HER-story:

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

Sunday, September 21

...please be patient

2008 - my latest and greatest creation

I am a New Mom...
I am still writing every single day...
and promise to post new blogs in a near future.

While you wait, why not go back and re-read some posts from earlier this year or from last year...Thank you for your patience.

Friday, September 19

Sophie Tucker

2008 mixed media
Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends.

- Sophie Tucker (1884-1966)
Do you have the ability to make and keep friends?

Thursday, September 18

Isabella Beecher Hooker

2008 mixed media
My interest in the woman question began soon after my marriage when my husband, a patient young lawyer waiting for business, invited me to bring my knitting work to his office every day, where he would read to me from his law books, and in the evenings I might read literature to him, whose weak eyes forbade his ever using them in the evening. For four years we kept on this even tenor of our way, and to it I owe my intelligent interest in public affairs and a certain discipline of mind - since I never attended school or college after my sixteenth year.

- Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822 – 1907)
Who has been your greatest teacher? I recently gave birth to mine...

Wednesday, September 17

Theodora, Empress of Byzantium

2008 mixed media
For a king, death is better than dethronement and exile.

- Theodora, Empress of Byzantium (c. 497-548)
Well, speaking from a personal experience, exile is a death of sorts...and a rebirth as well.

Tuesday, September 16

Lorraine Hansberry

2008 mixed media
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

- Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)
What do you think about every day?

Monday, September 15

Marjorie Stewart Joyner

2008 mixed media
It all came to me in the kitchen when I was making a pot roast one day, looking at these long, thin rods that held the pot roast together and heated it up from the inside. I figured you could use them like hair rollers, then heat them up to cook a permanent curl into the hair.

- Marjorie Stewart Joyner
(1896-1994)
Do you dare to follow through with ideas?

I try to...regardless of what others think or say. I listen to my soul, to my heart, to my body and to my mind...perhaps in that order...

Sunday, September 14

Edith Grön

2008 mixed media
Si bien fue muy provechosa mi estancia en NY, sentía la nostalgia de mi Nicaragua. Me hacían falta desde las brisas del lago hasta el sonido de sus campanas.

- Edith Grön (1917-1990)
What is it about Nicaragua that causes such nostalgia in me? I have not been back to my motherland in months and am anxious to return as soon as possible...

Saturday, September 13

Norma Shearer

2008 mixed media

It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer.

- Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
Oh what pointy toes some have...

Friday, September 12

Lana Turner

2008 mixed media
The truth is like surgery, it cuts, but it cures.

- Lana Turner (1920-1995)
What truth do you attempt to avoid in your life?

Thursday, September 11

Hedy Lamarr

2008 mixed media
I appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.

- Hedy Lamarr (1913–2000)

Lipstick?

I love lipstick and I also love to leave my lips bare and kissable.

Until recently, I had never heard of either pit bulls or pigs using lipstick.

However, I know of a pig that was famous for sporting red glossy nail polish. The pig’s owner had some sort of fetish and would file and polish the animal's hooves with absolute devotion.

Wednesday, September 10

Agnes George de Mille

2008 mixed media
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

- Agnes George de Mille (1905-1993)

With each new piece I dream up, I take a glorious leap in the dark, trusting the process of creation which is my life force...surrendering to the dance of life!

Tuesday, September 9

Rose Knox

2008 mixed media
Every woman, if forced to, can do more than she ever thought she could. In running my business I just used common sense, a man would call it "horse sense."

- Rose Knox, (1857-1950)
I have recently learned that I can certainly do more than what I ever thought I could do. I do use common sense, but I also call upon my GODDESS–SENSE...

Monday, September 8

Emily Greene Balch

2008 mixed media
Let us be patient with one another,
And even patient with ourselves.
We have a long, long way to go.
So let us hasten along the road,
The road of human tenderness and generosity.
Groping, we may find one another's hands in the dark.

- Emily Greene Balch (1867-1961)

...patient with one another...patient with ourselves

are you patient with others?

are you patient with yourself?

are you walking on the road of human tenderness and generosity?

Sunday, September 7

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood

2008 mixed media
The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.

- Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (1830-1917)
What precedents has your generation made?

Saturday, September 6

Victoria Claflin Woodhull

2008 mixed media
I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.

- Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1937)

What would you do as President of the United States of America?

Friday, September 5

Maggie Kuhn

2008 mixed media
There must be a goal at every stage of life!
There must be a goal!

- Maggie Kuhn (1905–1995)

What is your goal?

What are you doing to reach that goal?

Thursday, September 4

Louisa May Alcott

2008 mixed media
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.

- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)


I actually adore thunderstorms with lightening...

The majestic strength of Mother Nature is to be respected, admired, yet not feared, for we have that strength of storms...

Wednesday, September 3

Romy Schneider

2008 mixed media
You must not quote to me what I once said. I am wiser now.

- Romy Schneider (1938-1982)

Are you wiser now?

Tuesday, September 2

Laura Ashley

2008 mixed media
We don't want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want.

- Laura Ashley (1925-1985)


What do we want?

What do we REALLY want?

Do our wants change from day to day?

Monday, September 1

Amy Lowell

2008 mixed media
They took dead men's souls
And pinned them on their breasts for ornament;
Their cuff-links and tiaras
Were gems dug from a grave;
They were ghouls battening on exhumed thoughts;
And I took a green liqueur from a servant
So that he might come near me
And give me the comfort of a living thing.

- Amy Lowell (1874 – 1925)
It was the middle of the night...
...or perhaps early morning, before dawn.
I heard her voice as clearly as if she were in the room with me.

“Estan vendiendo mis joyas... / They are selling my jewels...”

It was not the first time I received messages from the dead.
It was not the first time her adult children betrayed her.