Sunday, May 22, 2011

Auction is near!

So here is some information about the auction...

The auction will benefit the  Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots
Bids can be placed between the dates of June 5th - June 12th 
Auction ends June 12th at 6 pm Pacific Standard Time
Preview the shrines beginning June 1st. 
I will provide a link at that time.
For more information about the auction, check out Rebecca's blog

I must encourage everyone to check out the shrines. 
They are so beautiful and show so much love! 
In the spirit of sharing, here are some pictures of my shrine
I dedicate it to my grandmother, Cayatena.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Time to Shrine Auction

So here is a sneak peak of my shrine.  

The date of the auction is currently TBA... but I will let you know... I think it will be soon.
I am very happy with how my shrine turned out- and I can't wait to share even more of it.

Last year, I was utterly impressed with all of the amazing, beautiful, and creative shrines 
that were auctioned in support of this cause.

For more information about the Auction and to see some other sneak peaks -
visit Rebecca's blog at Recuerda mi corazon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Haiku my heart - Jelly fish

pulsing hypnotic
orange contrasts against blue
tentacles aglow
I can't believe I haven't written in such a long time again!  I have been working hard to give myself permission to just "do my best"- which feels awfully inadequate these days.  As many of you know, I work a regular full time job as a therapist, am raising two small children, teach, and try to make and sell artwork in order to keep my creative life vibrant.  The last two weeks have been teaching weekends- which means my weekends are full of teaching 8 hour day classes.  So, of course my poor little blog (and artistic endeavors) have suffered.  

To celebrate the completion of the class, we took the family to Monterey Bay Aquarium. .  It was my son's first time.  I so love it there and wanted to spend my time pointing out all of my favorite fish to my little ones.  Unfortunately,I spent most of the trip chasing my daughter.  After much exasperation, I grabbed her in front of this jelly fish tank and told her that if she were to run away one more time, we would leave the aquarium immediately.  I explained how frightened I become when she is out of my sight.  She looked in my eyes as she tried to wiggle out of my grasp. I hardly got to look at the jellyfish... or the beautiful sea horses that I had been excited all week about seeing.  Oh well.  Maybe next time... 

I did want to share one of my daughter's new drawings of a water fairy!  I just think it is beautiful.  She totally captured a curtsy.  These are the images that now fill my psyche with joy. 
Although it would still be nice to enjoy the occasional jellyfish or seahorse.

For more Haikus
Please visit the lovely Rebecca's blog

Friday, March 25, 2011

Haiku my heart- anniversary

and six years ago
with love and laughter we chose
to face it together

My husband and I will be celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary this weekend.  So much has happened in this last six years- the most important being the birth of our two children.  We definitely do not look like we did in this picture!  A lack of sleep and the trials and tribulations of parenthood have definitely made us both look a bit more frayed around the edges.  But I am glad we are facing it all together.  
Hopefully this year we can try to go on a date!  

I missed my haiku last week.  I think my general sleepiness is impacting my ability to be creative.
This week I began work on my cigar box shrine.
Here is a peek at my first drawing...

She will be painted- and applied to the inside of the cigar box.
I have some other ideas that involve a jar of corn and chile that I bought tonight at Trader Joes.
More pictures to come!

For more Haikus- Please visit Rebecca's blog

and to find out more about Rebecca's auction
of Cigar Box Shrines
benefiting the Oaxacan Street Children

Friday, March 11, 2011

Haiku my heart - branches

A second haiku - but no picture

It is past midnight
the baby is wide awake
and I am sleepy

wish me luck... 6 am comes early!

And as always... please drop by the lovely Rebecca's blog at
to find more Haikus or to join us.
To find out more about Haiku my Heart
Click the lovely photo by Deb did it

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