July 24, 2006

My Bookshelf

Current Sampling:
  1. "Walking in This World" by Julia Cameron
    • I've been reading and working on a chapter at a time.
    • Currently on Chapter 2.
    • Builds on the 3 ideas of "The Artists Way":
      • Morning Pages
      • Artist Date
      • Weekly Walk
    • I've always kept a journal, but find the morning pages a great way to clear the debris of the previous day.
  2. "Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life" by Robert and Melinda Blanchard
    • Quick, easy read about a couple who decide to live a life they love.
    • Love the idea and was interested to read their story, but disappointed with the book.
    • Certainly agree with the big 4:
      • People
      • Passion
      • Environment
      • Money
  3. "Caramelo" by Sandra Cisneros
    • My current book club book.
    • Love the story and love the writing style.
    • Intimate, funny, delicious.
  4. "Evidence. The Art of Candy Jernigan". Edited by Laurie Dolphin.
    • Candy Jernigan collected "Evidence as Proof that she had been there".
    • A lovely book containing photos of pages from the artist's journals.
    • Loved how she made smears of food she ate.
    • Inspiring. I loved it.
  5. "Tales of A Female Nomad" by Rita Golden Gelman
    • Just started this book yesterday.
    • A 49 nine year old woman on the verge of divorce comes to the realization that she is living someone else's life and takes of for lands unknown.
    • Love how it is written.
    • Getting the travel bug as I read it.

July 14, 2006

Art Play Date

Art I created on a play date with my buddy Margaret.
Our plan is to be world-renowned one day, so if you'd like to buy our art, do let us know :-)

Chinese New Year - Acrylic on Paper

Summer - Oil on Canvas

July 12, 2006

Published Photos

This makes my day. Found out this week that 2 of my pics would be published in the latest Trikone Magazine, and here they are!
How cool is that?

Big Dig Debris Kills Boston Motorist

Susan and I went through this very part of the tunnel (to get to Logan Airport) at least 6 times the past 2 weeks!
How scary is that?

"At least 12 tons of concrete fell from the ceiling of this city's Big Dig late Monday night, crushing a woman to death and fueling new questions about the safety of the $15-billion underground highway and tunnel system.

Declaring that "people should not have to drive through turnpike tunnels with their fingers crossed," Gov. Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he understood why motorists might be losing confidence in the Big Dig.

"I don't think anyone can feel safe driving through a tunnel system where just last night, someone got killed by a 3-ton piece of concrete falling on their car," he said."

Viva Italia!

Now that the World Cup is over, my days have finally freed up for other activities. What an amazing month of football (yup that is what the WORLD calls it) this has been.

Anyone else not absolutely thrilled that Italy won?
Viva Italia!!!

Anyone want to go to South Africa to watch the next World Cup?


... Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes....

My niece Maya has them all beat. She has bells and butterlies.

Pike Place Flowers

Back from my trip to the Seattle area with family. I love Pike Place. I want to one day live close enough that I can stop by every week and pick up beautiful flowers and yummy treats.
Lucked out with perfect weather for my trip.