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. The memoir-scrapbook is also my valentine to New York City, when it was bruised, tender, yet tough. Get updates HERE!
For the last seven years, I wrote and interviewed on a regular basis for YogaCityNYC. Due to the ever-rising waters of our celebrity-driven culture (and the advertising dollars that follow), this labor of love created for serious topics related to yoga philosophy has come to an end (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!
What I won’t allow is copyright infringement of anything I have written here.
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.