Friday, October 4, 2019

Courage to fly...

“And the day came
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk it took
to blossom”

Anais Nin

Monday, September 9, 2019

Becoming a Grandmother...

I truly believe art is life and becoming a Grandmother is a definitive artform.
In her book "Becoming Grandma" Lesley Stahl writes about growing a whole new chamber in her heart, to being swooned and elated while holding her new granddaughter in her arms. It truly resonated with me, it explained the bond I feel when I hold my grandson in my arms. I do not want to let go. I feel his heart, watch him wrap his little fingers over mine and it is like the Buddha says, achieving a state of contentment, love and gratitude. (Photo courtesy of Juli Gonzalez)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A new day...

Light filtering through the window
Pat pat up the stairs
Big black nose approaching
Then it comes...
Big lick across the face
Announcing it's a new day

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


...the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.
I recently saw the incredibly powerful movie "Maiden" relating the story of "Tracy Edwards" a young woman that pulled an all women crew to sail the Whitbred Round the World Race in 1990 (33,000 miles). Until that year women were not allowed to participate in this race. She fought against all odds, found funding for her venture and completed the race. Even though they did not win the race, they did win two sections and they brought thousands of people out of their homes to greet them at the end of the race. She and her crew made a difference, from that year on, women were allowed to participate in the Race.

Baby steps, when you think about the fact that we are still fighting for equality in 2019.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Gracious grasses.

Bright light between
The vertical lines
Of the most beautiful
Creamy maize grasses
Moved softly aside
As we walked down the path
With Rey and Bambina
The backlit vision of them
Was breathtaking
The nature of their softness
The grace of their movement
All in perfect synchrony

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Surface Matters

I remember one of my Design teachers giving us an assignment which had to do with creating a textural board that would give information on shape, form and feel to a blind person. After we all turned in our projects, he proceeded to critique the work by blindfolding himself and going on a sensory trip through our work. Back to one of our first learned languages being the touch of our Mother's skin we learn to develop this sense. Nature helps by guiding us, through a world of textures starting with the bark of a tree, or the smoothness or roughness of a rock. In my heart I feel that texture marks the layers of time, like the layers of the earth marking the impact of weather patterns through time. It shapes the surface into something rich with history.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

What is Love?

Love can be represented in many ways. With a simple gift or a kind gesture, by listening, making love, taking care of someone, making a loving call, cooking a meal, sharing a moment and the list goes on. A good thing that there are so many ways to show love. But when it comes to being the one on the receiving end... selfishly all we want is to be number one in the eyes of the one we love.