An Invitation to Play


The colors of autumn are beginning to bloom and blossom, putting on a delightful show before everything begins to wilt. Oh yes, we do get to live in the vibrancy of the season for a while before it all fades away. And if you love photography, this is most certainly an awesome time to take photos.

I'm writing down some thoughts that are beginning to form a shape. What's coming to life is a story about how we survive through big things. Obviously, this is what I am living right now and truth be told, I'm quite shocked at how I am actually getting through it. (catch up here).

I love how this time of the year feels quiet and dark. It feels like all the parts of me that hide in the sun are invited to come out and play. I'm in a group text with a wild bunch of witchy women who are dressing up and going to a witches high tea ... and it inspired me to stop believing untrue stories and create my own realm of play. Because, why not?

This week (because let's be honest, things here are changing on the daily), I'm really inspired by the glittery show nature is putting on . . . by sitting down to knit, creating perfumes, and writing . . . by music (her and her) . . . and sometimes, just by laying down on my bed, allowing myself to feel the enormity of all my feels, and then letting them go because they are too much to bear for too long of a time. Doing this may sound depressing, but it's not . . . This, for me, creates a space for my emotions to flow in and out, leaving no room for avoidance. And I decided yesterday that I need a massage to release the energy my body is holding onto.

Something funny you don't know that I started doing ... videos for my tumblr account. Omg. My sister is on tumblr and connected to a community that makes 1 take videos on Wednesdays. Like, 1 take with no edits or do-overs. If it's good, great! If it bombs, it bombs.. who cares. Here is my tumblr link (I hardly post) and here is my video from yesterday. (Oh, the braces and bad angles ... be kind.)

As a photographer, Bella Cirovic is curator and keeper of life's most sacred moments. Her clients have said she has a way of capturing them in instances of magic and whimsy and that her steadying presence helps them feel at home in their skin.

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She witnesses stories while living her own healing adventure. Bella's photography and video work have been featured in magazines, print, books, and documentary films, including 2017 Manhattan Film Festival pick, Bright Lights by Jen Lee.

An impassioned lover of nature, Bella works with earth and plant medicine for  purposes of deep soul examination, sacred ritual, and ceremony. From this passion her enchantment​ with perfume blending was born. She now offers her handmade talismans and treasures in the form of anointing oils, elixirs, space cleansing mists, and oil concentrates in her soulful online boutique. She considers herself a light bringer, a companion for the journey who adds a playful and trusting energy to the circles she is invited to or a part of.

Bella C.

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