Posts categorized: Inspiration

“Listen to silence. It has much to say.” (Rumi) I’ve attempted to write numerous times since this pandemic began. Each time I sat down at the computer, my hands stilled. I grasped for a thread to weave into a narrative. I could share anecdotes, therapeutic techniques, art explorations to try, or ways to cognitively reframe this crazy time we are...

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  I was introduced to this poem today. It came at exactly the right time, as things tend to do. I’ll let the poem speak for itself. I hope that it resonates with you and your heart as well.   She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the...

September 15, 2016

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.  If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free. (Ajahn Chah)   My 3 year old son was finishing up his oatmeal this morning when I heard him say, ‘it was an accident!’ I turned...

July 12, 2016

A glimpse of my growing studio inspiration wall ‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’ ~ Rumi This Rumi quote hangs to the right of the painting easel in my new studio. It’s one of my favorite quotes because it resonates on...

February 4, 2015

photo: Sara Roizen “If I stay long enough in the studio, just stay with the work even if it doesn’t feel great or seem satisfying or directional or conclusive, if I just stay to tend and garden, then my mind gradually yields control to the more automatic labor of painting, and with that comes a sweet spot in the process...

November 23, 2014

  Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon.  ~ Mizuta Masahide Debris Mandala It’s been an interesting (read: stressful) week here in our apartment. The entire roof of our building was being replaced, despite the forecast calling for thunderstorms. The baby was napping and I was prepping my lunch when water started pouring in through the light fixtures in...

September 17, 2013

It’s interesting how life can gently provide us with daily reminders. The types of reminders I’m thinking about are the ones that serve to bring us back into the present moment, and find us looking at something familiar with new eyes. Living in NYC, it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of city life. For that...

October 18, 2011