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 [...]
Rossana Martinez Between Two Lungs, 2012-2013 Performance Body Monoprints Beet ink on paper 14 x 17 inches
I finally found a title for a new series of performance body monoprints using homemade beet ink. It has taken me many, many breaths to make these new works so I thought it to be a perfect title to describe the whole experience. I listen to Florence + the Machine while I run in the [...]
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 [...]
A bit of green for Earth Day: The Nickel Pincher: The Easiest Plant You’ll Ever Grow By Jean Nick Edibles at BloomIQ.com The Breville Juice Fountain Compact is a fantastic gadget for those who love a lot of green in their kitchens. I’m not a vegetarian, but since I got this juicer (which is ideal for a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Beautiful sunny day early morning in New York running with my favorite music creative thoughts and a happy heart returned home found two beautiful smiles and a cup of good coffee simple things taste so good!
Eating fresh fruit, parks, beach, running, yoga, reading, sewing, drawing… The list of things I would like to enjoy during these warm months is way too long. Sure I can do some of these things during the cold months, but the energy that the sun brings in the summer is unique. I don’t know how [...]
One of our good friends introduced us to the beautiful collection of children’s books called the Maurice Sendak. The collection has four tiny books perfect for little hands: Alligators All Around (an alphabet book), Chicken Soup with Rice (book of months), One Was Johnny (a counting book), and Pierre (a cautionary tale). The simplicity of [...]
Well, I’m back from a couple of weeks of feeling like everything is happening at the same time. I can happily write that after three months of having “not so great” runs I’m slowly making some progress. It was during one of those tough runs when my attitude changed. I decided to give myself the [...]
Everything looks so green around the neighborhood. It’s nice to see the new planted trees on Smith Street and the Greenmarket back. I like to eat something healthy before I go for a run so this week I decided to make homemade granola bars. I went to Sahadi’s to get the nuts and dried fruit. [...]
I meant to post earlier this week, but it’s been busy with lots of changes. Change is hard, but at the same time, it feels amazing when we add an infusion of fresh flavors, colors and textures to our routines. While browsing the Food Issue of the latest Sustenance. She is also the leader of [...]
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 [...]
What a great day we had in New York yesterday. In the afternoon, I went to a meeting in downtown Manhattan and as I entered the building, I already knew that after the meeting, I was going to walk the Brooklyn Bridge back home. While I walked the bridge, I saw lots of runners, tourists [...]
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
A while ago, my friend Margie, an awesome athlete, cook, and nutrition expert, recommended me to read the book Real Food by Nina Planck. One of my favorite things to do is to cook simple and fresh food, and I find so many similarities between cooking and working out an idea in the studio. I’m [...]
While waiting for a bagel and coffee this morning before going to work, I overheard a woman order an “everything bagel with nothing on it”. I wasn’t quite awake yet, but my reaction was to laugh and think: WHAT?!?! Is it possible to order a bagel with everything and nothing at the same time? Is [...]