•May 31, 2010 • 2 Comments

It was wonderful staying here at the Dome all weekend and meeting people right here as they came by for the open studios.  In between guests I got to work on my painting and made a little progress.

Please check out photos on my blog….zeropointlove.wordpress

I’m looking forward to a new experience coming up tomorrow…..as I officiate a wedding ceremony at SUNRISE on a boat going from the Monterey wharf to Bixby Bridge where the ceremony will take place.

This will be one wedding we’ll always remember!


Last Thursday I had the opportunity to go to the Lush Life Gallery in SF for an opening reception for Michael Rios who did the album covers for Santana and worked with Miles Davis and many others.

His work is deep, colorful and filled with symbolic life.  He’s a humble man and was gracious and very inspiring as he spoke of his art and life….it was a privelege to meet him!

After that I went to the “Gimme Shelter”  benefit for the homeless. It was a great party with awesome musicians but mostly it was great to participate in the worthy cause.

“Grok” the “Blog”

•April 5, 2010 • 3 Comments

Recently I watched the movie “Julie and Julia” and was inspired to actually  *GROK  that “blogging” is a personal journal that can be shared with those who are interested…and interesting.  It quickly became a motivation to write more often and I’m already experiencing the benefits…..soooo….here goes.  This is my first official entry that will likely become my very personal sounding board….personal encompassing the entire Universe of Friends known and as yet unknown to me at least consciously.  In this personal journal of sharing I don’t necessarily have to edit it to short & sweet…but can enjoy a stream of consciousness as well.  Here goes…and please feel free to enter into a dialogue….

I see my immense Blessings,  through acting upon my inspirations an amazing life beyond my conscious expectations continues to unfold. .  It continues to be a conscious effort to hone the  sensitivity to feel, listen and trust the inspirations springing from within my being…the “Being” that is a slightly condensed form of Energy that comprises the entire Universe and beyond…in the “Oneness”.  In this “Oneness” is contained all the so called mysteries….the revelations….the Knowledge of everything everywhere.  Still…it’s a constant process to learn  to overcome all that deeply ingrained into the ego mind fear and guilt…and continue to hone my skills in trusting my feelings and allowing my thoughts to follow suit.

I received an email today from a dear friend in SF regarding upcoming reports on Fox about Obama’s past etc.  I’ve been bombarded recently with information in this direction which is disturbing to me.   I’ve seen and felt so strongly that Obama’s intentions and integrity are high and real.  If I’m mistaken  disappointment will be deep but I am even stronger in my understanding  that no present governing entities are to be trusted in any way, shape or form.

I’ve always claimed to be “apolitical”, not knowledgable enough to discuss it and really not involved much in government discussion.  These days pretty much everyone, including me feel the responsibility to take  more interest.  Still….it’s becoming abundantly clear that the entire system is like a body filled with myriads of almost infinite veins, arteries and systems that are poisoned and no longer serves to create healthy bodily function….it doesn’t work.  As long as human beings pursue careers inside clandestine motivations, often unknown even to them, we have a system of emotionally and spiritually, holistically unhealthy individuals all together creating a sick system designed to take and not give, rule over and fill it’s own “belly” with junk food in order to get that feel good moment but really is detrimental to the whole.

This will and must transform, much like the metaphor of the snake shedding it’s skin in order to reveal a new and fresh one….we must be willing to endure the shedding process….in essence a re-formation.    At the risk of sounding “corny” I will convey another metaphor I hold profound and dear.  The caterpillar enters the cocoon stage….what does it do inside there?  This part was an awakening to me!  It actually liquifies itself into a kind of gel substance….using it’s own DNA to reform itself into the butterfly.  The newly formed magnificently transformed beautiful butterfly comes out of the cocoon but hangs on the outside until it has dried it’s wings, unfurled it’s proboscis and readies for new flight.  I see a new system or “entity” forming underneath the old dried out useless one that has drained the  nutritious energy out of the dynamic living body.  Change is inevitable and the pendulum is swinging towards a consciousness of awakened and caring hearts, minds and actions.  I am and intend to be an integrated energy in this new playing field of conscious humanity.

*GROK means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science—and it means as little to us (because of our Earthly assumptions) as color means to a blind man.  This word was coined by Robert Heinlein in his book “Stranger in a Strange Land”.


Here are my pictures for the day…..along with wishes for a day well Lived….

first is where I am presently writing from….


 



Fresh….New….Pure….Growth….

•April 4, 2010 • 1 Comment

Happy Passover and Happy Easter my Dear Friends!

Here’s are two paintings I worked on last night.  The first one…”New Possibilities” began about a year ago and it was going to be a tribute to Obama after the election.

I did a collage as the base, taken from Barack’s speech, and music scores from “America the Beautiful”…..then it sat here in that stage all this time till last night.  I didn’t after all paint the image of Obama on it but instead followed my stream of consciousness to a relevant piece for this time related to a new possibility…an icon of new birth….springing from the opening of the Mother.  It has a lot of imagery related to this “story” which you can derive from your own perspective.

The other one…”I Am Lilly” has also been evolving over the last couple of years taking on many dimensions and layers….

I wish you all wonderful new possibilities and may you trust and act upon these new possibiliites taking you into ever more joyous realms of awakening to Life.

Please stay tuned for upcoming events, workshops, classes,  and private art sessions!


Happy Springing into New Growth….

18x24" mixed media on canvas

Nate’s coming soon!

•March 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I LOVE waking up in the morning to the sweet serenade of multiple little songbirds after a light night rain…..and then the rrrrring of the telephone with my precious adorable little two year old Grand Daughter, Maya on the other end….”Hiiiiieeee Baba….Mwaaaaa (big kiss)”!   What a way to start the day!

Tomorrow…March 3, 2010 my Grand Son, Nate will be born into this world to begin a wonderful Life filled with Love …..to the most wonderful Mommy & Daddy….

Abby and Lance and to several Grandparents….including MOI!   When I first found out I was going to be a Grandmother before Maya came I was of course thrilled as I knew this was to be a huge Light in my Life and I’d prayed for years for. This was briefly mixed with….”Aren’t I too young to be a Grandma…YIKES”….knowing of course I am of a ripe age for this but you know….Life is whizzing by and I am still the same person inside that I was when I was a child…adding….many experiences….and sooooo  much Gratitude for this entire Journey….including the “ups” the “downs” and all the in betweens.

In the last two years (almost), spending time with Maya has deepened my Love/Joy abilities…..Lightened my Life…..and given me more Joy just by watching how she learns, grows and is truly Present in each moment.  With her I remember the freshness, the innocence. She is my Inspiration….and I now find myself discussing Grandchildren with everyone!  YES, here’s to….growing older  with Graceful Gratitude…..for all the Moments…..for the opportunities….for the sharing….with Family….Friends….Acquaintances….and I thank YOU for still being here!


Having shared this…..I also want to catch up on many projects that I’ve been working on and on upcoming events and classes as well.

So far this year has been amazing with wonderful projects and I welcome all that is before me.  Recently I have had the opportunity to create some Essence Portraits with the most lovely people.  Some were at Ventana, some here in my studio and still others I painted from photos sent via email.

I’ve also painted a tuxedo that went to the Grammies with Narada Michael Walden and we are planning to paint more for anyone wanting to order off of Narada’s website…I’ll keep you posted on that.   I’ve also painted a mural for my Grandson, Nate and I’m still working on a couple of paintings I started a while ago.

They are there like blots…absorbing layers and layers of experiences, inspirations and impulses….I just keep working them, adding a new layer when I feel the impulse.

I have some inspirations for new paintings…different….and hope to get to those soon.   I had planned to do more wood sculptures this winter but will likely have to wait till it’s drier as I do work outside with those.


Please mark your calendar if you can come over to the Dome….Jewel in the Forest for Spring Equinox….”Soul Beat”…..a drum circle and story/poetry telling.

Sunday March 21.  Drumming starts 4PM.  I’ll send out more info soon or call/email if you have questions.  I really feel the Inspiration to bring the drumming back to Big Sur…..I miss that feeling of the Beat….shared with many becomes One.  If you have a drum or more than one please bring it.  If you have a poem or story relating to

Spring….new Life….New beginnings….please feel free to share.  If weather permits we’ll be outside in “The Redwood Circle” or in the Dome.


Well….the RAINS are now pouring LOTS of wetness into EVERYTHING out there…..this Spring promises to be so abundant and a glorious site for the senses!

I feel like sinking into my dreams, thoughts, inspirations…..


Meanwhile….I send my Love…..and wishes for receiving the nurturing Winter Rains (and Snow) as this waters our potential to growth…..and we never stop growing….learning and expanding our ability to give and receive Love…..Sofanya


wINter SOULstice photos!

•January 11, 2010 • 1 Comment

Finally getting caught up on sharing the photos from this wonderful event!   I want to thank my Godson Quanah for allowing me to use his lovely drawing for the poster/invite and for sharing his profound poetry during our ceremony.  This gathering of beautiful people was truly a Blessing to be around.  We all shared the profundity of Life through poetry, sharing stories, song and dance.  I felt so connected to all Present and to all of you Present in Spirit as well.  I’m also including a few photos from the following days where we had Christmas Eve dinner etc.

Dear Friends….

It’s feeling like Winter today and we’re expecting some much needed Rain.  I’ve been slowly recovering from my “pain in the neck” and though it’s still bothering me it’s so much better.

I realize that holding on to stress….based on fear…..not remembering to totally Trust Life….can bring discomfort, imbalance and worse.  Soooo…..now I must and I’m ready to choose again to create

“Action Based on Passion” knowing that this intention stirs up powerful energy and manifests all that is needed and desired.  I hope that you will come and share more.

Check my website for more info regarding classes/workshops etc…..OR…call me and we can set up a private art session.  I’m finding that more and more people are asking for this and I enjoy sharing in this way very much!  You can tell me what it is you’d like to focus on and we’ll take it from there.

Finally getting caught up on sharing the photos from the wonderful event we had for the “wINter SOULstice!   I want to thank my Godson Quanah for allowing me to use his lovely drawing for the poster/invite and for sharing his profound poetry during our ceremony.  This gathering of beautiful people was truly a Blessing to be around.  We all shared the profundity of Life through poetry, sharing stories, song and dance.  I felt so connected to all Present and to all of you Present in Spirit as well.  I’m also including a few photos from the following days where we had Christmas Eve dinner etc.

Sun, Jan 17

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Spirit of Creativity

Surrounded by the beautiful Redwood Trees we’ll explore the possibilties and freedom of expression through music, movement and painting. We’ll begin with allowing the colors to flow and move into deriving information, guidance and inspiration through the imagery. Each week will be different as we engage in trusting the creative Process.  Bring your Dreams, Visions, Poems, desires for what you’d like to accomplish.  $35. incl materials

Sun, Jan 24

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Holistic Living Expo

Come and see me at this interesting and caring venue of conscious living information.  I’ll be set up to do Essence Portraits! CONCORD Crowne Plaza 45 John Glenn Drive

Thu, Jan 28

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Painting and Creating in the Forest

Come and paint with me…..either out in the circle of Redwoods or inside the Dome, depending on the weather!  Bring your materials or I can provide. $25.

Fri, Jan 29

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Drawing/painting w Model

At the Dome House/Studio:  We’ll have a live model and she/he will pose for us either nude or costumed.  We’ll begin with several fast poses to warm up and settle on a long pose expressing a particular emotion or mood, such as Joy, Fear, Hope, Grief for the larger portion of time when we’ll paint or draw this emotion. $25.oo  Bring your materials Call for more info 831-626-2876

Sun, Jan 31

Holistic Living Expo

Join me at this expo for conscious living information in FOSTER CITY http://www.holisticlivingexpo.com

Thu, Feb 4

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Painting and Creating in the Forest

Come and paint with me…..either out in the circle of Redwoods or inside the Dome, depending on the weather!  Bring your materials or I can provide. $25.

Sun, Feb 7

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Spirit of Creativity

Surrounded by the beautiful Redwood Trees we’ll explore the possibilties and freedom of expression through music, movement and painting. We’ll begin with allowing the colors to flow and move into deriving information, guidance and inspiration through the imagery. Each week will be different as we engage in trusting the creative Process.  Bring your Dreams, Visions, Poems, desires for what you’d like to accomplish.  $35. incl materials

Thu, Feb 11

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Painting and Creating in the Forest

Come and paint with me…..either out in the circle of Redwoods or inside the Dome, depending on the weather!  Bring your materials or I can provide. $25.

Fri, Feb 12

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Drawing/painting w Model

At the Dome House/Studio:  We’ll have a live model and she/he will pose for us either nude or costumed.  We’ll begin with several fast poses to warm up and settle on a long pose expressing a particular emotion or mood, such as Joy, Fear, Hope, Grief for the larger portion of time when we’ll paint or draw this emotion. $25.oo  Bring your materials Call for more info 831-626-2876

Thu, Feb 18

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Painting and Creating in the Forest

Come and paint with me…..either out in the circle of Redwoods or inside the Dome, depending on the weather!  Bring your materials or I can provide. $25.

I’ve finally put the photos up from our Winter Soulstice gathering here at “The Dome….Jewel in the Forest”.  I also want to let you know about my upcoming short term plans and offerings!

The White House-Dec 2, 2008

•December 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

 

Dear Friends….

I just realized that yesterday it was one year since I went to the artists’ reception at the White House!  Sam Farr’s office chose me to do the Christmas tree ornament for the Blue Room tree at the White House which I did and on my very last day open at my gallery in Big Sur I rec’d the invitation.  It was pre Obama but still an honor to go.  My Brother Bernie generously financed the trip and accompanied me.  We had a wonderful time in Washington DC….the museums were awesome…just wished we’d had more time to spend there.  I also got to see my cousin Faye who I grew up with (well…never did REALLY grow up….just GLOWING up now!)  Anyway….I was reminiscing and thought I’d post some pictures from that very pivotal time in my Life.  So much has happened this last year.  It was a big adjustment to close my gallery but I believe it was the right decision and have soooo enjoyed developing the Home Dome and being here is allowing my creativity to flourish more and more.  Please see my blog for photos from my White House journey with Bernie!  www.zeropointlove.wordpress.com


I have noticed that each time I go out to a show with my work at least one person inquires about painting lessons which surprises me but very pleasantly!  It seems that mostly people are wanting either private sessions with me or with very few people….and I like this very much.  I enjoy and learn along with the person painting with me and plan to do more of this next year.  If you or if you know anyone interested please let me know.  I will continue to plan for small classes but I’m also very interested in and open to private sessions.  I really enjoy the process of designing our sessions according to each person’s

desired accomplishments.  Whether you are an experienced painter or have never painted….we will enjoy a very creative and inspiring time and learn together.


It has been about fourteen years since I began doing Essence Portraits….I’m amazed!!!  I believe there are in the thousands now. Someone recently posted a photo on Facebook of one I did of her in 1996…the first year I did them!   This has been a remarkable Journey into experiencing “Art As Oracle” and I am in the process of writing about this.  The portraits have provided some of the “Research & Development” into the “hologram of time & space” I have found within the color patterns created with the intention of retrieving information, guidance and inspiration…using them as a kind of springboard into the depths of “Essence”.   I feel Blessed and honored to share this with the wonderful people with whom I have had the opportunity to create these portraits.  I am so very grateful to each person I’ve shared this experience with.  If you are reading this and have had an Essence Portrait done with me I’d love to hear back from you about any thought or feeling that stands out for you regarding either the experience you had while engaged in the process of the Essence Portrait or of any experiences, information or anything you gleaned out of it afterwards.  Some people continue to receive information for years after, each time they look at it.  Others simply enjoy having it on their wall.  If you do have anything to share about them though I’d appreciate this and would need your permission in case I decide to use the information for publication.  Of course you may remain anonymous if you like…just let me know.


I hope you had a wonderful “Giving Thanks” day and that the holidays are wonderful…and the New Year brings you immense Joy, Peace, Love and Gratitude.

Every day is a Holy Day!  YOU are beautiful….


Sending beautiful Colors you way….Sofanya

Maya’s Mural

•November 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

This is a mural I painted for my sweet and adorable Grand Daughter before she was born.  As she gets older and may ask for a mermaid or ???  she and I can add these things.  Next will be a mural for my Grandson coming in March!