Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
“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 [...]
For those who have a book problem (I do!), tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th, the illustrator and author Nikki McClure will be at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket signing her new book, To Market, to Market. This magical book has the perfect balance between the love of art, community and real food. Known for art that celebrates the [...]
Finding of the week: “I went from being an artist who makes things to being one who makes things happen” -Jeremy Deller Living as Form presented by Creative Time On view May 18-October 16, 2011 Essex Street Market building and throughout the Lower East Side, NYC Around the world artists and non-artists alike are blurring [...]
Last week, I was fortunate to present a new project at Towson University in Maryland. The exhibition curated by Prof. Susan Isaacs and entitled Fluid celebrates the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists. I was in great company with friends and artists, Lynne Harlow and Marthe Keller. The whole experience was simply wonderful — from the [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Finding of the week: “We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.” From New York Times, My Favorite August by Gail Collins.
If you want to get a real view of what an artist’s life is all about, check out Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life at MINUS SPACE. On view from August 7 until September 4, 2010. A must see, read, experience, feel. In 2007, I wrote the post, Your Heart Makes Me Feel, after I [...]
The taste of summer is… fresh I’ve been giving life to those whispery notes/sketches I often add to my Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) with a great group of artists: Glen Cunningham, Laura Fayer, Lori Kirkbride, Rachael Wren. All artists were part of Susan Ross and PowerHouse Projects. Source was on view at The [...]
Findings of the week: “The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” -Oscar Wilde “Yoga is about the union and integration of breath, movement and body, both on and off the mat. Our practice on the mat should hopefully guide us towards actions in the outside world: if we [...]
Here I am, thinking of tomorrow’s NYRR New York Mini 10K. My first “big” race after baby. Feeling excited. I ran this race in 2008 and the experience was awesome. This is a women only race and it is truly amazing to see a sea of women running in
I’ve been fascinated by triangle pose (Trikonasana) since I began practicing yoga. This is a pose that I try to do everyday, even if it is for a couple of minutes at lunch time. It really makes me feel good. What I find magical about the pose is how our bodies become geometry, basic shapes [...]
The feeling of showing work is always wonderful, but when the exhibition is at home — Oh, that feels awesome! I’m happy to write that the site-specific installation, Museo de Arte de Caguas (MUAC), Puerto Rico. There is lots to see in Elsa Melendez for inviting me to participate in the exhibition. And as always, [...]
Photo: Julius Shulman (1910-2009) Case Study House #2, 1960 by architect Pierre Koenig. Shulman’s photograph is so amazingly simple and beautiful. The film Visual Acoustics looks like a must see for those that love everything Modern. I do! About the film: Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose [...]
Finding of the week: “A arte é a minha forma de conhecimento do mundo” “Art is my way of understanding the world” -Lygia Pape Image: Lygia Pape Magnetized Spaces, 1968-2002 Spaces of the city
Spring flow, Spring glow, just typing the word spring makes me smile. We’ve been having glorious days filled with beautiful colors and sun. The weather always inspires me to choose what to experiment with in the kitchen. I have two new favorites: quinoa and kale. Cooking them is simple, their benefits are plenty and they [...]
Everything feels so new in the spring. My curious boy has been showing me the world from a new perspective. This weekend, we spent long hours with friends, playing in the park, and looking at fresh bits of color — trees, magnolias, daffodils. Very refreshing! The beautiful sun has inspired me to introduce him to [...]
What a pleasant surprise I received yesterday when Erin Loechner from Design for Mankind is an award-winning blog dedicated to showcasing the talents of the emerging art and design community. They receive over 11,000 visits per day (wow!) which makes them great hosts. I encourage all to take some time to look, read, subscribe and [...]
The snow was beautiful last week, until I had to push a stroller with a 20-pound boy around Brooklyn. I don’t need to use the rowing machine at the gym for a while… Today there is snow falling again! I can’t wait to see those colorful flowers glowing around the tree trunks. The last couple [...]
Hello all! Welcome to my new website/blog. There are so many positive things happening this year, I hope to find more time to write. As you probably know, 2009 was an amazing year for me because I had an incredible baby boy. But as many artists who are also parents know, it is extremely challenging [...]
One of my goals this week was to go back to my usual five-day-a-week workout routine. I’m happy to say that I managed to do it. Movement is my way of staying positive and dealing with challenging situations. It also influences my work. On Wednesday, I had a pleasant experience while in yoga class. The [...]
It’s a beautiful day! A day to give us the chance to create and live with a new perspective, to find fulfillment in the real and meaningful, and to always give our best… Here are my highlights from Barack Obama’s inaugural address: “We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time [...]
Everyday, we hear about how people are loosing their jobs and homes. And everyday, we see it on the streets of New York City. This year, Art Movement is participating in a Virtual Food Drive for the Art Movement’s Virtual Food Drive. THANK YOU and Happy Holidays to all! art & life by rossana martinez