If you are like many Americans, these days, taking time out from the extreme politics and scandals, is a must for self- and family-care. Consider an outdoor trip to rejuvenate. I feel very fortunate my parents started us kids off … Continue reading Rejuvenate in Nature! @brownpeoplecamping
I’ve been working behind the scenes on breaking down the ‘Open Doors’ preview – I was quite surprised by the impact the creative process had on me personally, opening doors in ways unexpected. I am grateful to grow and develop, and learn each day. As that work continues, here is a new spoken word poem I wrote this week. This time, I have a recorded reading. I am available for readings of my spoken word poems so reach out by email if you are interested in booking a reading. (email@example.com) I am also available to screen ‘Bridge Walkers,’ and talk … Continue reading Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera
I have a new series of photographs that I am sharing, its entitled ‘From my Window.’ You can view the slideshow here. I am working on the installation footage, and editing a short video about the residency of Kim Shuck and Michael Horse. Working with both of them, and now, going over the footage and interviews for ‘Relations,’ I am excited to work hard this Spring to finish interviewing the entire committee. The NAPAC has such an amazing range of community members and artists, I really look forward to speaking with them about how museums and Native communities can develop … Continue reading Looking towards the Spring…
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I am still on this journey of healing, more tests, more doctors appointments. Improvements, setbacks, fighting courage, resignation. Acceptance of the present now. Raw foods, nuts berries tofu too, my green tea with honey and apple cider vinegar, and aloe vera every morning. I tell myself I have all the medicine I need. Whatever is available to me, accessible, that is exactly what I need to heal. I do not think of lack, I think of plenty and just right. I meditate. I tap on emotional spots to achieve freedom. I set out to do my morning exercises. I tell … Continue reading Letter of Courage: #9 Lessons
This blue bottle is etched with the rendering of a drawing I made during the time when I was involved in bringing forth the vision for the 1000 Hummingbird Ceremony. In late 2007, early 2008 I began working with a group of women to create what was to become known as the 1000 Hummingbird Ceremony. As life would have it, I was pulled in a different direction. I gave what I could, how I could. One August meeting I was unable to make it down to the park. I was in the process of moving, and my mind felt full … Continue reading Hummingbird. 1000.
I began this series of drawings in 2007, after several years of not drawing or painting, the longest I had gone since I first started. Drawing and painting have been other mediums of expression, walls to bounce off of when video or writing or photography wasn’t quite the medium to capture what I was trying to share. The last year has been such a challenge physically, as the doctors work excruciatingly slow, and sometimes, not at all, to figure out whether an initial diagnosis in October of 2008 of RSD, a rare nerve disease, was correct. The process has been … Continue reading Letter of Courage #8 – A series of drawings