Maybe it’s because I don’t think we will live in Guatemala forever, or because I am obsessed with catching poignant and magical shots with my camera (phone), but I do feel like I am ever-ready on the look out for what’s around me and this keeps me aware and awake. I think that is something that makes traveling so unique – we are pushed out of our norms enough to notice things we may otherwise miss simply because we are in a new environment. These things suddenly become more apparent and therefore more thrilling or inspiring. Often, when we are in our comfort zones, at home, in a rut or a tired routine, it’s harder to seek out the inspiring. Somehow though, after five years of living abroad between Panama and Guatemala, I still feel that invigorating sense of wonder within the environments around me on regular basis. This is one resounding reason that I love living in another country. It seems to keep me present, alive, and conscientious.
It is from this place of presence and inspiration that my creativity has been sparked and how LUNA*ZORRO came to be. LUNA*ZORRO springs not just from my love of brilliant Guatemalan textiles, but from the stories that unfold from within those handwoven textiles – of the women who weave them and how they have become a part of my life and my creative work.
It is a thrill to imagine all that lies ahead for LUNA*ZORRO – the designs, the relationships, the growth, the evolution, the beauty, and the process. It’s already the beginning of something beautiful.