Buddhist Retreat 2014 in Wonder Valley

Hello dear friends, it has been a while since I posted here to the blog. Much has been going on since November of 2012. The Tile House had an incredible amount of work done, thanks to friends and donations from kickstarter. This week brings me back to the wonderful charter school in Los Angeles where … Continue reading Buddhist Retreat 2014 in Wonder Valley

New mØsAi© workshop in the high desert… a®t, ßeauty, yOga..

A new workshop and a new look at RAVEN moSai©s Please click it and SEE more about a ßeaµtiƒul get-a-way to wOnder valley for yOga, mOsai©s and gOOd ƒood. Speaking of ƒood there has been a lot on my plate... HWY 62 Art Tours and new mosai©S, nEw pOst©ards, new photographs, new ceramics...  and I … Continue reading New mØsAi© workshop in the high desert… a®t, ßeauty, yOga..

Birds, buddhas, wars and artists, health insurance and same sex marriage…

Today, the raven leaping into flight from the telephone pole in front of our house in Santa Barbara. Relevance?! Yesterday I had health insurance for one afternoon, or the promise of it coming February first. Today my husband's employer says NO. Yesterday I received an email from another country that made me sad... because people … Continue reading Birds, buddhas, wars and artists, health insurance and same sex marriage…

MILK

I am emotionally blown away by the film. Milk. I lived in San Francisco for 25 years. I lived on Castro Street a block away from Harvey's camera store. He was an incredible sweet man to know in the neighborhood, always a smile. Shopped for film at his store, back in the day when there … Continue reading MILK

Buddha Buddha Buddha

Thank you Shirley, Jill, Lindsley, Gam, Gayle and Joan for the beautiful buddha. Shirley heard me say "We need that buddha for our reception" as we browsed the outdoor little India shop on State Street. Shirley got together with the rest of the girls and her family and bought us the buddha as a wedding … Continue reading Buddha Buddha Buddha

Front Page Santa Barbara News Press

This morning our neighbor called over to us, to tell us she put our picture from the paper in our mailbox. Click the newspaper for a larger image. For more wedding pictures click this.

June 17 Wedding Day in Santa Barbara, California

Doug and I got to the courthouse steps at 10 til 7. There was no one there. After another half an hour went by people started showing up. We were first through the door. Below you'll find the first two pictures of my beautiful partner and then the other couples waiting in line to be … Continue reading June 17 Wedding Day in Santa Barbara, California