Thursday, March 31, 2011


that's the sound of me making like tigger, bouncing around the room, off the walls, the ceiling, and anyone in my path.
why, you may well ask?

life just got very interesting, and extremely busy.
it's spring, and things are bursting forth.

here's the deal:
i'm am going to have a showing (well, me and 40 other artists) at an art space here in las vegas. my photos and rock art. yes. really.

i can't stop grinning.

this is the first time in my life that i will have had a public display of something creative that i've made (not counting the plays i've been in).  maybe, just maybe, i'll sell something. that would be the frosting on the cookie!

the space is dinosaurs and roses.
it's a thrift store, unlike any i've  ever been to. 
for one thing, it's a non-profit, proceeds going to children's charities. the first floor is a very nice thrift, with clothes in small sizes, something of which i am truly appreciative. it's big, clean, and the folks that work are friendly. it's closed on saturday, because the owner of the building is a rabbi, and requires that shabbos be observed on his property. i like that, shows consistency and integrity of belief.

the second floor, ah, that's where the action is. it's divided into small studio spaces, where artists of any kind make and/or display their art. some of the work is definitely of professional quality, some not quite. the people i've met have been uniformly nice, and helpful beyond expectation.

all the studios are taken, so i've got wall space, and a lot of it. so much, in fact, that i am frantically printing and framing stuff, so that i can fill it. and, i have to paint the wall on which said stuff will be hanging, then hang it all.

did i mention i know nothing about hanging multiple things in an eye-catching, inviting display? holy crap, i have to price all that stuff too!

all this has to be done before april 10. that's the grand opening. the place is open now, but the spaces aren't completed yet.

so if you're in the area, drop in, 10-6, sunday, april 10.

(i haven't mentioned all the feelings this has stirred up, because i'm still in the middle of it. what stands out the most is that i feel confident, that i can pull this together, that i can handle people liking or not liking my stuff, that i can hold my own. more about all that later, when i settle down some.)

excuse me, while i go boing around a bit more!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


trust the gods within,
accept given boons.
illusion is reality's border:
pierce fear to go beyond.
--365 tao, day 78

Saturday, March 12, 2011

not all there

hugging you, he said, 
is like hugging a hologram.
not all there.
she blinked,
and disappeared.

Monday, March 7, 2011

well, wadda ya know...

firstly, i apologize for the lateness of this post. i have no excuse other than, well, no excuse. 

kass has received a well-deserved award!
(for some reason known only to blogger, it won't let me link. *snarl*)

and in her usual spirit of generosity, has passed said award on to me, among others.
thank you, my friend. it means a lot coming from you.

and here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Award up to 15 blogs that are deserving .
4. Contact those bloggers and let them know about the award.

seven things about me-hmmm.
1. when i was 23, i had a motorcycle, it got stolen.
2. i like to eat ice cream with chopsticks.
3. i hate cleaning bathrooms.
4. i  trained as a birth assistant, and have attended several births.
5. i have an addiction to writing papers, pens, blank books, etc.
6. i can count to five in six languages.
7. i am currently discouraged about my photographic skills, or lack thereof.

and the drum roll, please...
i hereby extend the "i love this blog" award to:
mike, at
jim, at
cramcake, at

each of them is exemplary in their own way, and brings light 
and laughter to the world. who could ask for more?

keep on blogging, one and all.