Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
“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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Photo contest submission by Jennifer Day From Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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
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. [...]