Friday, August 1, 2008

Finally the courage to show my art!

Thanks To Max at M.Coffee in Half Moon Bay, California, I have scheduled my first art opening. The opening will be during the first week of June 2009 and some of my art and collages will hang on the walls of this sweet long-time (surviving local) cafe for the entire month!
I'll keep looking for other places to show in the meantime but I hope that you will attend my opening. It will most likely be the first Friday of that month., June the 5th at around 7:00 pm. (TBA)

Peace to all, Annie B. see the next few posts from today for more glimpses and gratitudes!

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How Acupuncture and Art have saved my ass ( and er my spirit as well)

It has been a long time since I have been able to blog as I crashed my laptop a few times and it took a while to get it back. Thanks to Steve the computer magician in Santa Cruz, for saving me, once again. A big portion of my personal healing, through a spring/ summer of what I will just call blessings and difficulties on the road to transformation
has been facilitated with the help of many amazing spirits and forces... , a few of which I would like to Thank now via this universal blog, my eddy in the river o'life.
For over a year now, I have been fortunate enough to be experiencing the kaleidoscope of healing modalities offered by one, Katie B. in Santa Cruz. Thank You KB from all the corners and edges of my being.
Thanks too for my Mom and Dad, Trish, Kristen and Teresa , and Emily for listening, loving, trying to understand.
Thank You for the art of Frida Kahlo, some of which is currently on display in the SF Moma.
By seeing it ( Thanks too to the woman at the info desk on July 11th who had the wisdom, compassion and love, to hand me a free ticket! ) I will be forever changed and now understand oh so much more about the origins and universality of my own art.
Wherever you are, Frida Kahlo, I truly understand who you were, and why you are so very important for this time in which we live.
Thanks to all -of -all of my ancestors and dna, that makes me who I am today. My love of this planet, love of art,writing,books,travel,herbal medicine, mysticism, spirituality,plant healing,music and laughter, all come from you, the ones who came before.
And Thank You, oh Thank You to Meryl Streep (my favorite actress) and all of the divine folks who had anything to do with the making of the musical, Mama Mia. I will never forget the joy, the dancing, the laughter and that BLUE that is within us all.
I saw it last night (7/31/08) and again, forever changed.
Thank You Great Spirit, for everything...ALL THAT IS.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yes it's Raining!

As we do need it, it's hard to complain, but it's raining again. We have had the mighty Pacific storms that I remember lately and hopefully this will end up being a non-drought year. Some of the wildflowers are starting to peek out , like wild radish and I will go to the Redwoods this weekend to find more. I need to harvest Nettles. I am on a kick to boost my immune system and dodge the ever-present cold cycle. I bought some seeds ( Seeds of Change) from Lumberman's? the store on River street in Santa Cruz. They have practically the whole catalogue right on the wall there and seemingly less expensive. I bought carrots and beets and arugula and red cabbage ( purple really), peas and nigella aka love-in-the mist, one of my favorite flowers ever. I will try to grow some stuff on Orlando's plot in Pescadero.

I need to grow out all of the seeds that I have been carrying around for years, so I hope he'll let me use a few rows.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Belated Goodbye to 2007

I kinda like the way these pictures look in a pile. Picasa does that and this one is quite by mistake, but appropriate to put last year into a pile and begin anew. I have my laptop back in the land of free wireless. It had crashed and I am determined more than ever to keep the eddy going. I will try to post some pictures from Joshua Tree. I camped in Indian Cove for my 46th birhtday back in October and got to see Bill and Betsy and the B dawgs in Desert Hot Springs and met a cousin of my Dad's. I just got back from a stay in Room 99 at the Fort Mason Hostel in San Francisco. Spent some time in the beeautiful community garden on the grounds there. Saw the "Parrots of Telegraph Hill" right outside of my rooftop window...though they weren't red it seemed, but more a flock of yellow. I had wanted to see them after seeing the documentary, and there they were greeting both of my mornings with their squawking party in the eucalyptus grove. It's funny to be living remote and escaping to "The City" and San Francisco is such a wonderful city to escape to. Such an amazing view of the diversity of our planet at this time. Okay, this part is belated too: I resolve to learn to surf this year. I resolve to take care of my body, continuing acupuncture and ocean air breathing (as much as possible), I resolve to meditate everyday on the possibility of the whole world breaking down into un-controllable laughter.