Houston has been an inspiring place for me as I have gotten to know the yoga community better. I first met my #ARTYOGAPLAY student Angela Venegas when I was teaching yoga at Big Power Yoga Memorial. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to call her not only my student, but more importantly … Continue reading
Category Archives: creativity
A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Laura Neiman
Now that I am back home, I have been blessed with reconnecting with not only my love for tacos, but more importantly the ever-growing yoga community here in Houston. Recently, I had the honor to learn more about one of my favorite #ARTYOGAPLAY students Laura Neiman. I have known her since our halcyon days as … Continue reading
ART + TRAVEL: Making creative adventures
One summer I made two choices for myself: 1) I signed up to take a drawing fundamentals class. 2) I decided to travel. In so many ways, what I experienced that summer has shaped the way I see things, how I create art, and the manner in which I approach my days. Once I got … Continue reading
Revisiting ART: K I N T S U G I
“There is a crack, in everything– thats where the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Synchronicity delightfully comes into my creative process once again. Earlier this year, I learned about kintsugi, an ancient art of repairing broken pieces of pottery and melding them with a golden lacquer. It inspired me to recover an old painting … Continue reading
Day 28/28: Lessons in the Creative Process
Was this ambitious? Was this ridiculous? And so here I am. The laptop is open while another Texas rainstorm comes through this afternoon. This is my last blog post in this interesting experiment where I challenged myself to try and write a blog post daily for the month of February for a total of 28 stories. As you … Continue reading
Day 27/28: Do You Feel Restless and Stuck?
Oftentimes, restlessness leads me into overdrive and hyperactivity OR sends me into lethargy and inactivity. Sometimes, it prompts me to explore deeply into new life situations and new adventures. Sometimes, I can overthink and overwork a problem in my head, make spreadsheets of pro/ con lists, or just go into hiding. This restlessness to me is … Continue reading
Day 26/28: When Choosing Your Dreams Lead to Solitude
Eight years ago, I came across the following text in Steven Pressfield’s “The Art of War.” Even when I read this words below today, the meaning behind his words still resonate within me. We know that if we embrace our ideals, we must prove worthy of them. And that scares the hell out of us. What will … Continue reading
Day 25/28: What is an Artist Date?
According to Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”: The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the play of … Continue reading
Day 24/28: We are all a bunch of scared little girls.
1) There are two personalities having a constant fight within my soul. There’s a scared little girl and a brave badass little girl inside of me. There’s a constant battle, and I often wonder which one is going to win. Oftentimes, I have the external appearance of a fearless woman even though I’ve stuffed away that scared little … Continue reading
Day 22/28: A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Cece Gonzalez
In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted my 22nd blog post to be about GIRL POWER. Below is an interview with one of my youngest #ARTYOGAPLAY students Cece Gonzalez. Cece’s relentless curiosity and vivacious personality is so infectious. She is a pint-sized embodiment of what I envision #girlpower to be. I hope you enjoy reading our short and sweet … Continue reading