HER-story:

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

Thursday, March 31

casimira: guided, moment by moment


Who are the wise women in your life? When do you seek their counsel? The wise women speak to me through dreams and symbols. There are no coincidences...I am being guided, moment by moment.
"In the ancient way of being, the earth not only creates, feels, and protects life, but like a mother, whispers through natural signs and images the secret knowledge of how body, mind, emotions and spirit work upon each other in an intricate, invisible weaving."
- Johanna Lambert from "Wise Women of the Dreamtime"

Wednesday, March 30

casimira: Isis

"I am Isis, mistress of the whole land...I am she who separated the heaven from the earth. I have instructed mankind in the mysteries...I have ordered the course of the sun and the moon. I am queen of the rivers and winds and sea...I have made justice more powerful than silver and gold. I have caused truth to be considered beautiful. I am she who is called the Goddess of women..."
- excerpt from the Inscription on The Temple of Isis at Sais

Tuesday, March 29

blossom

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

Monday, March 28

casimira: Georgia O'Keeffe

"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."
- Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 – 1986)

Sunday, March 27

casimira: Amelia Earhart

"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace, the soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things."
- Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

Saturday, March 26


in loving memory of Capi Renoir
March 16, 1946 - March 25, 2011

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are, knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle in your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to SING, DANCE, PRAISE and LOVE. It is there for each and every one of us."

excerpt from Capi's last email message to me

Friday, March 25

Thursday, March 24

casimira: Elizabeth Taylor

"True glamour comes from within...it radiates from the soul."
- Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Wednesday, March 23

casimira: Elizabeth Taylor

"I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them."
-Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Tuesday, March 22

casimira: Emily Greene Balch

"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)

Monday, March 21

casimira: Isadora Duncan

"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 ..."
- Isadora Duncan (1877 – 1927)

Sunday, March 20

casimira: Katherine Mansfield

"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)

Saturday, March 19

casimira: Audré Lorde

"When I dare to be powerful -- to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
- Audré Lorde (1934-1992)

Friday, March 18

casimira: Audrey Hepburn

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
- Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Thursday, March 17

casimira: Cleopatra

"Be it known that we, the greatest, are misthought."
- Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (approximately 69 – 30 BC)

Wednesday, March 16

casimira: Makeda, Queen of Sheba

"Wisdom is sweeter than honey,brings more joy than wine, illumines more than the sun, is more precious than jewels. She causes the ears to hear and the heart to comprehend. I love her like a mother, and she embraces me as her own child. I will follow her footprints and she will not cast me away."
- Makeda, Queen of Sheba (ca. 960/1000 B.C.)

Tuesday, March 15

casimira: Martha Graham

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost."
- Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Monday, March 14

casimira: Zora Neale Hurston

"I belong to no race nor time. I am the eternal feminine with its string of beads."
- Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960)

Sunday, March 13

casimira: Lady Murasaki

"It may be difficult when someone you are especially fond of, someone beautiful and charming, has been guilty of an indiscretion, but magnanimity produces wonders."
- Lady Murasaki Shikibu (approximately 973 – 1025)

Saturday, March 12

casimira: Anaïs Nin

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
- Anaïs Nin (1903-1977)

Friday, March 11

Thursday, March 10

casimira: Anne Frank


"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
- Anne Frank (1929-1945)

Wednesday, March 9

casimira: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

"Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life."
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

Tuesday, March 8

casimira: Frida Kahlo

"What secret are you looking for?  Life will soon reveal it to you."
- Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, grateful for all of the courageous, extraordinary women who have paved the way

Monday, March 7

casimira: Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962)

Sunday, March 6

casimira: Édith Piaf

"Don't care what people say."
- Édith Piaf (1915-1963)

Saturday, March 5

casimira: Mother Teresa

"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."
- Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

Friday, March 4

casimira: Virginia Woolf

"Arrange whatever pieces come your way."
- Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Thursday, March 3

casimira: Coretta Scott King

"Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul."
- Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)

Wednesday, March 2

casimira: Lena Horne

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”
- Lena Horne (1917 - 2010)

Tuesday, March 1

casimira: Coco Chanel


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
- Coco Chanel (1883 - 1971)