Author, Photographer and Videographer at EYE AM
What were you doing before traveling?
EYE ran my own business in Cape Town, South Africa teaching a music and movement program to children aged 3 months - 7 years old. Through play, movement and exploration they learnt essential life skills whilst having fun, the way learning should be :-)
When EYE travel EYE look through the eyes of a child. Eyes that glow from excitement, curiosity and exploration. EYE AM a real adventurous girl, one who loves hopping onto a scooter and taking the road less traveled. EYE love getting lost because that is normally when EYE find little hidden gems that take me on a whole different journey than your typical tourist attractions. EYE love meeting new people and hearing about their journey's in life, there is all-ways something beauty-full to take from every encounter with fellow travelers.
Through my own experience EYE have come to believe and real eyes that one can only truly find yourself and the artist you once were by stepping out of the box. For when you step outside of the box and not only think outside of the box you step out of that place you were formed, moulded, controlled and manipulated to fit into the production line and fit into a box where creativity, originality, curiosity, QUESTions and adventure was not 'well-come'. A place where those magical qualities were frowned upon and silenced by others' fears and negativity. When you travel and take the road less traveled it 'IN-courages' you to take back your power, it reminds you that you are the one you have been waiting for and that your dreams and talents are still there patiently waiting for your return home, home to the place you never left - LOVE. EYE believe our imagination is like paint and our thoughts are like the paintbrush, when we are able to remember this we take back our power and paint on our own blank canvas we get everyday where WE create our own reality and not that of the media.
When you travel you meet others' that too have taken the leap of faith and courage to live a life that was worth living for. A life where they are able to express themselves through play, creativity and YOU-niquness. It sure is the road less traveled and therefore you do find moments where you are afraid of the unknown, afraid of where your next months rent will come from or where this road will lead you. But it is in the letting go that you allow the Universe to take over, and take you on magic carpet ride to a whole new world. A dazzling place you never knew, for way up here it's crystal clear that now EYE AM in a whole new world with you. With fellow travelers who shift, shuffle and twist their way from fear to love and who are being the Warriors, Hero's and Avatars that we came here to be.
What are you working on right now?
Currently EYE AM working on my second book, EYE AM THE UNI VERSE which will launch March or April this year. EYE AM also working on my first children's book series called EYE AM Jack. Jack is my spaniel, my companion, my guardian angel my travel buddy! We have been traveling together from South Africa to Thailand and will continue our journey together today, tomorrow and ALL-ways.My books are aimed at our inner child, whom sadly has been numbed by Antibiotics, a metaphor for the Anti-Truth that we have been spoon fed which left our inner child numb and loss of zest for life. The books are half hand written and half printed which is a metaphor for finding our balance between going back to basics and making use of technology.
What motivates you?
Since EYE was a little girl EYE have always had a desire to help people and to shower them with love, unconditional love. My journey with EYE AM offers me everything EYE have ever dreamed of. EYE have always IN-joyed making gifts instead of buying a mass produced product, for me that is the greatest gift... receiving someone's energy, time and love is priceless. My hand made books offer me that satisfaction of creating something beauty-full from scratch and sharing basic simple truths to help humanity shift, shuffle and dance their way from fear to love. This journey allows me to go anywhere in the world and still be able to create because my passion goes wherever EYE go and so EYE AM able to travel and play today, tomorrow and all-ways.
What are your dreams for the future?
My dreams are to continue writing more books but also expanding in reaching out to our youth. Traveling around the world and hosting gatherings where EYE can 'rap' and 'hip hop' down to their level, remembering what a full time job it was to be a teenager. The frustration of not being understood as their childhood trauma haunt them when they are teens and then gets labeled as being 'rebellious'. It is my desire to empower our Youth and help them set themselves free from history, his story and her story and giving them tools to remember that they are here to create their story. EYE also want to reach to our toddlers and create children's books with valuable life lessons that their dear friend, Jack a very happy and loving Spaniel will teach them through his curiosity and playfulness for life.