Showing posts from September 5, 2010

Look! Up in the Sky! Updated!

Here are a few wall sculptures I did recently... please click on the titles to learn more about them...

"Don't Get Up" "Sweet Dreams"

"New Moon"

"Tiny Sun 1"

"Tiny Sun 2"

Sometimes The System Works

So... some days I'm in my art studio, Some days, like today, I'm in a rehearsal studio. I've taken a job with Open Door Theatre, a touring group that performs in classrooms and teaches children about asking for help, learning to say "No",  setting boundaries... the personal safety tools that you would think would be common knowledge by now. But, unfortunately, they're not.

There are four of us on the tour, with two understudies. I think we're going to be a good ensemble. There's great energy and good communication there between us. Lots of laughter in the process, which I think will be necessary to do this job. In the span of a twenty minute play, I go from  playing a narrator to a playground bully, then a child abuser and finally the person the abused kid gets to listen to her. Today I did the very brief scene where the girl tells her uncle what's been happening to her and he has to show her that there is an adult who will listen to her and beli…

Going with the flow...

So... one of the cool gifts I received for my birthday was a stunning watercolor of a lion from my friend Beth. (As soon as I can figure out how to get a good shot of it, I'll post it... you need to see it). Being a Leo, it gave me no end of pleasure to just stare at it. Eventually I noticed that the lion's mane had blues and greens in it along with the golds and browns. When i brought it up to her, she said that was for the water in me.

I hate it when people notice things about me that I never figured out for myself.  (Lindsey did a similar thing when she wrote about superheroes on her blog recently). But it's true. A long time ago, I think I made an unconscious choice not to beat my head on things that get in my way. I use them, or I push off them, or I ignore them and find another way to get where i want to go.

Bruce Lee used to say "Be Like Water".  It wears things down. It flows around them. It finds the path of least resistance. Or it keeps building up unti…

What's better than a cat on your head?


"Ooh, Shiny!"... available here

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

A Princess Of Mars available here