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The green door of Spring

Wow… I know memory is a tricky thing, but I really don’t remember being so late to start working in my garden ! Actually, I think I was not completely aware of it when this Spring season sprang…  I have kept myself so darn busy, I ran through the whole miracle of the yearly rebirth

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Will I be mine ?

Ah…! Here we are again: the quintessential Hallmark date… Coming up and fast: Valentine’s Day! I can tell many of us have mixed feelings about this… On one hand, it’s a cool thing to celebrate Love and Romance, mating, and all that encompasses sharing dreams and pleasures, from companionship to hot dates. Sure. Who doesn’t

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The Blissful Gallery: settling into tangible form…

Visions, words and intentions have been put forth continuously and deliberately and honed, refined, sharpened with every passing day… Slowly but surely, out of the blue, what has become The Blissful Gallery emerged and took form, getting more substantial and real… In August 2011, I described my concept to my new friend Patricia Corrigan, talented

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Clear intention, steady course and illuminating the mundane…

So here I am, in the seemingly endless chain of tasks to accomplish before opening my very own Blissful Gallery.  In a few weeks, the place will be bright and inviting, open for business, all set up and pretty: this is the finish line… before it can begin. Or is it?  Depending on my perspective

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Because I said so.

So once again the year is coming to an end, the days have shortened, leaves have fallen and Thanksgiving is around the corner… It has been a great year so far, in my book. Great in that it was full, intense, purposeful and connected. Full: oh boy… was it, ever ! And I’m not done

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This beach… right here !

Today I went for a walk on the beach ! I know, it seems like a simple ordinary thing, right ? Well, not for me. Since I broke my knee in 2010, I did not go walk on the beach here, at all. I went and walked on a couple of far away shores, and

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Information, Activism, and keeping one’s Light shining…

Lately I have been pondering : how can I be a useful Activist without losing the necessary Lightness of being that goes with Life’s harmonious flow ? Because of course, there are causes out there in the world, that I’d like to help with. There is precious information (the kind you don’t ever see on

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Between tenacity and letting go… the grace of now.

All wise speakers tell us: our power is in the now moment ! So, after all kinds of planning, searching, estimating and projecting, since no tangible result actually came through yet, I decided to completely let myself into the flow of Daily Life and live each day with as much grace and abandon as I

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Growth pains and feeding the dream…

So there we are, at the middle of this momentous year, already ! Time has flown and many things have been incubating and brewing and taking form in  the apparent stillness of my world. Most of my important moves in the past 6 months have taken place in my head… excepted for a couple of

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The round peg in a square hole…

As an artist, a human being and a woman, I have more or less reluctance to choose a category or a virtual box to fit who I am, what I do and how it’s called… Of course, for practical purposes, I understand the need to use imprecise but indicative categorization, but then, why should we

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First post of the year…

Well, this is daunting… what do I want to “open” the year with ? I’ll spare you the old list of resolutions routine… except for one: I decided to drink a lot more water… Simple thing that helps my body functions in all kinds of ways… at the condition to do it every day. I

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Sustaining our dreams…

These last few years it’s been very much talked about by all the law of attraction believers and revealers: our dreams… how and why we should clarify and sustain them to see them take substance and shape into our physical reality. The subject is controversial and open to endless speculations like the egg and the

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The bliss of tropical islands, giving thanks and crop circles…

Aloha ! Back to my studio in Bolinas to create more paintings and dream up my ideal Art Gallery, after a peaceful flight back on Thanksgiving day from beautiful and lush Kauai ! Arrived pretty exhausted after the Celebration of Craftswomen and it took me about 3 days to really be able to function fully

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The bliss of tropical islands, giving thanks and crop circles…

Aloha ! Back to my studio in Bolinas to create more paintings and dream up my ideal Art Gallery, after a peaceful flight back on Thanksgiving day from beautiful and lush Kauai ! Arrived pretty exhausted after the Celebration of Craftswomen and it took me about 3 days to really be able to function fully

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Of happiness and expectations…

There is a fine line on which to dance when preparing any show, exhibition, performance or for that matter, anything at all that is of possible consequences in one’s life and therefore generator of hope and special preparation…  It requires a great deal of involvement and needs to be infused with one’s energy and vision,

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Still point and Autumn baking…

Today is one of those foggy, drippy, and most of all Autumnal days in Bolinas… After a good spell of incredibly beautiful sunny days, signature of our Indian summer here, this feels like we stepped directly into another season, and I have been running around since returning from Cape Cod, catching up with things, refining

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On the other side…

After a busy Art Festival in Tiburon I closed my studio for a few days and here I am in Cape Cod ! Never been here before. It’s beautiful from the sky, all the patterns in the sand, like intricate labyrinths, along the shore… I’ll try and take photos from above when we fly from

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In the flow of all great things…

For the last 2 weeks I’ve been in the flow of great things… It has been indeed amazing: I met some new and quite extraordinary people who decided they really wanted my work in their life and not only did they make great purchases, but the meetings were wonderful and we got to genuinely appreciate

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Summer treat recipe…

I love chutney ! And I love making chutneys, creating recipes as I go, and playing with the different spices and proportions, on a classic base, with different fruits… I remember making a fantastic pineapple chutney years ago, and of course, I didn’t note down the recipe, at the time ! It was spices and

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The frustrations and joys of being a painter…

3 or 4 days ago, I was putting the last strokes onto the canvas, and it was virtually finished (!) when I actually realized that even though it was very nice, clean and looked pretty good, the result was not was I was looking for ! Aughh ! So, without waiting I actually started over

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Radio show and middle of the year pause…

Saturday morning I was on the air, on KWMR, with my friend Kathy E. Sparling and our host Julie Motz, and that was my first experience of talking on the radio. It was great, the hour went fast, Julie’s questions were clever and we both enjoyed the conversation with her. We got to talk about

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“I can do it !” conference…

Louise Hay has been one of the speakers/teachers who made a difference in my life by bringing knowledge, enthusiasm and step by step mentoring when I looked for boosters in self growth and self realization. Her publishing company, Hay House, offers an incredible array of self help books, DVDs and CDs by various valuable authors

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The future of food…

I’ve been a foodie for  long time, and my food of choice is always organic or pesticides free, as local as possible and definitely not spiced with GMO ! Today I want to pass along a link to the OCA (Organic Consumers Association) http://www.organicconsumers.org for you to check them out and if you have any

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Art festival, summer reads and 4th of July…

Good news ! I will have a booth at the Tiburon Art Festival ! This year it’s on August 27/28th. I just received the acceptance letter, after submitting a piece to the jury. This year I presented “Dawn Magic #3” a long oil on canvas. I am very pleased, because I love doing that festival

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