Friday, December 30, 2011

Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas

With this New Year approaching I like----- NO LOVE to go down in the the deep of my memory to ponder THE GREATEST............Let's talk the BEST FRENCH SONGS EVER...... starting with Ne Me Quitte Pas:

 Don't leave me Il faut oublier                 it 's neccesary to forget Tout peut s'oublier             everything you need to forget Qui s'enfuit deja               which is already over  Oublier le temps                forget the times Des malentendus                 of the misunderstandings Et le temps perdu               the lost time A savoir comment                to know how Oublier ces heures              forget the houres Qui tuaient parfois             which sometimes kill A coups de pourquoi             the reasons why Le coeur du bonheur             the heart full of joy  Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me    Moi je t'offrirai               I offer you Des perles de pluie             pearles of rain Venues de pays                  coming from countries Ou il ne pleut pas              where it never rains Je creus'rai la terre           I will cross the world Jusqu' apres ma mort            untillafter my death Pour couvrir ton corps          for to cover your body D'or et de lumiere;             with gold and bright light Je f'rai un domaine             I will give you a kingdom Ou l'amour s 'ra roi            where LOVE will be king Ou l'amour s' ra loi            Where LOVE will be the law ou  tu serais reine             and where you will be queen   Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me Ne me quitte pas                Don't leave me 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Postcard from Bali (Canon 5d MkII).mp4

I have officially .... put my self on hiatus.... searching new things, reflecting on old things. AND asking God for the Direction at hand..... I have been TRULY blessed in by spiritual, mental and physical walk. I'm meditating in the word on my new directions. I'm getting CRAZY EXCITED as to what new things the LORD has put into my path! I just love this video.... it related to my mental process.... enjoy!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Feeling Good, Nina Simone


Ok....... So I LOVE NINA.. I saw her at the Hollywood bowl... 2000... SHE WAS CUTE....LOVELY.... AND........ AMAZING..

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I am ME......

I love newness, I love I've been flora less and sweeten....In a nice new-ness .... I'm involve in new madness that can not be discussed........ It's MAD... and CRAZY!!!!!!!! -LOVE this NEW MADNESS

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Volcano Within

Today I was just reading about Krakatau erupting a few weeks ago.... I have had my own personal experience with Mt. Batur spewing lava rock in the air at me....... I remember waking up at 3am to the LOUDEST explosion I had ever hear..... only to hear a few seconds later my guides banging on my door for my hiking. I hiked up the volcano in flip flops with a lantern....I had coffee in the clouds @ 5am looking at the neighboring island's volcano (Lombok). I heated up banana bread and cooking hard boiled eggs in the sulfuric rock@ 7am....... later to have the Mt. mad at me spewing HOT LAVA ROCK (which I took home)..... My guide said very firmly "we must run now....." I looked at him thinking it was a joke..... he SMOKED me in HIS FLIP FLOPS!!!!!!! GOOD TIMES!!!!!!!! GOOOD TIMES!!!!!! One of THE BEST DAYS of MY LIFE!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Signature fringe

Lately I've been creating some things that just makes my heart skip a beat. They're Beautiful and are just set apart in their own right......I gave one of these gorgeous FRINGE lovelies to my friend Shauna. We could NOT stop talking about them.... I LOVE THEM♥
Say "Hello" to my signature FRINGE!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Changes

I've often wondered why we as creatures are so resistant to change. In the past few years I've learned to embrace it with open arms-----
Say "Hello" to the Newest memeber of the Fam------ Rigster♥

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When creative juices flow

I have a hard time giving proper duty to this Blog site...... But currently I am committed to give it PROPER LOVE♥.
Let's Start with the Haps.
I am currently on full TILT.... I'm learning how to mange ART, Jewelry and personal life. Lots of new things happening and I will just address them as we go on.
We will start with blog entry #1
New stuff:
FRINGE--- say "HELLO" to my New Signature piece. I am ALL ABOUT one of a kind----- but this little baby.... Is CRAZY MADNESS.... and I mean this in a GOOD WAY (^_^).
Grey is sold out (not sure when there will be more)
Turquoise is currently sold out--- but does have a return date of Aug 12Th.
Red is currently in Kitchy Chicks Retro Boutique in New Braunfels
Dark Green is currently upon the horizon
These babies just sizzle.... Boho CHIC♥
More to come----- stay tuned

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Feeling Alive

It is AMAZING when you do things to re-vamp your Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. You begin to understand the responsible possibilities that have been placed before you. A purpose that maybe you never saw before....a re-birth of self that is LONG overdue.... I recently placed my mind, and Body, and Spirit on a Detox.....just literately dumping "waste"..... Wasted time, energy, and directions that I can now just place aside. My focus is on my soul purpose of why God created me.... I have my inclinations.... but I'm sure I'm on a journey.
What I didn't understand yesterday...... today is a breath of fresh air.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Cancer Story

This morning I woke up with all intentions of working another day in art. I got up, powered down my coffee, looked over at my hubby and said...." If I leave now I will get back in PLENTY of time to make lunch, and put in a FULL day of work". ---Funny how you think you know how your day will be planned.....I jumped in the car for a 50 min. errand drive time in each direction. I was searching for something good to listen to ...I was in for a long drive. Nothing..... As I came to a stop at the end of the hill of my neighborhood, I man with Cerebral palsy came through loud and clear from my car speakers. I begin to concentrate on his every word as I wanted to hear what he had to say. I began to listen to THIS MAN'S STORY and tears rolled, and rolled.... and rolled. I then heard a voice "'s time to tell your story". Some of you know OF it.....some of you never had any clue....due to the fact that I kept it pretty secret for years. So grab a snack, and drink cuz --

Here's My Cancer story

In Oct of 2007, I was busy with my 3 kiddos and trying to make plans to attend my 20Th High School Reunion. The kids were 12 (Almost 13) 4, and 2. We had been through a bit of rough year with Jordan. He was in a private middle school and he was not liking it. The school was a bit tough and he couldn't take it anymore. He struggled to keep the grades for him to play sports and that just upset him. He was also dealing with other things of not quite a teen, but not a kid either. He and I would have these talks at night, and he flat out told me he just wanted to go to public school. I tried to explain to him that there was no way he was going to the middle school in our neighborhood due to the fact that they were busing kids in from ROUGHER areas of L.A. My Mother-In-Law suggested I look into Jordan attending El Segundo High School......"PERFECT" I thought. I was working for a Chef In El Segundo and could possibly get him in on a merit of my work. Well.....nope....I wasn't working enough hours.... Jordan was not happy about the out come and tried to get kicked out of school by not getting good grades. This was stressing "The Head Of the Household" and myself to wits end. We understood he wanted to play sports!!!!

One Tues afternoon out Shopping at the Asian market with the two small kids...."Head -Of-House" calls me for a Sushi lunch date.------ "Give me 20 mins..and I'll be done" was my reply. As I'm trying to check out begin to feel the MOST HORRIFIC PAIN right below my rib cage....I begin to break into a terrible sweat as the pain is now consuming me. I try to lift my 2 year old AND the 4 year old in to the basket.....and I begin to cry...However my head is down because my stubborn butt doesn't want to ask for help. When we get to the car....the kids are scared. They see me in pain, tears rolling from behind my sunglasses and having a hard time getting them and myself in the car. My phone rings (Hubby)---"where are you?" I begin to cry " I can't drive........something is wrong......." After a few mins on the phone I took a few breaths and told hubby to meet me a home (5mins away). I managed to get everyone home safely.....And I curled myself up in a ball on the bed...the two small kids crying next to me hubby walks in the house. "YOU O.K!?!?!?" he asked. "I'm going to the ER ." My husband knew it was serious. I hardly ever got sick, and it was never enough to get me to the Dr.'s-----Heck I never caught a cold!!!! I was the Mom..... taking care of everyone else is what I do. After a few mins of lying in the bed.....I tell my husband "I think it's an ulcer..... we've been dealing with more stress than normal you stay with the kids and I'll drive myself to the ER"----again STUBBORN.

After about an hour of checking me the Doc says...."I think you have an ulcer...I'm going to recommend a G.I. specialist. However, due to procedure I have to drawn some blood. I'm sorry to keep you here longer for that." It was a BUSY day in Little Company Of Mary's ER. After about 45 mins... I hear on the intercom "CRITICAL STATUS ON NUMBER 15".....going through all the positions.....guess who was at number 15? The Doctor rushes to the phone I heard "ARE YOU SURE?!??!" He comes to my gurney and tells me he wants to take my blood again because the lab had to have mixed my vial with someone else. After another hour he comes to me and says "I can't believe this...I was ready to let you leave....and now I can't. Your blood count is showing you have leukemia........ Which is pretty strange because you are not showing symptoms?!" I called my husband and we both begin to cry ----"I'll be there in 10 mins."

The Next day I went through the most physical painful thing I've ever experience in my life. A bone marrow pain killer as the blood needs to be clean. Just a local topical pain killer.....which I honestly I could have done without because the real pain is in the drilling the bone and the bone aspiration. The lady doing to the procedure begins to tell me she CAN NOT believe how hard my bones are and how this was not you can imagine the pain I was going can read about it HERE .

I had to wait until the next day for the reading to come back from the lab..... Not knowing what was going on,--- was I going to die from this? I heard a voice saying " matter what you hear you're going to be fine." This was hard for me to listen to.....I lost my Mother at 19 years of age to breast cancer.........the word cancer haunted my thoughts. I kept hearing "you're going to be O.K...." I looked over to my hubby and told him....."I was told I'm going to be O.K. I believe it........don't worry everything is going to be fine."

The Next Day Thurs...........I was diagnosed with CML-leukemia in a blast stage. In their book...... This was BAD.... I had 3 blood transfusions... and I was on all sorts of medicine......I was at perfect peace about the whole thing.....EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE FINE!!!!!!!!!

I was released on Saturday.....only 4 days after being in the ER. I was given a pill called Gleevec.....I was suppose to take this for the rest of my life........well.............. This pill would make me so sick...... I was a person who wouldn't even take a Tylenol for a headache. I kept praying about this whole Cancer ordeal...... Asking God for direction other than what I was being told by the doctors.....One day I heard a voice tell me to turn on Christian T.V.-----I NEVER watched Christian T.V. but this morning I listened to a Man talk about "The Seven Pillars Of Health" . Six months after my hospital visit I was put in "remission status"-----My Doctor kept saying "You've been cured by the medicine....... I can NOT believe your blood count and how fast your body were in BLAST STAGE!??!?!"

The medicine..........Oh MAN... DID I MENTION---- IT WOULD MAKE ME SICK???? I would have to lie down right away cuz it MADE ME SICK!!!! I was praying that God would help me get over this was rough. Things kept being placed in my path without searching!?!??!?! Doug Kaufmann........ "Know the Cause"......(read THIS it will blow your mind!!!!!!) Was one of the BIGGEST factors!!!! We believe my daily bleach use with no gloves (TOXINS going straight to the blood stream) was a VERY big factor. I was also eating processed, pesticide ridden food. We are an organic home now....I believe what we are putting into our bodies is REALLY hurting us if it's not clean organic food!!!! Our bodies are temples....

I stopped taking this pill in Nov. 09.....and my Doctors LOST IT!!!!---- "This PILL is keeping you alive!!!!!" Is what I was being told......I replied----"well no.. not really......I could get hit by a car right after I leave this office and perish.....this pill is not keeping me alive-----GOD IS!!!!" In Dec of last year I found a Western doctor who was ok with treating me WITHOUT taking this pill. She doesn't know what to do with me..... my blood count has been in the normal status without the gleevac for 2 years. Do I believe in miracles!??!?! YES I DO...... what was intended to harm me has turned into good for Gods glory........If you know someone who is dealing with cancer......past this story onto them.....and the info on DOUG KAUFMANN .
Be thankful daily and count your blessings♥


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Japan's Martha Stewart

I soooooo Love different cultures....My friends will tell you...."yeah...that girl (meaning me) is a Gypsy!" Ive been fortunate to have traveled the globe and there is nothing better (for me that is ) to understand a culture.It is a beautiful thing when you come into a country knowing a little...people are so happy when we take the time to learn their ways......I vowed many moons ago to NEVER be that DUMB American. I could never understand that when people come to this country we expect them to know how WE operate and don't expect them to try and CHANGE what we have going here.....So why do feeble minds want to go somewhere else and demand special treatment because they are American?!?! I'm a proud American....Love this place....but don't always like the way people act abroad....One day I will expand on this.....CUZ MAN.....I HAVE SEEN A LOT!!!!!!!

Anyway....I'm a person that when I LOVE something I TOTALLY IMMERSE myself....Call me an extremist.....and I will say......" got me there...."

Coming upon week #2 of the Japan crisis...I want to share my love for this little Sensi ....and my guess I a lot of you that you don't know her (sweet lady).....Meet Japan's Martha Stewart.... Kurihana San.....(Harumi Kurihana) although I'm certain she's NEVER served a prison term....she is DEF.....PROPER♥ ==------- My food video I had here got deleted?!??!?! -----LOOK HER UP!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tread Lightly

Do you ever feel like you're in some unknown realm of things/thoughts that you really don't care about but you participate anyway............. Welcome to my world........

Hello you....It's Me......and this blog makes 3!"

My lovely friends (you know who you are) totally believes in blogging...... it's the wave of the future.....wave of the future......wave of the future....(I hope someone gets that). Sigh..............

Well.......I beg to differ... and I don't mean that in a condescending way...
I'm a very uplifting person......but just like anyone else I have my days.... days that I can not take BULL.........from any angle.....well....I've had some recent angles.........I'm so tired of it......although (again) it's the wave of the future............(sigh.....)
Does anyone else sense a false blog world!?!?!

GOSH.....anyway.......I was chatting with a friend the other day...while catching up with long lost happenings....she begins to tell me that her blog was sub-par.....In the Blog World?!?!?!? Since when did the world get a B.S. committee.... referring to Blogger Standard Committee..... Although...I think that the other would suit nicely...........really!?!?! is there someone out there in the web world giving blogger 10's... a fake world of popularity? Wow.......hum...........with so many other things that matter.....Human Life.... world crisis.......... We ALL HAVE TO HOPE to fit in on blog web standards........
Cuz....I don't know about you...BUT THAT'S WHERE I MUST BE.............Whatever!!!

We live in a real world.....with real things....called LIFE...... you will not catch me trying to hide behind a facade...........I have started this blog because my long time friends.....(love you guys) have said people need to see the inner you.......OH....How I DO NOT LIKE THAT.....but immense the Internet-net B.S. (that one doesn't stand for blogger standard)...I will let it flow...........

I hope I will inspire people with the SAME creative standard of being YOU......... To share their insights............I'm tired of looking at people abiding by some boring creative rule book that says....."you must write your blog this must take your pictures that must have this circle of friends....... you can only post comments here.....AND IF......ONLY IF you follow this you will end up a success...

If you have a talent be true to NOT be contain

Peace, and Love and true to self.......
Tread lightly♥


Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Important Things

On Thursday I kept Cheeky Monkey 1 and 2 home from school....My heart was heavy with sadness from the passing of two people on each side of our family. Head of house said "...just keep them home today." So I did. We did a bit of home schooling instead....We went to see real dinosaur tracks and had dinner at a small local restaurant who happened to have a Mom & Pop jazz duo for our entertainment....Super cute...they were.....Mom had a sultry voice and Pop played a mean bass need less to say....we had a GREAT DAY!

On Friday the world received the news about Japan....The kiddos came home from school asking lots of questions. "Did A LOT of people die?" was one of the heaviest questions. We did A LOT of praying . We prayed for the kids that were at school that now do not have parents, for the parents that do not have children, the people who now are dealing with a potential nuclear meltdown....and so on...... Through all of this we're trying to find things to not weight our hearts. It was hard. We talked about being thankful for family togetherness and it seemed to put smiles on every ones face.

We attempted to put Jordan on a plane Saturday heading to Cali for spring were oversold so he was a "no-go". Yaz and I went to wholefoods while the boys were at the airport. On our food adventure we found super cute formaldehyde-free nail polish (it's funny what things can bring simple joy to ones heart) hers was pink and mine...."Tangy" the most beautiful green I've ever seen!!! With bags of goodness and nail polish in hand.... back to the airport to pick up the boys...... Jordan was super bummed.... He was really looking forward to spring-break in Cali and now he was going to have to spend his first vacation since moving to Texas here. Head of house tried to cheer him up with thoughts of a yummy family dinner. You can always cheer up a 16 year-old boy with food...we ate dinner, talked about Japan, and prayed. Later that night....Head of house and I were watching a movie. I turned to him----"Do you smell nail polish?!??!?!" I run into Yaz's room looking for the sure mess...I begin drilling the 6 year-old as to what she painted (nothing on her nails!??!?!)...... She would NOT BUDGE!!!! I took away the polish and figured I would find out soon enough what got painted.
I found Mr-Rex this morning sporting his pink manicured claws♥ Happy Sunday everyone...from my family to yours!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Where Does one fit....

In the daily task of things... I often find myself wondering...."Where Do I Fit?" I'm working on art here....and making jewelry there. Juggling Wife-hoodum ( I like to make up words), and don't forget being Mom (Gosh I hate that my kids call me that....what happened to Mommy?!??!). I use to lose myself daily trying to find WHERE I FIT.

This week my 8 year old son came home from school and told me they were having "class meeting" first I just continued on with my task of dropping all art related things and fixing a yummy snack. I stop for a second to look up at him and he replied......"it's because of me". "WHAT!?!??!......what did you do?" Me.. THE MOTHER REPLIED..... For those of you that know D'jole.....he is the sweetest boy with the biggest heart. He replied "It wasn't anything I was what the other kids did to me." I looked at him deeply....he wasn't hurt, sad, or even mad. SOOOOOOOO what in the world could have been so bad that the teacher had to have a "CLASS MEETING?" Well....he begins to tell me "Mom I love things like science, reading, music and art!!!! But LOTS OF SCIENCE! The other kids tease me......I didn't want to tell you but one kid pushed me off the slide at recess and I had to go to the nurse..... AND they don't let me play tag...." I lOST IT.....hurting my kid....NOPE I WILL NOT DEAL........I CAN NOT DEAL.....
I had a long talk that night with the Head of the Home A.K.A Shad... and he said pray about it........these guys are in Gods hands.

I started the next day in DEEP DEVOTION.... then set out for a brisk walk.....talking out loud to the Lord as to WHAT am I'm suppose to do?? ---------" Can't handle this.....I WILL NOT handle this......I JUST NEED TO HOME SCHOOL END OF STORY!!!!!!!----"Leave in my hands." Is what I heard.....not really happy with that..... I just continued with my day and trying to solve the problem. I had a great conversation with my friend Shauna.. after my walk/rant........We talk about this GREAT school that we had both agreed was "THE SCHOOL"...So I ventured out as a Mommy on a mission to get my kids IN.... well to no avail----I was stamped "DENIED"....and believe you me I TRIED EVERYTHING...I had friends in the school system trying to pull whatever they could for me....
Bummed.....very bummed I heard that voice again-----"Leave it to me....."---I see it... door shut....ok I will listen to You...
So back in prayer I go......

A Few hours later D'jole and Yaz walk in after coming home on the bus....I give both of them a great big hug and then begin to have a talk with D'jole.....I ask him how was his day...."well....I guess it was ok...." I then proceed to ask him what did he mean by that....He begins to tell me--" Mom we're different...and that's ok....I don't want to "fit-in"....and my teacher likes me."
I wanted to cry.... Cuz....I think all parents want their kids to fit in.......

His teacher called me after the little 30 min. of Mommy (yeah I said it!) and D'jole session. She was pleased on how mature D'jole was for his age....
I tried to talk to D'jole about the phone call with his teacher but he was on to what he wanted to share with his class tomorrow------ "The Scat Guide" (I'm thinking great poop talk) and the "Roly Poly Playground" ...I thought.....both of these thing are really neat for him to share with his class.....

So.....where do WE fit in......we don't.

Be not conformed of this world...............

Friday, February 18, 2011

Art Things: Trying to live in the NOW.....

Art Things: Trying to live in the NOW.....: "As I type this...A crazy 'Epiphany' surfaces.... it is pretty strange how we live our lives. We work hard to get paid in the future for the ..."

Well Here We Go

Welcome to Art I will share with you inspiration and frustration of the things I do.