“If You’re Not Loving…”

You’re Not Living If You’re Not Loving …

… yourself more than someone else
… laughing at your own silly mistakes
… the lovely process that is self-growth
… looking back and learning from your past
… the people who show you real emotions
… spending time alone and thinking clearly
… meditating in whatever way you see fit
… this precious time on earth
… your real true self

Flower Bombs

Flower Bombs was my design partners, Arlene Delgado, thesis project for her last quarter at the Miami Institute of Art and Design. She decided to explore the world of guerrilla art with the idea of sending out positive karmic vibes in the form of different typographic collateral. Together, we went out into the Wynwood Art District and posted these messages all over using environmentally friendly wheat paste. Our friend Sindy Perez took these shots. Arlene was very happy with the results, as was I. Some of these posters are available for download. Feel free to print and post in your hometown. And make sure to email Arlene a picture. Spread the positivity and explore the karma of design.

The Holstee Manifesto

Miami Sunset

Cheers to a Beautiful City and a Beautiful Life
It truly is All a blessing

Photo by Giuliano Bonopaladino

A Little Bit About Me, The Bull :)

(April 20 – May 20) Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game… Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it’s the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.

It’s the Bull that serves as the Taurus’s mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesn’t start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it’s that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish line, they’ll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do, you’d need some goodies, too.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, a lovely goddess who didn’t deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taurus has pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it’s in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurus-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren’t interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one that includes a partner and a stable relationship.

Taurus values harmony in their personal lives, so they’ll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull’s penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, Taurus’ are true romantics and loyal to the core.

The great strength of Taurus is in their stability, loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they so fervently crave?

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Read more about Taurus and Your Own Sign’s Horoscope at: http://www.astrology.com/