Hina Luna Blog

  • Inspiration Board: A Visual Diary

    Take a visual journey into Hina Luna’s world of current inspiration — Images, scenes, creations, artworks, and color palettes that feel resonant with the current mood Hina Luna is in.
  • Simple Solstice Rituals for Connecting with the Energies + Elements of Summer

    The wheel of the year, meaning the months and seasons within a year, corresponds with the phases of the moon, directions [north, east, south, and west], and is associated with each of the earthly elements [earth, air, fire, and water]. Here are some simple rituals and practices for connecting with the summer season.
  • Creating Without Attachment To Outcome

    How spending an afternoon painting moons felt like creative rest and reminded me of a gem quote by Pablo Picasso that serves as a reminder for all creative folks.
  • Creative Over-Inspiration | What It Is and What To Do About It

    Maybe you’re like me and have notebooks of scribbled inspirations that if you were to actually pursue them all you’d be busy for lifetimes. It’s not a bad place to be, over-inspired, but it can also be energetically paralyzing. Here are some simple practices from someone who often finds herself creatively over-inspired on how to clarify and simplify your brainstorm of good ideas and decide what to say ‘yes’ to.
  • Seasonal Inspiration | Curating Your Own Picnic Set

    If you’re feeling the call this season to take your meals outdoors and also relish in the joy of having something to thrift for, then consider these inexpensive items for your personally curated dream picnic set...
  • How to Surrender to the Spirit of Creativity.

    I imagine the spirit of creativity as a ready and willing collaborator that is magnetized to the potential of an open vessel, being the heart and mind of you or me or somebody else. Consider your idea as a houseguest, merely a visitor stopping in with hopes for some of your time and attention. This visitor always arrives unannounced and you may not always feel prepared to entertain them. If you’re fluttering about tending to other obligations, your guest may stay for a while but will eventually decide it’s time to show themself out — and you might even be too preoccupied to notice until some time later when you see your guest having tea through your neighbor’s window!... So, in those magic moments, when we suddenly feel filled with or possessed by the spirit of creativity, how do we surrender?
  • Ancestral Influence on Creativity.

    Has someone ever asked you a really good question, a simple question even, that taps into that deep place inside of you and inspires a sudden realization of self or epiphany? Back in November, I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Sera of SunMoon. Sera asked me four, simple yet really good questions about my relationship with Hina Luna and how it overlaps with my relationship to my self, the earth, and the realm of magic. The process of sitting with these questions and allowing the answers to come forth was akin to a time-lapse video of the gentle unfurling of rose petals; layer upon layer opening up to reveal the center, the heart, il cuore. The one in particular that allowed for a deep reflection into what feels like my current overarching wellspring of inspiration was this:
    “How has your ancestry or heritage played into your craft?”
    My answer, this...
  • Sacred Symbology.

    The art of adornment is a primordial, innate desire to collect and to decorate and to express what exists in the deepest parts of us. Certain colors, symbology, and nature allies can together represent our unique stories and become magical tools to support us in this lifetime. What speaks to you?
  • Our Emotional Relationship With Color.

    Color has the magic ability to transport us through space and time. It conjures memories, and response, and conversation, and emotion.
    I have been provoked by the terrain of dry coastal cliffs, by dusk falling over the lush landscape of home, by tinted sky reflecting off horses’ backs, and by the salty tide of the sea. We all, in our unique ways, have experienced the spectrum of color’s energetic effects... Unlike beauty which is subjective to not only a culture and a community but to each individual, our collective responses to color feels mostly united. Is yellow anything but joyful?
  • Inspiration From The Bel Paese.

    Although it is only until recently that I have recognized my ancestors influence on who I am and how I move in this world, their impact has indeed been great and constant and makes up the foundational roots of Hina Luna. And now that I see and feel the thread connecting me to them, I say my thanks by creating and curating beautiful things that both serve and inspire conversation with spirit; things for your body, altar, and home that may even support you in connecting to your own ancestors.