Brie'Ana Breeze Photography & Media
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April 19th 2019
I fell in love with San Francisco from the minute my old 1985 grand Marquis drove into the city with me and four other passengers crammed in it. That was about five years ago in 2014. It was my first road trip with a random crew of people and I loved every minute of it. ( even the time we had to sleep at a rest stop with five pairs of stinky feet piling on each other) After 24 hours of driving, we all finally made it. My car Thelma had taken a few jumps into the air as I put the pedal to the metal over the beautiful San Francisco streets. We flew over the hills of the city like it was our concrete roller coaster. What a memory! It’s seared into my mind like a permanent etch a sketch; it will be with me forever. That was one of my most exciting phases of my life and I will always thank San Francisco and the crew for giving that to me, along with my dearest friend who wrote a book about the adventure, called “Coloring Outside the Lines”.
April 18th 2019
If you knew me, youd know that what I love more than life itself is dogs, especially my friends dogs. I feel that for my traveling lifestyle it would be so hard to have a dog of my own so I am grateful for the friends that let me play and pet sit theirs when I am back in whatever town it is they live in. This is Ellie and Rufus. 4 years ago after riding 10 miles around Oakland at the East Bay Bike Party I was so tired and ready to just be still and get my tired butt off the seat. My friend Shad and Emby told me that once we got back to their house there was cute corgis to love on, which they didn’t know at the time, but that was the fuel to my fire to keep me going on that last mile back to their home. I was so happy to have these two then, and I am so happy to have them now. Last night Ellie and Rufus took turns cuddling with me on the couch and I decompressed from my day drive up here. It was just so nice to be in the company of these two who just knew exactly what I needed.
April 17th 2019
SE Asia round 3 in 2019- To go or not to go?
I felt uneasy about making this decision, because once it was made I wasn’t going to look back at it. After weeks and weeks it came to me. I called the airline and cancelled my ticket. It was very weird to think that 3 months ago I was doing quite the opposite. I love Indonesia, don’t get me wrong. I will go back. I know I will. I feel it. Just not now. Just not when I am in a mind set of feeling like I need to focus more on work, what my path may be, what I can do next in life. If I went to Bali I feel like I would be stressing about these things, instead of relaxing. I have some things in the works, but I can’t be on a different time zone before figuring them out. So here I am, trying my best to make the right choices for myself. Sometimes when I still don’t know what I am supposed to do I take out my “Trust Your Vibes” cards, and pull 3 of them.
Right now you don’t posses all the soul skills you need to resolve your life challenges. It’s time to learn more in order to find answers and move to a higher vibration of personal peace. Thankfully, you’re being contracted be a very important range of personal guides, called spirit teachers, whose primary purpose is to inspire you to learn. They will also direct you to teachers and classrooms that will help you fulfill your soul’s ambitions. Listen for your spirit teachers today. As they work, relevant information will be place in front of you in the form of brochures, announcements, or invitations to new classrooms and teachers on the Earth plane. Your spirit teachers may also work through messengers who spontaneously make recommendations for learning, sometimes for no apparent reason. Your role is to be an open-minded student. Out entire Earthly experience is designed to be a classroom for the soul Ask yourself, “What am I called to learn next?” and “Am I willing to learn?” Then listen for your spirit teachers to help you answer these questions. They’ll guide you when you’re ready.
Be Generous (50.)
Right now you’re guided to elevate your vibration be being generous. Give of yourself rather than remaining fearful and refusing to share with others. The secret to generosity is to share freely, with no strings attached, no secret agenda, and no unspoken expectations of “Now you own me.” Being generous means leaving yourself and focusing more fully on those around you. Give whatever you feel comfortable giving. The more authentically generous you are, the more you link with the eternally abundant web of life. The more you empty your cup to share with others, the more your cup fills, not just materially, but in every way. The more you give of your time, talents, enthusiasm, and love, the more exponentially you draw the same vibrations back to you. And the more generous you are, the more you will activate your psychic sense because generosity opens the heart where your psychic sense originates. Never mind what others can or will give to you. It’s your turn to share and do the giving.
Sleep On It (5.)
When your emotions get stirred up and work overtime, they block access to your higher awareness. At times like this, do not struggle for answers. Instead, step away from the problem, and literally put your worries to bed. Surrender your concerns to higher forces while you slumber, and invite your psychic support system (your angels and guides) to find solutions to your challenges and place them directly into your subconscious mind to be accessed the minute you wake up, or shortly thereafter. This process is practically six-sensory living. Your guides love to work on your behalf and will offer better solutions than you could ever dream of with out their assistance. So relax, grab a pillow, and give your emotions a well-deserved break. Sweet dreams!
April 16th 2019
Disc golf decompression with some of the crew. As I look at this picture I feel so grateful to have them. The thing I value most in this life is the love I have for my friends. Sometimes I even think I may even talk too much about how great my friends are, almost as its a bragging right. Like I won the trophy of friends just by being born. It’s like when people say they are grateful to be alive, that is the equivalent of how I feel to have them in my life. No matter where I am in the world it is nice to think that I can go to them for a visit and they will always accept my company.
April 15th 2019
Saying goodbye Lucidity is always a bummer to me. When I see the tents going down and costumes going back into the caravans, doors closing and wheels back into the dust, it gets me teary eyed. Cheers to making new friends and building upon the relationships we already have. I am already dreaming of next year.
April 14th 2019
Sunday - My favorite day of any festival.
Everyone has a favorite day and mine is always on the last day. It feels like everyone has gotten used to being in their elements and silly vibes are high.
April 13th 2019
Saturday - Day and night.
It’s hard to decide where to spend my energy. I want to chase the light for some amazing day photos, but I also don’t want to get to overzealous with it because there is so much to capture at night as well - like Opiou! Well that went out the window when my camp - 3rd base. We collaborated a mobile disc golf cart together. We ratchet strapped a disc golf basket to wagon and went around the grounds with it. I get emotional thinking about how Lucidity has really changed me over the years. I have a huge group of REALLY GREAT FRIENDS> Ones I don’t know what I would do without now in my life. Literally dozens of them. It makes my heart full. Combine this with music, jams, hangs outs, good talks, insights and lots and lots of laughter.
April 12th 2019
Lucid Stage brought the opening ceremony in the morning and dropped the beat at night and Branches Art Gallery had a hologram cube to play with.
April 11th 2019
Colors. Rainbows. People helping people. Hard work. Laughing. Getting shit done. This is Lucidity.
April 10th 2019
It takes a village to do a lot of things, especially to build the dream! This is my 5th Lucidity and every year I have been here to help capture the build of this beautiful festival. It’s incredible to see how many things can get used over and over again each time. #EndSingleUse. Bamboo is one of the most used things here because of how strong it is and how well it does in so many situations. It helps as a structure to build up stages and it also can be used to create walls, which we use at the Branches Art Gallery to showcase the beautiful art that gets hung up. Its important to not puncture the bamboo with anything like nails, because it will loose its integrity. When something needs to be strapped to it, like a shade structure or a sign, the best way is to use bungee cords, rope or wire wrap. Zip ties are a last option because… remember #EndSingleUse
April 9th 2019
It’s another year and my first day back onsite at Lucidity. Time will be skewed from now until the festival is over. All I know that it is time to build and time to capture.
April 8th 2019
I got (s)prayed on
I arrived at one of my favorite little coastline sleepy towns called Morro Bay. I used to call it Sorro Bay because this place brings me back so many memories. Over a year ago I came here to get away from my #Vanlife adventures, rented out a room at a friends house called “The Castle” and spent every morning for a month mourning a complicated relationship that I had put myself in. This relationship was tearing me a part and I just didn’t feel the urge to be alone in my van. Good thing I had good friends and a safe place to rest my tired mind at the time. It’s now been over a year since then and it was the first thing I thought about when I pulled up to the rock.
I sat for awhile thinking about it, but nicely enough I was invited to get out of that zone and go capture some footage around the rock with some new found friends that had also stopped to take some footage with their drone. We captured gigantic waves cresting and spraying over the rocks and ate spicy pistachios. After about an hour of wandering we all said goodbye. Before departing I was asked if I could be given a prayer by one of the guys. I hadn’t had anyone actually pray for me in a long time, but it didn’t feel forced so I said yes. Surprisingly enough, I felt it to be a very kind gesture. If you know me, you’d know that I am not religious in anyway, but I felt that in this moment it was heartwarming to think that this stranger was rooting for me and my happiness in this life, and genuinely wanted good things for me. Morro Bay has a way of showing up in my life.
April 7th 2019
Bob Dylan - “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
I spent my Sunday afternoon driving 183 miles down the coast. It has been the first time in a couple years that I reunited with my old friend, the Pacific Coast Highway 1. I debated on which vista points and scenic stops I should pull over at. Thanks to Death Cab for Cutie, everyone stops at the famous Bixby Canyon Bridge, which might as well be renamed to Instagram Point. I also didn’t have time for a hike anywhere due to me being on a time crunch. (You never want to be stuck driving on the twisty turns at night.) I pulled over on a spot where it wasn’t too crowded, but it had some space to get cars in and out off the view point. I noticed a guy who had an easel all set up, and paintings propped up for sale in his mobile art gallery. The painters name was Barry Howard, a local artist to Big Sur. This scenic view point which was looking over the ocean with its jagged rock cliffs, well this was his office. He sold his beautiful paintings of the sea out of his van that was similar to mine. We had van dwelling conversations, art inspirations and what it really means how to feel to live. He brought up one of his favorite quotes by Bob Dylan - “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” - I couldn’t agree more with Barry’s perspective and Bob Dylans words of wisdom.
April 6th 2019
It’s time to stop and smell the newly bloomed California flowers
I arrived in the familiar Bay Area and have made my ever more familiar pit stopped at my friend’s place in Alameda. Tomorrow I get a break from being on the road and have a day of rest here. I have driven nearly 900 miles in the last 3 days, but what really gets me is this - not once have I ever been in a real life threatening accident with Stan. For as long as I have been on the road I have never been injured or even a part of a vehicle collision or accident. I feel like it might partially because i’m a badass women driver who pays attention to all surroundings. I’m stopping here so I can stop and smell the newly bloomed California flowers, even just for a night.
April 5th 2019
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
It’s nice coming down the coast again and seeing some of my old pals. This friend of mind is Eamonn. Over 6 years ago now and it only took me a few days to say his name right and years to come to spell it correctly. We have known each other before the days of my travelin’ ways. I love these times when I get to spend it with people I call life long friends. Especially the times when I really try to get Eamonn to do photoshoots with me and at first he is not into it, but always ends up of having a good time by the end. Like when he turns the photoshoot on me and he is able to capture me too. He is one of my most solid friends out there. We have stories to tell from Seattle, L.A., Oakland, Joshua Tree and to the last couple years in Arcata.
April 4th 2019
I often come to this house in Eugene when I am passing through. This is usually going North to Seattle or like this time, South towards Portland. This family is the most colorful family I know, and I love them for it. I even tell people that when I pas Eugene I always make it a point to see my Eugene family. They always invite me with open arms into their house, which also feels like a family character on it's own, because filled with art made from everyone. I am so grateful for these familiar places that I have been welcomes in, over and over again.
April 3rd 2019
Love the wine you’re with
It’s my last night in Seattle for awhile. I’m allowing myself a glass of wine and my own company before I go spend a lot of time with copious amounts of people. Honestly... I don’t know how long it will be until I’m back here. It could be a month, it could be 2... it could be forever. I’m giving myself a date night alone. Last night to ponder on what has happened here in the last few weeks.
April 2nd 2019
Leaving the comfort zone. — Finding my soul
Tonight I was struggling to leave my friends comfy apartment. I knew I didn’t have anything to take photos of yet, but it was still on the list. I had the place all to myself and I was enjoying my last day of real relaxation. I really just felt like being lazy and find something around the apartment to snap, maybe give it little effort for this night, for this photo, for this writing, BUT something in me told me to get out of the house and to just go for it. Get out of my comfort zone. There was going to be something I would see that would catch my attention, but I didn’t know what. After strolling under the night lights to the market, all the way down to the waterfront and back up, yes I had the photos, but not the story. (Other than the two homeless people doing it doggie style half way out of their tent). As I was walking back something else caught my eye in an alleyway - it was a photoshoot of some kind. I stopped and looked for about 30 seconds before I took the courage to walk down the alley and ask this group of five about what they were shooting. I usually don’t stop and ask about what is going on when I see that many cameras and that many people while they are doing their thing, but this time I felt like this project of my own had pushed me to do that.
I was greeted with smiles, gotta talk shop about photography, geek out on gear and shoot with these friends who drove up to Seattle from Olympia to do a night shooting adventure together. We walked around for a bit to do scout out some spots where we could all shoot together for a minute. Another alley, shit lightening, a wind tunnel and a soap spraying street cleaning truck kinda ruined plans for a smoke bomb effect we were hoping to light up, but that didn’t stop us from getting out of the comfort zone.
April 1st 2019
April 1st and I didn’t get fooled, not even once! I was able to re-visit someone who was once so special in my life, we got to talk about what is next and what the future holds. We choose to do this at one of my most favorite restaurants to dine in at (Voulas offshore cafe!). Eating at the best breakfast in all of Seattle while catching up with some of my favorite cooks in the biz gives me a boost of feeling like a real Seattlite when I’m here.
On top of all this, this handy guy unexpectedly fixed a couple things on my van before dipping out. I was SO stoked about this. Considering I thought this fix was going to cost me money I don’t have - I didn’t think it was worth bringing up. However, before I left that parking lot Stan was in better shape then before when I pulled in.
Before leaving I felt it was time to go sit next to the water for a bit alone and enjoy the sun and think of all what I am grateful for here in my Seattle life. My friends and community makes me feel so full that it’s always hard to leave it behind when I do.