"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world..." Lin Yu-T'ang

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Soul Flight

"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings." ~William Blake

I've been into blues lately. The color of the ocean, representing water, consciousness, soul. The color of the throat chakra: communication, expression. Calming, peaceful, flowing, beautiful blues.

I made this piece for my grandma who is 98 years old. She is beautiful, courageous, strong, hard-working, independent and loving. She has faced many adversities and not only survived, but thrived. She is the person in my family who showed me an open-hearted love and strength. I don't get to see her very often as we live in different states and I always miss her, but I love our talks on the phone. She has always been my hero.

A few years ago, she was featured in her local paper in an article honoring her for her number of years of volunteer work and support of her community. She is not much of an advice giver but was quoted as saying, "No one should ever be bored. There is always something to do."

Here's to you, Grandma.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

What Keeps You From Doing Your Work?

This was made as a special order for an Etsy customer. I had so much fun doing her series. My favorite thing is to work with someone's personality and intentions to create an art piece that speaks their soul and helps to create the kind of life they want to create. She chose great quotes to work with which was inspiring to me as well.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Santa Cruz

My new home is located just inland from Santa Cruz. I haven't been there since the tsunami damaged the harbor there, but here are a few pictures that I took just a month ago.

Thinking of you, Japan.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write
if [she] is to be ultimately at peace with [herself]."
~Abraham Maslow