October 2010

transport to india.

By |October 24th, 2010|

It’s easy for me to daydream, or sleepdream, of being in India again. As far away as it is, and as difficult traveling there can be, I feel so ‘at home’ there. I don’t know exactly what it is that makes me feel that way, nor do I want to water it down by trying […]

right here, right now.

By |October 22nd, 2010|

This is my today.
And this is from one of my favorite poetry books, The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems by Hafiz, versions by Daniel Ladinksy.

Out of the Mouths of a Thousand Birds

Listen —
Listen more carefully to what is around you
Right now.

In my world
There are the bells from the clanks
Of the morning […]

September 2010

flowers and a memory.

By |September 25th, 2010|

the temple had their biggest festival of the year. we harvested every flower in our garden for today. maybe a thousand marigolds all strung up hanging around the temple room. and bouquets of dahlias and daisies and gladiolas and more. it was so fun. the festival is called Bhandara. it’s Maharaj-ji’s Mahasamadhi (the day he […]

August 2010

walk like a peacock.

By |August 17th, 2010|

you probably won’t believe me but everything about this was unplanned…and she not only looks and walks like a peacock, she talks like one, too. best impersonation i’ve ever heard!

celebrating a friend’s new book.

By |August 16th, 2010|

A friend’s book was released last month. Carla Sonheim’s DRAWING LAB: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun. It is really fun, and I think it will inspire a lot of people! And I am honored to have contributed in a teeny way with an interview and art. In celebration for Carla, I am hosting […]

June 2010

monsoon twirls.

By |June 28th, 2010|

Horray for the first rains and

clouds drumming and

coloring on floors with big, fat chalk and

a twirling little Tulsi in a red skirt and

gardens growing like magic beanstalks

overnight

and giant marigold garlands and

sweet, soft “Mama” whispers at 3 in the morning and

my homemade, imperfect window curtain with crooked stitches

and my first piece of painted furniture!

a simple, black […]

tree shadows for breakfast.

By |June 27th, 2010|

In between playing farmers at the market on Saturdays, building our bedroom, planting a garden, painting a new commission, and driving seven hours for a beautiful visit with an Indian Saint, we found a few days to ‘just be’ in the mountains. I know I’ve said this before, but this was my favorite birthday yet. […]

desert summer sundows.

By |June 5th, 2010|

May 2010

art+play space.

By |May 19th, 2010|

Continuing the conversation about being a full-time mama and an artist…  I’ve thought a lot this past year about how to merge the two. It seemed strange to keep Tulsi completely separate from my art, especially since a lot of my illustration+books are kid related, and she is inspiring so many new ideas. While I […]

my mama-guru (s)

By |May 9th, 2010|

I got the best mother’s day gift — my Mom is here! Not to make my 3 brothers and my sister jealous, but somehow, it worked out for the second year in a row. She and my dad came last year and celebrated my first mother’s day with us … they locked me in the […]