ALL POSTS IN: dance, art, yoga

September 12, 2018

Sometimes as a dancer, it’s easy to feel isolated or alone until you find your local dance tribe. I find it rewarding and fulfilling to read other dancers blogs in the meantime while looking for your dance tribe, to fill up your desire for dance conversation. 

Here are...

September 5, 2018

Yogis often speak in ways that words are not required while in the practice. They are often silent and soft and do very little talking while instructing. Yet I find they have profound things to say when they are not practicing their discipline and self-enlightenment. 


September 2, 2018

Our old house had rust in the bathroom sinks where the porcelain had worn away over time. It always bugged me but at the time, we didn’t have the funds to replace them. I decided one day that I was going to paint the sinks with pretty scenery to hide the rust and unfin...

August 29, 2018

When viewing a painting like Thunderhead, a person understands the turmoil of a storm in the plains of a valley. The looming cloud, god-like, sculpture stands over the valley, mountains and a little church threatening fierce winds, rains, thunder, and lightning. In the...

August 22, 2018

Are you looking for your next bellydance fix? In need of some workshops, some dancer camaraderie, some shopping therapy, and some delicious Middle Eastern foods? Check out this great list of bellydance festivals that will help you get your groove back!

Art of the Belly...

August 15, 2018

Some of you may have noticed in the news lately that not all henna artists and their materials are created equal. Upon delving deep into the henna world, you’ll find that the quality of henna is based on numerous things that you might not have even been aware of. The q...

August 8, 2018

The artists of history inspire the artists of today through not only their art, but through their words. Here are some of my favorite quotes about art by artists. 

Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse

Every child i...

August 1, 2018

Looking to find your center again? In need of some rest, relaxation and stretching alongside like-minded people? You're in luck with this awesome list of 7 fantastic yoga festivals in the West!

Beloved – Tidewater Falls, Oregon 

Beloved is a 4-day sacred art, music, and...

July 25, 2018

Matthew Szösz uses glass and air to create shapes that resemble strange sea-like creatures, cocoons, and woven baskets, although this isn’t his intention at all. Rather Szösz considers his work an experiment of learning what the glass will and won’t do. He says that he...

July 18, 2018

I love the coastline anywhere in the world. The ocean always always called me as far back as I can remember. I have always felt like a mermaid at heart or maybe just a fish, but definitely a woman who loves the water and needs, longs, desires to be near it. My love, De...

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Blume Bauer, the author of The Yellow Desk and designer for the clothing and home decor brand, YELLOW.
About Me

Hi, I'm Blume! I recently moved to the Oregon Coast where I live in a tiny cabin, high up overlooking Tenmile Lake, surrounded by a rain forest on the Oregon Coast. It's like living in a tree house...


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