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 [...]

anniversary roadtrip.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:20-08:00October 11th, 2007|travel|

Patrick and I just returned from a few days in heaven--soaking in hotsprings in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Yesterday was our 4th wedding anniversary, and we spent it driving thru those dramatic Rockies with golden aspens spilling down every which way from the mountain tops. It was the kind of day when we just kept yelling [...]

August 2007

jackson hole

By |2019-03-07T20:32:20-08:00August 22nd, 2007|inspiration, travel|

Hola. This is a quick post (in the midst of my parents' visit) to share a few photos from my trip to Jackson Hole...so here are some from Yellowstone--the Grand Tetons, Old Faithful (that famous big Geyser), and a bunch of hot pools. I'll post gallery photos soon!

back from beyond.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:20-08:00August 17th, 2007|New Mexico, travel|

just returned from 4 days in the mountains and feel sooooo refreshed. patrick, oso and i went with my brother joe--it was so great to have him out here! our trip was stunning, really. we saw HUNDREDS of shooting stars during the perisades' meteor showers in the most perfectly clear, dark new-moon sky. it was [...]

June 2007

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 [...]

February 2007

sunshine school. bhaktapur, nepal.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:22-08:00February 4th, 2007|inspiration, kid art, nepal, travel|

Last year, during our travels, Patrick and I revisited Sunshine School and the Dhakal family in Bhaktapur, Nepal, a peaceful village located about 1 hour from Kathmandu. In 2002, I lived with the Dhakals and was a volunteer English teacher for their school. When I first arrived in 2002, I remember feeling overwhelmed at "how" [...]