October 2010

transport to india.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:10-08:00October 24th, 2010|everyday, india|

It's easy for me to daydream, or sleepdream, of being in India again. As far away as it is, and as difficult traveling there can be, I feel so 'at home' there. I don't know exactly what it is that makes me feel that way, nor do I want to water it down by trying [...]

right here, right now.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:10-08:00October 22nd, 2010|everyday|

This is my today. And this is from one of my favorite poetry books, The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems by Hafiz, versions by Daniel Ladinksy. Out of the Mouths of a Thousand Birds Listen -- Listen more carefully to what is around you Right now. In my world There are [...]

September 2010

flowers and a memory.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00September 25th, 2010|everyday|

the temple had their biggest festival of the year. we harvested every flower in our garden for today. maybe a thousand marigolds all strung up hanging around the temple room. and bouquets of dahlias and daisies and gladiolas and more. it was so fun. the festival is called Bhandara. it's Maharaj-ji's Mahasamadhi (the day he [...]

August 2010

walk like a peacock.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00August 17th, 2010|everyday|

you probably won't believe me but everything about this was unplanned...and she not only looks and walks like a peacock, she talks like one, too. best impersonation i've ever heard!

celebrating a friend’s new book.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00August 16th, 2010|everyday|

A friend's book was released last month. Carla Sonheim's DRAWING LAB: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun. It is really fun, and I think it will inspire a lot of people! And I am honored to have contributed in a teeny way with an interview and art. In celebration for Carla, I am hosting [...]

June 2010

monsoon twirls.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00June 28th, 2010|everyday|

Horray for the first rains and clouds drumming and coloring on floors with big, fat chalk and a twirling little Tulsi in a red skirt and gardens growing like magic beanstalks overnight and giant marigold garlands and sweet, soft "Mama" whispers at 3 in the morning and my homemade, imperfect window curtain with crooked stitches [...]

tree shadows for breakfast.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00June 27th, 2010|everyday|

In between playing farmers at the market on Saturdays, building our bedroom, planting a garden, painting a new commission, and driving seven hours for a beautiful visit with an Indian Saint, we found a few days to 'just be' in the mountains. I know I've said this before, but this was my favorite birthday yet. [...]

May 2010

art+play space.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00May 19th, 2010|everyday, inspiration, mamahood|

Continuing the conversation about being a full-time mama and an artist...  I've thought a lot this past year about how to merge the two. It seemed strange to keep Tulsi completely separate from my art, especially since a lot of my illustration+books are kid related, and she is inspiring so many new ideas. While I [...]

my mama-guru (s)

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00May 9th, 2010|everyday|

I got the best mother's day gift -- my Mom is here! Not to make my 3 brothers and my sister jealous, but somehow, it worked out for the second year in a row. She and my dad came last year and celebrated my first mother's day with us ... they locked me in the [...]