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Something Larger

By on Aug 19, 2014 in art, collage, spirituality

Another one of the new prints now up in my Etsy shop. Today I’m grateful for the many ocean sunsets I’ve seen this summer and I’m contemplating the meaning of the Ace of Cups in the tarot – a sign for new and fulfilling beginnings. I’m really fascinated with various methods of divination, and especially the tarot right now. Maybe we can’t predict or control the future for all its mutability, but we can learn to read the energies and tendencies present in ourselves and in situations. Something larger certainly connects us all and makes the currents move and life flow and keep flowing, whatever you want to call it. God, or something else. The main text in this piece, like the collage I posted yesterday, was extracted from some writing I did in Santa Fe, before I moved here. The original writing was about love and it actually had some (artistically)...

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Love Everything

By on Aug 18, 2014 in art, collage, poetry, spirituality, writing

I’ve just posted a big group of new collages in my Etsy shop. I’ve made them available as prints in two sizes. These collages were made since moving back to Los Angeles but they contain pieces of the lives I’ve lived in other places before getting here.  They feel like a summation of something unspoken for me. They feel like the summation of something good, even though it hasn’t been easy getting here. This one contains a fragment of text from some writing I did in Santa Fe – a fictional love story that I was never able to bring to a satisfying conclusion. I’ve been thinking about love a lot, and the love story. Recently I saw The Fault in Our Stars, the movie adaptation of a book about the love story of a 16 year old cancer patient and a 17 year old amputee. I cried and cried while watching this movie. Not just because of the death bits but also...

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Look Inside

By on Jul 23, 2014 in art, collage, poetry

I’m in the midst of an intensive de-cluttering . This in itself has turned into a deep spiritual process. Sometimes excruciating. Sometimes exhilarating. Inadvertently, by virtue of going through certain papers and photographs and lots of old letters, I seem to also be doing a life review, particularly of the last 10 years. And in this context it feels good to let go of what no longer fits. In this post, one of my new collages and a passage from Meister Eckhart, a mystic from medieval times, sent to me by a friend who physically mailed me his good words, which I can now say I have read and am placing, with gratitude, in the recycle bin. “When you are about to begin a new life or work, go to God and ask with all your might and devotion that he will make it turn out for the best, as it seems most agreeable and fitting to him and be sure you are not thinking of your own...

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It’s Fun to Get Cool Stuff in the Mail

By on Apr 24, 2013 in books and publishing, collage, poetry

Mike Koppa of the Heavy Duty Press, in favor of a slower world, dropped off the face of Facebook recently and started what he calls Slowbook. He wants to spend less time on social media and more time doing the things he has always loved like making collages, books and zines. By hand. The old, slow way. He proposed to create a book out of the entries received by him in the snail mail, as long as the number of artists who responded was ten or greater. He sent me some typewritten letters in the mail inviting me to participate and I responded, in a limited fashion, limited because I only read his typewritten letters and missed the prospectus he had posted online. Doh! This is what happens when we are distracted by our multi media. It’s even possible, I feel shame here, that I DID read it, but was watching TV and playing Words with Friends simultaneously and used my mind like a sieve,...

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