Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Please sign the petition and help end this heinous sport forever.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
~ Marilyn Monroe
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
There is a plan far greater than the plan you know;
There is a landscape broader than the one you see.
There is a haven where storm-tossed souls may go-
You call it death - we, immortality.
You call it death - this seeming endless sleep;
We call it birth - the soul at last set free.
'Tis hampered not by time or space - you weep.
Why weep at death? 'Tis immortality.
Farewell, dear voyageur -'twill not be long.
Your work is done - now may peace rest with thee.
Your kindly thoughs and deeds- they will live on.
This is not death -'tis immortality.
Farewell, dear voyageur - the river winds and turns;
The cadence of your song wafts near to me,
And now you know the thing that all men learn:
There is no death - there's immortality.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I don't want to be angry but at times I cannot contain this emotion. I see the way the media is now "celebrating" him yet when he was ALIVE and needed them to stand by him they were harsh, cruel and hung him at the gallows. It was done to Princess Diana, too. Who are we to judge, especially now when so many reports are surfacing that the allegations were made because money was being made. It makes me sick!
So, I will take moments like these and fully embrace them because I will never allow a moment to pass without there being understanding, compassion, love, forgiveness... life is too short. When it's over, it's too late. All we have is here and now.
Then there is Farrah. I had her haircut. I had her dolls. Of all the "Angels" I wanted to be her. I should find the photo of myself with the "Farrah". I think you'd get such a kick out of it. I know I do. It meant so much to me to have that style. Oh, precious childhood, where have you gone?! A few years ago my "Mazzy" embodied her in a tribute piece I painted.
I watched the documentary she left behind and in those moving images and poet words of pain, suffering, love and passion I found pure hope and raw courage. Gone was the icon and there was the woman, REAL in every sense, that will forever inspire me. Inspire me in ways that REALLY matter most in life.
I pray they both rest in peace but that their lingering legacies move us forward and inspire us to do more with our own lives... no matter what!
Writing calms my senses and opens the doors of perception which allow the "ALICE" in me to step down into the rabbit hole, unafraid, and ready to conquer new moments, new beginnings, new experiences...
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."
~ Jim Morrison
I love that belt!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
"My intuition never fails me. I fail it. My heart is my compass. My mind my watch. My spirit my diary."
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore -
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
«Tis some visitor», I muttered, «tapping at my chamber door:
Only this and nothing more».
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This collection of pix of a young starlet Marilyn are amongst my favorte images of her. There is something so magical going on between the sea, the sand and her golden light.
I grew up playing on the sands and dancing in the seamist of Tobey Beach where these photos were taken! What a thrill I get thinking how lucky I am to have done so.
Marilyn would've been 83 this year. Forever loved and missed but never forgotten xoxox
This video is adorable.... the song fits perfectly ;-)
I imagine mermaids splashing and singing along the bubbling seashores. On the blazing horizon the sun radiates new lights.
I emerge from the blissful isolation of my melodious art studio nearly prepared to introduce a new series of paintings. But, since the collection isn't quite complete I will wait to write more. I will unveil them when the time is right.
I've been so inspired lately but not painting as much. I sketch more than ever. I adore the ever changing outlets of creativity, I am not hindered or stifled or bored, I am constantly inspired and in motion.
Things in my life are growing and deepening therefore my soul expands like the Archangel's wings. There is excitement and anticipation in the air falling all around like soft summer rain. The golds and silvers of days & nights glisten on the wings of the blackest blackbird.
"Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise..."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I know many people didn't even know she was still alive but for those of us who knew of her life we mourn deeply and weep because even at 85 she was still too young to go.
I, for one, wish I had met her. A conversation about womanhood, life, sex, art, faith. At the very least I'd love to have shown her my artwork -- the paintings I've done of her, inspired by HER, along the years. Oh, if only.
In countless ways she is the Queen of my Glitter Girls collection ~ she along with Marilyn Monroe. These two original beauties ~ the dove and the raven ~ have always been at the forefront of inspiration for my pin-up art. They are true Glitter Girls ~ beautiful rebels of glamour and womanly sexiness.
Goodbye, Bettie Page... I know the heavens won't know what to do with you and Marilyn. In your leopard print, pink palaces on cloud 9 I hope you both rest in peace but stay wild and free as you've always been. Say hello to Jimmy, Elvis, Jim, John and Michael for me.
I love you.
The last painting I created in 2008 was inspired by Bettie... it's called "Sea Siren"... and it exhibited until yesterday when I brought her home and got the news that Miss Bettie had passed away. It's always about timing, isn't it.
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