I’ve known this woman most of my life - she’s a fire ninja with a sense of humour, a hard-working dreamer, a lovable metal-bending sister who turned a corner of the family welding business into a dreamscape of metallic creatures and creations that could only come out of this beautiful brain!
Last week Laszlo and I snuck away to finish our diving certifications in the open waters of Caribbean. This adventure was on Laszlo’s bucket list and I’ll admit that although I was along for the ride, this time I was way in over my head.
Author, Host of the Wellspring Podcast and and founder of The Wild Nellies, Gwen Tuinman’s talents run deep - she’s a connector, an historian and a passionate barefoot gardener who introduced me to permaculture, urban homesteading and garlic scapes (yummy!!). She’s an overflowing well of collaborative ideas, resourcefulness and heart-centered purpose.
Can you help us? If you're local to Toronto, you might just be! We're on a mission to authenticate this painting and find the sitter! I purchased this unfinished canvas in June of 2018 from a woman who said she had bought it from the estate of late artist, Lynn Donoghue. Lynn was a well-know, accomplished artist who worked out of her home studio in Toronto, Ontario. She began exhibiting in the 1970s…
When moments in life have rich detail and luscious depth to their unfoldings, you may just happen to be falling in love. Oxytocin rushes past your receptacles of perception and puffs out the parachute of presence to slow things down round you, while butterflies settle within. Such moments become beacons of light where you can't help but linger in the layers and fibres of self revelation.
I took these portraits of Amanda last week in preparation for her Moon Masters course beginning online this fall. I love taking strong and beautiful portraits that help celebrate, elevate and empower us. Photographs can make us 'feel' deeply, and once we feel it, well... we're already there! You can read Amanda's words below and find links to her online community.
Our sweetheart girl,
On the day you were born, our lives forever changed.
You made us parents, and added a whole new dimension to our existence.
We started Dukát Studios in 2010 with a love for portrait photography and today it is what brings purpose and passion into our lives and the lives of our clients. We're really proud of our heart-centered business and the ways in which it allows us to serve our community and the world.
Keeping your vision clear isn’t always easy. There’s a lot of noise out there! But if you dig into yourself, you know which way is north for YOU. Don’t let the magnets of influence tell you what’s right.
Curious about our schoolhouse revival? Here’s a little ditty about the past, present and future of our schoolhouse and an overview of how the past is propelling us into the future.
Art is a powerful thing! It helps us dig deep into our hearts and desires and can propel us into our futures, but most of all it can help us hold space for our visions and remind us of our purpose.
We’re embarking on a mission to get our family and our century-old-schoolhouse off the grid and back to our selves! We’re just regular people trying to learn from living and from nature in our creation of a sustainable life that is balanced, flowing. This is the vision. It’s up from here!