Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
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
A very positive movement that is currently happening in the USA. They are young and educated; interested in the environment and real food; willing to learn a forgotten job; ready to work hard. They are the Greenhorns. Their book, Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement was published this year by Storey Publishing. I’ll be blogging more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Cultivate 1) to prepare and use for the raising of crops; also: to loosen or break up the soil about (growing plants) 2) a) to foster the growth of — cultivate vegetables b) culture — the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education c) to improve by labor, care, or study: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 3 knots, 3 colors, 3 points.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
Finding of the week: