Frida Kahlo has been an influence for many years. Long before Madonna snatched up so many paintings and ignited media attention on the enigmatic and unusual Frida.
As a Tex-Mexican American with a streak of the gypsy rogue in her, I couldn’t help but be magnetically drawn to the larger than life artist.
Her adoption of an indigenous wardrobe made her more beloved and magnetic.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd 2013
Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, 1950.
Posted on Thursday, January 10th 2013
Reblogged from The Nifty Fifties
Give yourself a gift this year… Watch this beautiful video from TEDxSF - Louie Schwartzberg - Gratitude (by TEDxTalks)
Posted on Wednesday, December 19th 2012
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Posted on Wednesday, July 18th 2012
Posted on Wednesday, May 9th 2012
Shoes by Steven Arpad, 1939 France, the Met Museum
Posted on Monday, April 9th 2012
Reblogged from Old Rags
Richad Burton & Elizabeth Taylor.
Posted on Wednesday, March 28th 2012
I posted the video that goes with the poster some time back. Rock on @Holstee!
Posted on Tuesday, February 28th 2012
Reblogged from Skillshare
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. PostSecret, 13345 Copper Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20874, USA (via PostSecret)
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd 2012
If you are a writer or want to be. If you long for more time to muse. If you pine for inspiration. This is one of the most wonderful books to read, own, give, get.
I have a vintage copy I keep and dozens I’ve given as gifts.
Originally written in the 30’s by author Brenda Ueland - it’s a must have for any writer, no matter your genre of choice.
Posted on Friday, January 6th 2012
When I’m in need of inspiration, I seek it.
This is what I found today - a documentary film on the art of Paul Strand - famed photographer & early filmmaker.
Posted on Friday, December 2nd 2011
In another life, I had the honor of singing with the enigmatic Alejandro Escovedo in his Orchestra, which was one early incarnation of Alejandro’s evolution from punk rocker to poet musician & storyteller.
I had just started singing with my first band, Too Solid Flesh and I was finding my voice as a singer and a songwriter, when I met Alejs. He had been in hiatus after his longtime band, Rank & File, broke up. But one night at Liberty Lunch, after my band opened, he quietly stepped out on the stage with a guitar… sat down on the edge of the stage face to face with the crowd… and he broke my heart with a ballad.
No one knew he would be there that night and those who were there, remember it. I honestly didn’t know anything about Alejandro when I met him. I only knew that I had to meet him after that quiet acoustic set.
Five days later, I started singing with Al in a small band comprised of veteran musicians Hector Munoz, JD Foster, Danny Glover and amateurs Chris Knight & myself.
Over time, the Orchestra grew to 14 members and together we traveled like gypsies and shut down SxSW five years in a row. [I think Alejandro still does this today].
It was a magical time in my life. How many young singer/songwriters can say they’ve been mentored by a Songwriter’s songwriter?
The music saved me. Singing set me free. Songwriting always gets me back to the Truth. Alejandro is an lightening rod for all of the above.
This weekend Alejandro will be showcased over three days at The Rubin Museum:
Come out if you can. It’ll make you very happy.
Posted on Wednesday, November 16th 2011
I love this…! What a wonderful way to start a day!
This is a brand video from Holstee - and they’ve suceeded in reminding me that at my core, I am still a bohemian hippie!
There is no doubt about it. I think hippies are “born that way”… but if we’re lucky enough to have people in our lives who “see” us - even a little bit of nurturing and validation gives us the courage to dream and pursue TRUTH. BEAUTY. FREEDOM. &. LOVE.
(I dedicate this post to my beautiful hippie aunts Tia Elena y Tia Hilda for loving the me I could not see…)
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves… aren’t we all.
Posted on Thursday, November 3rd 2011