Treading On…

October will be an amazing month for Treads and Treads on Threads.  My first showing of the paintings will be on October 13th at the beautiful Honey Paper, Gallery and Studio, in Los Olivos, CA.  On October 15th, I will have a booth set up to create one of kind treads at Los Olivos, Day […]

Underdog

Raw From The Road, September 14, 2016 Underdog What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.  Joseph Campbell       Here I come to […]

Getting Real?

Raw From The Road, August 16, 2016   Getting Real? Nothing is less real than realism, Details are confusing. It is only byselection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get at the real meaning  of things. Georgia O’Keefe, 1922     While studying photography at USC, I was Inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keefe and […]

Art Psych 101

Raw From The Road, August 9, 2016 Art Psych 101 I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.  Marissa […]

The One Thing

Raw From The Road, August 4, 2016   The One Thing The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest. Bob Hawke Photo: Temae Beach, Moorea, French Polynesia, 2016 Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I jump right into work mode. I get a cup of coffee and sit down at […]

Don’t Shoot!

Raw From The Road, July 26, 2016 Don’t Shoot! The camera is the least important element in photography. Julius Shulman   Photo: Luna and Grass Mountain, Taken with an Iphone Ten years ago, while I working at the Getty Villa Museum, I had the privilege of meeting and speaking with photographer extraordinaire Julius Shulman. He came […]

Following Foot Steps

Raw From The Road, July 12, 2016 Following Footsteps     I recently did a search for famous women photographers and found a list of ten famous women. Did you know that out of the ten, five were born in the 1800’s and four were born in the 20th century? One was born in 1799? […]

Listen To Me

Raw From The Road, June 28, 2016   Listen to Me You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.  Diana Ross Have you ever tried to be so open to people’s suggestions that you lose sight of your own preferences?  Oh, that’s a good idea… […]

Oh Grow Up!

Raw from the Road, June 14, 2016   Oh Grow Up! If we fall, we don’t need self-recrimination or blame or anger – we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to re-commit, to be whole-hearted once again. Sharon Salzberg Cathy Rigby, competitor in gymnastics in the 1968 summer olympics. She is one of my childhood idols, […]

Trust in my HeART

Raw from the Road, June 7, 2016 Trust in my HeART AFOOT and light-hearted I take to the open road! Healthy, free, the world before me! The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose! Walt Whitman (Poem of the Road)   Trev Pelzer, trusted friend, avid motorcyclist. I’ve been writing about things that give […]

Naked and Deep

Raw From The Road, May 31, 2016 Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further. Rainer Rilke   Disclaimer: While I realize my family members may read this, I still want to […]

Freedom, It’s the Only Word.

Raw from the Road, May 24, 2016 Freedom… It’s the Only word. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence:
 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost When I was 12 years old […]

I Quit My Day Job

Raw From The Road, May 17, 2016   I Quit My Day Job After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren   …selling […]

I Give Up

Raw from the Road, May 10, 2016   I Give Up …Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. Joyce Meyer     I give up I quit I give up. Never again.hate this. I’m done. It sucks. You suck. I suck. The whole world […]

Beauty, Being and Wisdom

Raw from the Road, May 4, 2016 Beauty, Being and Wisdom Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan   Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Aunts, Mentors, Friends… women who give of themselves and make great differences to our lives…  We celebrate them all the time, and “Mother’s Day” reminds […]

Success, Little by Little

Raw From The Road, Silk Scarves by ROKA, Success, Little by Little, April 19, 2016   Success! I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself […]

Try It On For Size

Raw From The Road – April 12, 2016   Try It On For Size The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey   So many times I have tried to make a collaboration, a partnership work. From musical bands to projects, to start-up businesses, I wanted to have […]

Collaboration

Raw From The Road – April 5, 2016 Collaboration …the action of working with someone to produce or create something.       So many times I have tried to make a collaboration, a partnership work. From musical bands to projects, to start-up businesses, I wanted to have a partner; a collaborator and they just never […]

Taking Chances

  Raw From The Road – March 29, 2016 Taking Chances And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud  was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin   This quote by Anais Nin is definitely one of my favorites and I don’t think I’m alone in […]

Raw From The Road, Robbie Kaye, Change

  Raw From The Road, March, 22, 2016 Happy Spring Solstice! If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” Jose Saramago Dear Fellow Art and Life Enthusiast, It’s time for change, specifically when it comes to my communications here, where you used to receive letters with news and happenings from […]

Master of Distraction

The longer I live the more I experience how connected we all are energetically. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on focusing on one thing at a time since I’ve come to the conclusion that doing a lot of things at the same time doesn’t get me very far. The more I express this to my friends […]

Love You vs I Love You

I don’t know if it’s because we are approaching the month of love, but I’ve been wondering about the nuances of how we tell each other we love each other.  Did we take the “I” out of “I love you” when texting came into view or was it the fast paced world that got faster […]

Focusing, the art of humor and Amy Schumer.

Last week was a very productive week for me.  I am starting a new business and monitoring some other projects, but mostly focusing on this one new biz.  I have been studying the work of Brendon Burchard and it has changed my life exponentially. I watch his videos, take his online courses and in February I […]

Escort Service

I lived on the East Coast for all my life until I was 34 and moved to the Pacific Northwest.  My story usually goes like this, “my former husband sent out 1 resume for a new job and was hired. The job was in Portland, OR.  Before that, I thought I’d never live anywhere on […]

What’s the Attraction to Trees?

What’s the attraction to trees?   They lose their leaves, They grow buds, they lose a limb, they withstand storms, they are strong and proud and there is a constancy about them. They are everywhere, watching, enduring, reaching out to the sun, being cleansed by the rain…ever growing.         Be Brave, Be […]

I ran out of the hot tub!

I am nursing a sore shoulder so I went into the hot tub this morning to loosen it up a bit and when I looked south in the sky I could see the pink peeking through the trees.  I just knew it was going to be “a good one” as if no other sunrises have […]

Let’s Create A Breakthrough Year!

  Hey everybody! I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start! For me, this year is going to be full of vulnerability! I am learning that with change comes a lot of unknown and with that, for me anyway, comes a good amount of fear.  Please indulge me while I tell you a […]

Ladies of the Valley – First Trailer – Dream!

It is one of my dreams to share the inspiration of others through my work, my photography and this is just the beginning.  The first trailer to the Ladies of the Valley documentary is here!     By first, I mean that I intend to create more than 1 trailer as there are 22 women interviewed to […]