Enjoy the interview we did last year. Tom Prasada-Rao has had more health challenges that seem to have kicked his creative juices into overdrive! One of my heroes!
The most amazing human beings are not always the best mothers or friends. The more I learn about how Chia saw the world, the more I realize that she probably did the best she could. Fabulous lives don’t happen without a few obstacles to overcome. “It’s not what we are dealt that shapes us, it’s […]
Today was a turning point. Have you ever gone back and started learning the stuff you’ve been faking or avoiding for years?
Do you believe the past is past and done for? Or are pieces of your past like mementos you pull out of a box and re-examine? For years I quoted “Mudcat” of the Boston Islanders. “Don’t call nothin’ up you can’t send back.” This year I’ve called up. . .
Tongue in cheek is an expression that may have originated from sticking one’s tongue into their cheek to suppress the urge to laugh. Pretty Boy is a satirical tune I crafted for a man I dated many years ago. Yes, he was pretty.. but ladies–he called himself a pretty boy! How could I resist writing […]
If you’ve read my collection of short stories released ten years ago, “Flights of Fancy…”, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Why? I’m editing and augmenting that book for re-release later this year. A few folks said that they enjoyed reading one story a night until the book finished. Others wanted more stories with the […]
New Year. Most cultures have a cyclical annual celebration. It’s just a date on the calendar, but it’s a chance to place a marker and consider the road in both directions. Resolutions can be goals we plan to reach or approach to improve ourselves. They can also be land mines set to injure our self-esteem. […]
What happens if I try this? Or put some red here?
INTERVIEW: Madison Wood Crow: When I heard that you are crushing rocks and making your own pigments, my mouth dropped open. What could be more representative of the here and now—the images and materials come from your home space. I respect your privacy. Will you describe your home life, nature, and inspirations.. (to the extent you […]
Dear Friends, Fans, Folk and Family, I’m writing to you like I used to do in the magazine ZMN (Zassafras Music News). My storytelling will still include monkey-mind thoughts, new wishes, news of others, and philosophical doodah… music, drawing, weaving..etc. OK? I’ve been thinking about the visual-acoustic brand that music tattoos on our bones and […]
A circle with two dots and a dash is enough to communicate a human face. A vertical line topped with loops is obviously a flower. A stick figure can represent any motion or emotion. When someone tells me that they cannot draw, it’s not the same as saying that they can’t speak Chinese. Everyone can […]
Do you get scared of images? This was a 20-minute exercise for Studio Bridge #life-drawing. I find the image so scary that I put it in a narrow box. As one who’s never followed super-hero characters, horror movies, or comics, I tried to conjure compassion for this joker by pretending he was more afraid than […]
This is my evenings project, a portrait of Guy Clark. He was a good friend and awesome songwriter.
I once believed that to learn an instrument or a skill, I needed to hide in the woods, a closet, or stay out of sight til no one was around. I don’t believe that any longer. In my early 70s, I fell in love with learning to draw and paint. (Yeah, right. It takes 30 […]
I’m fascinated with people who hold high artistic skills. I lurk and cruise the internet until something arrests my heart and imagination. John Ma’s work has done just that. Because I’m a newcomer to drawing, I did not expect any stranger halfway around the world to answer my beginner questions– much less be as helpful […]
It’s fun to say howdy from our new website. Just so you won’t think I’m putting on airs, here’s a photo of me in my glorious and messy Weavers Shed/ Woman Cave. This lifetime has been a glorious ride, that just increases in “wow” as I go. When the saying, “You are enough, at this […]
How does a song surface and fly? What does that feel like? Jon Ims shares with us his funny, fun, and amazing story. “She’s in Love with the Boy” and “Fallin’ Out of Love”
There’s Stage 5 at Walnut Valley Festival and Camp Cuisine (and fifty other named camps ) at Kerrville Festival. At some you need to be invited to play or wait your chance in the circle. Some like cover songs, others all originals, only classics, or bluegrass. The Crow’s Nest runs on the idea that each […]