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SOCIAL STUDIES  : Nouel Riel - Artist

SOCIAL STUDIES : Nouel Riel - Artist

Otherworldly is an understatement when describing artist Nouel Riel.  Her work takes you on an emotional journey or texture, movement, and dimensions.  She evokes the guiding entities of beyond and within.  She makes you dive deep with her abstract visions.  By allowing you to dive within yourself through her work, she provokes you to understand herself more, in turn - reconnecting the truth that we are all one and individual at the same time.  Her work is the physical of the physical-less, so to speak.  Through meditation and vision, she constructs the emotions into form. Binding a relationship between viewer, artist, and...

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PRODUCT : BASIL YARROW MIST - Spray yourself

PRODUCT : BASIL YARROW MIST - Spray yourself

Basil Yarrow Mist from Gloria Noto on Vimeo.

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Marlee Grace - Writer / Dancer

SOCIAL STUDIES : Marlee Grace - Writer / Dancer

I tend to always get a bit excited when I see a fellow Detroiter-ish taking on their Michigan upbringing and bringing it to California ( Northern CA in her case ).  A very different flow, a very sunny climate, yet a familiar self struggle.  I guess in a way I felt kin to Marlee Grace without ever meeting her because of that commonality.  I started following Marlee back when she had a store that focused on artists work, including a residency space, and practiced her own body movement within that space.  Her @personalpractice feed was something I would go back to,...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Cici Shepard - NOTO Opps Manager / Makeup artist

SOCIAL STUDIES : Cici Shepard - NOTO Opps Manager / Makeup artist

Sometimes the universe brings magical angels into your world.  That is how I feel about Cici. A magical angel with a Virgo sun.  Which translates to the yang to my yin and organization to my madness.   I put out a call for an intern when I was about 6 months deep into launching NOTO.  Cici was the 3rd person I met.  I thought she was amazing form the start.  Funny enough,  I didn't go with her right away but kept her in the back of my mind, always.  About 6 months later I knew I needed her help and I...

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