Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sold "Celebrating Women"

Over the week-end, I was part of a Holiday Bazaar with many wonderful artists displaying their work.  It was held in a beautiful historic building owned by the San Jose Woman's Club.  The rain did not keep anyone away and I was humbled by the many people who enjoyed my work.  I am an artist because I have to be and I continue to paint.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finding Grace

As the only girl in my family, my father seldom made a difference when teaching his children to play sports.  He'd often tell me to shag a ball, run the bases, pitch to your brothers or step into a pitch in order to hit a fast breaking curve ball. I was quite the "Tomboy". When I would retreat to my special place draw, and write poetry about my dreams he would sometimes seem confused.  Why wasn't I outside playing touch football with my brothers. As a adult I continued to enjoy sports, was a distance runner, could swim, throw a football, hit a fast pitch, catch a fly ball and run faster than my brothers.  Things changed recently when I began to enjoy Tai Chi.  There I was,  in perpetual motion - in tune with the universe.  All those years sliding in the dirt and rolling in the grass seemed to lend itself to how well I could balance myself and move.  One early morning surrounded by others who had come to practice these graceful moves, I found myself at last  graceful.  And today as I paint, my images like to show off their charm and flash their past.....they are more than an adornment on canvas but a view of my past and a beginning.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gallery Saratoga June 12th, 2010 1-5 pm, please join me

"Every artist writes his own autobiography"......Henry Ellis. 
Please come and visit my exhibit "Celebrating Woman" at Gallery Saratoga, 14435A Big Basin Way in Saratoga, Ca. 408 867-0458.  My work will be in the gallery from June 8 to July 4.  Reception Party is Saturday June 12, 2010 from 1 - 5 pm.  I am sharing this show with a friend, Judy Bingman an exciting wildlife photographer.   Expect bursts of color and interesting people.  Bring your friends.  See you there.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Am I Can

My father who lived to be over 90 would often tell me, "do as much as you can for as long as you can" and I have sort of adopted his mantra.  I am in the eight week of Tai Chi and loving every moment.  I practiced in the park one early morning with a few of my friends and felt renewed.  The silence all around me and the precise movements  awakened my entire being.  I fully understood at that  moment what my dad meant.  Next week, I begin my Mandarin lessons again and I am looking forward to another new challenge.  And with that, I remind myself of one of my own mantras, "it is better in life to make things happen rather than wonder what happened".

Sold "Fallin' Off The Log"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Join me on KUSF 90.03 FM, January 26th 7:30-8:00 pm

Tune into KUSF 90.03 FM, January 26th from 7:30-8:00PM Pacific Standard time and join hosts Janet and Tresa from the Love Letter Squad and me.  If you are out of broadcast range,  listen at http://www.kusf.org/.   An interesting broadcast about how personal letters can change a life.  If you missed this broadcast,  you can hear it at lovelettersquad.com, click radio, then past broadcasts  with my name and the braodcast date Jan. 26th.  The response was great and it seems others have been inspired to write letters!

Eric Millette Photographer

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Day

I needed to just be peaceful after a very busy year and decided to walk in my back yard although the day was rainy and grey. Many of my plants have had a tough time of it with the very cold days and nights. But a few just refuse to give up the fight and have sent tiny little runners up to survey the surroundings. They truly know and believe in Hope. I have learned much by strolling alone. I see so many things that make me appreciate where I am and who I am. A garden has much to offer and makes me want to do more, plant more, pick more and surround myself with simple pleasures. Surely if my plants can suvive and adapt I can too. Keep Hope Alive!