Love of War

Contemplating the classic pairing of love and war in mythology after hearing a lecture on Hillman book, A Terrible Love of War. The class couple is Mars and Venus or Aphrodite and Ares. I could not help but imagine mixing and matching contemporary cartoons to make couples that represent the relationship between love and war  …

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Honoring Aphrodite

Where ever Aphrodite is honored, there is room for laughter and games, for sweetness and for peace. P 33 Athena, Zeus or Apollo may teach us how to concentrate energy for combat, competition, or specialization. But Aphrodite will teach the flowering of energy. P15 Aphrodite’s gift of beauty surpasses that which simply pleases the eye; it…

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Earth Mother and Father Sky Weep

I hope you enjoy my desktop calendar for November, “Earth Mother and Sky Father Weep.” This image is available for personal use and if you love it, please order a print, canvas, bag or pillow online! Video about the making of this image: This image was created as part of my research for a final…

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Peacock in Paris September 2014

September the days get shorter and the nights get longer. The September 2014 calendar image is inspired by the true love story of a couple recently married. This story takes place in Paris,the city known for lovers. The scene is an outside garden bar, at night, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. You can download the images…

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Celebrating Love

What are you planning to do with your special someone this Valentines-Day? Being in a new relationship myself I’ve been enjoying thinking about how I would like to celebrate love this year.  I’ve come up with a few ideas, one of which is very unique! I’ve been working with Patricia Diorio, M.A. in one of her quantum…

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The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions

Several year ago I became involved with a Santa Barbara non-profit group called Arts for Humanity. Arts for Humanity! is a Santa Barbara based non-profit that empowers low income at-risk youth, persons with disabilities, and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. The founder of AH!, Karsen Lee Gould, invited me to an…

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Arte Laguna Prize Entry

I joined the IAMDA and recently they posted, “Art Opportunity for mobile artists–with a substantial cash prize for artist who takes first place. Check it out (and hurry if you’re interested, deadline is 12/6) ”  It’s an Italian program, and having lived in Italy, I love just about everything Italian. I put 2 images in…

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Why I love the Behance Network, and went pro

It’s just so well done! There are 3 major criteria that I use to judge a website and Behance has gold stars on every level. It just works! As a viewing the site is quick and easy to navigate, and the user interface is easy to understand and also works great. They get it their…

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