Sunday, November 27, 2011


i woke up in my clothes
realizing i had come home and dropped dead tired
the bed open from leaving to see my son this past thanksgiving.

walking yesterday while at lunch
listening to Hearing Voices: Native America
I found myself once again moving into my body

knowing i am who i am
knowing i am split between sea and mountain
a great river flowing

i feel finished with a work i do and did to support my life and my sons.

they are making their own way.

i must make my own.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

my voice - part 2 (Occupy)

I would be negligent without mentioning another area of extreme importance to me and another area making a great impact on my thinking and creativity these days: Occupy the world.

It goes in hand and hand with being a parent of a new marine, his choice, one i support for his happiness, one i find in conflict with my belief in passivity and peace.

So... occupy the streets, use your voice for the many ... I saw so many videos tonight on my art page newsfeed at facebook, i thought, wow, i need an "occupy" page... no... i just need to post them here to feel I've voiced my concerns.

Here are a few compelling ones:

I first listened to this :

and found his Occupy Aloha after...

be not afraid... i know it... i have been too, but i am not anymore...

A musician took a stand at last night's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gala, which was attended President Obama and a slew of world leaders.

Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who has performed at the White House, wore a shirt that read "Occupy With Aloha" and played a song inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests.

"We'll occupy the streets, we'll occupy the courts, we'll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few," he sang at the Wakiki event. "The time has come for us to voice our rage."

The tune, "We Are the Many", ran for 45 minutes long.

From L.A., CA:

The Last Straw: Bank Transfer Day at Occupy LA

from Frankfurt:

Rede von Georg Schramm auf der Kundgebung. Vorher hatten ca. 8000 Menschen das Bankenviertel von Frankfurt a.Main umzingelt. Zeitgleich kreisten in Berlin Tausende die Regierungsgebäude ein. Aktionen mit der Occupy-Bewegung. Forderungen an die Regierung den systemischen Fehlern mit konkreten Reformen zu Begegnen: Steuerreform, Finanztransaktionssteuer, New Deal, Geldreform, Sozial-Reform, Demokratie Jetzt!

for my italian friends:

for my french friends

Saturday, November 12, 2011


what is voice?

wow, it's been a long time since i allowed myself time to really hear my creative voice.

long days where my focus has been in places that feel important, but in the long run are very draining.

I listened to DW Wilson several weeks back, and listened to it several times because he resonated so closely to how i feel or what i feel is important in creating.

My new series based on my trip to europe exactly a year ago this week, is the only thing right now I'm focusing on creatively.

I have only one or two drawings i want to do before the end of the year, but the new series is entirely where my focus is.

I have been reading about painters, photographers, and will review my images from the trip, specifically 3 areas. Paris, Honfleur and the streets of Florence. Rome will be available for reflection, but I know for sure there are several images I will focus on from that trip.

Wilson talks about his voice, and how he doesn't begin with knowledge of where his story will take him, likewise, I begin my work only with a few thoughts and inspirations and allow for the work to inform the finished piece.

He talks too about studying the masters. I normally don't do a lot of looking at work before beginning a body of work, but for this one I decided to allow myself some immersion into the painters that inspire me and have painted these places.

Study takes place over a chunk of time, and I constantly am looking at work from many artists, painters, sculptors, photographers and musicians, poets and authors.. dancers too.. all art and artists inform me. At least the ones that I like and tend to review over and over.

Listen to DW Wilson, then listen again, he speaks quickly, but he has a lot of great insight.