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Always an Artist

Recently my mother reunited me with a few childhood things. Among the pile of schoolwork and photos was this poem I wrote in first grade. This has become the cornerstone of my studio. Always an Artist

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“Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
Anthony Burgess

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Community Art Wall

I have been producing these Community Art Shows with about 40 local up and coming artists. Usually I do this once a year. My little production is called Local Art Productions. At these shows we always put up a community art wall. This allows all of the artists and public to contribute to the show. We simply […]

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Marin Open Studios 2015

The weekends of May 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, I will be participating in a county wide Marin Open Studios 2015 event. This is a chance to come by and see my new studio space at 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Suite 22. I will be showing with several artists in the same building. […]

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Little Miracles

    I manage events at the Marin Art & Garden Center. It’s my 40 hour a week “day job”. But it doesn’t feel like a day job. I get to hang out in the gardens all day helping people to plan celebrations. I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing property. […]

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Honey of my Failures

Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvelous error!- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.     -Antonio Machado The sweetness of living comes to us when the very humanness we regret and try to hide, our seeming […]

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Memin’s Memorial Mural

      While I was working as the Art Director of the MIYO Teen Center, I befriended a 17 year old named Emmanuel, Memin for short. He was a sweet overweight kid who seemed to be friends with everyone.  Memin told me stories of the two gangs that were trying to jump him. Once […]

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Portraits

That time Art Club sat around and drew portraits of each other. The very talented Pee Wee drew this of me. 

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Garage Graffiti

Late Night Garage Graffiti Art in a San Rafael Garage. With the ladies of Art Club.

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When you are real

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?” “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes […]

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