Steadying My Art

Woke. Crawled out of bed. Still breathing 🙏 After being a little silly yesterday, I’m feeling pensive today. I was just thinking… what were you doing? For me, my IG posts must be organic, being spontaneous is a big part of who I am & it’s indicative of what I do. Truth is, I tooContinue reading “Steadying My Art”

Stepping Outside Art

An artist looked at one of my earlier works and said it reminded her that “our lives are framed by our families,” and it stuck with me, because unlike our friends, we don’t get to choose our families. And I thought about what stepping out of that frame would look like. For me, being aContinue reading “Stepping Outside Art”

Sharing My Art Journey… Pt. 2

Long before I was a mom, I was a writer. And it would’ve been interesting to see where I could’ve gone with my dreams, but then life happened and I got pregnant, having lost a baby earlier in my life, I made the very conscientious decision to stop writing. I wanted to enjoy raising myContinue reading “Sharing My Art Journey… Pt. 2”

Art & ‘Rona Who?

If you’re trying to think of something to do, stop by the Piano Craft Gallery on Tremont Street in Boston. You can thank me later 🙂 Forbidden Fruit the #ILikeYourWorkPodcast Fall Exhibition opened last night. It runs from now thru Sept 26th. Gallery hours are: Fridays 6 -8pm Saturdays & Sundays 12 -5pm. A fantasticContinue reading “Art & ‘Rona Who?”

Her Art History

Her story. That hand on her shoulder, at times has been heavy. It seemed to hold her back, as much as it was meant to guide. So this happened… After raising my family and being a caretaker for my Mum who had Alzheimer’s, I’m living my childhood dream. However, I wasn’t trained to be aContinue reading “Her Art History”

Singing Art Outdoors

Weather wise. As I run out of wall space & blue skies roll in, I’m hanging with my paintings outdoors, in the fresh air and feeling lovely. This tribute to my Mum, who could sing. And who loved to sing Barbra Streisand’s “People”. I can’t sing, but do it anyway, because people sing. “A feelingContinue reading “Singing Art Outdoors”

These Queens

These queens of the community, the survivors and strivers who share stories and inspire one another. Who stretch a dollar out of fifteen cents, and provide food and a roof over their abandoned children’s heads. These women will raise children to dream of great heights. They will believe that they can become SOMEBODY. And they’llContinue reading “These Queens”

Making Way For Art

This was her first notable achievement, the one in which she would build up her confidence, allow her to take risks and opened the pathway to opportunity, the gateway of happiness. Now she cooks, drives fast cars, directs movies & takes meetings. But one of the early WoW moments in her life was pedaling. TransitioningContinue reading “Making Way For Art”

Art Inspired By Norman

Over the years I’ve tried to express my creativeness in ways that were conducive to my position in life. So, as a mother and wife, I decided to set aside my paper and pen, to raise my daughters. No one told me not to write. How do you formulate those words? But it was self-imposed,Continue reading “Art Inspired By Norman”

Big Momma’s Kitchen

The kitchen. It was where we gathered to talk and to listen. To share and to gain lessons through those with more of life experience. Those who had been hit by the proverbial bus and who had survived to tell us the story. A lot of what we do with food is emotional. How weContinue reading “Big Momma’s Kitchen”