Joshua Tree...so otherworldly and peculiar. These ancient, cracked rocks have characters all their own, and innocently beckon the mind to see beyond what we typically see as just boulders. It's not dissimilar to the way we see things in clouds. As climbers we get to experience a deeper interaction, one that allows our energy to mix with earth's. We get to ascend these granite structures, sweat and even bleed on these granite structures, release emotion and find meditation on these ever-grounding giants...and what a humbling privilege that is. .
I'm here y'all; I made it to California. It didn't happen the way I planned, and I've had to push away thoughts that I somehow 'failed' or let myself down because I didn't follow through with my big plans to drive across the US and live in my car. But that just wasn't in the cards for me (for now) and that is okay! Today, I am grateful to be in a warm, clean bed with my #bffffe @cladimir and that is all I need. I got to climb and mountain, hike to a desert oasis, and spend 3 (chilly) nights in the desert with a woman I've known for over 6 years. What could be better than that?
This is a throwback of my first time ever at #joshuatree I remember waking up that morning before, feeling lost and out of it. And so, I packed my tent and sleeping bag, bought a pack of hot dogs and buns, a bag of chips, and some water and headed off. I’ll admit, there were times where I was scared, specially walking around the desert heat by myself with absolutely nothing or no one around me. Specially at night, hearing the distant howels of the coyotes thinking whether they were coming for me or not.. But none the less, I found peace in the solitude that I was surrounded by. Peace within nature and my surroundings. I overcame a lot of negative emotions inside. Somewhere during this trip, sitting in the shade of a Joshua tree, I decided to let go, and let it be. What a great feeling that was! I will never forget this journey and the lessons that it taught me. 🙂
Everyone - "Hey Alex you're in the desert you should watch out for rattlesnakes"
Me - "Sure yeah I guess I'll keep an eye out I guess"
Rattlesnake - "Hisss"
Me - "Oh wow I guess everyone was right" *takes picture*
Thanks to Taylor Junction for renewing membership with the Chamber! ✨ Taylor Junction is a hub for art in downtown Joshua Tree ✨ Located at ⠀
61732 29 Palms Hwy ✨they're currently remodeling and will be open soon! We will update, STAY TUNED !! ✨ #art#joshuatree#jtree#socal#california#membermonday#jtcoc @taylorjunctionjtree
Tela pintada sob encomenda, que marca um momento especial para uma fã: presenciar o show do U2 em São Paulo, que foi um grande sonho realizado! <3
Descrição: Pintura sobre tela, usando tinta para tecido e acrílica. Acabamento com spray verniz efeito brilhante.