Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John O'Donohue

Today, I listened to this podcast; it is beautiful, relevant and poetic. If any of you have any interest in religion, ethics, or ideas, check out Krista Tippet's program...she always has amazing, interesting, and diverse thinkers on her program.

Here is an excerpt from his book, Anam Cara:

"In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. In the early Celtic church, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was called an anam cara. It originally referred to someone to whom you confessed revealing the hidden intimacies of your life. With the anam cara you could share your innermost self, your mind, and your heart. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. … In everyone's life there is great need for an anam cara, a soul friend, in this love you are understood as you are without mask or pretension. Where you are understood, you are at home."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Soulful Excellence.

Yesterday, I spent most of the day walking around New York. My friend, Diana, and I went to the Whitney (which was, of course, AMAZING) and then went in and out of galleries in Chelsea until around 8pm. I saw some amazing art....and I also saw some ridiculous art, but all-in-all it was a perfect day. Here is a "smattering" of what I saw taken via my very low-tech phone-camera.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I don't have much to say, but I have been painting....and trust me, you'd rather see my paintings than read my ramblings.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I'll recap about the Candler Park Fall Fest once I am not exhausted....but, until then, one of several new pieces that I premiered at this weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Candler Park Fall Fest 2008

Please come to the Candler Park Fall Fest this weekend and see me and Anne Elser at the festival. I promise free vodka drinks to the first 10 people who show up to support their favorite local artists. For directions, click here.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


A new piece I did last night. The photograph is not so great and makes the colors not quite right, but I don't really feel like color-correcting in photoshop....I'm lazy, that's right.