The Bohemian Life

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Image: My Bohemian Style

We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers,And sitting by desolate streams;— World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers. – Of the world for ever, it seems. ~Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode,” 1874

Many refer to my brand as Bohemian, which now is a trendy term, but it’s origin is deeply rooted in who I am as an artist and what The Sage Lifestyle is all about. Growing up in a home full of hippies, with my mother painting on my clothes in the middle of the night, it became a way of life for me. To dream and create designs from those dreams. This love for the non-traditional lifestyle and way of thinking is what brought about The Sage Lifestyle. Without the freedom to imagine and get a little dirty while doing it, can you really produce designs that will inspire others to imagine? I have traveled the world to find crazy, beautiful vintage baubles that are then reworked into modern, yet timeless pieces of wearable art, using only precious or semi-precious gemstones, sterling silver and 14 karat gold. My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me. I do what I love, I do it with passion, and I do it my way.
 Turkish Chamber exhibition in Dresden to open

Mar. 01, 2010 – Dresden, Saxony, Germany – A staff member of Dresden State Art Collections eyes an Ottoman tent of 20 metres length dating 17th century in the so-called ‘Turkish Chamber’ in Dresden, Germany, 01 March 2010. Prince Elector August II the Strong had brought the exhibit to Dresden in 1729. The Electoral Saxon collection of oriental art will re-open on 07 March 2010 with 600 exhibits displayed on 750 square metres. Photo: RALF HIRSCHBERGER (Credit Image: © DPA/ZUMApress.com)

With it’s origin dated back to the nineteenth century, the word bohemian described a group of non-traditionalist in major European cities living an artistic way of life. Artists, writers, journalists, musicians and actors fell into the category of people whom lived a bohemian lifestyle. The term continued to grow a movement of free thinkers, artistic minds and whimsical spirits embracing the bohemian attitude.

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“In creating my Faint collection I went deep into my roots and was inspired by the vintage jars my mother used to hold her paints in and created an homage to her and all the valuable life lessons she, a true bohemian introduced me to! My Faint line embodies that bohemian spirit in all of its colorful and artful packaging.”  Shop the Faint Collection here.

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“When I am designing… it is all about the layering of colors,  meshing together patterns and colors that contrast against one another but somehow completely belong as one. This is my signature and my clients know they can always expect that color celebration from me!”TheSageLifestyle.com

To celebrate the Bohemian spirit in all of us I am offering a 15% gift voucher (enter promo code FAINT15 at checkout) Shop the Faint Collection here.

Get inspired by some of my favorite bohemian blogs: Thatbohemiangirl.com and interioralchemy.com.

Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

 

 

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