Again, the sharp new moon blade. Again we walk a garden with the lily’s clever talking around us. Green satin no tailor sews, trees putting on their hats. A drumming begins, and we play along on the drums of our stomachs. The lake that was ice and iron is now ridged in the breeze like [...]
Eadweard Muybridge: Naked Truths “In the summer of 1883, the University of Pennsylvania sponsored Muybridge to undertake the largest investigation yet of stop-action photographs, including women, men, children, horses and a large variety of animals at the Philadelphia Zoo. Over the next three years, more than 20,000 individual photographs were taken, resulting in the publication [...]
I could relate the five Ws about this image, but I think the image tells it all. Enjoy!
Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative Curated by Janet Dees From Site Santa Fe‘s press release: Montano has created works in a variety of forms that explore the interaction between art and life. At the heart of her practice is the belief that the strategies employed in the creation of and engagement with art, such as [...]
Another reason to love the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thinking Aloud “I can see the humanity in a way, the figure breathing.” — Carmen Bambach About 82nd & Fifth 82nd & Fifth is the Met’s address in New York City. It is also the intersection of art and ideas. We’ve invited 100 curators from across the [...]
Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl I feel better about our living room looking like the Hall of Justice. How fantastic is to be [...]
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
First bloom of 2013. Astonished and grateful! “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” –Mary Oliver
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” –Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) From Yoga [...]
Up early, Moving, And admiring a graceful partner.
Rossana Martinez Between Two Lungs, 2012-2013 Performance Body Monoprints Beet ink on paper 14 x 17 inches
I’m enchanted by looking at Uta Barth’s 2011 series, …and to draw a bright, white line with light. Barth is considered a conceptual photographer and is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship this year. The idea of simple observations resonates with me because awareness of a simple action or a moment is usually my starting point [...]
Paradise By Coldplay When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her reach so She ran away in her sleep And dreamed of Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise Every time she closed her eyes When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her [...]
See the World in Orange and Blue, 2011 Momentary movements Orange and blue woodless colored pencils, paint, hands, wall, sketchbook, paper Installation/performance at EFA Project Space, New York, NY I have been exploring the idea of body geometry by incorporating abstraction, movement and color. I am interested in creating an experience, and a dialogue between the [...]
…to read and exercise, this is a great article from the current issue of Yoga Journal. Play It Forward By Tiffany Cruikshank “…A yoga practice encourages you to take inventory of your body as you practice. The more awareness you have of how your body feels from day to day or from pose to pose, [...]
Finding of the week: A claymation movie by Madison Blinn Based on the book Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni Song is Goodnight Moon by Said the Whale About the book Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can’t find each other. When they finally do, they give [...]
Writing on the Run by Araina Bond, a nice read in Runner’s World about author and distance runner, Michael Collins. I totally understand the connection between creativity and running…it feels so good! My favorite lines: “Collins never hit the trails without a pencil and paper in his pocket… I began training hard, 80 miles a week, stopping here [...]
Your Eyes Give Me Something to Dream, 2010-ongoing Installation view at Indianapolis Museum of Art Recycled newspaper pencils printed with words Photo Scott Grow View catalogue Your Eyes Give Me Something to Dream is an ongoing series of multiples made out of recycled newspaper and words. The words are taken from tags I frequently use in [...]
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” –John Lennon You and Me By Dave Matthews Band Want to pack your bags [...]
So scary — it’s November already. What happened to 2010? Hope you all had a great Halloween. Brooklyn looks beautiful in fall colors. Enjoy!
What does community mean for us — as artists, runners, yogis, parents, friends and neighbors?
Two great running findings this week. Good to see resources available for everyone. On the Run, a blog about the New York City Marathon. The Marathon this year is on November 7 and will have about 43,000 runners. So looking forward to it! A Running Start, a free online coaching resource developed by New York [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 1 body, 1 color, 1 continuous line.
It’s almost impossible to believe that it’s already October and chilly. September was — as always — a month full of new information, experiences, and goals. But although it was a busy month, this year September felt different, and I mean good different. Among the many reasons I couldn’t find time to write is that I [...]
Magical moments happen when… After a long day – first day of a tough class – picked up my fast runner from daycare. I laugh when people ask me if he already walks. He runs and runs and runs… – cooked a healthy dinner – bathed, read and got the little runner happily in bed Suddenly the final details [...]
My kind of weekend Gorgeous weather Quiet city Nurturing all things at home… Happy weekend everyone!
I just read this in the current issue of Yoga Magazine, and it is so simple and clear, I want to share it with you all. “Rather than entering any situation wondering how it will serve you, let your entire motivation be to serve the greater good. Ask yourself constantly, how do I serve here, rather than [...]