Dreams have an odd ability to dictate how we feel in a day; they hold a strange power over our subconscious being.
As a little kid I struggled with the world of my dreams. They were often full of fearful images and worlds I did not care to return to.... One day while walking through a shop on Mackinaw Island I saw a dream catcher, I was fascinated by it... how did something that was so full of holes catch your dreams?
It is believed in Native american culture that the night winds carry dreams, both good and bad. The tangled web of the dream catcher entraps the bad dreams, allowing the good dreams to pass through the center. The good dreams are then able to travel through the feathers, delivering sweet dreams to those below. Beautiful isn't it?
When I stumbled upon Volcanic Moon I knew I had found something special. These minimalist dreamcatchers are too perfect for words! Hannah had crafts each, perfectly simple, dream catcher and infuses them with Reiki energy for an added layer of good juju. Not only are they good for your dreams, they look absolutely stunning hanging in your home. Needless to say I immediately contacted Hannah about getting my own and being that I thought them so charming, I wanted to share them with you!
Ladies and gents, I present, Hannah of Volcanic Moon-
Could you please introduce yourself and tell us what it is that you do-
Hi! I’m Hannah and my business is called Volcanic Moon. I make minimalist dreamcatchers infused with Reiki energy. I try to source the most sustainable materials possible, and I am starting a new initiative where I will donate a portion of all my proceeds to different charities.
When and why did you start making dreamcatchers?
I launched my website about 6 weeks ago but I have been dreaming about this for a long time. I’ve always loved dreamcatchers and about a year ago, I was reading a book about sacred geometry and I was so inspired that I put it down and spontaneously sketched a geometric, minimalist dreamcatcher. At the time, I didn’t realize what would come out of it but I couldn’t let go of the idea. I was working in the architecture and interior design industry- I had a demanding but incredible job. I got to be very creative and design all sorts of things- interiors, exteriors, furniture, lighting, door handles, even bannisters. I loved the creativity but I spent nearly 7 days a week in front of a computer all day and I didn’t feel that was good for my health. I wanted to do something with my hands. I wanted to make things. I wanted to put my Reiki certification to use. I couldn’t stop thinking about these minimalist dreamcatchers so I decided to take a risk and turn my sketches into a reality.
Do you have a crystal that you are particularly drawn to?
So many, but I bought a beautiful quartz geode from a man in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. From the outside it looks like an ordinary rock, but it splits into two pieces and the inside is just full of tiny crystals. I kept one half and gave the other half to my mama.
Where are you based out of?
Kansas City, but I am headed to California soon.
Do you listen to music or podcasts while you create the dream catchers?
Always. My favorite music is my boyfriend playing guitar.
Are you a coffee or tea person?
I’m a big fan of yerba maté tea. I love the taste of coffee but it makes my hands shake!
Little life luxury you can't live without?
What do you do when you aren't creating custom creations for Volcanic Moon?
I hang out with my family. I’ve lived in/traveled to a lot of different places over the last few years and it’s a luxury to be able to spend time with them…I’m soaking it up before I head off again.
Best piece of advice you ever received?
A few years ago I was nervous to meet an important client for the first time. My grandpa told me, just be yourself, don’t put on any airs, and you’ll be fine. That advice has gotten me through a lot.
What does your creative process look like?
When I am trying to fall asleep at night, I get a flood of ideas. It’s like my brain only turns on between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00 am.
Have you always been an avid dreamer? If so do you have a favorite dream from your childhood?
That’s a great question. I’m going to go with my daydreams because these are the ones I remember- I wanted to be a lot of things growing up, and I went through an astronaut phase. I made a spaceship “fort” in my room…I still think it would be incredible to go to outer space someday.
And finally, what are you most excited for in 2015?
To get married, continue doing what I love, and follow through on some projects that are still dreams in my head…stay tuned!
What do you dream about? Do your hopes shine through? Do your worries plague your sleep? The night air is full of possibility, perhaps you should hang a dream catcher above your bed to channel the potential of the night skies.
Thank you Hannah for taking the time to chat, I look forward to seeing what you come out with next!
*top photo by yours truly, bottom images provided by Volcanic Moon