Brilliant Resilience in My Drawers

Brilliant Resilience in My Drawers

Today’s post from What’s in My Drawers is a post election response to the state of affairs we are facing as a nation, and in the world at large. Koi fish have a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by their ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. In the winter, when the temperature drops, […]

Playing Koi

Playing Koi

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. Jonathan Winters Often there seems to be a push/ pull in my psyche; Go for it vs. Allow life to happen. After my first cancer diagnosis in 2002, a good friend said that this was an opportunity to take time from my high energy ambitious […]

Finding Beauty in a Box

Finding Beauty in a Box

Getting Reflection Pond, a recent commissioned diptych (2 panel painting) packed and ready for shipping to Hawaii was an art in itself. While packing and shipping art is something I have done before (just recently sent work to Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu) I opted to hire artist and museum Preparator (a.k.a Art Handler) Stephen Ruszkowski to pack this […]

Yellow Leaf in My Drawers

Yellow Leaf in My Drawers

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu Painting koi intuitively reminds me to let go of resistance and be in the flow. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional and […]

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Duty calls. After living on the North Shore of Oahu for many years, I know that I never need a reason to return to my beloved Hawaii.  However a request and an invite are the impetus for making this current trip. The Request: To be part of the exhibition committee for the Art of Peace, an exhibition and silent auction to […]

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