Tuesday, September 21, 2010

For any woman over the age of 35..Happy Birthday to U

Ladies Birthday weekend 2010...this is what over 35 looks like

Today is my birthday....Wow. I am 39. One year away from 40. Is it time to create a bucket list? Well, maybe not yet. This morning I actually pondered on how I should approach this day. Should I be grumpy, quiet and ignore this day in hopes that the fact that I am 39 will disappear into a quiet abyss. Unfortunately, Facebook makes that impossible. Since before midnight last night I have been getting updates from all my FB friends wishing me well on this day....So ok, I will face this day. Now I can also take the "today is a new year and I'm gonna make changes!!!!!, new hair, new face, new body, I'm hitting the gym and I am going to fit into that black dress from back in the day when I was 40 pds lighter and 15 years younger". Well, to be honest I don't have the mental energy for that foolishness right now. My booty is big (which actually is NOT a bad thing according to all the guy friends that I know ), my hair is a little grayer, my eyes have slightly dark circles. What is my point?...I am older today. An American woman over the age of 38 in this country...I am one brave bitch to even exist here! Women our age are supposed to be useless now, we are not "young' anymore and if by this point your bank account is low and your career is not necessarily stellar,,,,girl you're totally screwed. Hang up your heels (which probably hurt your feet by now anyway) and break out the comfortable chanclas ( slippers).

Well woman what's it gonna be?:

Today, I dedicate this to all the women who have been where I am today, we are not forgotten women, left to shrivel and be ignored. To all the beautiful women who inspire me to keep it moving because I am a year older and still a year lovelier.

Angela Davis: age 66

Sonia Sotomayor: age 56

Salma Hayek: age 44

Sonia Braga: age 60

Jill Scott and Erykah Badu: 38 and 39

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

La Gitana, The Gypsy Girl

I have been a gypsy for Halloween atleast 20 times in my lifetime. I love the mystery of the woman. The long hair, smoldering eyes, deep ruby and amber colored jewels. She has hidden powers that we know nothing about. She is free, has no ties and is a maiden of the moonlight dancing with her tambourine....Rich velvet dresses and beautiful scarves. I have dedicated a part of my designs this fall to this beautiful mysterious woman who in many ways can be all of us.

These are the first pair of hoops I made for my collection. They are copper with Ruby colored crystals wire wrapped many times.

"amber dreams, necklace"
This is a herringbone weave copper, wrapped amber colored crystal necklace

Turquoise and copper hoops

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Radiator Building

It was a Sunday morning, I was sitting in my bedroom reading the New York Times. I was 17 years old. An article was written about an exhibition for Georgia O' Keefe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art....enough said, I fell in love with her work. Georgia O'Keefe spent a few years here in our lovely city working in a gallery with her beau Alfred Stieglitz. Only a true lover of all things Georgia and NY can possibly appreciate this simple yet powerful painting. Life has been a turmoil lately and I always look at this picture for a sense of peace. She was able to create in this painting a quiet energetic force which radiates in the neon lit sky and flows through the crisp air that is so NY
"Radiator Building" by Georgia O'Keefe, 1927