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
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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 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 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
Day 18/28: When Your Soul Craves Adventure
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paolo Coelho My need to wander, explore, and create prompted me to go on a last minute trip to the beaches of El Salvador this weekend. Right now, I’m sitting in a pretty rustic room at a surfing lodge just steps away from the … Continue reading
Day 11/28: How did Texas influence my creativity?
For the next two posts in this project, I’ll be sharing how certain places (Texas on Day 11 and Guatemala on Day 12) influenced my creativity. Since the inception of my company #ARTYOGPLAY, it has always been my vision that through this interplay between yoga’s physical movement and the working with our hands as artists I could give … Continue reading
How Do You Recover A Sense of Strength?
I am leading a summer Book Club for the Badass on Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” It is funny how the right book at the right time with the right people magically fall into your lap. Below is an excerpt of the newsletter I will be sharing with my badasses for our 8th week. If you … Continue reading
How Do You Rediscover Your Inner Artist Child?
My previous blog post was about mourning the loss of my inner artist child. Today I’d like to delve into how do we reconnect, recover, rediscover our inner artist child? The blog contains a series of questions you could do on your own to get yourself back on track when life choices just seem … Continue reading
Featured #ARTYOGAPLAY artist + student: Rachel Gonzales
This week, I got the chance to interview our featured #artyogaplay artist + student Rachel Gonzales. She has launched an art business mini_boum and has been a teacher & participant at our art + yoga workshops. Rachel is an effervescent spirit filled with playfulness and adventure. She has recently finished Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” which … Continue reading
Is it difficult for you to find peace?
I was listening to a guided meditation from Deepak Chopra this morning. I like to affectionately call him “Uncle Deepak.” His voice is smooth like Bill Withers and sometimes it induces me to fall back asleep. In the meditation, he prompted me to look around the room and notice five new things. All I … Continue reading