All My Life

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin
Truth is
All my life
All my truth
Is so simple
Is so clear
The answer is
Let it be
All the doodles
All the madness
All the calm
Truth is
All my life
All my truth
Is so simple
I want to create
I want to be heard
Just as I am
Doodle Night

Doodle Night

This week I am excited to go shopping.  In mind: craft supplies.  I can’t wait to glue all kinds of things to my canvas.  All TOO excited!
I have been dreaming of many, many doodles.  Many different shapes. Geometry.  Yes, geometry is on my mind and is my subject of interest lately.
All in a circle.  All the Universe. The Perfect MONAD. The start and the all.
Nature and organic patterns have always been my dreamworld.
“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~ Pablo Picasso
And I won’t hesitate to do so.
This is a manifestation year.  Just the fact that I have decided to participate of a Farmers Market every Sunday makes me giggle. I am also considering kick-starting the year by participating of an Arts & Crafts Fair in May.
It’s all new for me.  And that makes it all way too exciting.  Sometimes I find myself feeling overwhelmed, but that means I have let my dear mind go way too far.  A mind without a leash can be dangerous :)
“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ~ Robert Henri
What are your dreams for this year?
Still, no matter what you do…
Gigamesh feat. Jana Nyberg – All My Life
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman


Oh, the joys of reformulating…

Old, new. Updated.


to change or update (an idea, plan, etc, already formulated)

  to formulate in a different way; alter or revise.
to formulate again.

Cheers! Saúde!

We are constant creation.

We are choices.
What am I choosing today?
More fun.
More doing what I love.
More momentaneous honesty.
More art.
More nature,
More presence.
I'm a fool for numbers. This photo was no. 31. Awesome.

I’m a fool for numbers. This photo was photo no. 31. Awesome.

“The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Tree Reach, Acrylics & Agate Gemstone

Tree Reach, Acrylics & Agate Gemstone

My love for gemstones is taking many different directions.

Gems & Paint.

Gems & Jewelry.

Gems…. all over my house.

I love it!

Match 11 = 31

Match 11 = 31

And as my birthday month is ending….

A toast to LIFE.

And a thank you to my brave parents…


“Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.”  ~ D. H. Lawrence



Do it.

Just do it.

Love Who You Are

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”- Steve Jobs

A Loud Heart


A loud heart

Wants it all

A loud heart

Sees it all

And it’s all



A loud mind

Felt confused

When thinking all was lost


As tears started to pour

A whole new door opened

Feeling so alive

Tears clearing the way

All the walls that were built

Came down crashing

Feeling pain and feeling joy

Mostly feeling free

A loud heart

So brave and so clear

Embraced it all


A loud heart

Wants it all

A loud heart

Sees it all

And it’s all



Love Who You Are & Honor All Of You

Doing It Right

Love Is The New fashion!

Doing It Right

I walk towards the new

I breath, I wait, I sit

I’m in no rush to get there

While in between

I know myself

I cherish the changes

I contemplate a new way of being

So many “I”s, yes

But is there another way?

No one can walk for me

No one can choose for me

The “I”s we fight also keep us alive

So I’m doing it right

Right for me

Wow, I’m cleaning up the house.  I’m donating half of my closet.  I’m letting go of shoes, purses, anything that doesn’t fit my new perspective of me.  I truly enjoy these changes.  It’s amazing when you start to see everything from another point of view… I can see why things happened the way they did.  I can see lessons learned and lessons yet to be learned.  I have never been happier to say that I don’t know anything – I must just keep walking, keep going.  And as I go, I know that I will be able to find the knowing that I need, and things will make sense.  They always do.  This Universe is one great play, isn’t it?  After a period of fog, always comes CLARITY.

I am consumed lately about the prospects of a new business I am starting.  I have found a way to integrate my both worlds, my old home and my new home.  I cant wait to speak more Portuguese, to meet more Brazilian crafters, to get my hands on some pretty awesome gemstones, and rejoice in the fact that I am honoring my country and loving what it has to offer.

Today I have more cleaning to do.  I am getting ready for new things.  I remind myself of the power of letting go.  I am definitely letting go.  Letting go of old ideas of me, old questions and old things.

And to a new life, I toast.




Enjoy your week :)

You Are Responsible

~ Drive all blame into one.  And that one is you. OSHO ~

responsible for my own happiness

“The ordinary mind always throws the responsibility on somebody else. It is always the other who is making you suffer. Your wife is making you suffer, your husband is making you suffer, your parents are making you suffer, your children are making you suffer, or the financial system of the society, capitalism, communism, fascism, the prevalent political ideology, the social structure, or fate, karma, God…you name it!

People have millions of ways to shirk responsibility. But the moment you say somebody else — X, Y, Z — is making you suffer, then you cannot do anything to change it. What can you do? When the society changes and communism comes and there is a classless world, then everybody will be happy. Before it, it is not possible. How can you be happy in a society which is poor? And how can you be happy in a society which is dominated by the capitalists? How can you be happy with a society which is bureaucratic? How can you be happy with a society which does not allow you freedom?

Excuses and excuses and excuses — excuses just to avoid one single insight that “I am responsible for myself. Nobody else is responsible for me; it is absolutely and utterly my responsibility. Whatsoever I am, I am my own creation.” This is the meaning of the sutra.

Drive all blame into one

And that one is you.

Once this insight settles:

“I am responsible for my life — for all my suffering, for my pain, for all that has happened to me and is happening to me — I have chosen it this way; these are the seeds that I sowed and now I am reaping the crop; I am responsible — once this insight becomes a natural understanding in you, then everything else is simple. Then life starts taking a new turn, starts moving into a new dimension. That dimension is conversion, revolution, mutation — because once I know I am responsible, I also know that I can drop it any moment I decide to. Nobody can prevent me from dropping it.

Can anybody prevent you from dropping your misery, from transforming your misery into bliss? Nobody. Even if you are in a jail, chained, imprisoned, nobody can imprison YOU; your soul still remains free. Of course you have a very limited situation, but even in that limited situation you can sing a song. You can either cry tears of helplessness or you can sing a song. Even with chains on your feet you can dance; then even the sound of the chains will have a melody to it.

Next sutra: Be grateful to everyone

Atisha is really very very scientific. First he says: Take the whole responsibility on yourself. Secondly he says: Be grateful to everyone. Now that nobody is responsible for your misery except you — if the misery is all your own doing, then what is left?

Be grateful to everyone

Because everybody is creating a space for you to be transformed — even those who think they are obstructing you, even those whom you think are enemies. Your friends, your enemies, good people and bad people, favorable circumstances, unfavorable circumstances — all together they are creating the context in which you can be transformed and become a Buddha. Be grateful to all — to those who have helped, to those who have hindered, to those who have been indifferent. Be grateful to all, because all together they are creating the context in which Buddhas are born, in which you can become a Buddha.”

Osho, The Book of Wisdom, Talk #5

A New Journey Is About To Start :)

on the road

And here I am… off to Jalapão in the state of Tocantins, Brazil. I am going to visit the area where the Golden Grass grows. The Golden Grass is in the family of the ALWAYS ALIVE, and the artists of the village make unique and sustainable crafts that are only made there and nowhere else! And I am happy to say that I am joining in the fun… and bringing these eco-friendly and incredible artworks with me back to Door County, where I am going to sell and help the community here in Brazil. I JUST CAN´T WAIT! Happy :) 02/11/14

lindo demasi!

lindo artesanato!


capim trabalhado

capim dourado!

jalapão ! demais....






Music & The Fair

aqui susseNo language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love.  It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.  ~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin

feira bioaWithout music, life would be a mistake. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

meiajCreativity is a drug I cannot live without.Cecil B. DeMille

meiajacobsMusic gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Plato

mjfeiraHe didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

digo simIn a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree.Saint Teresa of Avila

mjFun at the fair – great music as well.  Beautiful and unique arts and crafts.  The fair is in Curitiba – PR, Brazil. 

 The necklaces are amazing… nature IS art!
Seeds, grass, stones… incredible nature, marvelous crafts.


“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel
like your world isn’t worthy, vibrant,
with an ecosystem unto itself
beyond comprehension of others.

It is.”


If you have time, please watch the movie (go to the address below).  So touching!  The video is named “My Beautiful Woman”.