Sep 30 2010

Wild Honey Pie

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Honey Pie,
Honey Pie,
I love you, Honey Pie

lyrics by The Beatles

unexpected sight in the early morning retrieving the morning paper…hundreds of honey bee’s converging on these cactus blooms which only live or bloom for approx. 12hrs. at night they open and by noon they are closed and wilting.  this is the second bloom this year in my cactus garden, however, the first time i have seen the bee’s in production.  perhaps it’s the cycle of the season for them? sentient beings…we have so much to learn from them..those that we are ignorant about are often times a magical source to revelations!



Sep 25 2010

CONGRATS TO LULU!

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urban art

taken in the pilsen hood of chicago, where my youngest resides. took a quick trip to celebrate her graduation from Paul Mitchell school!!  was a lovely dinner event, so many beautiful friends and kind and generous people that have claimed her as one of their own daughters…thank you diana and chuck for all that you do, most especially for providing support and love when her family here cannot be present!

laurel i love love you!


Sep 21 2010

P E A C E

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International Day of Peace

http://www.peaceoneday.org/en/about/introduction

today we collectively practice peace….it begins within YOU.



Sep 19 2010

~ languid

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a human form, skin..an external covering…i did a series in clay which i hope to show three images in an upcoming show.  my purpose is to express that we are ALL just an appearance to mind. what you see is different than what i see,we have no control of how we look to others….our bodies are only a vessel in this precious human life, a form to be responsible for in health and well being so that we may live a long life to benefit others, because we ALL suffer on some level, some are visually obvious and others we look and see what we deem an image of health or beauty and perceive “they have no suffering” however we do not know for sure, we have no idea what each being holds within their mind, their karma, or their potential. please… do not judge one another on mere appearance to your mind.

for jojo.


Sep 12 2010

the mask..

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taken almost a year ago…in my shop, not much has changed except different works laying around..all over…dirty, sweaty, fragments, collections, chaos…much of  my life, however free to be “me” and whatever that encompasses!

hello and good day!


Sep 10 2010

All You Need is LOVE

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impermanence, fragile, precious…birth is an extension of death, with death there is birth. this flower spoke to me, the essence of its image, so beautiful and yet decaying before my eyes. to be able to see this in a flower that we possess the nature of living at the same time that we are dying ..just as this flower..rare and beautiful!  how truly precious the gift of life…this human life, to have choices, to feel, to see, to use this mind to create change and change the world in which we live!

Love, Love, Love.
Love, Love, Love.
Love, Love, Love.

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It’s easy.

All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

Nothing you can know that isn’t known.
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
It’s easy.

All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

All you need is love (All together, now!)
All you need is love. (Everybody!)
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need (love is all you need).

lyrics by The Beatles


Sep 6 2010

Degenerate times…

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Anger: noun; a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.

Ignorance: noun; a lack of knowledge

Attachment: noun;  a feeling that binds one to a person, thing, cause, ideal, or the like

We are ALL delusional beings!  these are the three main delusions which cause our minds to become unpeaceful and uncontrolled due to our inappropriate attention that arises from these mental factors.  from these three arise all other delusions such as jealousy, pride, wrong views, hurtful and divisive speech…to many to list.  our delusions create ALL our pain and suffering in this life we live today.

Everyday i watch and listen to the hate we are brewing in words and actions to our fellow human beings! at times i watch the television in complete amazement bewildered as to what actions people are taking based on their choices…killing in the name of a god, killing in the name of hate, killing their own people and beliefs because of wrongly held views, killing out of fear or greed..killing is by nature the most destructive action a human being can take. we are the only living beings with the capacity to change our minds therefore our views, animals do not have this capacity, and yet we act like animals lowering our existence in the name of ……? what? our faith?  our confidence or trust in someone or something? if killing is a part of this experience of this “faith” then as a human being would you not question the faith you have chosen?  is ignorance so deeply innate or learned that we have regressed to minds of animals?

sorry for this rant today, but i am so tired and deeply saddened by this hate and ignorance pervading every nook and cranny of our world we call home.  we cannot escape it…not anymore. once your eyes have “seen” the truth or your mind has become opened to the truths of reality…or just plain old LOVE how can we turn or look away?  my mind has created this world in which i now live and i call upon ALL of you who stumble upon this humble blog of fragments to reach out towards your fellow human being and express in no uncertain terms…LOVE, KINDNESS, COMPASSION..give of yourself when nobody around you cares to give, give love and give it freely w/o attachments or expectations, give your last dollar or clothing you outgrew, give words of kindness…Buddha has said there is no greater deed than to GIVE the gift of love, no greater gift than the power of love and no action greater to the opponent of hate and anger.  how and why as a race have we failed to understand the basics to living a free life in mind, body and speech?

i have no image to post with my words today…it’s like putting a title on one of my sculptures, i know people will relate to my works more readily when there is a title, because their minds can then make up a story to go along with it…but as in my sculptures i am choosing more and more to NOT title them and not put an image to this post for the mere purpose…to open your own minds! create the view you read within my words, feel them in and on your own terms, develop your own image to what “it” looks like, investigate doubt, investigate the true nature that lies within…stop blaming, judging and labeling and look within!  this takes far more courage and effort to sit in silence with self than to stand up and berate another being in words or actions. to GIVE love freely to strangers and adversaries is the truest measure of our “faith”, otherwise wouldn’t our faith be nothing more than ignorance and attachment?



Sep 2 2010

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taken here in Tucson, at a local vendor…


Sep 1 2010

Wabash Avenue

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filming downtown Chicago for the new Transformers movie…