HER-story:

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

Tuesday, August 31

dance the freedom



"...The dancer of the future will be one whose body and soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of that soul will have become the movement of the body. The dancer will not belong to a nation but to all humanity. She will dance not in the form of a nymph, nor fairy, nor coquette but in the form of a woman in its greatest and purest expression. She will realize the mission of woman's body and the holiness of all its parts. She will dance the changing life of nature, showing how each part is transformed into the other. From all parts of her body shall shine radiant intelligence, bringing to the world the message of the thoughts and aspirations of thousands of women. She shall dance the freedom of women ..."

excerpt from “The Dancer of The Future” by Isadora Duncan in 1903

Monday, August 30

flowers


I dream in fragrant flowers of memory...

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Sunday, August 29

let the guilt go & feel the buoyancy


"Why should we grieve that we've been sleeping?
It doesn't matter how long we've been unconscious.

We're groggy, but let the guilt go.
Feel the motions of tenderness
around you, the buoyancy." ~ RUMI

Saturday, August 28

ojo de mujer


ojo de mujer
que ves ?
a quien lloras ?

ojo de mujer
durmiendo
soñando

ojo de mujer
deja la luz entrar
-- es hora de despertar

ojo de mujer
pintado o desnudo
mirate en el espejo – y dime, de que color eres ?

originally published in 2007

Friday, August 27

warrior queen gypsy woman



soy guerrera de otros siglos

soy reina desde antes

soy gitana bailando

soy esa que grita su verdad en silencio

soy mujer

Thursday, August 26

being a woman

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.

Wednesday, August 25

imagination

one of my landscapes
imagine today - all day

knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
- e. e. cummings

Tuesday, August 24

moon dreams



what do you thirst for?
take in tonight's full moon and tell her your dreams.

Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection. - RUMI

Monday, August 23

a blessing


everything and everyone is a blessing - although often in disguise

Sunday, August 22

a dream

the other night I dreamed with fairies dancing around fountains of water in lush gardens...

"Is Life itself a dream, I wonder?" - Lewis Carroll

Saturday, August 21

observe, feel & be silent



Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. - RUMI

excerpt from a quote found within one my journals this morning

Friday, August 20

con guitarra y voz dulce


nací siendo la primera nieta de
Antioco Sacasa Sarria
mi bello Papa-Coco de ojos azules

Papa-Coco quien me contaba cuentos
historias reales
leyendas maravillosas
con guitarra y voz dulce

Papa-Coco siento su mirada en cielos celestes
Papa-Coco escucho sus consejos con amor,
ya que siempre nos encontramos en mis sueños

Thursday, August 19

invented truths



el cuello
pilar del templo
de donde salen verdades inventadas
voz de cuento
canción de amor

from a series soon to be published in print

Wednesday, August 18

rain baptizes


"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
- Roger Miller (1936-1992)

rain baptizes my soul

Tuesday, August 17

under my bed


"Expand your reality to the point where you pursue what you love doing and excel at it. Involve yourself in high-energy levels of trust, optimism, appreciation, reverence, joy, and love when you engage in every activity in your life." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

I found this message under my bed...

Monday, August 16

alma de mar


amanecí con ganas de crear

amanecí con ganas de volar

vamos a bailar

vamos a soñar

amanecí con alma de mar

Sunday, August 15

suspiros y sueños


La vida es hecha

De momentos...

De suspiros y sueños...

Saturday, August 14

wild moments


wild beauty, wild laughter, wild joy, wild dance, wild freedom, wild dreams...wishing you WILD MOMENTS today...

“All good things are wild, and free.”
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Friday, August 13

a thought on energy, on life


The energy of the mind is the essence of life. - Aristotle
positive thoughts equal positive energies

Thursday, August 12

dare to dream


"Some place where there isn't any trouble.
Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto?
There must be.
It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train.
It's far, far away — behind the moon — beyond the rain —

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high,
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."

- Dorothy from the film The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wednesday, August 11

temple of goddess


la perla nació en el templo
de la diosa...

the pearl was born in the temple
of the goddess...

excerpt from a series of writings accompanying my latest collection of pearls, sterling and bronze

Tuesday, August 10

Monday, August 9

blossom


we are on earth
we are of earth
we are to BLOSSOM...

ginkgo leaf in bronze

Sunday, August 8

play


motherhood reminds me to play every single day...

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, August 7

mi estrella del mar, mi UCA


Maria Lidia Tercero Teran de Sacasa
mi abuela paterna, mi estrella del mar, mi Uca

...Hoy sentí el sol mas fuerte que nunca y la luna brilla con luz especial...las olas del mar bailan de alegría y mis lágrimas me las seca con su manto nuestra Madre María...Estrella Maruca regreso a su hogar, al cielo...ya no hay porque llorar...

excerpt from "Estrella Maruca" written in 2005

remembering my beloved grandmother, truly a Grand Mother...

Friday, August 6

Andy Warhol - fantasy


Andy Warhol and I are friends...I call him Andres. He wears CASIMIRA and likes to photograph me when I dance...

"Everyone must have a fantasy." - Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)
what is one of your fantasies?

Happy Birthday Andrew Warhola

Thursday, August 5

simplify life


As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Wednesday, August 4

sing a song


one of baby's favorite songs has become a favorite of mine too...

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

Sing, sing a song
Let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.


- Words & Music by Joe Raposo created for Sesame Street

Tuesday, August 3

of the soul


Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul - RUMI

this beautiful quote fell out of one of my books this morning

Monday, August 2

spark of light


In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

- Anne Frank (1929-1945)


We must look for the good in each person...I do believe the spark of light in within every human being...

Sunday, August 1

24 months


he is 24 months old today

my little prince

motherhood blesses, changes, challenges, transforms...

Happy 2nd Birthday !! Mama loves you beyond words...