Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barack Obama brought it on!

Oh my God! I just watched his speech at the DNC - who is this man, how does he do this - this was the most stunning speech I have heard in my lifetime. I believe if anyone votes for McCain after hearing what Obama has to say, they are brain dead - he nailed it emotionally, intellectually, and I might add, spiritually. I am proud to say I shook his hand when he visited Iowa - he definitely moved me very much when he spoke in Fairfield. Michele looked radiant and so full of love and pride, and their kids are adorable.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Amazing Dennis Kucinich Once Again Tells the Truth

If you missed his speech at the DNC go to:
Kucinich calls out Americans - Wake UP! Wake UP! Wake UP America! I loved it, he rocks, and as usual tells the inconvenient truth!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Making Art is an Act of Faith - says Julia Cameron

If you have not read Julia Cameron's books, The Artist's Way, Finding Water, and more, and you love making art or want to get started making art, go for it - love her work - she is so inspiring and it helps me unblock those anoying obstacles to the Muse...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Studio

"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance...And I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
Henry James

Monday, August 18, 2008

McCain's Mansions

McCain has many mansions here on earth - at least 10 and they are all worth over $800,000. Why is it that the people who are served least by the corrupt Republicans love them most? Read this from Eric Alterman:

"John McCain's stances on the issues, while consistent with the desires of his party's base, are at odds with the professed wishes of the American people. Second, while he bills himself as a man of principle, he has in fact changed his position--"flip-flopped"--repeatedly on fundamental issues such as immigration, taxes, campaign finance, reproductive choice, etc. (See "Loving McCain," July 7.)

Third, owing to the inheritances of the woman with whom he conducted an adulterous affair before leaving his disabled first wife, the Republican enjoys eight separate residences across the country as well as the corporate jets she puts at his disposal, and he ambles around in shoes costing more than $500 a pair. At 71, he would be the oldest first-term President in US history if elected; and on the campaign trail he frequently becomes confused, loses his temper and sings songs about bombing Iran. He has engaged in discussion with supporters about that "bitch" Hillary Clinton. On one occasion in 1998, he joked that Attorney General Janet Reno was the "father" of the "ugly" teenager Chelsea Clinton.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The John Edward's Affair

I really don't care about people's sex live, but John Edwards did not just have an affair. If he had just had an affair, that would have been his business and the business of his wife and family. But John Edwards decided to run for the Democratic nomination for President and that is a different story. John Edwards (and I caucused for him in Iowa) put the Democratic party in jeopardy by seeking the nomination knowing it would be likely his affair would become public and could and probably would cost him the election in the fall. This colossal lack of judgment could have meant a shoe-in for McCain in the fall and led to at least 4 more years of the nightmare that has become the U.S. government and its frightening mistakes. I met both John Edwards and his wife in Iowa and respected them both. Elizabeth Edwards was my hero. I loved her down to earth personality and her commitment to justice. But she also knew of his affair and encouraged him to run - major error in the judgment department. Their decision to run is inexcusable given the stakes.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My First Show at Revelations!

This is one of the pieces I displayed at Revelations - had my first show with lots of great feedback! My awesome friend and wonderful artist, Jeri Felix, who has had many of her own shows nationwide helped me hang it. It was so much fun to be surrounded by wonderful, supportive friends who loved the show.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Deviant Art

Deviant art rotating in my virtual space—an iconoclastic fuck you to the matrix

Bronzed and purple masks with spitfire and bird nests shooting from their heads saying fuck you to the man—it’s all the art of love because I’m a visionary stalker

I’m a closet iconoclastic rebel, hiding behind a smile and feminine frame

It’s incidental art, a product of get me outta here angst and existential pain at being held captive in a pain body sequestered by time

It’s the overwhelming desire to go AWOL that leads me to the easel—the path of the artists way

The world is saying I dare you to love so I’m taking up the challenge

The world is saying I dare you to be, I dare you to stop, I dare you…

And I am saying I will tattoo myself from head to toe.