On Friday, September 4th, the Inner Beauty Pilgrimage to the Sacred-Ordinary Everywhere launched with a celebration at Larissa King's studio in White River Junction, VT. Larissa & I collaborated to design & assemble 108 Inner Beauty Passports. They have fancy blue-and-gold foil stickers, spike-tape spines, and covers made of postcards - used, old & new. We printed the inside pages on wide-ruled notebook paper, because it tickled us to think of filling in one's passport as a kind of cosmic homework:
During Open Studios, we distributed the passports to visitors, with instructions to write down their own 108 Names - what they'd been called, what they'd called themselves, and what roles they's fulfilled, from the most exalted to the most shameful. In Inner Beauty Land, it's not only Kali & Shiva who have 108 names/aspects: we all do.
I set up a station for Inner Beauty Double Blind Portraits:
...and Larissa built a tremendous Safety Closet, complete with a Closet Monster and instruction cards:
in this moment I am safe
Julie Püttgen is an artist, expressive arts therapist, and meditation teacher.