These old hand stitching tools remind me that life is too short to be on the computer all the time.
MERCY resonates in my heart as I own the harshness with which I judge myself and others in countless minute ways every day.
There was a sweet surrender to the score of the ROAD itself and it's adventures. My traveling partner and I said YES AND to the unexpected.
Innovation is something that happens when there is no instruction manual readily available. Improv Handbook giveaway on OkanArts.com.
Filled with accomplishments and maturity. I'm excited to see where this new found embrace of everything in my life will take me!
It's an interior space that speaks about the confinement of imagination. Installed at the Headlands Center for the Arts, 1998.
Guess where I am? Yes I'm in Paris!
It's as if I've been on a boat for the last year and a half and I've just been dropped off on a new shore in my life. Everything is new. Everything is YES! Many thanks to all who've been on the journey with me.
"Getting older is one of the best things that can happen to a person......see how lucky you're becoming?"
Any special time set aside to be really present with family or friends is a treasured holiday or "holy-day" in my book.
Remembering a geo-psychic, temporary public art project for the city of Durham, NC, that marked the beginning of urban (and personal) renewal.
My improvisational patchwork process is getting a boost from taking an improv theater workshop. It also affirms my deepest values: discovery is the path to freedom, freedom is the path to connection, connection is the path to joy.
The improvisational patchwork process mirrors the re-orientation of bereavement.
This one quilt "Manna" brought in $16,000. I wonder about the power, the extravagant generosity of art to move people and rain bread from heaven.
Eli Leon has over 1000 African-American quilts in the improvisational style and he invited me to his home to see his collection!
The Pinyon smelled so good when I crushed it. I imagined that this is the smell of the heart --of love being released.
There will be no distinction between inside and out when I return to Death Valley. There will be no past or future, only the space of the present.
Like some psychic homeopathic remedy, heart break put me on the path of kindness and compassion, and made me reconsider the evidence of love.
kissing myself with gladness, reveling in my imagination. staying up late, dancing with contentment, welcoming 2013 with an o o o o open heart!
I was chosen to receive the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant! That's $25K! But it's so much more than the money.