When I was born, my parents named me Kristine. As soon as they left the hospital, they started calling me Tina. Thankfully, they didn’t name me their first choice, Dondy. LOL Actually my Grandma always hated the name Tina, so rebellious as she is, she has always called me Kris. I hated that for a long time. Why did she have to be different? LOL When I went to junior high, I wanted to be called Kristy by my friends. Lucky, that stage didn’t last long! My family has never stop
Had a lovely afternoon with my friend Osceola at MOCA, finally seeing the painting show which closes today. It wasn’t too bad. Nothing was too surprising. Saw some intriguing and different Yves Klein works as well as Lee Bontecou’s wonderful wall assemblages. I was also happy to see Niki de Saint Phalle’s paint/gun pieces.
As always after going to see art, I came home inspired and ready to work. Outside MOCA, across the street the new Broad Contemporary Museum is being built
Today I drove to San Diego to visit my Grandma in the hospital. She is sick with pneumonia. Thankfully most of her tests came back normal, so it is just the pneumonia she is battling. My Grandma is an amazing woman. She grew up in Germany during World War II and wrote a lovely book about her life at that time. She has the best memory of anyone I know and keeps it up by playing Jeopardy every night. When I was a young angsty teenager, she took my brother and I to San Francis
I love period films. Who can resist Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice? Persuasion with Amanda Root is probably my favorite. Love Forsyte Saga and Bleak House too. These films are a familiar comfort and I often have them on when I’m working on art or doing other tasks. For some reason lately, I’ve been in the mood for the 1980s Masterpiece Classics versions of the Jane Austen books. *Thinking of my Grandma tonight. She is in the hospital with Pneumonia. Get well soon Grandma!
Funny, everywhere I turn I have been seeing flashbacks to the 80s and 90s. A couple days ago at Macy’s I saw some jeans with small painted flowers on them, reminiscent of my teenage years. Trust me, I wish they weren’t! Then I turned the corner and low and behold, there were stirrup leggings. Noooooooooooooooooooo Pretty soon we will be wearing big hair and shoulder pads, again. (sorry if you already do. No offense..LOL) And here I was just looking for my simple bell bottom
Hair, or lack of it. Yep, After my performance in July, I have kept it buzzed. It got a bit longer a couple months ago when I bleached it, but it has remained pretty short. I am STILL working through reasons I had it buzzed. Do I love having it buzzed off? Yes. Do I love the freedom of not worrying about hair? yes. Do I feel free having no hair? yes. Do I worry about how people look at me? yes. Do I get people asking when I am going to grow it out? yes. People still have a h
So I recently bought a new cast iron skillet. I also bought a cuisinart griddler and for Christmas got a crock pot. What is this world coming too??? Now, I am no great cook. In fact you can probably say I’m no cook at all. Am I rebelling to “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?” Maybe. Pffft!! LOL
Ok I do make a mean bowl of cream of wheat and mug of hot cocoa, but that’s as far as my culinary pursuits have gone.
Soooooo with the acquisition of these new cooking
On Jan 7th I started a new year challenge with some fabulous online friends. The challenge is “about setting a regular yet flexible routine of healthy, productive and positive habits” for the mind and body. Today is day 2 and I’m already doing pretty well on keeping on track. I just haven’t drank my 8 glasses of water like I’m supposed to. But I’m working on it. It’s really amazing to have such a supportive group of friends. They are all so inspiring. I am very lucky. Some pe
I had my first panic attack almost 5 years ago. It scared me half to death. Literally. After It occurred I did everything I could to learn about anxiety and overcome it. Through counseling I realized I had an eating disorder and was able to work my way to recovery. Over the last few years I have learned to relax, breath and talk myself out of anxiety. Almost. Sometimes I forget. My mind forgets. Recently I have been feeling some anxiety again. I get that rush of warmth and ad
I have had A LOT of dreams lately. Most of them so surreal and most of them involving cars. Last nights dream was one of the first I can remember involving me dying. I was at a bike event getting ready to ride a bike. Had to find a new tube and tire. It was on some floating dock somewhere. I fell Asleep and woke up and it felt like the dock was moving. It was night. There was a guy there and he was going to check on it. I went outside And started to float up and saw people
I have a love/hate relationship with Costco. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their food and products and $1.50 Polish dog and soda. But I hate their parking lot!
Today I was there waiting to leave the parking lot. I was behind a couple in a car with their signal on. They were waiting for a car to pull out. The wife decides to get out and walk up to the Costco entrance. Just then a car in the very first spot, close to the entrance pulls out. The husband hurries up to that spot and parks. Wh
Sometimes I don’t see much daylight. I know, I know. I live in sunny southern California, what am I saying??!!!
I work in an ER 12 hours a day. Sometimes I don’t get outside until its dark. Sometimes I get a little break and get to see the wonderful sunset like this. The loft where I live has a window that goes into an atrium, but it also doesn’t get much daylight. It can get sad and depressing sometimes but It’s the price I pay to live in the amazing community I’m in. Life
I have been feeling a lot of guilt in my life lately. Not the kind of guilt that comes from doing bad things but the guilt that comes when you aren’t perfect. Or when you aren’t doing perfect things. I have been thinking about guilt a lot lately. Why should I feel guilty? I am being myself. I am a good person doing the best I can in life. So I didn’t eat breakfast this morning or stayed in bed all day yesterday, the 1st day of the new year. So I haven’t been painting or epoxy
Today I was sick. While I had a few drinks last night, I also ate a lot of things I probably shouldn’t have; Chocolate, cheese, orange juice, spicy meatballs, sausage and cream puffs. They were so good, but so bad. I paid for it today. I know, I KNOW, I need to eat better. I want to make a change and eat less processed foods and more greens. I am not going to make any resolutions but I will try to change my life by changing my health for the better. I’ll be starting a challen
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Extropia%20Core/195/120/25 I am very pleased to announce a new exhibition opening January 6th at 2pm slt at Turing Gallery in Extropia Core. Second Life. Conceivably one of the most intelligent and creative artists in Second Life, Oberon produced this installation around the Turing galleries quirky, techno-futuristic design. We hope to see you on the 6th!! “Alan Turing had a hand in creating modern information theory, in no small part wit
Today is New Years Eve. I have already been seeing people posting what they are thankful for this past year or how it was a good or bad year. Thinking about it, I have had a wonderful year. I have so much to be grateful for. I don’t wait until the end of the year to reflect on it though or say thank you. I have had this little thing happen the last year or so. I see 11:11 or 1:11 A LOT. I can’t answer why I see it so much. Maybe my brain is accustomed to the rhythm and pat
I love books. I have tons of them. Books on artists, art history, art techniques, some fiction and a variety of other books I have collected over the years. I guess collecting is the operative word. I am not a great reader. I mean of course I know how to read, I just don’t read much. I can’t concentrate on reading. Unless it is something that really captures me and is so immersive that I forget I am reading. Eat, Pray Love– totally. Fifty Shades of Grey– couldn’t get past the
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Thankfully I am headed to work today. I spent the last day and a half practically in bed. Work is a good motivater. Maybe its the end of the year blues. Or maybe I am too hard on myself. Yep I’m sure that’s it. I decided I needed a treat. Some friends visiting California have been talking about In-N-out. So of course I was craving it. I deserve it ever once in a while!! #slider