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How courageous and yet so very necessary to observe, respect and allow every facet of the diamond of our life to be honored and allowed to reflect the truth and beauty of itself in order to participate in the whole of all that we are. It requires every facet to reflect itself as it is to succeed in becoming the light of the radiant diamond that manifests from the depth of our soul.

While reflecting on what my “boundaries” are I have come to the conclusion that the word “boundary” is by its literal definition, “anything marking a limit”. This is a word that I find abhorrent. To me, the human spirit consists of limitless possibilities as wells as probabilities and so I must ask myself “Who am I to create that which would prohibit another living being from expressing completely their being-ness by the imposition of my own limitations as a guideline which restricts the natural urges of their soul?” Therefore, I cannot and shall not expect from you any action or reaction that does not allow for your total spontaneity without fear of judgment. In summary, I hold no boundaries toward you or your behavior. What I do have, however, are choices. I have the ability to choose, or not, to share my life with you and your choices. The greatest respect that I can pay to you is for me NOT to expect for you to restrict yourself in any way, but rather to honor your birthright to feely express yourself in anyway you see fit. Therefore, my “boundaries” for you are unlimited as is the potential you possess as a beautiful child of God. There is no limit to who you are or who you can and will be.  So fly high and fly free. Shine in the light of the Lord!

I was just pondering the concept of beautiful thoughts and positive thinking. I have come to the conclusion that it truly is a force to be reckoned with. I am referring to the magical and moving power of our very words, thoughts, actions and deeds. We have the unbelievable grace to make such a difference in this world. All you need to do is reach out and have the courage to share your heart and soul with another human being. The "ripple effect" that follows is a continuum that has begun to translate into physical reality. As I think it shall I say it and so it is.

I know I know! I haven’t posted to the journal in quite some time and I do apologize but it has been a very busy time and lots of wonderful things are happening at the moment. The latest news is that I have submitted my work on a very new site that Charles Saatchi has founded for new and undiscovered talent and incredibly his public relations firm Paget Baker have been in constant contact with me and we are working together with interviews for The London Times, The Telegraph and others to show how it is possible that a site such as this can and does help to expose new artists work to the world to such an extent that has never been possible before. For those of you who are not in the know, Charles Saatchi is an advertising mogul (Saatchi & Saatchi) with a 300 million dollar personal art collection. He is also one of the foremost patrons of the art world.  He has collected relatively unknown artists for 30 years and has been the single most important factor influencing other collectors around the world to follow his lead. I am proud and honored to be a part of his newest venture.

Hey you guys! Sorry that it has been so long since my last post but life has been more than busy and to tell you the truth I just have not had the time.  So many projects are happening at the same time and it has more than taken my breath away! Whew! Anyway, I just wanted to check in and say that all is well and perhaps there’s even some good news on the health front with a new, and very much less invasive, procedure on the Arthritis and Fibromyalgia (a disorder causing aching muscles, sleep disorders, and fatigue, associated with abnormal levels of the brain chemicals that transmit nerve signals (neurotransmitters) issues.) I hope all is well with everyone and please keep the e-mails coming. I truly do enjoy reading them and receiving their inspiration. Thank you to all of you who continue to check in. For that I am grateful. Have a beautiful and blessed day!

Well well well here we are nearly approaching Halloween. I don’t know about all of you but this year I intend to have some FUN! Especially, on Santa Monica Blvd with all the boys. I think I really need to let some steam out since I can’t think of another year that has been so completely aggravatingly stressful – oops, my goodness! Just a second now, you’re not going to believe this one – Cecil has decided to join in and write down his thoughts too.

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I’m not quite sure what this means but my best guess is that I think he's asking for his milk. What do you think? He is quite something you know.  This creature has given me the pleasure of almost 15 years of company and now he wants to write with Mom.  Well. I’ve always said, “Wonders never cease

Blessings, blessings, blessings!!! Life is becoming so very beautiful again. I am meeting so many new and wonderful supportive friends. I want to thank all of you for the wonderful honesty and integrity that you have. A special thank you to Eric and Tyson. You know why!!!

Well, here we go again! John D. and I are about to go back in to the studio to begin our next collaboration which we like to call a fusion of abstract and photorealism. Should be great! He truly is a master and it will be my great honor and pleasure working with him again. We chuckle and say that we are the next Pollack and Krasner! Hallelujah!
5.04.05  Well, this really difficult but one of my dearest best friends Mike is putting me to task. And I have to write about it. It is a portrait of my perspective of what I believe God is.  It has been quite a process, I didn't know where I was going, it's a piece that has puzzled me for many months. Here it is. I would appreciate any comments from all of you. Thank you being there.

Interestingly enough I recently visited New Orleans and met someone I cared about very much and my pain somehow started to heal.  Unfortunately, it is not to be.  I  hope that the healing process continues to occur.  And, I thank my friend who inspired that.  You know who you are.

When it rains it pours. Sadly, I just lost my other beautiful boy Caramel just a few moments ago. He was with me since the age of six weeks and made it through to his fourteenth year. He is and was the most incredible spirit and last night we sat outside by the fire until 4:30 this morning. I guess that was our final goodbye. He made me laugh and he made me cry. He was such a joy to be around. He and Crčme both loved going through the drive through for cheeseburgers and watching Animal Planet. I will miss him as I do Crčme. I must give thanks though for the many beautiful memories I have of my boys. I guess Caramel just missed Crčme too much to stay. I love you Caramel And I will miss you immensely. - Mom

Tomorrow is the show for the New York International Film Festival and I have the honor of showing four pieces.   Boy, does that make a girl nervous!  I hope to have some succes.  Either way it sure does make a girl nervous!  At any rate, I am definitely looking forward to this event.  It is the largest Indie Film Festival in the world.  Founded in 1993 by Stuart Alson, the Festival is recognized by the entertainment industry as the leading film and art event in the Independent Festival circuit.  Not too shabby for my first show!  Keep your fingers crossed!

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