HER-story:

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

Friday, August 31

Princess Diana: a free spirit

"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am."
-Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Thursday, August 30

speak your truth

"Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know our garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.

See who is there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves! For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for."

The Elders,
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

Wednesday, August 29

improve the world


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

Tuesday, August 28

become its soul

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

Monday, August 27

dare to discover

"A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children."
- Betty Friedan (1921-2006)

Who are you?

What do you want out of life?

Woman, stop feeling guilty.
You have done the best you can.
No regrets.

Live your life today, this moment...dare to discover who you are...

Sunday, August 26

support of the woman

“…but you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love…”
– Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor (1894-1972)

Saturday, August 25

inner world


"Keep your eye on your inner world and keep away from ads, idiots and movie stars."
– Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

Friday, August 24

legend

"Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man."
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

Thursday, August 23

ideas

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962)

Wednesday, August 22

people

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

Tuesday, August 21

eternal feminine

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

Monday, August 20

Papa-Coco de mis sueños

nací siendo la primera nieta de

Antioco Sacasa Sarria

mi 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


Beloved Grand Father,

How I wish you were still walking this planet, holding my son's hand.

Although, I am certain you are already great friends.

Mi Papa-Coco de mis sueños...

Sunday, August 19

silver liquid kisses

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
- Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Saturday, August 18

aloud


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

Friday, August 17

she shall dance the freedom of women

"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)

Thursday, August 16

woolf wisdom

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

Wednesday, August 15

play like yourself

"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself."
- Miles Davis (1926-1991)

Tuesday, August 14

to love anyone else


“It would be impossible to love anyone else.”
– Sophia Loren (b. 1934)


Monday, August 13

shadow of love

bronze bangles worn by warriors of light
"A bird is dancing with the joy of life.
Where did it come from?  No one can tell me.
What is it singing?  No one can say.
It nests in the dark
Where the deep shade is thrown,
Coming at evening, departing at dawn,
Giving no clue to whatever it means.
I can't find out why this bird
Sits inside me,
On the branch of the Eternal -
Unnoticed by all -
In the shadow of love."
-KABIR

Sunday, August 12

child of destiny

“Since I was a little girl, I believed I was a child of destiny, and if that is true, Richard Burton was surely my fate.”
– Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Saturday, August 11

as a mother loves

"Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child."
- Buddha (563-483 B.C.)

Friday, August 10

only one of you in all of time

"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)

Thursday, August 9

interwoven moments

"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)

Wednesday, August 8

always

"I'll be loving you Always
With a love that's true Always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand Always.

Always.

Days may not be fair Always,
That's when I'll be there Always.
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But Always.

I'll be loving you, oh Always
With a love that's true Always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand Always.

Always.

Dreams will all come true,
growing old with you,
and time will fly,
caring each day more
than the day before,
till spring rolls by.
Then when the springtime has gone,
Then will my love linger on.

I'll be loving you, oh Always
With a love that's true Always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand Always.

Always.

Days may not be fair Always,
That's when I'll be there Always.
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But Always."

- Iriving Berlin (1888-1989)

Tuesday, August 7

Estrella Maruca

a story about a little star who dreams of becoming a mother:

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 written for Grand Mother, in her honour

Monday, August 6

Sunday, August 5

create the world you want

"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself." - Anaïs Nin (1903-1977)

Saturday, August 4

braver stronger smarter

“Promise me you’ll always REMEMBER:

you’re BRAVER than you believe,

and STRONGER than you seem,

and SMARTER than you think.”

– A.A. Milne (1882-1956)
 
Christopher Robin to Pooh

Friday, August 3

patience and wisdom

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
- Saint Augustine

Thursday, August 2

just sing a song


one of my son'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

Wednesday, August 1

celebrating four years of majestic motherhood


my little prince is four years old today...

motherhood blesses, changes, challenges, transforms...