My Art...of Gratitude
Since I have told you a little bit about my healing experiences in Guatemala working with my friend Carlos Barrios, an Ajq'ij, orMayan spiritual guide, I wanted to share with you a little bit of how this looks for me today, living here in McCall, Idaho, and why I have become so fond of the Mayan spiritual tradition. Today begins a new thirteen-day period that is under the reign of Toj, the very spirit of gratitude and the energy of payment for our blessings in life. To the a
Butterfly Soles (Souls)
Unlike many artists, I have always enjoyed doing commissioned work for people. It’s often opened me up to new ideas, techniques, materials, and challenges that have promoted my growth as an artist, if not as a person as well. I’ve enjoyed meeting people and getting to see things through new perspectives, which being invited to make something for someone always brings. My most recent, and, well, ONLY commission for a custom project this year has demonstrated a very familiar
Just move along; nothing to see here.
Today is World AIDS Day, designated on December 1st every year since 1988, as an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. Several heroes in my life have died of this disease: Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Harvey Milk and Freddy Mercury, among others. Fortunately, today, because of advances in medicine, AIDS is not something that people die of as was the case 32 ye