Thursday, March 17, 2011

We, I, and Hi

My best friend "Nenah" and I met when I was about 13. She had a giant rat for a pet, I wore combat boots with Garfield shoelace keepers. We were smarter than the grown ups and knew we could conquer anything at all we put our minds to. In the 7th grade we took home economics together. I made a rockin' guitar pillow, she made an old school beat box, "cuz I'm keepin' real, yo". Somewhere along the way she sewed my finger to a sewing machine plate, the first of many crafting related injuries.  

By freshman year my entire bedroom was one giant, artistic mixed media collage that we both added silly things to, and she made amazing clothes from scraps. We rocked vintage polyester and up-cycled backless tanks at hippie festivals, way before vintage polyester was cool.  

17 years later, at another festival, we perused the vending booths enviously with newly emptied wallets and big dreams. We decided by the end of our road trip to "get grown" with our crafting and do something about it. Since that day, designs float in my head like sugar plums, and beads coarse through my veins. Sia Jahta  is the fruits of that labor, and it's also a journey. 

This blog is about crafting and designing, but it's also about a journey of growing up, about defining what's beautiful to me, and exploring my roots and wings. What do you want to be when you grow up?  

Peace, love and hippie shit



  1. You ladies were wonderful at everything thing you did then, and now have completely honed your craft(s). <3 you beautiful talented women. <3

  2. I cannot believe that I haven't yet taken a moment to read this until now! Do you have a scar on that lovely ol' finger of yours?! I am so greatful to have crossed paths with such an awsome person all those years ago(thanks for coming to my 12th bday)! I couldn't imagine a better person to travel with on this journey, or dance with in the front row at a reggae festival, YEA! Finally we get to vend our reggae fest, and its only the beginning! I see big tings!! When I grow up, I want to have a store with one of my best friends on the planet! Peace, love and hippy shit...oh yeah and jah bless! Nenah

  3. Thanks ladies! Nenah, I'm always keeping my eye out for jobs that would finance my California farm in the woods! Big tings for sheezy my steezy.