when pictures fail me…
I am a visual artist (see my work at Sharon Watts Creative) who has been finding solace and freedom in words since September 11, 2001, when what started as a journal became a part of a communal tapestry of love and respect woven for a FDNY legend— Miss You, Pat: Collected Memories of NY’s Bravest of the Brave, Captain Patrick J. Brown.
Hell’s Kitchen and Couture Dreams, about my art student days in the early 1970s, is shaping up as a time capsule with words, visuals, and maybe even some music. I am work-shopping it now, with intentions of publishing it one way or another in the next year (2021). The memoir-scrapbook is also my valentine to New York City, when it was bruised, tender, yet tough. Get updates HERE!
By The Time I Got To Woodstock (2019) is a graphic memoir of who I was in 1969, compiled after a visit to the Museum at Bethel Woods.
Dirndl Skirt — A blog where I archive my life as a fashion artist (with plenty of visuals) as well as offer contemporary art/products that I design and sell
Zen I Can (an hour at a time) — “What’s it all about?” musings
YogaCityNYC — This labor of love (created by two NYC professionals who are also yoginis) for serious topics related to yoga philosophy came to an end in May 2017. It was a job that allowed me to access incredible people who are tops in their fields regarding holistic health in all its forms. I also got to view and write on cultural exhibits around NYC that reflect a myriad of creative and spiritual modalities. A list of articles is to the left of this page.
I’ve also discovered that I like documenting people’s stories. Their ways of expressing themselves regarding personal passions and missions, thoughts and feelings, resonate with me, and I want to help capture those things “for the record.” If you have something you need to share, let me help. Meanwhile, keep checking back here. I have some things to share of my own!
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Please ask permission and/or give credit if you’d like to share anything other than reposting onto your blog.
Thank you for respecting creative property.