HER-story:

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

Thursday, January 31

one with the wind

- my wearable sculpture -
in my dreams,

I am one with the wind,

I merge with the mountains,

I melt into the landscape of my soul,

in my dreams I touch the face of Our Creator,

and I awaken...

Wednesday, January 30

cast your troubles into the sky

"Happiness,
Feels like this.
Your heart upon your sleeve.
There's a place,
In time and space,
Where we can all be free.

So meet me at the rainbows end.
We don't even have to pretend,
That we know what it is we're looking for,
We're looking for.

Life is just a dream,
Ooo lucky you,
Lucky, lucky me...

Have you found,
Higher ground,
Or are you lost at sea?
Do you know,
Where you go,
Is where I want to be?

So cast your troubles into the sky,
They can be the stars in our eyes
And we can count them all another day,
From far away.

Life is just a dream,
Lucky you,
Lucky, lucky me." - Kat Edmonson

Tuesday, January 29

her secret is patience

- mujer, madre, artista -
in between meals, laundry, play dates and laughs, I am working on an exciting series of projects and an upcoming exhibition...I am learning to be more patient and flexible with each breath...enjoying every blessed moment of this divine wild dance of motherhood...

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 28

liberated from fear

Mother Moon shines her guiding light, filling me with peace and fearlessness.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."  - Marianne Williamson (b. 1952)

Sunday, January 27

are you satisfied?

- mixed media -
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" - Bob Marley (1945-1981)

are we satisfied with the life we are living?

Saturday, January 26

full moon thirst

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

Friday, January 25

sweet dreams

- mixed media -
"Dreams are necessary to life."
- Anais Nin

limited edition prints of my mixed media are available for purchase:  CASIMIRA 

Thursday, January 24

la sevillana

2007 mixed media
llevaba una mantilla negra de encaje,

una flor roja en el corazon,

sus ojos verdes llenos de esperanza...

...la sevillana...OLÉ !

Wednesday, January 23

do you think for yourself?

if you are interested in adding one of these limited edition prints to your collection, please visit my online gallery: CASIMIRA

Tuesday, January 22

prayers of our grandmothers

"We invoke the prayers of our grandmothers, who taught us to pray, 'God make me a blessing.'  Let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old.  There's something within me that holds the reins.  There's something within me that banishes pain.  There's something within me I cannot explain.   But all I know America, there is something within.  There is something within..."
- Myrlie Evers-Williams (b. 1933)

Monday, January 21

what are you doing for others?

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Sunday, January 20

fairies

detail from my studio
"She was an enchantress, inspiring love and beauty. And fairies never quite disappear altogether." 
- Hubert de Givenchy

I simply adore this description of Audrey Hepburn...one of my beloved muses. 


Limited Edition prints of the original Mixed Media are now available for purchase at:

CASIMIRA Gallery

Saturday, January 19

La Frida

mixed media study...imagine on a tote....divine
con collares de colores,
ella pinta sus dolores,
ella escribe sus amores
"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone. Because I am the subject I know best." 
- Frida Kahlo

Friday, January 18

¡Feliz cumpleaños Rubén Darío!

2011 mixed media
"Ama tu ritmo y ritma tus acciones,
bajo su ley, asi como tus versos;
eres un universo de universos,
y tu alma una fuente de canciones." - Ruben Dario (1867-1916)

Thursday, January 17

eternal feminine

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

Wednesday, January 16

blossom like a flower

2007 mixed media collage from journals
"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, January 15

who is your muse?

"It's Gala who discovers and brings me all the essences, which I then turn into honey in the busy hive of my mind.  Without Gala, the world would have no genie: Dali would not exist."
- Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

interested in purchasing one of these limited edition mixed media prints? visit:  CASIMIRA Art Gallery 

ROMANCE is part of an ongoing series of mixed media featuring couples whose love and passion have ignited the world. The collection is currently being prepared for exhibitions.

Monday, January 14

black and white and color

mixed media prints...the originals are being prepared for upcoming exhibitions...
I notice I have been posting a lot of black and white images lately...and yet I have been painting in wild and wonderful color...

to view some of these prints in C O L O R, you are welcome to visit:
CASIMIRA

xo xo xo

Sunday, January 13

my love of gray wet days

I have stepped into a vintage black and white photograph and could be in Paris, Lima, London or Seattle.  A cool, refreshing mist hydrates my skin.  Nostalgia and romance combined...

"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, January 12

high priestess

"...Inside the temple are lovely priestesses, chosen for their elegance and grace, who spend their lives serving the goddess, singing and dancing to her glory..." - Mary Olsen Kelly

remembering Tia Melba on her birthday

Friday, January 11

new moon new beginnings

wearing delicate diamond feathers,
she bathed her dreams in moonlight...
new beginnings...

wishing my beautiful sister a very happy birthday

Thursday, January 10

humility


my son holding one of my sculptures
are you humble?

why?

why not?

"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat

Wednesday, January 9

Frida Kahlo and Chavela Vargas


"Painting completed my life." - Frida Kahlo

2013 mixed media featuring Frida and Chavela Vargas

Tuesday, January 8

vanity and sentimentality

"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 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...which is a good thing, I hope...

What do you like best about yourself ?

What do you dislike about yourself ?

Monday, January 7

what do we water our dreams with?

bronze
"Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream."
- Lao Tzu (circa 531 BC)

Sunday, January 6

be irreplaceable

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
- Coco Chanel (1883 - 1971)

Saturday, January 5

a new world

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anaïs Nin

Friday, January 4

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, January 3

music, yoga and yogurt

my son - pure joy
"I am a tambourine. Don't put me aside till the fast dancing starts. Play me some all along. Help me with these little sounds." - RUMI

most days begin with music, yoga and yogurt...
today I discovered the most delicious yogurt -"siggi's Icelandic style cream-skyr"

Wednesday, January 2

secretos de la vida

mixed media on wood, circa 2009
"What secret are you looking for?
Life will soon reveal it to you." - Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Tuesday, January 1

2013 blessing

mixed media from new series
may the SUN bring you new energy by day,

may the MOON softly restore you by night,

may the RAIN wash away your worries,

may the BREEZE blow new strength into your being.

may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

- APACHE BLESSING