September 2, 2013

Art-Making Spread 001

I might as well start at the beginning, right. I don't often post about my own art - I will share about my Etsy shop birdnestsandpaper - but my own art, so rarely. I know where I get it, that silence about creating. My dad! Yep! Although he created his entire life, in every medium possible, he never spoke about it . . . ever. If I asked, which I did often, he would tell me a little about what he was working on, or an exhibition he was putting together. He was a private man and even at his memorial it was a surprise to most people that he has written 3 novels, a screenplay and has hundreds of paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and ceramic pieces. Go figure. Although if you google him - Scott Amour - there are things around.

So posting this first spread of several that I will sharing over the next couple of months, breaks a legacy, in a way. Although, I don't talk about my art either. I don't pull out my paintings or my journals when someone comes over. I keep them closed when I'm not working. I am a private person around my art. I hold it close and cherish the moments that I get to create, in a hectic life - with a full-time job, a family and commitments. Love it. Love all of it.

June 23, 2013

Legacy - Night of the Living Dead

Oh, what can I say! The legacy of zombie movies started at young, for yours truly! I'm pretty sure I was only about 8 or 9 when my dad took my brother and I to see George Romero's, Night of the Living Dead - at a drive-in! Cheap thrills!

Seen them all, by the way. And watched the series, The Walking Dead - on Netflix. I can't help myself, and luckily John loves them too! So of course we went to see, World War Z!!! Who knew zombies could run that fast!! Such a good movie and my dad would have LOVED it!!

June 19, 2013

It's Good to Laugh

Not every memory is difficult, and every moment is an opportunity to increase my connection to those around me and those who are no longer here. So many of my memories of my dad make me laugh! For one thing, he had a great sense of  dry humor - must be where I got it! When he decided to see a dentist in Tijuana (He lived in the San Francisco Bay Area) it gave us a week to enjoy horrible "B" movies, drink enormous amounts of coffee (we are within walking distance of a coffee shop here in San Diego), and just be together. Loved it.

June 18, 2013

Archeology and Art

I love digging - I majored in Archeology in college and ended up on a dig in Belize for a few months. The collaged postcard is one of several that I made attending kick ass workshops given by Orly Avineri - she comes to San Diego to teach. It is in her workshops that I re-discovered my creative soul. And the legacy that my Dad passed on to me. Create art, or let your soul wither away. It's as simple as that.

June 17, 2013

Come on In, The Water's Fine

June 17, 2013
Writing can help with pain and loss, it allows for the honoring of a moment and lifetime - for a connection that seems to be gone, yet lingers.

June 15, 2013

Wish You Were Here

First Father's Day Without You
June 16, 2013

September 12, 2012


Each day presents new opportunities for either feeling good or feeling bad. I am old enough now to understand why I feel bad - - sometimes I have a mean streak, or I boss someone around . . . I try to control something.

I only feel good if I sit in this moment - and clear my mind of past and present. Pain and Fear. I can go on from here to this next moment. Like that.