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Little Dark Spaces with Light


"Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. "

As I get older I find I’m getting more scared.I used to be pretty fearless within my own capacity but now I don’t take the chances. Well apart from in relationships and still get royally fucked over! I envy the lives of those who have a home especially pretty homes and settled lives.And they in turn envy me.The grass is greener on the other side sort of thing.I also feel I am becoming more complacent as I get older. Always thinking and feeling that things will fall into place but they won’t unless I create the circumstances for them to. I have always believed in the power of intention.But there are way too many intentions/ideas in my head.Most of these options sometimes just remain as ideas and some of them are not even valid. But I need to be able to put ideas into action  to feel unstuck. To be able to move forward  I must get out of this vicious cycle of just thinking and fear.


Full Moon Love.


The Cheese Connection
 I spent two and half months in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu learning the intricacies of making cheese.  Cheese is not only about loads of milk, it is a science and an art at the same time. There are so many details about the temperature, the enzyme, the culture, the yoghurt that needs to be added.
I was so lucky to have volunteered at a tiny farm run by a local who was so open to sharing the recipes and the process of how it is all done.

My day normally started out with cleaning out the cold room then went on to helping with preparing the cheese for the day and ending with packing and labeling orders for the day. I loved that the work was very detailed in terms if things are even a bit out of proportion then the cheese can go very wrong.  I dabbled in making cheddar, parmesan, ricotta, mozarella and some other recipes exclusive to the farm.

I am so grateful for this experience which helped me appreciate the process and love that goes into the food that we gobble up. I never thought that cheese making was such a beautiful art of exact proportions and measurements.

Thank you Iyenar and Valli Aka.

Ruin is  the road to transformation.

Orange Moon
October 19, 2013
United Arab Emirates

InSANAty in Motion Handmade Tote Bags
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Kutch, Gujrat India 2011
Going back in time to showcase old favorites

One of the reasons why I love photography is because it allows you to go back in time. It allows you to go back to a moment and sit with it. To be able to reconnect with an experience  and remember the story behind that moment, …where I was, who I was with, what I felt …this captured moment is like being in the middle of a bigger story with so many little stories tied to it

I look at this photo I took long ago at pretty much what was the start of my nomadic journey and I am overwhelmed by the rush of emotions that comes not only from the pureness of these little girls but also the time that has passed and what has happened since. I wonder how the two girls are……….
Northern Laos , 2010

Upside Down
Al Fujairah- United Arab Emirates

Children and Chicken
Al Fujairah- United Arab Emirates

Outdoor Living
Mass of laborers from poorer developing countries,live in old broken down homes 10 people to a room in the UAE.
The scene of the couch outside was so common in this neighborhood , as if to get out of the suffocating indoors to the hot outdoors to breathe a bit.

Al Fujairah- United Arab Emirates

It was all once just sand, camels and starry nights. I visited an old part of town where people still lived in old homes with traditional doors and not in highrise glass buildings which is the standard here in the U.A.E. What blew me away was the texture on the tree trunk and the placement of the couch which was perfect to enjoy life passing by.
Al Fujairah- United Arab Emirates