What if you'd spent 20 years as an artist and writer whose evocative words and accompanying art touched such a chord they brought you an international following? What if your words spoke to thousands, tens of thousands or even more, touched them so much that they purchased your very affordable . . .
If you feel guilty because you're a writer who isn't writing, an artist who isn't making art--let it go. You are creating the time and space that will spark ideas and inspire new directions. You're "gathering data." Our traditional work ethic says we have to be "doing something" every minute or . . .
It was an evening in 2003 and my BFF, her husband and mine joined me at a local art gallery to see an exhibition by the Boomer-era pop artist, Peter Max, and to meet him. He was delightful. Max is best-known for his pop art depictions of the flag, the Statue of Liberty and other more commercial . . .
Wandering around San Francisco's Union Square the other day, these pieces caught my eye. The artist is Fortune Sitole. They're scenes from South Africa. The artist aims to show the universality of poverty through his depictions of shack life. The pieces that included women were particularly . . .
"There's a guy dressed like an alien playing guitar with a stuffed goat over on the stairs at Union Square, and there's a Rottweiler at the bottom of the stairs who just doesn't know what to make of him," my husband laughed, as we walked around San Francisco the other day. So I got closer, and yes . . .
If you don't know Keith Haring by name you certainly do by his art, which is original and vibrant and super-recognizable. He was an amazing artist who died in 1990 too young--31--from AIDS. But he left a huge body of work, surprisingly large for someone who left us so young.. The DeYoung Museum . . .
Let's pretend he's our age. But if you're younger: In the interests of equal opportunity: or this one I try to acknowledge the month every year. If you'd like to see prior posts on National Masturbation Month, posts that have actual words and not just images, go HERE and HERE ... even . . .
There seems to be a whole lotta pride out there, these days, and I'm all for it. But when the internet allows everyone the opportunity to strut their stuff for all eyes, we see things we wish we hadn't. This post began when a friend blogged about photos of quite senior women in their mostly naked . . .
Writers, artists and other creatives seek unique ways of expressing themselves. There's only one Hunter S. Thompson, for example. Only one Shakespeare. Probably. Only one Georgia O'Keefe. If you like creatives who push the envelope, you'll love The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts of Santa Fe. . . .
CurlyGirl Designs does it again! I texted a Florida friend last month, asking "Hey, wanna snort tomorrow afternoon?" She knew I didn't mean cocaine. I meant snort with laughter, something we do well together and not often enough since I moved to California. Of course she was up for it (or, today, . . .