Altering reality!

While in Morocco I did a lot of research… discovering new patterns, colors, textures and any visual inspiration I could find. These discoveries came wrapped in a whole new light as I explored them as an artist. During my stay, spending time with fellow art residents and being introduced to local artisans, artists, designers and crafts people… well let’s …

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Working with a Local Craftsman

Layachi has been working with leather since he was a child. He started at around 9-years-old. He was probably fetching pelts and tea at that age, his hands too small to hold the tools, but no matter he is a MASTER craftsman now, and an amazingly nice guy. While in Tetouan, Morocco in February-March 2016 …

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Seven Sutras Greeting Cards

Every great business, has great partnerships. And we’re always excited about the new developments in our relationship with The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA. After having great success with our hand-finished, individual Sutra panels, we are happy to announce that we are now offering these designs as greeting cards. The series was designed as a limited edition and …

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Experiment to keep it fresh

According to Pema Chödrön, “To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” This speaks to me deeply. Learning new techniques, new processes and new materials keeps my creative engine sharp…  constantly thinking up new things to make or how to adapt. I love “LEARNING“. Pictured …

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Om

If you’ve practiced yoga, the “practice” generally starts with an Om incantation. We chant Om to align ourselves with our higher self, God and the Universe. It is calming, centering and energizing. It is often chanted with “Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” meaning peace. Pranayama (breathing asana) then follows… Om has it’s roots in Hinduism. This symbol …

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Big News!

Last Friday was a good day! The Visual Art Selection Committee selected me along with my friend Greg Brown to exhibit together, in the Encinitas Civic Arts Program in 2014. Our show entitled “Luminous: Light and Transparency on Paper” will be mounted at the end of February and up until mid April. This is very …

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Surrender to what is

The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender. — Eckhard Tolle Sent from a good, good friend… reminding me to surrender!

Sneak Peek!

It’s great when the muse is active. And so I have been busy honoring the process. Here’s a sneak peek at some new pieces that I am ironing out. Hamsa hands. These “hands of protection” are of special interest to me as they are used in many cultures around the globe, crossing borders and the …

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Cut it out!

Generally I will keep a print that I have rejected for “some reason”. I have accumulated a hefty stack of them… “rejects”! If you work with “dry media” as I do (many printmakers use wet or damp paper), you can always go back at any time and re-register your paper and add something to it. …

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