The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore*


A few weeks ago I wrote that I was committed to Embracing Grace in my everyday living, and as such I am keenly aware of how my thoughts and emotions, if not acknowledged and integrated, lead to behaviors that are misaligned with my intentions. Such was the case this past weekend when I awoke to…

Be Safe: Stay Grounded, Respect Your Path and Open Your Heart


The latest Door Protector was installed 2 weeks ago and my client reports seeing significant energy shifts in her life.  The movement actually started as soon as she commissioned it. A well respected body-centered psychotherapist and much admired singer and song-writer, Linda M. ordered the sacred art as an important relationship was ending. And in…

Just Watching


Awoke with a sense of deep sadness I could not shake in meditation. Looking for a change in perspective, I considered driving to the beach, sit on the sand and simply watch the waves crash and kiss the sky. Taking in the sheer vastness of such spectacle, hearing the wind catch my wayward thoughts and…

Homage to an Unlikely Arts Advocate


My mother was indeed an unlikely arts advocate. Her formal education ended in the second grade, and it is unclear why she could not continue to attend school. Maybe language, or poverty or both were barriers. Fleeing from Romania’s political upheaval, she arrived in Argentina at age 6 with her seamstress mother and 4 siblings…

What They Did for Love


After a very busy weekend I found myself reflecting on the past weeks’ events and noticed that in my conversations with clients and friends, there was a running theme; women were experiencing transformative awakenings. I also noticed that many of them owned Door Protectors for various lengths of time and some spoke of decisions made…

Embracing Grace


  It is how I create and teach others to create. Embracing Grace is an attitude of openness to the realm of the unknown with innocence and trust. It is also a heightened state of alertness to what is there in the present moment and allows me to discern the motivations behind the choices I…

Is it Mostly About Endings?


  The woman who installed this door protector in her home approximately a month ago wrote that so far, this has been mostly a journey about significant endings. She noticed which relationships or aspects of some of these liaisons drained her energy, and resolved to keep clear boundaries around them. Laura C.  knows that she…

The Arousing Symphony of Spring


Can you feel the excitement this painting conveys? The colors and textures bespeak of Spring, new growth, sunshine, and fun. Its vividness stimulates all the senses sweeping us in an arousing symphony that brings about pure joy and fills out hearts with love. I created this mixed media painting on glass as a sample for…

A Painting as a Master Bedroom Feng Shui Adjustment


  I was privileged to spend ten fabulous days in Carmel, California creating this painting directly on the glass pane, to serve as an energetic adjustment for a master bedroom window located above the master bed. Given the couple’s energies, stylized flowers, yellows, shrimpy rose, teal and a spark of violet were the colors I selected. Windows…

After the End


This painting sat untitled for about month and it followed Perfect Order as part of a series exploring the fluidity of inks, both alcohol-based and acrylic-based. The medium demands full presence and the willingness to trust unexpected surprises as part of the creative process. After several meditation sessions, I began to see implications of an…

The Power to Live a Meaningful Life


A full moon lights up the Wish Granting Jewel Mantra spreading gifts of luminous wisdom on an azure sky and scattering new seeds of growth on fertile rolling hills. A raw aquamarine set on a round mirror helps to wash away past hurts with love, understanding and kindness. As the moon recedes in the horizon,…

It is About Hearing the Heart’s Song


Working on a technique I wanted to teach at one of my Full Day Painting Retreats, this brightly colored acrylic painting seemed to magically appear on the canvas. As it was intended for the morning exercise, I allotted 3 hours and when the bell rang, it was as if I awakened from a dream. I felt…