NoVeM߀® is already here.

You might have wondered, did I fall off the face of the earth? Hence NOctober posts. After taking first prize at Metro Galleries in Bakersfield in September at Latination II …October was there, waiting for me…telling me to prepare for the Hwy 62 Art Tours, firing the kiln when ever possible and creating thirteen new…

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…

for Lisa

Dear Lisa, Your father, Jerry produced some incredible music. I’m grateful for all the MUSIC. I’m grateful to have been taken to The Whiskey A Go Go to see Dr. John the Night Tripper, with you and both your parents back in the 70’s. Of course the stories about Tina at your house when you…

1 day and Doug and Perry will be married.

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah by kd lang: I never thought I’d see the day that two native California men (one of them being me) would exchange rings and vows at the courthouse, just like everybody else does. OK, so we’re wearing orange kurtas!!! and marigold leis. And as for kd lang, only angels sing like this….

7 Days til we get married.

Doug Smith, do you take Perry Hoffman… Here’s the music video for the 7th day before the fair, sweet, glorious, historic and loving day…No one can take our love away. Certificate or not. We have love. I give you Barry White and Pavarotti singing together, You’re the First, the Last, My Everything… And yes, I…

Gram Rabbit Plays Santa Barbara at Soho

WOW what the hell is wrong with me?!?!?!?!?! I’ve been so absorbed lately. I don’t know how I failed to mention that my fiancé and I went to see Gram Rabbit a local Joshua Tree band…here in Santa Barbara. WOW we had fun. We (Shirley, Jill, Doug, Christian and Madison) danced and a great time…

Fluxus TOMATO

Wow. I love this. The Fluxus Heidelberg Center site is the place where all Fluxus activities of the artist-duo Fluxus Heidelberg (Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen) are documented. The TOMATOtimes site is a treat.