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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mother’s Day is every day, but I welcome all the love this weekend and…since tulips are my favorite flowers — I’ll take them! Running after a very active toddler and attempt to find balance as an artist is a challenge. But this active and happy boy is a huge part of what I am. Having [...]
What a pleasant surprise to find this wonderful and encouraging post in the Athleta Chi blog. Loved the story (the photos are amazing too) about how the writer’s kids found courage and fun in the same beaches where I grew up. Oh, this makes me smile… If You Never Did, You Should By Jessica Bellofatto “If you [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hope you’re all having a great summer. Here are some of my summer thoughts after having a wonderful time with family and at my favorite place: the beach. It pleases me immensely to see how my boy loves the ocean. He was born in NYC, but his blood is Caribbean…and I truly love that! Fruit [...]
On the second day of summer, where is my mind? Swimming in the Caribbean. Surrounded by family and nature. I’m counting the days… Where is yours? Where is My Mind By The Pixies Oh With your feet in the air and your head on the ground Try this trick and spin it, yeah Your head [...]
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
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, [...]
…to dedicate to wonderful people. I dedicate my miles to the memory of a wonderful person — a great friend, brother, father, husband, son, and so much more. My dear brother-in-law, Victor González Nieves (1963-2010). We miss you so much!!
I’m glad to be back after a couple of weeks of too much happening at the same time. Here are some new discoveries that kept me balanced during busy days. To begin a yoga practice at home, I got the podcast Jason Crandell. Each practice is twenty minutes and Crandell is such an excellent teacher. [...]
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 [...]
Finding of the week: