June 16 marks the anniversary of the first woman to have flown in space - Valentina Tereshkova.
"Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 March 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and engineer, and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was only honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force and thus she also became the first civilian to fly in space.
In 2013 she offered to go on a one-way trip to Mars if the opportunity arose."
DEEP SPACE is our latest and last collection of work before we break for the Summer.
It's been a rad ride so far and super rewarding getting to do our thing and share it with you. Thanks for checking us out and for all the love the past 6 months.
We are all off on various adventures for the Summer and we're stoked to come back in the Fall with loads of goodness!
On May 31, 1953, 23-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-month stint at "the intellectual fashion magazine" Mademoiselle to be a guest editor for its prestigious annual college issue. Over the next 26 days, the bright, blond New England collegian lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended Balanchine ballets, watched a game at Yankee Stadium, and danced at the West Side Tennis Club. She typed rejection letters to writers from The New Yorker and ate an entire bowl of caviar at an advertising luncheon. She stalked Dylan Thomas and fought off an aggressive diamond-wielding delegate from the United Nations. She took hot baths, had her hair done, and discovered her signature drink (vodka, no ice). Young, beautiful, and on the cusp of an advantageous career, she was supposed to be having the time of her life.
This month it's all about chillin and changes inspired by the charmed season that we love and call Summer.
It's April and this month we're celebrating BUDZ.
I've left this intro to the last minute. It's 5:20 am and i've been at it for the last few hours getting this body of work ready to share with the big world wide web.
No matter how heavy my eyelids are though, one thing keeps everything golden - and that's the fact that I get to do this with my budz every month. This couldn't happen without them and I feel like the luckiest son of a gun to have these amazing people in my life.
Whether it's 4/20 that you think of, or your mates or both when you think of BUDZ - this month it's all about feeling good with the ones you love.
Pass those vibes....
ONE FINE BUNCH is IN BLOOM and I’m ready to bask in it’s delights, aren’t you?
To bloom means, to flourish, to be in a healthy condition or a time period of greatest beauty or artistry.
I’m excited to explore in this environment that OFB is cultivating. Cultivating creativity is an essential art form in itself and one that usually goes unnoticed. It's the LIFE that happens behind the scenes of any body of work or project. It’s the inspiration or experience that get’s processed and sparks that first light which illuminates our creative mind and BLOOMS into a life of it’s own.
Today I am on the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii and as I look around me at this lush tropical landscape, everything appears to be IN BLOOM all the time.
Although it appears to be true, it is not. There is a natural ebb and flow to the landscape here and as I look closer from day to day I notice the process taking place constantly. This is important for me to remember as an individual artist. I tend to feel like I need to be in a constant state of blooming, forgetting that the nature of life doesn’t work like that.
In the world we live in it’s easy to forget about the synthesis that needs to happen in a creative heart and mind for inspiration to take root and grow in to a magical BLOOM.
And yes... it is pretty damn magical. We must remember to nurture ourselves and make time for living our wacky creative lives and trust that nature will take it’s course. It always does.
Like the lotus blossom we will BLOOM and express BEAUTY, pulling strength from the murky waters of LIFE that may surround us.
The ONE FINE BUNCH collective is creating a healthy condition where we can flourish and take turns in our own ebbs and flows allowing for the appearance of a constant state of magical blooming. I think together we will continue to cultivate an abundance of pure expression and artistry. Our strength is in our roots and our trust is in the BLOOM. So, I say...
IN BLOOM we TRUST.
QUICK LINK TO THIS MONTH'S B.O.YSCLUB
To adore something is a big deal. Is it bigger than love? I don't know for sure, but maybe this month’s edition of One Fine Bunch will provide some insight. I love a lot of people, things and places. Do I adore all of those things? No, I don't. Love to me is all about affection. Adoration on the other hand seems to be more fanatical. To adore is to worship. I adore Helen Mirren and Judi Dench. But I don’t love them because I don’t actually know them. Not yet anyway. To love is very different from the worship of adoration, but you can love and adore something. I love my partner but I also adore her. I do. I worship her. And that's where adoration gets tricky: adoration is more destructive than love because to adore something is to be open about being a little bit fucking nuts about it. But there is nothing wrong with being a little bit fucking nuts sometimes. Right, Judi?
Quick link to this month's B.O.YS CLUB
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