Trying to Change the World


Heyyyy ;D I'm Ria.
I'm an environmentalist, "upcycling artist" as I like to call it, and a raging festy lover <3 Well, I'm not so much of a rager I guess, I just like to sit in nature and listen to amazing music with amazing people. xD Here's my etsy shop, which I try to use as a recycling/upcycling tool: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ria13. I'm also an activist of sorts, and attempt to use social media as a tool for activism and education.

Ask me anything

ria13 →

Starting today you can use the code L4BORD4Y for 10% off in my etsy shop until next tuesday. ^.^

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Etsy Promo Schtuff →

So idk if I have many etsy shopowner followers, but if so you should try this! You can get one free promo credit and it works really well, and there is no obligation to buy more so there isnt anything to lose. ^.^

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I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
— Tracee Ellis Ross (via wordsthat-speak)

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bronwynllewellyn:

chlorodream:

lady-of-redemption:

He did it. He actually managed to describe how it feels to live with depression and suicidal tendencies.

this is really, really important

I NEED TO SHOW THIS TO MY MOTHER BECAUSE SHE IS IN 100% DENIAL OF MY CONDITION

Holy shit. Yeah, pretty much.

o:

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Working with what you have

As I was preparing for Gratifly yesterday, painting my CD ornaments to hang in the woods of Avalon, I realized I was doing the work that I was meant to do. I painted those old CDs with love, using acrylic paints that I had basically received as gifts and donations from friends, rather than having bought the paints new. I often pour too much paint for what I need for a particular design, and then feel the need to use up every bit of that paint if I can so that it is not wasted. So ultimately my art is not created through something I envision from the get-go, but is merely a process of working with what I have. I think that is absolutely wonderful, because these days I am distressed by the waste we burn through. I will continue trying to discipline myself and inspire myself through what I feel is one of the biggest lessons we all need to learn right now, and one I know will resonate throughout Gratifly and other festivals like it: Work with what you have.

Gratifly family, I can wait to spend the weekend with you. If you see CD shaped art pieces spinning in the wind, know that they are for you!! <3

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Gratifly is creeping up on me, I cannot believe how distracted I have been. I look back fondly on the memories I made almost a year ago with these amazing people at the first Gratifly. I dove into a life-changing experience, having no clue what I was doing and honestly being confused about everything in my life. I cannot wait to revisit this festival with a more focused and open mind, eager to learn, in a few weeks<3

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nirvanic-shrines:

dryadgoddess:

Whenever I want to disappear and wish I was no longer part of this earth I go to nature. Gradient desert sunsets and bright moons make me grateful that I am still alive… Because when everything hurts and people let you down the moon and stars will still be there for you (at In The Middle Of No Where)

☪ॐ❂

nirvanic-shrines:

dryadgoddess:

Whenever I want to disappear and wish I was no longer part of this earth I go to nature. Gradient desert sunsets and bright moons make me grateful that I am still alive… Because when everything hurts and people let you down the moon and stars will still be there for you (at In The Middle Of No Where)

☪ॐ❂

Source: dryadgoddess

Purple Hatters Ball Music Festival Spinner Hat Lapel Pin →

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I’ve been hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I admire my heart for that.
— (via kathviloria)

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