Monthly Archives: February 2012

Today (Gregorian 2.22.2012) marks the last day of Wayeb- (Mayan New
Year/Out of Time/Burner Days)– 13 Noj/Caban (translates in Ingles as
Earth or Earth Quake or Earth Pulse) in the Sacred Tzolkin Calendar…..
so first I want to greet you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today is a good day to give thanks to Pachamama and honor her with your
own forms of offerings. Noj/Caban (in my interpretation) translates as a
day for great communion with the Earth’s heart — a time to listen to her
heartbeat and to get synchronized with her beat along with y/ours. It
would be a good day to break out the drums! 13 is the tone of Ascension.
The number 13 holds so much in the order of the sacred and tuning into
what we need to evolve, individually and how that is aligned with how we
want to evolve, collectively. So a good day to focus on this question:
“How do you want to evolve in this lifetime and how are you going to work
with the Earth so that both of you are able to evolve together?”– It is
therefore, also a day of Unity.

This great day marks the New Year and we will carry the tone of 13 Noj for
the rest of the time until the Solstice (Winter)– what an incredible tone
to start off with! We are blessed with opportunity.

Carla– if you so happen to be reading my blog and the Universe so happens to align– CAN I BE YOUR INTERN/ASSISTANT?!!?! SERIO!!!

“Only radical contemporary design will prevent the extinction of craftsmanship. There are a lot of techniques that are at risk of extinction. Younger generations have resisted following methods of traditional craftsmanship but this is what I have identified as a really fresh approach to fashion design. It is an untapped vein which keeps me going and it is what I find radical. It is not only in the design but also the larger political and economical resonance that it has in the communities. However, it must be noted, there are also changes in tradition. Tradition does not mean to stick to the past but to be truthful to something meaningful and the role of craftsmanship in the community has a sense of belonging that gives identity in an age of accelerated globalization. For me design is timeless. I believe tradition is not static and fashion is not ephemeral. I try to establish and maintain long term relationships with the communities because I am aware that every year we will be producing improved versions of our models.”

-Carla Fernandez on Design, Community Responsibility and Craftsmanship


The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can’t reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes.

-RM Rilke


my life with Rilke’s words,
couldn’t have said it any better.