Digital Watercolor Commission // Illustration of @ourvieadventures ♥️
This is Cees and Madison’s 1989 Toyota Odyssey: "Vie is the name of our RV - get it? Our Vie. Haha most of you already got that a long time ago. But, Vie also means ‘life’ in French ... Woah triple pun 🤯"⠀
// Commission an illustration of your breakawaylife (link in bio)✨ view more art → @tanjab.illus 🎨 //
Link in Bio. Had the privilege to teach this young girl why it’s important to save for herself first rather than giving her salary to her parents - Thank you @indianwomenblog for the opportunity to educate these young girls and guide them to become #unconventionallyminded ..
Since we have set the car higher I have a hard time not to cringe when looking at older photos of our van.🙈 But this very rare photo of a gorgeous summerday when the snow covered the mountaintops helps lighten the cringe! 😂 Swipe to see the imrovement! → → →
↟ TALE NR 199⠀
TODAYS TALE IS ABOUT @modifeye⠀
Part 2/3 ⋅ Break Away Tale⠀
Hey there! My name is Nathan and I'm a professional photographer and photo manipulator. ⠀
For years I've dreamed of creating a studio that I can travel around with to remote locations, go on adventures and still be able to complete my unique photography projects. It was a fun idea but I never developed an action plan and truthfully never thought I'd be able to actually do it. ⠀
Until last winter. At this time I found out my dad was having a kidney transplant that would free him from daily dialysis treatments, the best Christmas gift you could imagine. I quit my job and moved back in with my parents to help support my mom, take care of the house and be there as my dad recovered. ⠀
As time went on and my father got better, I was left with nothing but time on my hands. This was a window of opportunity I couldn't ignore. So I decided to go for it and buy a short bus!⠀
After months of searching and test driving, I landed myself a beautiful 2006 Ford E450 at a great price. I am so thrilled to share my cozy and fully functional mobile studio! There is a kitchen, dining booth, pull out couch, a work station and portable photography set for shooting smaller objects (I do not live in it full time).⠀
It's been an incredible year and I cant wait to start using the studio for my projects in 2019!⠀
I will be driving to British Columbia in the near future where I will be working for the next several months on a bunch of awesome projects! I'd be delighted if you followed along the adventure! Feel free to ask my anything about my build or photography! :) cheers!⠀
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➯ Join the BreakAwayers Community - Link in Bio⠀
✰ Use #breakawaytales for story-shoutouts and features
Hi!! This our very first introduction post 🙋♂️🙋♀️.
We are so happy and grateful to have 200 people following along on our log cabin journey 🏡. Welcome! Glad you are here!
We are Gabe @skinnergy and Cristina @cristinamcgee and we are currently in the process of renovating our ~220 year old, pioneer log cabin in Virginia. To include things like: insulation, metal lath, chinking, plaster, tiling, drywall, lime paint, hemp oil, floor restoration, kitchen install, window restoration and the occasional fortification against mice 🐀 and snakes 🐍.
We are in our second year of renovation which we do in our spare time, since we both work full-time jobs. Gabe has his own strength and rehabilitation business 💪🏋️♂️ (very exciting) and Cristina works for the government 👩💻 (somewhat less exciting).
We went into this project having absolutely no experience with log homes. Gabe had no renovation or construction experience at all. Cristina had completed several home projects but nothing as challenging this cabin. Needless to say the learning curve has been steep 🧗♀️😂.
We would love to hear from you! If you have questions, please ask. If there is something that you would like more explanation of, we would be happy to share. If there is something you would like to see more of, just let us know 😀!
Also stay tuned 📺 for our YouTube channel, where we will share more about plastering as we work our way to complete the loft ceiling. We will be sharing as soon as it is ready!
Being yourself is sooooooooooooo overrated... or is it? .
When I was a little girl I was encouraged to “be myself” so I wore a rainbow dress, put flowers in my un-brushed hair, threw freshly boiled spaghetti on the wall to watch it stick in funny shapes and ran in the grass barefooted until lighting bugs came out. .
Once I hit those awkward teenage years all of that freedom changed and all I wanted was to escape my own skin and be someone else. I had braces, crushes on guys I wanted to impress and my body was changing in more ways than I could keep up with. .
To make things worse the beauty industry messaging started kicking in. You know all of those glossy photoshopped magazine covers at the super market staring me down selling me the perfect body, lifestyle, clothing and makeup, telling me that I was not good enough, pretty enough or skinny enough. .
At some point in my teenage years I started trying to be what I saw on the magazines and lost the idea of being myself. I started conforming .
And then one day in college it hit me, the western world is set up to churn out people that are the same. We are pushed through a similar education process taught to get a secure 9-5 job with a husband/wife in a suburban house with 2 kids and retire at 60 and then go see the world .
This idea of conformity shook me to the core and on that day I woke up. .
I woke up to what “being yourself” really meant. I found that at a young age we are being primed to conform and that the world wants us to be uniform. For a small time during childhood it’s okay to truly be yourself because it is not a threat to the system of society. .
On that day I committed to following my ❤️(at all cost) and I became free from the bull-$h*t and started living the unconventional life I always wanted to live. .
So yeah, I would say “finding yourself” is very important because at one point when you were young you were “you”, you were true. .
Somehow along the way with society telling you that your not good enough you get lost in the chase. (I know I did) But the truth is when you get quiet your heart will guide you home and you will be yourself standing in your light. Shine ON✨ 📸 @mywildhaven
Dustin and Naomi quit their jobs, sold all their things, and hit the road: "We traded our desk chairs for hammocks, our briefcases for backpacks. We’re digital nomads, exploring a life of minimalism and sustainability, constantly reevaluating and redefining what’s important to us."⠀
Digital Watercolor Commission // Illustration of @irietoaurora⠀⠀
Tanja, one of the creators of the breakawaytribe paints digital commissions of your van, tinyhouse or other breakaway lifestyle - View them on her instagram account: @tanjab.illus 🖼⠀Swipe right to see the original photo → → →⠀
// Illustrations can be purchased on our website breakawaytribe.com (link in bio) Be one of the first 5 to purchase a commission and you'll get a 20% discount! Use this discount code at checkout: OPENING-DISCOUNT // ⠀
Since the past year I have worked towards becoming a fulltime digital nomad. I have lived nomadically since 2012, and have until now financed my livelihood as a waitress and ticketbooth seller. But in the recent year I have created the @breakawaytribe, built a website, took online courses and done alot of pratice in painting and editing. Lennart has been supporting the both of us in that time. I am forever greatful for his encouragement and patience! 💙💙💙⠀
I've dreamed of becoming an artist since I was 12 years old, when I started using Photoshop - that now marks half my life! Creating illustrations and other designs has been my passion ever since. 👩🏻🎨 Now I hope to earn money with what I love doing most!🖼⠀swipe right to see what kind of commissions I create → → →⠀
Me and Lenny have launched the breakawaytribe website, which among other things has a shop section, where my commission work can be purchased. (link in bio)👩💻⠀
All of my products are digital artworks, which have a watercolor style.⠀
I share my work on my art instagam @tanjab.illus 🎨
✨ Today is a very special day! ✨ ⠀
For three big reasons! Swipe right! → → → ⠀
1️⃣ @breakawaydiaries has now more than 20k followers! We want to thank all you awesome breakawayers for your support! 🧡⠀
2️⃣ We have officialy launched the breakawaytribe website!! 🍾(Link in Bio) 👩💻⠀
3️⃣ Tanja, one of the creators of the breakawaytribe, will now paint digital commissions of your van, tinyhouse or other breakaway lifestyle - View them on her instagram account: @tanjab.illus 🖼⠀
// Illustrations can be purchased on our website breakawaytribe.com. Be one of the first 5 to purchase a commission and you'll get a 20% discount! Use this discount code at checkout: OPENING-DISCOUNT // ⠀
📷 Photo by @letmetravelmore
When I was a kid, I was desperate to belong. Yet, the things I loved and the things that truly spoke to me were just not ever the super popular things. I love to study, explore, dig into music, world travel, not “normal” jobs, parenting, tattoos, rock climbing, that crazy business I have 😉, and do what sometimes seems unconventional. With time and maturity, I’ve grown to embrace NOT being part of the majority. My business gave me the confidence to embrace the most authentic version of myself and seek others that also blaze their own trail.
I’ve never been so happy to be, as my friend and colleague states, a mercenary of sorts! Here’s to always being confident in exactly who I am and what I want. 👊🏻 #blazeyourowntrail#notthemajority#unconventionallyminded#texaspanhandlegirl#experiencesnotthings#threadbaregypsysoul#donnakaye
it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous? .
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you. .
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us. .
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others. —Marianne Williamson