HER-story:

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

Wednesday, December 31

Marilyn Monroe

2008 mixed media
I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

- Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962)
With every year that passes, I enjoy who I am and where I am headed...
Being a woman is a great adventure.
Being a woman is a gift...an honor.

Tuesday, December 30

Frida Kahlo

2008 mixed media
Pies para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar...

Feet why do I need them if I have wings to fly?

- Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Do you have wings to fly?
I do...I have enormous wings which rescue me and dare me to continue soaring into my wildest dreams. The more I use my wings, the stronger they become and the further I am able to fly.

Monday, December 29

Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco

2008 mixed media
Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.

- Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco (1929-1982)

Our natural role can be anything we want...

Women, we are shape-shifters.

We are flexible beyond measure.

Sunday, December 28

Irene Dunne

2008 mixed media
I know all the swear words. I just don't use them. There are worse things in life than being called a Lady.

- Irene Dunne (1898-1990)

My beautiful mother-in-law, Maria Lourdes is a lady.
Her cousin, Marta is a lady.

These women have an elegant spirit, their lives are illuminated in grace and delicate femininity...

These are two of the strongest women I know...
Being feminine, does not equal being weak.
A lady is not always a damsel in distress...

Saturday, December 27

Marina Nuñez del Prado

2008 mixed media
Mi vida es mi obra:
Siento la inmensa dicha de haber nacido bajo la tutela de los Andes que son la expresión de la fuerza y el milagro cósmico así mi obra expresa el espiritu de mi tierra Andina y el espiritu de mi gente aymara.

- Marina Nuñez del Prado (approximately 1910 -1995)
The art of living...
Are you living your life as if it were a work of art?

Friday, December 26

Estée Lauder

2008 mixed media
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
Time is not on your side, but I am.

- Estée Lauder (1906-2004)
Time is about to birth a new year...

What do you dream of for 2009?

Are you ready to work towards your dreams?

Are you able to PLAY towards your dreams?

Thursday, December 25

Eartha Kitt

2008 mixed media
My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.

- Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)

Eartha Kitt...Cat-Woman...

There is an Eternal Feline in every woman.

She is independent and wild.

She is calm yet protective of her own.

She is fearless...

Wednesday, December 24

Maria Lidia Tercero de Sacasa

2008 mixed media of my beloved Grand Mother, my Uca
Entonces...

- Maruca Tercero de Sacasa (1918-2005)

Christmas Eve...

I am remembering my beloved Grand Mother who would light up a room with her smile, her grace and her sense of wonder. Uca was all light, all love, all about family -- all of the time.


Uca IS Christmas...thinking of her, I feel peace on earth and a sense of hope for the coming year...

Tuesday, December 23

Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor

2008 mixed media

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.

- Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986)

A gallant spirit...
I love the sound of that...
Every woman I know has a superior level of fearlessness.

My new baby sits on my lap as I type. I still need to have breakfast and nurse him. I am not feeling very gallant at the moment, but rather as if I were in some sort of physical and emotional marathon...and I am grateful for every moment...

Monday, December 22

Jean Rhys

2008 mixed media
I guess I write about myself because that’s all I really know.

- Jean Rhys (1890 – 1979)

How well do we know ourselves?
What do we REALLY know about ourselves, about others about anything?

I write about myself.
I write to myself.
I write for My Self.

Sunday, December 21

Soujourner Truth

2008 mixed media
And ain't I a woman?...If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it. The men better let them.

- Soujourner Truth (around 1797-1883)

Are we strong enough to turn the world upside down?

Together we are...YES...together we shall...we must...for our children's children...

Saturday, December 20

Lillian Carter

2008 mixed media
If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals.

- Lillian Carter (1898-1983)

If you had one wish for the future generation, what would that be?