycle ends, then The Fool and The Chariot will cease to be blocked. The new journey will ensue with confidence and speed. Rushing to this point will only guarantee that we revisit the hard stuff another time. If we are patient and allow the healing to complete itself, then our confidence and new chapter will be that much more powerful.
It is all happening. Release worry. Release doubt. Release fear. Trust and have faith. Surrender.
-The Lioness Oracle
For the month of August, we are featuring the work of Erin Jacobs for our Maker of the Month! Midnite Maven is a line of clothing that is dyed all by hand in the Bay Area. We currently stock Midnite Maven's tanks, leggings, dresses, and tees. Erin is a visual & performance based artist, muse, curator, creative consultant, photographer, stylist, & designer. It seems there is nothing that Erin has not done or cannot do! Check out her website and read on for more info on Midnite Maven and the collective of artists she founded called Badgrrrlgang.
How long have you had your business and tell us the history of how you got started to where you are now.
It's a bit hard to nail down a specific span of time, as I've spent years drifting in and out of numerous creative outlets that have driven my connection to the public world, but I've been creating accessible art and designing clothing in various capacities since I was 18...wow, does twelve years fly by! As for Midnite Maven, the newest iteration of my artistic persona, her concept was birthed exactly a year ago. I say her specifically, because this chosen working title is representative of the time I spent truly getting to know myself as an adult woman. There's nothing quite like a summer spirit quest, am I right? Because there are so many assets to who I am and how I identify as an artist, Midnite Maven represents and encompasses the uninhibited behavior of a considered wild woman in contemporary society.
Tell us about your brand and what is involved?
For the wearable side of Midnite Maven, I hand select all of the base garments I use and strive to only dye/bleach extract on fabrics with 95% cotton 5% spandex blend for ultimate comfort and curve contouring on all body types. Midnite Maven garments are for the grrrrrl on the go-go, so all styles dyed, bleached or hand painted are intended for versatile purposing and styling. Every single item receives delicate treatment, is washed by hand numerous times, cured with apple cider vinegar and set with that big ol' beautiful sun up above.
What inspires your creative process?
Much like the typical Pisces that I am, I go back and forth between total anxiety driven chaos and absolute peace. I've found that I tend to make incredible new collections of work (this applies to my clothing as well as my 2D artwork) in the calm after the proverbial storm, you know what I mean? Experiences inspire me. Relationships inspire me. Nature inspires me. Now that my husband and I have been recently relocated to the northern woods of California, after living in Chicago and the Bay Area [respectively] my entire life, I'm very excited to see what direction my work takes moving forward.
Tell us about more about the collective of artists you started called Badgrrrlgang and your inspiration for this?
Back to that spirit quest again, ha! Badgrrrlgang has more or less already [unofficially] existed for a couple of years, but I feel like it took until last summer, August specifically, for our collaborative group of women to fully activate into a partnership of dynamic minds and beautiful souls. As a woman, a woman of color no less, in the contemporary art, performance and fashion worlds, I've spent years and years trying to find the "right fit" for who I was in relation to my art and the art being praised around me. There always seemed to be just the slightest bit of disconnect. A sense of never having quite "pulled the pin". One day, I was sitting around, wrappin' it up with a few of my closest girlfriends, all artists and designers alike, and I pretty much said, I'm making space for myself; I'm making space for us. I'm so sick of all this "you can't sit with us" shit. What kind of dignified womanhood is that supposed to be? (FYI, Badgrrrlgang brainstorming is where I coined #chinuptitsout) We're here, magic as fuck, let's make some art together!
It's been several months since we've had our last official Badgrrlgang core member showcase, but we do have participating members of Badgrrrlgang in a women's group exhibition I'm curating at First Amendment Gallery SF entitled "Motel Mademoiselle" this August 25th. Hope to see you all there!
Where do you see Midnite Maven in 3-5 years and what is in store for Fall?
I'm not exactly sure where Midnite Maven will be in 3-5 years, but my hopes are that the brand will have expanded significantly. There is also the Midnite Maven debut zine "Mauvaille Faille", featuring Polaroids of lawless ladies behaving badly that debuts at the end of this month. Perhaps Midnite Maven will be a print entity down the line, too!
What do you do for fun and what are your favorite Bay Area or California spots to hang out?
Explore, explore, explore! California is loaded with incredible places for daytime adventures, off the path camping, city life dancing (kiki time, as Badgrrrlgang gets down with it!)...there's sooooo much to do. I will say though, there's a very special place in my heart for Santa Cruz, le sigh! I don't know what it is exactly, but whenever I feel slightly off or stressed or anxious or in need of a conversation with the mermaids, I find myself suddenly flying down the California 17.
Thanks so much Erin! Stop by Resurrect and check out the Midnite Maven line and start following her on Instragram @midnitemaven .
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle will be giving us a forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. She will be reading tarot at Resurrect on Saturday, August 20th from 2 - 6 pm . Check out Alejandra's website and read more about her work here.
Forecast for August 2016:
The month of August begins with a New Moon in Leo on the 2nd. This is also the day that Mars returns from retrograding in Scorpio, returning to Sagittarius. These two aspects joining together untie some ropes that may have been binding. A reversed Ace of Swords indicates that the collective troubles of society, as well as our own personal obstacles, may have caused us to feel like we are losing a battle of sorts. It also speaks to the mind being chaotic and unclear due to merging with many other opinions, arguments, drama, and energies in general. The New Moon in Leo provides a chance to cut negative chords, and return to the solace of self. Leo is a sign of self-esteem, self-realization, and the healing power of it's ruler, the Sun. Self Care is here to say that although we care about others, there is a need to care for our own mind-body-spirit connection. Only when we are thriving and balanced, can we truly provide service, and accomplish our goals. If we tend to our health, the Six of Wands represents an opportunity to be recognized, supported, and celebrated. I will also add, that The Six of Wands came up in the exact same position last month! So this is two months in a row where we are positively rewarded for clearing negative energy from our space!
A reversed Strength card may speak to feeling tired from coming up against obstacles. The Sun being in Leo, the card's ruler, provides a chance to tap into our courage. This is a great month to work with the Solar Plexus, which rules self-esteem, confidence, self-expression, performance, manifestation, protection, strength, and ambition. The colors yellow and gold are excellent to work with in any way, as well as stones such as Citrine, Tiger's Eye, Carnelian, and Pyrite. Having a strong Solar Plexus ensures that even if there are challenges, we are able to face them with empowerment. Be careful not to over-exert however, or push too hard, as Healing says that we are healing from all of the old unwanted baggage that we are releasing. Healing work requires that we rest when needed, as the mind, body, and spirit are all working to purge. This work takes up a lot of energy, so relaxation is a must. If we balance courage and healing, then Justice heralds a time of aligning with personal truth. Having a deep sense of our own moral compass is essential to progress and well-being. If we stay un-grounded and burnt out, then our center will be overthrown. Know when to let go, tend to self, and also...PLAY. Getting in touch with the inner child is a huge part of Self-Care!!!
Love yourself and stay focused on your intentions!
-The Lioness Oracle
For the month of July, we are featuring Kristin Satzman, of Moon and Leaf, for our Maker of the Month! Moon and Leaf has been a part of Resurrect's jewelry collection for several years now. We love how each piece is one-of-a-kind and her use of stamps and gemstones really sets her jewelry apart. We interviewed Kristin (pictured above with her Lady of Guadalupe ring and necklace) to find out what goes into a Moon and Leaf piece and how she started out as a designer. Read on for more info about Kristin and her Pop Up, Saturday July 23rd at 625 San Pablo Ave. in Albany.
Tell us the history of how you got started.
I have been designing and selling my jewelry as Moon & Leaf for about 3 years. I started making jewelry after taking a break from my career as a fine art photographer. I became interested in creating wearable objects using my images. I was drawn to making art that was more accessible to people and I was craving a feminine energy that I was not encountering in the fine art community. I began by studying metalsmithing. From there it became a process of teaching myself the techniques I needed to create the pieces I saw in my mind.
Tell us about your brand and what is involved in a Moon & Leaf piece?
I want Moon & Leaf pieces to feel soft, organic, and beautiful. I believe that personal adornment is a creative and sacred act and I want my jewelry to emphasize that. My designs reflect the world around us and the intimate connection we have to it. I choose materials that excite me visually and have a vintage and rustic feel to them. These materials inspire my designs whether it's a certain stone, a piece of vintage silk, or a metal shape I'm obsessed with. I am also constantly inspired by nature. Right now my summer garden is full of bees that travel back and forth from my flowers to their hive in my neighbor's yard. These little beings keep our world pollinated. I am in awe of their industry and am so grateful for them so the other day I decided that it's time to make a bee necklace.
What inspires your creative process?
Beauty inspires my creative process. Looking at fashion and other jewelry designers motivates me to create and being in nature always gives me new ideas. Working and creating gives me a sense of purpose that is so fulfilling I can't stop even when I want to. Ultimately seeing someone's joy in a piece of jewelry I've created is a huge inspiration for me.
What is your favorite piece you have ever made?
My seahorse necklace is a favorite. It features a bronze seahorse framed by a strand of quartz crystals. It is the perfect combination of magic, which seahorses symbolize for me, and earthly beauty. My other favorite piece is my Virgin of Guadalupe ring. It is a powerful piece that represents the Goddess and it has connected me to some incredible women who are drawn to it and have chosen to wear it on their own hands.
What advice would you give someone just starting out as a designer?
I would advise someone who is just starting out as a designer to have fun and design pieces that they want to wear. Look at what other people are making and pay attention to what excites you. And remember that there are so many ways to create jewelry that you can make pieces in the way that suites your particular creative process. I found traditional metalsmithing too physically demanding and sought out techniques and mediums that better suited me and the way I like to work. And that, in turn, makes my jewelry designs unique.
Where do you see Moon & Leaf in 5 years?
I see Moon & Leaf gradually expanding to markets outside the Bay Area. I am always working to become more knowledgeable about processes I'm interested in. I'm currently learning about the casting process with the goal of making my designs more available and more affordable by sharing some of the workload.
What do you do for fun and what are your favorite Bay Area spots to hang out?
I love flea markets. Nothing beats a day at the Alameda flea for me. I love visiting the ocean and walking in oak groves in the East Bay where I live. I also just enjoy spending time with my family and our community. Being a mother has brought me in touch with the community around me in a way I never expected. It has reaffirmed for me that we are all truly connected to each other just as we are connected to the bees, the moon in the sky, and the leaf on a tree.
Thanks so much Kristin!! Come in the shop and check out Moon and Leaf or to see Kristin's full collection, head to her Pop Up Shop on Saturday, July 23 at 625 San Pablo Ave. in Albany. You can view all of her upcoming events at facebook.com/moonandleaf.
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha a.k.a. The Lioness Oracle will be giving us a forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Alejandra or get your cards read by this sweet and insightful lady, you should make it a point to find her reading at various locations around Oakland. She will be reading tarot at Resurrect on Saturday June 25th from 2 - 6 pm . Check out Alejandra's website and read more about her work here.
Forecast for July 2016:
We begin the month with the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury in the sign of Cancer. Cancer speaks of nurturing, protection, family, home, and emotions. These qualities are currently playing out in our outer expression (Sun), our inner landscape (Moon), our sense of beauty and sensuality (Venus), and our cognitive and communicative abilities (Mercury). Capricorn is opposing all of this in Pluto. Capricorn is the sign of responsibility, achievement, work, and productivity. These qualities are present in the planet of death and rebirth, and transformation. A New Moon on the 4th gives us a chance to metaphorically (or literally if you have a garden!) plant seeds in all of these areas for healthy growth and evolution. Capricorn will show up again as the Full Moon on the 19th, so prepare for more illumination in the realm of Cancer and Capricorn.
The cards have some specific messages to help us during the next month. Choice is reminding us that we are in control of our own lives. It would serve us greatly to take an honest look at where we are giving our power away, and take that power back. Given the previous information about the current astrology, this could be occurring in the family (Cancer), or work (Capricorn) areas of life. The reversed Knight of Swords says that we may be reluctant to move the energy around in this regard, but again an honest assessment can help us do it with courage. On the other hand, The Six of Wands does speak of achievements to be proud of, and people who support us. There is a healthy balance here.
Spirit represents the need to align with our personal truth. When we take a moment to breathe and look within, we can get in touch with our heart's desires, and our unique calling. In addition, taking the time to connect with the spirit of Nature can bring us back to what is important, and what is not. This is especially important as the last two cards contain a message of stress. The Ten of Wands is that time when all has become too much, and burnout is near. The Ten of Swords is a mental stress card. Spirit Speak has a unique message in that it represents possible drama with others. The figure in the center has placed headphones on to shut out the toxic babble of the heads around her. Yes, this card is reversed, but I don't see a big difference here. It may be muted, or it may be overblown. Let us take a moment to recognize the pattern of TEN and TEN. Excess, and here not in a good way. So even more important to use Cancer's abilities for nurturing, and nurture our Spirit! Use Capricorn's abilities for the better instead of the worse. Instead of overworking ourselves and involving ourselves in toxic power battles, let us organize our lives so that our Spirit is contained in a healthy body, and a healthy life. This echoes the play between the planets in Cancer, and Pluto calling us to transform how we deal with Capricorn qualities.
Take excellent care of yourself this month. Self-care...self-care...self-care.
Blessed Be ) O (
-The Lioness Oracle
The lovely Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha aka The Lioness Oracle will be giving us a forecast for each new month right here on our blog! Alejandra is a professional tarot reader living and working in Oakland, CA. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Alejandra or get your cards read by this sweet and insightful lady, you should make it a point to find her reading at various locations around Oakland. She will be reading tarot at Resurrect on Saturday June 25th from 2 pm - 6 pm . Check out Alejandra's website and read more about her work here.
Forecast for June 2016:
The month of June begins with a New Moon in Gemini. (June 4th) This is a bit of an unusual New Moon, as it forms a mutable Grand Cross with Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Neptune, and the nodes. Grand Crosses are formed when planets square each other. Squares challenge us, causing change. If we fight against it, we are bringing more stress than necessary. This is why the card Move On is showing up. It is urging us to open our arms and let go of what is not working, rather than hold on for dear life. A reversed Seven of Pentacles and Strength card tell us that there is much we have harvested from our past challenges. They have made us strong and regal like a lion. Regret can be re-framed into acceptance that along our path there are obstacles, set-backs, and surprises. These things have the potential to sharpen our desires, boundaries, self-love, and growth... but we have to allow this. So let go, and embrace change with a smile. Shake off the dust and realize that there is the potential to create a reality that aligns with truth.
The Moon's square with Venus and Saturn may be bringing up Romance issues. Singles may be wondering when that special someone will appear. Do they even exist? New relationships may be reaching that point where the question "what's next?" is rearing its head. Long term partnerships may be taking the time to fix the broken parts. This is what the upside down Romance card is all about. The work we do in this area is part of a larger picture. However., the Ten of Pentacles tells us that we are growing roots that lead to lasting security, stability, and strength. The reversed Six of Wands tell us, that if harmony and support is to be restored, then both parties must own up to their actions. Equality creates balance. Singles can look within to check in and ask where negative expectations, or lack of self love is present. Singles and relationship folks alike would do well to release toxicity of the past, to create room for the new.
The Four of Wands is saying "Hey folks. I know all this work and change may be annoying, but don't worry. There is still so much to celebrate and be happy about. Be grateful for what you have. Don't let the work pull you into a place where nothing is good enough and there is no appreciation for life." Celebrate all you have accomplished. Cherish loved ones. Bless the roof over your head and the food you eat. Don't take any privilege for granted. All the change can lead to a better life, especially if we affirm it!
A fabulous way to honor this celebration is with the Summer Solstice. On June 21st the light will be at its most powerful. Take this time to celebrate manifestation, joy, love, desires, goals, and the bounty of the earth. This is an extremely potent time to create reality. Have fun and enjoy it!
-The Lioness Oracle
We are featuring Trinity Cross for our June Maker of the Month! Many of you have seen Field Day's clothing line at local art fairs, festivals, and on many beautiful local ladies around the Bay Area. Trinity (pictured above) is one of our favorite local designers and is constantly coming out with new designs and products that are locally produced,, well designed to fit many different body types, and have sustainability in mind. Her dresses can be dressed up for a wedding or can be worn with converse for a weekend bike ride, now that's my kind of dress! We interviewed Trinity to find out what goes into a Field Day garment and how she started out as a designer. Read on for more info about Trinity and Field Day's three year anniversary bash!
How long have you been sewing? How long have you had your business? Tell us the history of how you got started to where you are now.
I started sewing as an angsty teenager that couldn't find anything I wanted to wear. It became a political move for me too. Being exposed to the suffering and inequality that comes from sweat shop labor. I would hunt for over-sized amazing fabrics from thrift stores and make a-one-of-a-kind piece for myself that I felt at home in. Field Day itself has been around for 11 years. Our Brick and mortar boutique Field Day & Friends has been around for coming up on 3 years. We house over 100 independent made in America makers and brands.
Tell us about your brand and what is involved in a Field Day piece?
We pride ourselves on local manufacturing and sustainable fabrics. We design, draft, sample, grade, cut, sew, & finish everything we make in Oakland, CA. We like to get creative with what we are using for our garments and try and make as little impact on our environment as possible. Field Day emerged from the desire to make timeless, impeccably crafted clothing from completely conscious materials that transcend trendy and were made to make history. We design for the women who inspire us. Women who like the feeling of earth between their fingers. Cool winter breezes and hot summer river dips. Who aren’t afraid to strike out on their own, and dress for uncharted days of spontaneous adventures.
What is your favorite piece you have ever made?
The Sheet and Bedding dress are our classic and most popular styles. They are made from vintage bed-sheets and reclaimed fabrics. They are smocked in the back for a perfect high-waist fit with some stretch so you can take a deep breath or eat a big meal and still feel comfy while looking good.
What advice would you give someone just starting out as a designer?
Slow and steady wins the race! Local manufacturing will give you a better feel for how the industry works and will allow you to have a more hands on approach for getting your items sewn and created exactly how you planned. I could not send my samples and patterns overseas and not have any kind of direct contact with our sewers.
Where do you see Field Day in 3-5 years?
Right here in Oakland with a hopefully larger team and (fingers crossed) a partner to help more with the wholesale and retail world.
What do you do for fun and what are your favorite Bay Area or California spots to hang out?
We are so lucky to have our shop just across the street from Lake Merritt. On stressful days, I love to take a stroll around the lake. The Albany bulb or "Landfill" has been an adventure spot for me and my pup since I first landed in Oakland 14 years ago. I spend a fair amount of time in my back yard garden with my bees and herbs. I've been developing a herbal based line called Forest & Fields that comes from wild-crafted and home grown herbs and that's been a ton of fun! I am always up for a hike or a dip in a crystal clear swimming hole.
Thank you Trinity! Trinity's brick and mortar shop, Field Day & Friends, is located in downtown Oakland and opened it's doors in 2013. Her storefront carries the full Field Day line, as well as a curated selection of local sustainable goods, handmade accessories, herbal potions, & magical gifts all made in the USA. Field Day & Friends, is located at 329 19th Street. Join them this Friday June 3rd, to celebrate their three year anniversary party from 6pm - 10pm. More info on their event is here and you can see the full line of Field Day at fielddaywearables.com.