Elaine

Elaine

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Meet Elaine:
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I gravitate towards unique and comfortable clothing that is made with regard to sustainable and ethical production practices. I love the bold, the intricate, and the eccentric! 
Q: What are you currently inspired by?  
A: Nature, Jazz, the quilts made by the women of Gee's Bend, children's art, great artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Alicia McCarthy, Anne Truitt, and Miyoko Ito, as well as the teachings of Alan Watts, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle. 
Q: What brands or products do you love at Rare Bird?
 
A: I especially love the handmade clothing (particularly pieces by ASA, Mira Blackman, and Jenny Lemons) for their unique and one-of-a-kind quality. Also, I love that all of the self-care brands represented at Rare Bird emphasize a holistic approach to well-being. Some of my favorite self-care products at Rare Bird are the Ayurvedic products made by PAAVANI, the soy candles made by Elika Sage, and the aromatherapy sprays by White Sage Wellness. 
Q: Do you have an artistic practice? &/OR What are you currently creating?
A: I am a multimedia artist working primarily in the mediums of painting and fiber. 
Q: What are you doing when you're not at Rare Bird?
A: When I'm not at Rare Bird you can most likely find me making art in my studio or hiking with my pups in the Oakland hills. 
Q: What is your favorite quote / motto / song / proverb ?
A: "By compassion one can be brave." -Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching