HER-story:

With words and images, I am telling my story. Through art, through sculpture, I am remembering HERstory...
CASIMIRA

Saturday, May 31

Ann Richards

2008 mixed media
There is a lot more to life than just struggling to make money.

- Ann Richards (1933-2006)
What do we struggle with in life?

What is our relationship to money?

What do we want out of this lifetime?

Friday, May 30

Casimira Sacasa Sacasa de Debayle

2008 mixed media of my Great-Great-Grand-Mother
Casimira Sacasa Sacasa de Debayle
(19th century - timeless)

Daughter of a President.

Sister of a President.

Wife of a Genius.

Mother of a Muse.

Mother-in-Law of a President.

Grand-Mother of Presidents.

Grand-Mother of Muses.

Grand-Mother of Poets.

Grand Matriarch of Multitudes.

Great-Great-Grand-Mother of Mine...
Happy Birthday Casimira

Happy Mother’s Day Nicaragua

Thursday, May 29

Ida Tarbell

2008 mixed media
Imagination is the only key to the future.
Without it none exists -- with it all things are possible.

- Ida Tarbell (1857-1944)

Imagination – a gift every child has and which too many adults sadly misplace along the way.

Wednesday, May 28

Elizabeth Ann Seton

2008 mixed media
Live simply, so that all may simply live.

- Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)
How do we live?

How may we live simply?

How may we simply live?

Yesterday, as I walked the labyrinth, I looked up and noticed the exploding colors coming from the cathedral’s stained glass windows.

It is LIGHT that brings color to our life.

It is LIGHT that brings beauty to our lives.

It is LIGHT that illuminates the windows of our souls.

Tuesday, May 27

Salvadora Debayle Sacasa de Somoza

2008 mixed media of my beloved Great Grand Mother

A woman must always have a bank account of her own.

- Salvadora Debayle Sacasa de Somoza
(19th/20th century - timeless)

What do you save?


What do you have that is your own and nobody else’s?


Happy Birthday Yoyita

Monday, May 26

Rosa Luxemburg

2008 mixed media
We will be victorious
if we have not forgotten how to learn.

- Rosa Luxemburg (1870 – 1919)

What do we want or need to learn?

Patience...?

Compassion...?

Humility...?

Silence...?

Joy...?

Sunday, May 25

Helen Rowland

2008 mixed media
The chief excitement in a woman's life is spotting women who are fatter than she is.

- Helen Rowland (1875-1950)
What a boring, superficial, confidence-lacking life such a woman must lead.

Saturday, May 24

Natalie Wood

2008 mixed media
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.

- Natalie Wood (1938-1981)

What changes do we wish to make in others?

What changes do we wish to make in ourselves?

Friday, May 23

Edith Stein

2008 mixed media
My longing for truth was a single prayer.

- Edith Stein (1891-1942)
What do you long for?

What do you pray for?

Thursday, May 22

Clara Barton

2008 mixed media
The surest test of discipline is its absence.

- Clara Barton (1821-1912)
Where is discipline absent in our lives?

Wednesday, May 21

Gilda Radner

2008 mixed media
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

- Gilda Radner (1946-1989)


not knowing

having to change

making the best of the moment

it’s a challenge, but one with the capacity of delivering miracles...

Tuesday, May 20

Katherine Mansfield

2008 mixed media
Risk! Risk anything!

Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices.

Do the hardest thing on earth for you.

Act for yourself.

Face the truth.

- Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)


I may stencil this quote on my wall...

I may tattoo this quote on my body...

Powerful words of wisdom...

Powerful reminders of why we are alive!

Monday, May 19

Katharine Hepburn

2008 mixed media


If you obey all the rules,
you miss all the fun.

- Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)



Rules, who makes the rules we follow?
Fun, when do we have fun?

Sunday, May 18

Hannah Höch

2008 mixed media


I should like to erase the fixed boundaries that we self-assured humans like to draw around anything we can achieve.

- Hannah Höch (1889-1978)


What do we wish to achieve in this lifetime?

What limiting boundaries have we placed upon ourselves?

How can we begin to stretch these boundaries, eventually erasing them?

Saturday, May 17

Mary McCarthy

2008 mixed media
In violence, we forget who we are.

- Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)

Violence can be found in
a word
a gesture
a thought
a joke

Let us be more aware and not forget who we are...

Friday, May 16

Tillie Olsen

2008 mixed media
She would never exchange her solitude for anything.
Never again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others.

- Tillie Olsen (1912-2007)
Growing up, I often moved to the rhythms of others.

Today, I sing my own song and dance to the beat of my own drum.

I follow my inner rhythm...I must...

Thursday, May 15

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

2008 mixed media
Work, alternated with needful rest, is the salvation of man or woman.

- Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921)

Salvation...what has been your salvation?

Wednesday, May 14

Alice Meynell

2008 mixed media
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.

- Alice Meynell (1847–1922)


the tidal forces of our moons and suns

affect our oceans
what are our moons?

what are our suns?

what are our oceans?
Meditation and prayer bring balance to my mind and peace to my heart.

On this 5th anniversary of re-birth, I honor beloved Grand Mother.

I smile remembering her.
I smile listening to her constant guidance.
I smile feeling her love and light surround me.

She is in every spring bloom.
She is in sunshine and raindrops.
She lives in me...

Tuesday, May 13

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

2008 mixed media

Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most.

- Babe Didrikson Zaharias
(1911-1956)

How far will we go to win?

Monday, May 12

Elsa Maxwell

2008 mixed media



Serve the dinner backward, do anything - but for goodness sake, do something weird.

- Elsa Maxwell (1883-1963)




strange

odd

bizarre

peculiar

wacky

fantastic

unusual

extraordinary

atypical

eccentric

unconventional

...all of these have been adjectives used to describe my work, my sculpture. I graciously accept all of these compliments with gratitude.

What is weird to you?

What do you do that is weird?

Sunday, May 11

Mary Cassatt

2008 mixed media
There's only one thing in life for a woman; it's to be a mother.... A woman artist must be ... capable of making primary sacrifices.

- Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)


A mother exists in every woman.

A mother is one who is loving and compassionate towards another.

A mother is the one who loves unconditionally.

A mother forgives.

A mother survives.

A mother nourishes.

A mother heals.

A mother need not give birth in order to be a mother.

Can we be mothers to ourselves? I believe so...

Happy Mother's Day

Saturday, May 10

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

2008 mixed media
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
What possibilities does your human soul hold?

Friday, May 9

Ella Fitzgerald

2008 mixed media
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

- Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)

What do you REALLY WANT...?

Do not give up...

LOVE and INSPIRATION are with you...

DO NOT GIVE UP...

Thursday, May 8

Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale

2008 mixed media
I am not ashamed of anything.

- Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale
(1895-1977)

Shame, when does it enter our lives?

How does it enter our lives?

How do we release ourselves from it?

Wednesday, May 7

Fannie Lou Hamer

2008 mixed media



Nobody's free until everybody's free.

- Fannie Lou Hamer
(1917-1977)



How do we define FREEDOM?

Where do we lack freedom in our lives today?

How do we liberate ourselves?

How do we liberate others?

Tuesday, May 6

Willa Cather

2008 mixed media
Where there is great love there are always miracles.

- Willa Cather (1873-1947)
I believe in great love.

I believe in miracles.

Do you?

Monday, May 5

Coretta Scott King

2008 mixed media
Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.

- Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)


How do we become the soul of a nation?

Perhaps we must begin by becoming the soul of our homes...

...the soul of our families...

...the soul of our beings...

Sunday, May 4

Édith Piaf

2008 mixed media
Don't care what people say. Don't give a damn about their laws.

- Édith Piaf (1915-1963)

People talk and talk, often not aware of what they are saying.
People talk and talk, trying to fill in the blanks of their lives.

People talk in order to avoid feeling.
People talk in an attempt to escape silence.

People talk about other people all of the time.

People talk about me...
People talk about you...

Let them talk their heads off...

Saturday, May 3

Lillian Somoza Debayle de Sevilla-Sacasa

2008 mixed media of my beloved Queen, my Grand Mother
Well, it was not easy...but I'd do it all over again.

- Lillian Somoza Debayle de Sevilla-Sacasa
(20th century - timeless)
Would you do it all over again?


Happy Birthday Mimi

Friday, May 2

Hannah Arendt

2008 mixed media

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

- Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

I believe this with all that I am.

Forgiveness heals not only our spirits, but also our bodies.

So, how do we forgive others?

How do we forgive the past?

How do we forgive ourselves?

Thursday, May 1

Dame Margot Fonteyn

2008 mixed media
Take your work seriously, but never yourself.

- Dame Margot Fonteyn
(1919-1991)



Having a sense of humor is key to having a good life.

With every year that passes, I feel myself becoming younger...and lighter.

My artwork - my work - has a sense of humor as well.

It is liberating to laugh at oneself...