June 2008

chai pilgrimage.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:16-08:00June 27th, 2008|chai, everyday, india, inspiration, nepal, news|

Hi my friends! I am really excited to share that we launched chaipilgrimage.com! YEAH! For those of you who don't know, a couple years ago, Patrick and I got this fun idea to collaborate on a book combining three things we love so much: India, Nepal and chai. I know it sounds kinda funny, but [...]

April 2008

flip floppers in India.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:17-08:00April 15th, 2008|everyday, india|

We dug in our garden for most of today. Felt so alive. Backbreaking and energizing at the same time. Our greenhouse is busting with little baby seedlings! And Oso, as always, holds down the "chill" vibe in the garden. His name means "bear", but he's more like a lion. I was looking through our India [...]

October 2007

Preserving the River Goddess.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:19-08:00October 15th, 2007|india, inspiration, travel|

"On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind -THE ENVIRONMENT. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future." I was going to write about organic [...]

holi cows.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:19-08:00October 13th, 2007|india, my sacred life project, travel|

We met this man on a dusty road in Chitrakoot, India. I think he overheard us telling some kids how much we loved cows so he ran to us, rambled something in Hindi about his cows and then waved at us (literally, he kept waving) and led us to a building and downstairs to a [...]

June 2007

art seva returns to india.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:21-08:00June 7th, 2007|art seva, india, inspiration, kid art|

art by Carla Sonheim I'm so excited because my good friend Lakshmi (who started Art Seva) and several volunteers are presently in India. And although I was sad not to go with them this time, Carla Sonheim (who i 'met' via email some months ago when she stumbled on my website and after reading about [...]

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May 2007

color inspiration.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:21-08:00May 17th, 2007|india, inspiration, nepal, travel|

I LOVE color. I mean, who doesn't? I still remember the first time I saw just how much color was in shadows, in a face, or in clouds. Sometimes I have no idea what I'm doing with it, but I always know when it feels 'just right'. I love layering transparent colors to create new [...]

a chai morning.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:21-08:00May 5th, 2007|chai, illustration, india, inspiration, travel|

I slept in a bit this morning, but so did the sun. Usually the sun is up over the mountains by 7 am, but the clouds were too thick. By the time I climbed down from the loft, Patrick was on a cleaning spree and gave me an open invitation to join him. “But I [...]

March 2007

art seva.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:22-08:00March 25th, 2007|art seva, india, inspiration, kid art, travel|

Art Seva is preparing for its next journey to India in June/July, 2007! The group will be returning to two orphanages in the Sacred towns of Hardivar and Rishikesh situated on the holy Ganges River in Northern India. If you aren't familiar with Art Seva, please see this previous posting. Art Seva invites Youth Volunteers [...]

January 2007

finally…an India Travel Moment!

By |2019-03-07T20:32:22-08:00January 22nd, 2007|india, inspiration, travel|

Many of you know Patrick and I were trekking around Nepal and Northern India 'playing' for 4 months last year. Playing? Of course! But we were also working on a book together. (more on that later.) Those four months were like riding an India roller coaster while being on a scavenger hunt. So FULL at [...]

introducing: art seva

By |2019-03-07T20:32:22-08:00January 12th, 2007|art seva, india, travel|

i want to introduce a really important project i became involved with a year ago. my good friend/art therapist Christine Tiernan created Art Seva--her vision to do art programs with less fortunate kids in India (and in other countries in the future). she invited myself and several others to be on the board, and it [...]