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You want to know the concept of HYGGE

The concept of HYGGE [hoo-ga] – a Danish term, and I grew up in Denmark – is an interesting one to define in English. It looks like this: family and/or friends visiting with each other over a meal or a drink or coffee, hosted in a home, anytime of day, with candles lit (do not confuse with a romantic dinner), conversation going, sharing stories, relaxing into time. It feels like this: happy to be alive, enjoying the moment, comfortable and content, happy to share, warm and fuzzy, ‘this is where I… Read more You want to know the concept of HYGGE

GENDER TALK

Twenty years ago my husband asked for a picture of me. I went to a professional photographer to have a picture taken; however, how could I represent myself through one picture? With all that I do; with all that I am? Therefore, I brought four different outfits to represent the full person that I am (the perception of me, whether by myself or by others). THE WIFE/LOVER – THE MOTHER – THE CAREER WOMAN – THE ARTIST Split identity? Not really. Just facts about being a woman. I am still… Read more GENDER TALK

The Energy we Create

I wonder about the energy we create. Or the energy we exchange. Or the energy we are attracted to. For instance, I feel different levels of energy, depending on the people I’m with, or the spaces I’m in, or the goals I’m pursuing. When a person is more energetic than I am, I become more energetic, but when a person is more mellow than I am, I become more mellow. The energy between another person and myself create the space we are in: I respond to highly task oriented people… Read more The Energy we Create

What is Your Normal?

Ever wondered what it means to be normal? Me, too! I just finished a couple of paintings showing an arc of balls and boxes. As we try to fit in, we choose a box to represent us. For example, I am a lawyer, a republican, married, and crazy about baseball – that is my box and I behave accordingly. Or, I am a teacher, a democrat, single, and crazy about shoes. Or, I am a business owner, libertarian, gay, and crazy about theater. Our face to the world is boxed… Read more What is Your Normal?

Love as is

Some people just don’t leave you. They stay with you forever and forever. Whether they’re in your neighborhood, overseas, or cross-country. Their influence, their impact, their imprint is ingrained, stamped, and tattooed all over you. No matter, what you do for the rest of your life, you can’t escape. And whether the strong presence is right next to you or imagined, it is elusive and forever making you sad. How to explain? How to explain such strong emotion that you cannot control, that you cannot direct, that you cannot understand?… Read more Love as is