….of the changing Groove. As the year winds down we count our blessings. Richard heads back to the States on Saturday for a week and I will be holding down the fort while he is gone. Work in the Studio and the Chapel site has me busy…not to mention chores around the house. We are lucky to have this opportunity to create together. I know for a fact that I will always be grateful for his Love and Support. I had to wait a long time to finally meet him…it is going on 13 years together. In the midst of this Union is a humming wonder…we call it the Groove…I would imagine that those of you that I know well must think: "Can't he think of another word…something less archaic"? But the Groove is the glove that fits…the hand that pushes the wheel…the gleam in the eye…the flutter in the delicate heart…we find ourselves amidst all this…Fools unto Ourselves…Gracias for this passing year and Gracias to all our friends and acquaitances…May the Year to come provide glimpses of love and light in your beatific lives!
Archives for December 2010
…just posting some photos of the incomplete fountain mosaic. Should be all finished today. I think the windows will be the next project and then we can work on the lighting. My show "Some Archetypes from the Universal Language" is scheduled for early March…that is going to be getting all the juice…I will design the window treatment and Carlos will put it together…I thank all gods and goddesses and all the allies and guides for helping me with these projects…
… along…yes …pluggin' along at the Chapel sight. Richard did an outline of my body a few months back and we transferred the outline above the fountain at the Chapel sight. I have since lost 25 or more pounds (congrats to me!)….so we have been doing the mosaic work and the figure is a tad bit "gordo"…."Gordo" means fat….but we have to remember and honor the past (smile)….I am busy in and out of the studio…I have a show coming up at a museum here in Mexico in early March….so work on the Chapel site putters along….But I will go out on a limb and say that the Opening will be in late summer….wish me luck!
…and melt I did when I held this child on my kneww last evening. I played Santa and Richard was my elf and we gave out cany last night in San Miguel…the child belongs to Zoe and Oscar and for the life of me…I forget his name…but he knew who I was….yes, children…I am Santa….not your everyday Santa, of course…but Santa with barnacles from time to time…but I also have a heart capable of melting…let the holidays begin!
…we are celebrating the Feast of Guadalupe here in Mexico today. We were awakened a 6am to a barage of fireworks and the festivtiies began….we celebrate every year here on our property at our Guadalupe Shrine with our extended Mexican family…the Ramirez Clan. We enjoyed the morning with the music of Juaquin Jesus with piping hot tamales and Atole. We are absolutely blessed to have found ourselves here in this Culture…I marvel today at the blessings…Gracias Nuestra Madre de Los Indios!
….it is filled to the brim with thought, judgements, and comparisons. I have spent way too much time today working with this obsessive mind going this way and that….Now is the time to take a step back from all expectation and count my blessings. No, Anado, there is nothing you can do to stop the yupification of San Miguel…the town got its proverbial stake in the heart after a recent visit by Martha Stewart…everyone seemed to be all a flutter by her visit…I just let out an inner sigh….sigggggghhhhhhhh. We do know this…most of America is asleep or drugged, so to many people, Martha Stewart represents a certain attainment….so now I know my place on the lowest rung of the ladder that leads to social attainment in this gringo outpost….everyone has a Buddha within and every Buddha has it's place…even Martha Stewart Buddha (the bodisattva of scones and marmalade)….life is bountiful and there is room for all…..