Dakini Studios is a female-run art studio based just outside of Austin, TX and an online shop of original art, high quality home goods and specially curated finds for body, mind and spirit.
We love finding the best goods and products for ourselves, our homes, our friends and family and we've curated all our favorites here. Gifting is a powerful love language and we are passionate about spreading the word on items that make for thoughtful and meaningful gifts. In our selection of offerings, we try to focus on finding goods that fall under one or more of the following categories: handmade, sustainably made, organic, in support of small businesses and/or women owned businesses, in support of artists, etc.
Katie Elliott: I'm a visual person with a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature, for color, for the perfect still life, for the light during the golden hour. By way of art, I love oil painting, printmaking, collage, sewing and hand dyeing fabrics with indigo and other natural dyes. My other joys include travel, hiking, reading, yoga and meditation. I'm also a proud member of the Yoga with Adriene / Find What Feels Good team, helping to share and promote a love of yoga.
Giving Back: We love spreading the word of small businesses, artists and goods created with love and with Mama Earth in mind. We donate a portion of net profits to support small business owners in 3rd world countries via Kiva. Feel free to join our Dakini Studios lending team here!
The name Dakini Studios, what does it mean?
Dakini energy as the ineffable energy that infuses creativity in every moment.
DAKINI (SANSKRIT): A female messenger of wisdom.
“Dakinis are elusive and playful by nature. The dakini principle stands for the intuitive force. The Tibetan word for dakini, khandro, means “sky-goer” or “space-dancer,” which indicates that these ethereal awakened ones have left the confinements of solid earth and have the vastness of open space to play in. Khandro Rinpoche defines the authentic dakini principle as “a very sharp, brilliant wisdom mind that is uncompromising, honest, with a little bit of wrath.” She is also spoken of as a living woman: she may be a guru on a brocaded throne or a yogini meditating in a remote cave, a powerful teacher of meditation or a guru’s consort teaching directly through her life example. Finally all women are seen as some kind of dakini manifestation.” (via http://www.dakinipower.com/)