My Fundraiser.

I had one goal this summer: to do a fundraiser supporting Planned Parenthood in honor of my Mom, Anita Jaffe Seyler, an ardent supporter. My intention was to use the watercolors from my It’s My Body series which consists of 5×7” watercolors depicting a woman in her multiple personas: nurturer; justice of the peace; beautiful;…

A Kick in the Gut

This is what it feels like when some strange woman promoting pro-life invades my space and tells me she knows what’s best for my body and my understanding of life. A kick in the gut. Would a man let another man legislate his penis?

The Movie Star Series

I love black and white photos of the grand old movie stars. Rock Hudson mastering and mustering the hero icon on the 1950s, even as he was forced to deceive the truth of who he really loved because the world wasn’t ready. I love black and white stills from movies of despair passion and lust.…

The Cave of El Castillo: Pure Inspiration for The Tectiform Paintings

This past March, I visited the cave of El Castillo, a prehistoric cave in northern Spain containing Paleolithic art dating as far back as 39,000 years. There were paintings of deer, bison, aurochs and ibex, but it was the “Corner of the Tectiforms” that beguiled me. No pictures are permitted to preserve the integrity of…

My Story of the Corner of the Tectiforms

On one of the walls of the prehistoric cave El Castillo located in the province of Cantabria in northern Spain are 7 distinctly painted tectiforms: misshapen rectangles some, inset with another rectangle that is lined.  There are two other vague ones floating horizontally on the lower right and then one more vertical one, barely visible,…

Lerma Burgos and Clint Eastwood

  I fell in love with Spain for zillions of reasons, not the least of which was I was on vacation so the rules of daily life were suspended. And with vacation comes discovery and adventure and plans that go awry and our day in Burgos had a wonderful little bit of all that. Burgos…

El Capricho. Gaudi in Cantabria, before Barcelona.

We left Burgos on Monday March 6, heading north to Santillana del Mar, our base for a full day of paleolithic cave viewing on Tuesday. Something I had planned the entire trip around- when the caves would be open for tours. We also planned to see El Capricho, the second home Gaudi built/designed for a…

The Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral of Avila

After 2 days of meandering about Madrid, we picked up our rental car and drove about 90 minutes north eastish. The autostrada on this Friday was open and empty and we saw green pastures on our sides and snow capped mountains in front as we whipped along to the medieval walled city of Avila. We…

Windmills.

In Spain, as we drove north from Burgos to Santillana del Mar grand windmills appeared, dancing in the distance. When Steve and I drive the open roads in foreign countries we are enchanted whenever we spot wind turbines. They are powerful sources of clean energy and Spain and Portugal, France and Greece have managed to…

Snowflake Crystals

A blue sky and a reflection and zillions of individual snow crystals.