February 14, 2019

Painting  La Rinconada,  2014 (Photo: Todd McIntosh)

People often ask me how I came to make mandalas, what my inspiration is, and what my technical and creative processes are like. I recently received a new commission and so I thought I would blog about it fro...

July 20, 2018

 Coffee "shop" in the middle of nowhere outside of Taos.

     I hope you had a chance to read Part One of this post, where I talk about amazing residency experiences offered by The VCCA in Virginia, and Le Moulin à Nef in France. These next two residencies wer...

June 20, 2018

This essay was originally published in Elephant Journal in 2015

    Pase or Pasele are words I hear many times during my day here in Mexico. In Spanish, it literally means “pass” or “pass yourself, but translates to Go on or You first.  Please.  I insist. It i...

May 14, 2018

Memento Mori: Path. Second of Three Panels. Created at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain.

    Imagine waking up in a gorgeous, centuries old Moorish olive mill to an amazing light across the mountains outside your window. There is a wonderful cook and pamper person t...

April 29, 2018

"Creativity is never a straight line."

     One look at the jewelry design of Austin Titus gives us a clue as to her love of the organic. Circles and coils, rippling pie shapes and cast forms from nature dominate her collections. Nature has always informed her...

March 23, 2018

This haibun (revised) was first published in Life In Ten Minutes Blog

     Beatty Woods was a brand new neighborhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia in the early 60’s.  The “suburbs” was a new concept then, and my family had just moved into what my parents thou...

March 9, 2018

“Remembering Sewoll” 1.93 X 1.32 m, mixed media on canvas

"Success is the bliss of realizing in the moment your true presence, safety & connectedness with all that is. "

      For Suzyn Hutton Kelley, the sights, sounds and smells of the beach were in...

February 26, 2018

 photos: Linda Laino

"I feel the delightful, velvety  texture of a flower and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me."

~ Helen Keller

     I had my hands in a fair amount of glue today when it occurred to m...

February 9, 2018

 This haibun was first published in Life In 10 Minutes . Photo: Linda Laino

     He often frequented the bar where I worked. It was of the hotel variety, and yet in the small town in Florida where I was living, it operated more as a local favorite. I was 20, a...

February 2, 2018

Our old, huge, 1800 sq. foot barn-turned-studio, surrounded by big trees in Virginia, circa 2000

Virginia Studio ↓

What do people do if they don't create? I am not even trying to be facetious. How do they figure things and make sense of things and let go of things? Art-m...

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