Simply abstract doodles

Good bye Summer Hello Fall 2011

Summer seems to fly by some years; this was one of them for me. Meanwhile, I welcome the Fall air, and with a group of friends and the guidance of  Kashi Yoga, Swami Ja Devi  I have begun a short but intensive detox regimen.  Ten days to eat ‘really clean’, meaning steamed veggies, herb teas, rice, and other simply cooked foods.  An important part of the  daily discipline is an hour of Yoga.  All of this for me is about health, Spiritual connection and grounded momentum  for my artwork.  This is the patio and two chairs that I sat on these past few months to create my ‘summer drawings’, and now it becomes my Fall drawing patio.

Feminism + Art

Feminism and Art, my current fav website:

the Brooklyn Museum/ center for Feminism Art

Yesterday stimulating conversation with  my friend Beth Lord, owner of the indie-pendent, about feminism, feminism and art, life. We both felt that it seems so few of us are keeping the conversation alive, and are online casino engaged in the evolution of what feminism has been, is, and will be. Yes, we responded to the limitations of women. We needed, and continue to need, to address those inequities for women, and for all human kind. Without advancing this struggle, we can neither survive nor thrive. Feminism in my view is about the aligned relationship with each other, the planet and our Source.



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Faces # 2

Faces # 1

This summer I made a commitment to myself to produce ‘a drawing a day’, and this face is one of my recent ones.   I am working here with the concept of ‘mirror image’ drawing, i.e. each side is a reflection of the other.  This face reminds me of one of the characters (a gal) from “Where the Wild things Are”, she still needs a name, suggestions welcome.  Last night I watched a fabulous documentary on Milton Glaser, a true Renaissance man, this morning hungry for more I found this Ted Talk by Milton Glaser. The  visual range and the whole of  his life were expressions (reflections, if you will) of  the richness and incredible variety in his Art.   Two points that stood out for me in the Milton Glaser interviews were : 1) Drawing is thinking  2) Art becomes limited when it becomes a style. Milton Glaser has an openhandedness, a sense of adventure,  and a clarity of  intention to  do  artwork that would go out to the people, versus, art that was primarily intended for art galleries, museums, and private collections.  Most people know his image of  I (heart/image) NYC.   He is another affirmation for me to just do the work, draw, draw, draw.

Now, Now, Now


My summertime commitment com that allows you free access to both your report and your score. to myself is draw, draw, draw, including “doodles” which this piece is &  yet, whimsy, doodles, all drawing.  As Ram Dass, and Eckhardt Tolle have told us, ” Be here NOW”  & I will add, once there, act NOW.

details that matter


Details that matter

This a detail of a larger painting which I am exploring magnifying details, printing out the magnified detailed then making very graphic marks, shapes on the surface. Sorta like those water bugs that seem to dance on water.  When I reflect on that as metaphor for life it would play out as paying attention to magnifying the deeper layers, see the elegance and flaws, by so doing we might dance more freely on the surface.

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