With words and images, I am telling my story. Through art, through sculpture, I am remembering HERstory...CASIMIRA
Monday, November 29
|another self-portrait? why not? MIXED MEDIA 2010|
"What I like best about myself...is my audacity, my courage. The ways I have found to be true to myself without causing too much pain or damage. What I hate so much is my vanity, my need to shine, my need of applause and my sentimentality. I would like to be harder. I cannot make a joke, make fun of anyone, without feeling regrets."- Anaïs Nin (1903-1977)I love the artist in me who dares with such security...
I love the author in me, birthing new worlds out of dreams and hopes...
I don't use the word "hate" - but I do dislike my need to please others...my need to be loved by all...although the older I get, the less I seem to care...
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/29/2010
Sunday, November 28
Saturday, November 27
The story-poem is about a little star who dreams of becoming a mother...it was written for Grand Mother, in her honour:
Un día, una estrellita muy bonita fue hablar con el Padre Sol, pidiéndole un gran favor.
- Padre, yo sueño con ser Madre. Quisiera vivir en la tierra para sentir y amar hasta llorar.
--- Estrellita, hija mía, tu lugar es en el cielo, de donde puedes alumbrar y atravez de esa luz, amar.
- O, Padre Sol, te pido que me dejes caminar el mundo. Prometo llevar conmigo el manto de nuestra Madre María, ya que es por Ella que sueño con ser Madre un día.
excerpt from "Estrella Maruca" © 2005
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/27/2010
Friday, November 26
Thursday, November 25
Wednesday, November 24
savor what is naturally good
REUSE and RENEW
cook with humor, eat with meaning
give thanks for farmers and support bountiful oceans
give and give back
share home-cooked favorites
do good and be well - Whole Foods Market recycled brown paper bag
this Holiday season...let us focus on SIMPLE PLEASURES....
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/24/2010
Tuesday, November 23
The Once-Great-King would travel for hours on horseback to consult an unassuming crone who had studied with renowned healers in India.
The wizened old woman lived on a cave-like secluded farmhouse amidst herbaceous vegetation known for its medicinal and supernatural properties. She concocted magic perfumes and potions from her enchanted herbs.
The petite soothsayer was in direct communication with the spirit world and the Once-Great-King trusted her predictions and visions with his life and his kingdom.
One strange day, when the moon and sun were both presiding over the skies, a swarm of butterflies appeared, attaching themselves to every living tree in the land. The flutter of countless wings created a humming chant that reached the Once-Great-King’s ears in waves...he understood the time of great change had finally arrived...
- excerpt from a story I began writing years ago
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/23/2010
Monday, November 22
Sunday, November 21
Saturday, November 20
Friday, November 19
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)
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/19/2010
Thursday, November 18
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Friday, November 12
I shall not be moved
I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's standing by the water
I shall not be moved
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/12/2010
Thursday, November 11
Wednesday, November 10
I love writing. I love dreaming. I love playing... What do you love?
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. - Rumi
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/10/2010
Tuesday, November 9
Monday, November 8
Sunday, November 7
Saturday, November 6
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
I woke up feeling out of sorts, scattered and unfocused and wondered if it had to do with tonight's new moon.
After an afternoon in Nature, I am renewed, cleansed and ready to begin again.
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/06/2010
Friday, November 5
Thursday, November 4
Wednesday, November 3
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Monday, November 1
he soñado con muertos
con lunas llenas
con playas plenas
con diamantes y esmeraldas
día de los muertos
celebro mi vida
y la tuya también
día de todos los santos
me visto de luna
muertos o vivos - todos somos los mismos
Copyright CASIMIRA on 11/01/2010