Posts Categorized: Creativity

Who Is Barkabus?


I’ve asked myself that question many times. Who is Barkabus? His true nature at times eludes me. Maybe my not being able to pinpoint his fundamental character is part of his mystique. Created from a slab of clay that I pressed into a tree trunk for the texture and impression, his body is truly of… Read more »

Brooke in the Flow

The cool stream flows over her toes.  A trickle, a rumble and her stones readjust, allowing her to settle into the flow of the stream that day.  Brooke, formed from the movement of water, the most powerful and gentle of elements, is truly a product of nature and her ever changing moods. Brooke, the fifth… Read more »

The Sun Shines on Miss Ivy Rose

There is the rustle of leaves as she sashays onto center stage.  Gown in place, chin tipped toward the horizon, Miss Ivy Rose calmly waits for the sun to rise.  When the warm rays reach her rose heart, Ivy tilts her head back and belts out her first “Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!” of the day, signaling morning to… Read more »

Jelly Beanstalk Has Entered the Room!

Jelly Beanstalk

Lookout!  Here comes Jelly Beanstalk!  She is sassy and full of attitude.  “Whatever!?!” as she would say.  With any of her many flailing hands on her hips, Jellybean is a force to be reckoned with. While she is emotional, unreasonable and flies off the handle at the slightest provocation, she speaks up for herself and… Read more »

Chester Arrives


Next came Chester.  His official name is “Third Eye Goop, But You Can Call Me Chester”.  Early on I dropped the first part of his name.  A wiggly, squiggly creature, Chester gathers information from sensations in his three bellies.  He can feel vibrations from the earth and, therefore, he knows when weather patterns change or… Read more »

Meet the Woochibies

Let me introduce you to the Woochibies, named after the Taoist and Chinese state of Wuji…the place of complete nothingness, before the existence of duality of light and dark, up and down, cold and hot, love and indifference.  This state of nothingness is the springboard for everything; it’s pure potential, divine creation and possibilities. This… Read more »

Spotlight on Kids

This weekend I attended a dance recital of NM school children who are trained free of charge by an organization that teaches with a mission which is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.  I experienced this performance… Read more »

Ya Never Know

My car lease was up.  The inspector came today.   A stocky young man, the inspector was way too efficient and knowledgeable about cars for me to have anything in common with him.  But, in the 45 minutes that he dissected my car from top to bottom , underneath, inside and out from every angle… Read more »

Taking Stock Nine Month Later

It’s been nine months since I gave away my wedding crystal, discarded hundreds of moldy, faded photographs, and followed a psychic’s suggestion to move west.  What have I given birth to?  How have I grown? A few years ago someone asked me what I did for fun and, sadly, I couldn’t think of anything.  I… Read more »

The Queen of Options

“How about if you do it this way?” I asked my mother after hearing that she had no good options left in her current dilemma. “You are The Queen of Options!” she cheered.  “You are so talented in finding new ways to handle things. You can find a solution for anything!” Hey, I’ll take my… Read more »