Unnecessary Violence- random archiving of my Shadow Work Journals 1986 to present. Sample 6: August 23, 2019

This daily archiving series is about organizing and dating my journal collection, as well as acknowledging the self-directed violence as important therapeutic shadow work. Processing my projections and darkness. See: Unnecessary Violence Project Explanation and Sample 1 Oct 21, 1992 Sample 2 Date Dec 15 1994 Sample 3 May 16, 2000 Sample 4 August 14,…

“All you have to do now is allow…” Sabbatical reflections.

I am on sabbatical/working remotely/dog and kitten sitting in San Francisco… life changing, soul searching, peaceful… no words suffice.  The real lesson will show itself soon. It is finally here! What you’ve longed for is finally here! Know that all you have to do  now is allow and be receptive when the opportunity presents itself….

Journal entry April 16, 2018 San Jose Airport

Journal entry April 16, 2018 San Jose Airport [unedited] It is so odd to take time out from the trajectory of every day in these journeys… to get off the tracks so to speak.  The experience both relaxes the brain, and creates unease.  You feel like you spend too much money and you are wondering about…

Catacomb of Veils- Burning Man 2016, Part 4 of 4: The Scope

Part 4 of 4: THE SCOPE Catacomb of Veils will be the largest art piece at Burning Man 2016 and one of the largest burned sculptures in the history of the event. Everyone participating in the creation of Catacomb is all-volunteer with a commitment to the transformative power of temporary art. – [SOURCE] Recall:  Part…

Catacomb of Veils- Burning Man 2016, Part 3 of 4: The Team

Catacomb of Veils will be the largest art piece at Burning Man 2016 and one of the largest burned sculptures in the history of the event. Everyone participating in the creation of Catacomb is all-volunteer with a commitment to the transformative power of temporary art. – [SOURCE] Recall:  Part 1: The Project Part 2: The…

Catacomb of Veils- Burning Man 2016, Part 2 of 4: The Inspiration

Recall Part 1: The Project Catacomb of Veils will be the largest art piece at Burning Man 2016 and one of the largest burned sculptures in the history of the event. Everyone participating in the creation of Catacomb is all-volunteer with a commitment to the transformative power of temporary art. – SOURCE Part 2 of…

Did something unexpected happen? Laura asked. #sfo #reflection

I had a wonderful conversation about my San Francisco trip today with my incredible friend, Laura Mack.  As always, she managed to ask powerful questions that nudge me to reflect.  Did anything happen during the trip that was unexpected?  Hmmm… The art event was amazing- and not unexpected. The street art filled my soul with…

My Frida Hangs There. #streetart #sfo

Frida Angel pasted at 18th and Valencia. A taste of my incredible San Francisco trip for by post street. Thank you to SF for a beautiful, productive, heart-warming, empowering visit! MUCH LOVE TO MY PARTNERS-IN-ART-CRIME: MATT ROY, OWEN MCEWEN, ANNA T FABULOUS. The Frida angel is pasted on a temp wall right beside the Elbo…

#SFO bound with @bypoststreet!

Excitement rising as I prep with by post street for our trip to San Francisco, which includes art events, portraits, street art, wheatpasting, journaling, writing, visiting, cooking and soaking up all the gloriousness of the city! Check out What is by post street? by Rami Films:

Booty Call Wednesdays and @bypoststreet Collaboration 2!

by post street’s COLLECTION 2 was created in celebration of Chaos to Couture at the Met. To launch the collection, we collaborated with Booty Call Wednesdays in San Francisco! I created several portraits of notorious SF locals.  A backdrop was created by my daughter, Anna T Fabulous, for the event.   The paper dress I created (my third one) was premiered…

Dec 24: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. Mary Kate and Ashley ft. @jasonmatlo and @NICEPKG

DEC 24: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X JASON MATLO & PKG — I am so excited to have collaborated with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — THANK YOU…

Dec 23: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @annadellorusso ft.my advent portraits!

DEC 23: Anna Dello Russo TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X KAT THORSEN Choices (originals are 12″ x 18″ on newsprint): 1. Alexander Wang 2. Derek Blasberg 3. Marc Jacobs 4. Tom Ford 5. Diane Von Furstenburg 6. Phoebe Philo 7. Coco Rocha 8. Leigh Lezark 9. Karlie Kloss — CHECK OUT MORE OF MY PORTRAITS AT:…

Dec 22: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of #KateMoss ft.@Mimi_Chica

DEC 22: Kate Moss TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X MIMI CHICA — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 21: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @cocorocha ft.@CotteDArmes

DEC 21: Coco Rocha TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X COTTE D’ARMES — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 20: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @joansmalls ft. Dean Accessories

DEC 20: Joan Smalls TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X DEAN ACCESSORIES — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 19: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @karliekloss ft. @Sephora

DEC 19: Karlie Kloss TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X SEPHORA — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in…

Dec 18: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @lindseywixson ft. @skullcandy

DEC 18: Lindsey Wixson TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X SKULL CANDY — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 17: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of Charlotte Free ft. @nailsinc

DEC 17: Charlotte Free TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X NAIL INC — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 16: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @Caradelevingne ft. #SFO mug and gift card!

DEC 16: Cara Delevingne TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X STARBUCKS — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in…

Loving my @JPGaultier treasures from @deyoungmuseum thanks to @The_Social_Life!

Check out The Social Life‘s coverage of Gaultier’s show at the de Young Museum: —

Visual therapy in Gastown: Salmagundi West- a collection of interesting things.

Recall I bought a glorious old doll at Salmagundi West in February 2011: Broken vintage doll as blank canvas. I painted Frida Kahlo on it (big surprise): Broken vintage doll as blank canvas part 2! Salmagundi West is one of my favorite shops in Vancouver.  It reminds me of Mystery Mister and Loved to Death in San…

Evolution of a portrait: @Joshuajpresents #SanFrancisco

       

Evolution of a portrait: @PeachesChrist #SanFrancisco

Where @Etsy meets Realness. @annatfabulous and her Craftie Robot Messenger Bag by @robotgeek76

GOD, I LOVE ETSY.  Along with blogging, it has opened the world to artists.  I love posting on my ETSY shop, filling orders and spending hours discovering other artists. When I discovered this Hunter S. Thompson messenger bag on the ETSY shop, Craftie Robot, I knew my daughter needed to have it.  Was I right?…

Drawing on 50… journaling series Part 2. Dream participant: Maud!

My best friend, Maud, sent me the most wonderful email from Sweden yesterday!  Her color choices and capslock always inspires me and illustrates her exuberant spirit!  I think we should all write our emails like this! Today’s dream statement: I will have this extraordinary woman as part of my upcoming project/ women’s conference [details down the…

Drawing On 50… journaling series Part 1. Dream collaboration. #SanFrancisco

I’m about to turn fifty. At the stroke of midnight between April 12 and April 13. From now on, I plan to: DREAM BIG, DO BIG and FOLLOW THE FLOW. I’ve got a lot of amazing projects in mind and I am ensuring that each project feeds the other. Each one develops the other.  Enhances…

San Francisco Journal: Portrait #6 @annatfabulous

Watching my children grow into spectacular, fulfilled beings pursuing their passions is the greatest feeling.  If I ever doubt myself, I just have to remember “wow, look at them.  I was part of that.” No matter how others doubted my methods, no matter that my children will have personal struggles as they continue to develop…

San Francisco Journal: Portrait #5 Joseph @killian #deepchats

I will continue to share my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next week or so. — One of my main reason for traveling to San Francisco was to have deep chats with Joseph.   And I’m pleased to say,…

San Francisco Journal: my new Doc Martens! @drmartens

I will continue to share my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next few weeks. —  — I wore my old docs to San Francisco, knowing (hoping) I would finally be buying new ones at the Doc Martens store on…

San Francisco Journal Excerpt: Portraits 3 and 4: TC and David

I will continue to share my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next few weeks. — On March 10, I finally met Anna’s besties Tony and David. See Anna’s fabulous blog post about our first meeting on Saturday morning March…

San Francisco Journal Excerpt: Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco Ballet @sfballet

I will continue to share my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next few weeks. — My daughter, Anna, surprised me on March 10, 2012 with tickets to San Francisco Ballet‘s Romeo and Juliet! I used to be a dancer…

San Francisco Journal: Portrait #2 TONY (@tsiress)

I will continue to share my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next few weeks. — I was especially excited to finally meet TONY on this trip. He and I have been online friends for awhile now.  Tony is a…

San Francisco journal excerpt: Brunch at Brenda’s with @annatfabulous and @killian

I will continue to share my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next few weeks. — On the morning of March 10, 2012 [after a night of deep chats] my daughter Anna and my second son, Joseph, took me for…

San Francisco Portrait #1 @honeymahogany

I will be sharing my incredible weekend in San Francisco (that I spent with my daughter and her friends) through a series of portraits and journal entries over the next few weeks. Portrait #1: On March 10, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting the inimitable and inspiring Honey Mahogany at the Rebel, 1760 Market Street, San Francisco. Social worker…

#TheSketchbookProject page 10: Final day of #SanFrancisco trip part 2

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 10 Transcript Monday October 11, 2010 18:03 Sitting at Gate 68 @SFO.  Anna left me at the security lineup.  We had an amazing time.  I need to believe that these anxiety moments are worth it. Trust, trust, trust. Does this need to cry imply…

The Sketchbook Project page 9: Final day of #SanFrancisco trip…

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 9 Transcript Monday October 11, 2010 9:27 AM. Plans for today: Centre is closed so Anna will drop off sock monkey tomorrow! Pack –> drop off stuff to Aritzia –> after Farm Table –> Container Store –> Union Square –> Borders? –> Gallery (Maiden…

The Sketchbook Project page 8, and mysterious photos from #MysteryMister

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 8 Transcript Sunday October 10, 2010 21:22 PJ’s and Arrested Development. Already missing Anna even tho we still have tomorrow and she is coming to Vancouver for Halloween.  I need to look into anxiety tools.  Redo pages with watercolor a la Lynda Barry.  Woke…

The Sketchbook Project page 7

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 7 Transcript Sunday October 10, 2010 9:17 Golden Gate Early Risers. Early Breakfast. Early Start. It’s bizarre for me just to relax into it.  Instead of racing the mind to guilt and self-critique, breathe into the moment, not letting the default setting on anxiety…

The Sketchbook Project page 6

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 6 Transcript Saturday October 9, 2010 [Anna writes:] Bia’s on Haight and Belvedere We ordered 2- Coronas 2-waters 1 Mozzarella Salad My fave!  Love!  Munchkin Kat!!! <– Some of our salad [I write:] 16:25 October 9/10 –> Off to Sockshop! To Haight Ashbury for…

The Sketchbook Project page 5

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 5 Transcript Saturday October 9, 2010 Plan for today:  Leave 11 AM Hayes Valley –> 12:40 Castro “Lime” Lunch at 1 PM –> Castro Street –> 3 PM bus Mosaic to Haight Ashbury –> shop –> 6 PM –> Filmore Str (Haight & Cole…

The Sketchbook Project page 4

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 4 Transcript Friday October 8, 2010 Westfield San Francisco Centre At Borders under the dome 16:54 Look up Hans Fallada “The Drinker” and “Everyman Dies Alone” 17:04 Anna is almost done.  Time for Whole Foods and an opening tonight. There is a lady sleeping…

The Sketchbook Project page 3

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 3 Transcript Friday October 8, 2010 Westfield San Francisco Centre At Nordstrom Espresso Bar 2010 October 2010 15:52 San Francisco What do I think of when I think of “and then there was none”?  When I first chose the theme I thought about Mom’s…

The Sketchbook Project page 2

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 2 Transcript Friday October 8, 2010 Westfield San Francisco Centre Karin • Kristina • Mamma It’s almost been 2 years since mom passed away.  I have never really written about those last moments.  For they were not “last.”  But all of a sudden– Mom’s…

The Sketchbook Project page 1

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 1 Transcript 8:16 AM Friday October 8, 2010 Gate 83 @YVR I promised myself I would start this journal at the aiport on my way to visit Anna.  It will be a place to process grief.  A place to address loss and allow myself to…