Perpetual Compassion (A World Changer)

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa I feel the need to record on this blog what a great kid Maki is. A few weeks ago, he told me about a girl he knows at school who had recently lost her...

50,000 Words in a Month!

Some of you know that at the beginning of November I took on a creative challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month along with other writers all over the world. The NaNoWriMo project takes place every November. It started with a mere 21 participants in 1999, and in...

Press and Publicity

Hello, friends. I’ve got some press happening this month that I’d like to share with you. I was privileged to be interviewed about my Groundbreaking Girls project and how it helped me navigate grief. The writer, Lindsey Linegar, who I knew just barely at...

Events this week

Hi! I hope you are doing well. This is just an update on some events I’ll be involved with this coming weekend if anyone local is interested in attending. On Friday night, I’ll be leading a lino-cutting/card-making workshop at the San Clemente Art Supply...

Back to Ground Zero

“We’re all just walking each other home.” —Ram Das On Friday night,  my dear friend Sandy and I went out to dinner and a movie (Lady Bird). Later, we drove over to the local hospital. Sandy was concerned about a family friend of hers who had been...

Gallery Girls

I have some exciting news to share. I’ve been given a gallery show in March to show my Groundbreaking Girls series. Since January, I’ve painted well over 100 ladies…that’s at least ten a month. I wasn’t sure where they would all end up,...