Leocadia K.

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Mala Beads + Necklaces

Living Life Creatively, New Products, Spiritual Practice, StyleCait SherrickComment

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’m not only deeply inspired by modern art, but I’m also an avid yogi. I’ve never been much into traditional jewelry, so even though I’ve been practicing yoga for 17 years, I’ve never once owned a set of mala beads. Not because I don’t see their value, but because they’re just not really my style.

Abstract designs? Those are my style. Reinterpreted lines, shapes + proportions? Yep, those are totally my jam. Jewelry you can’t get anywhere else? I’m all about it.

My design idea for these necklaces was to make reinterpreted versions of a set of mala beads. I took a traditional mala design, deconstructed it, assembled it so that the proportions were new and different, but the end result still looked enough like a mala that you’d get the reference + I strung it all on my signature chain.

While my malas aren’t meant for counting your breaths, prayers or meditations, they still send the same message. Take a moment to breathe, repeat your positive thoughts, be mindful when you make decisions, infuse yourself into your accessories.

They might not be paintings, standalone sculptures or coffee table books, but these necklaces still portray very large concepts in new visual ways + that’s what makes them modern art.

My malas are some of my original designs + they’re on sale this week. Shop them here.

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Art, Passion + Breaking the Rules

Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment

I used to get in trouble every time I'd go to a museum.

Without fail, a museum guard would scold me for being too close to the art. I've never actually ever touched any of it, but I'm pretty sure I got marked a few times, because guards would follow me around throughout my whole visit. It was a running joke among my friends and family, one that we all still laugh about.

As an art student, it was an obvious sign that I was made for a more hands-on approach to art as opposed to an academic one. As an adult, I've come to realize that it's so much more than that. I love modern art so deeply that I just wanted to be in it. And if I couldn't be in it, I wanted to be as close to it as possible. I wanted to see and feel every line, stroke, color and mistake.

I really don't understand why the guards had a problem with that. Maybe they just didn't appreciate art in the way that I did. Maybe it was their job. But really, they should've known I wasn't going to ACTUALLY touch anything. Am I right?

My getting-too-close-to-the-art days are over (I swear I haven't gotten into trouble in years.), but the moral of the story is this. When you're that deeply passionate about something, you're probably going to break the rules. And that's ok.

Even if you piss off a few museum guards.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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Live Life Creatively...What the heck does that mean?

Living Life CreativelyCait SherrickComment

The more and more I pour my heart into Leocadia K. and my art, the more I find myself thinking that live life creatively sounds so fun and free, but what the heck does that even mean? And, if I'm thinking it, then you're for sure thinking it too.

In an effort to put my feelings into words, I did some soul-searching to answer that exact question for ya.  So, if you’re just not that sure what it means to live life creatively, read the Leocadia K. Manifesto below. 

It’ll leave you feeling creative, empowered and loved.


MANIFESTO. noun.
/ˌmanəˈfestō/

A written statement to publicly declare your intentions, motives, or beliefs.
From the Latin manifestus — to manifest, to clearly reveal, to make real.


Leocadia K.  is living life creatively. 
It’s every day, right now.  This moment.  This breath.  This body.
Constantly creating and recreating yourself in new present moments. 
Never growing old, just refreshing.
The present moment is creative.
Be present, and you’re already living creatively – no artistic talents needed.

It’s a fresh perspective, a full heart, the unique creative expression of you right now.
Adapting, renewing, embracing the beauty of not knowing. What a relief to not know.  
It’s an organized wandering through life.  Your very own imperfect, eclectic path.
Be a flow-goer and you’re already living creatively – no special skills needed.

Leocadia K. is modern, feminine, worldly.
Effortless curiosity, humble elegance, casual sophistication.  It’s classy as fuck.
It’s exploration, discovery, visual interest.
Always expecting to see something incredible.  It’s fully engaging with the world.
It’s a warm cup of chai tea, a hug, a long savasana.
Leocadia K. is love.  You are love.
Love like you and you’re already living creatively – no creative gifts needed.

This is what living life creatively means to me and Leocadia K., but what does living life creatively mean to you?  Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Light & Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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