The Pain that Makes us Aware


You want to feel good, no? Yeah, we all do; and what we do and acquire in order to fulfill our yearning to feel happier! When the discontent that was playing in the background becomes so painful that there is nothing available to assuage the suffering, we get busy with all-consuming projects, we buy new…

Like Love Was Raining


This past weekend I was working on a commissioned silk tie, and while the art was drying, I started cleaning up the studio. I picked up an unfinished painting left over by a student who became disillusioned at her inability to “create what was in [her] head” and I thought…There is so much ink here,…

Adventures in Crumbling Structures


It was on July 9th and on my mother’s birthday that I started working on this painting. The colors showed up while I was meditating, and somehow I knew that it would become a significant creation. I completed it on July 29th, my birthday. As I sat contemplating on a proper title, thoughts of clearing…

Out of the Fog


The gray clouds recede and as the sky clears, brilliant blue hues appear. The fog vanishes at the edge of the world, unveiling an iridescent gold mandala edged by puffy hearts. The steady and pulsating energy at the center of the mandala causes additional hearts to be released spreading into the vastness of space and…

Planting a Garden of Love and Compassion


The painting started with a coral colored ground and as I sat observing the luscious pigment, my chest swelled with joy. I felt a sense of optimism akin to seeing the sun rising over the horizon at the height of summer. Then, a blue second layer invited the fiery orange to dance. It was as if a vast and constantly moving sky was announcing the start of a magnificent day and inviting me and you to play. Lovely celestial…what? Click on http://wp.me/pwP90-Ct

As Above not so Below


Ever thought you were so close, you could almost touch Divinity? Maybe you were meditating; perhaps you were contemplating your present lot in life and felt utter peace and contentment. All is right; you thought… And out of nowhere something changed! While sitting and breathing, you were in bliss, your life was flowing smoothly, you…

A Humbling Retreat


The signs were all there. I slept poorly, I was still tired when I awoke, the studios were in disarray and I had to scramble to clean up and tidy them in time for each class. I began to hide papers for a “later review”, and reviewing didn’t happen. One day I noticed that commissions…

Healing Cloth?


I don’t know why I never thought of it before! Acrylic transparencies and alcohol have been part of my creating toolkit for quite a while now, and seeking more saturated colors, I added acrylic inks to the mix. Without the binder’s presence, the inks’ hues were clearer, brighter and when exposed to alcohol, offered felicitous…

And the Gold Orb?


What is reality? Is it what we are able to see and therefore declare it real? Is it a belief or a fact proven by scientific methods? When I posted a watercolor and ink sketch of a glass vase filled with tulips and daffodils on social media; it got an enormous amount of attention. It…

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…