Only contact me if you are looking for a lasting, passionate, secure, loving, nurturing, healthy, woman positive partnership and marriage filled with great communication, appreciation, creativity AND stability, invention, movement, travel and fun! Who makes ME and US his top priority. Or a purely platonic creative collaboration!
I dance, design, create, write, sculpt, costume, construct, travel... (I am a professional visual artist, pro ethnic dancer, and work full-time as a local government arts programmer. Creatively I'm currently working on another series of garments and a public art work, teaching middle eastern folk and belly dance. Something creative is always cooking!)
Just getting back into acrobatics and Acro Yoga for the joy!
I'd love to connect with a complementary merman for creative cahoots, lasting partnership, and new dear friends too!
* Although I currently hang my hat in Lost Angeles and have for many moons, it doesn't own me. I'm open to the adventure. Nothing is tying me down! LA feels more like a base than a home.
I've had the privilege of growing up on my grandfather's land - farm and forest, in Pennsylvania, enjoying gardening and nature and would like to return to a greener, rainier environment, sooner rather than later.
I live for European paced days, love to work & create in the world, yet savor delicious meals, relish a siesta, dance a Hasapiko. I love ripe salted tomatoes from my garden, power tool projects, night-time skinny dipping, silent walks on snowy nights...
Finding a way out of no way.
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick.
Singing in harmony.
Drawing up the plans.
Coming up with a better scheme.
Winning the costume contest.
Sinking the shot after never having played.
Dancing with pure abandon.
Shooting from the hip.
Calling it like I see it.
Cutting through the red tape.
Remembering the ancient traditions.
Finding the words that heal our contemporary confusion.
Speaking volumes without a word,
with just my hands and eyes.
Fellow curator: "Wonderfully creative...".
Local Sherriff: "She looks like a prima ballerina...".
Dance Patron: "Every part of her dances...."
Desirous poetic man: "She has eyes like deer...curves like a mermaid...".
Soul Sister: "Apertura y entrega total a la vida".
Recommended Reading: Mario Martinez Mind Body Code, Joe Dispenza, Louise Hay, Robert Holden, Naomi Wolf, Harville Hendrix, Inanna Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer, The Way of the Superior Man, My Side of the Mountain, Women Who Run with the Wolves,Tagore, Rumi, Mirabai, Hafiz, Neruda, Nin, Brezsny, Jung, Campbell, the I Ching. I love to read up on psychology, science, cosmology, physics, metaphysics, archaeology, anthropology, gender, neuropsycho-immunology, bio-cognition, and on and on...
Art: arte povera, street art, folk art, installation art, environmental art, public art, interactive art, temporary art, performance art, Indigenous art & architecture, artful gardens, eco art, elements of BRC, Wilmarth's glass orbs inspired by Mallarme, Banksy, Doris Salcedo's wardrobes, Marina Abramovic's crystal brooms, the yearning spaces and poignant details in Andrew Wyeth's works, humming colors in early Rothko's, and mysteries of Maya Deren, Akira Kurosawa, Jane Campion.
Art that is a gift, not an imposition.
Cuisine: French everything! Carbonara, bolanese, gnocchi, souvlaki, perogi, bulgoki... Turkish kofte, Moroccan chicken with pickled lemon and olives, Cajun Crab boils, Tartare, platanos maduros. Basil, parmesan, olive oil, red wine, repeat. Anything made with pleasure and love. I hope you are a BRILLIANT cook and want to make me fat (highly unlikely!) and happy!
Favorite outings, travels, moments:
New travels! with few repeats!
Roaming Powell's Books or SF's Brides of March, the Philae Temple or the Temple of Juno, steaming in a Turkish hamam or hot springs in the forests of Oregon, hiking the woods of Washington, Half Dome, or across a Roman aqueduct in the south of France, enjoying landscape, light and ancient architecture all over Italy, late night strolls through the colors of the Marigny, running barefoot in summer thunderstorms, sled riding, or making snow angels.
All of Italia, Switzerland, France, Britain. I adore the Rhone Valley and Cote d'Azure.
The remnants of Ancient Ottoman Empire, Persia, Greece, Rome, Egypt....
I've also done solo road & camping trips all over the US, 40 states or more, Mexico, and Canada, so enough with North America.
Travel is part of my bliss. An obvious part of my astrological chart, and perhaps yours if you know it well. Travel is a way to connect with my sense of being a global citizen and to nourish myself with difference. I'm not collecting travel trophies; I go out into the world to find our deep sense of interconnectedness and appreciate wild beautiful differences.
(For example, I adored visiting Montreal again in the beauty of Indian Summer. I'm somehow not mentally back yet... So hard to leave clean, green, tree lined streets, warm rain, tumultuous downpours and thunderstorms, cozy neighborhoods, considered aesthetics, preserved architecture, biking all over the city with ease, lovely parks, beauty, locavore businesses, community pride, cleanliness and manners...in the last gorgeous weeks of summer...
I miss dramatic weather and seasons...
More reasons to leave Los Angeles...
Celebration, liberation, expansion.
Succulent food that makes me moan.
Elegant line & movement in art, dance, design, & music.
Travel that reminds me of the kindness, intelligence, and beauty of the world,
Relationships that make me laugh and LAUGH!!!
The wilderness, forests, and rain.
Love, the Erotic Arts & soulful sensuality.
Disregarding the (stogy cultural) rules...
The invisible world (scent, data, sensations, spirit, synchronicity, pleasure, desire, joy, dreams, ideas not yet birthed), our inter-woveness with the natural world, solutions to seemingly difficult dilemmas, bio-mimicry, sacred economics, kindness in communication, but less time thinking, and more time living.
On any night for that and on any night, I may be creating, dreaming, soaking, shaking it, laughing, reading, writing, prowling the streets, roaming the hills, jumping bonfires, gazing at the cosmos, savoring it.
You too are looking for a passionate, secure, fun-filled, lasting, ecstatic, contemporary, non-traditional (woman-positive) partnership, marriage and union, filled with love, nurturance, creativity, joy, wonderful communication, the arts, world travel, and both an urban /community and country/ forest life,
you would be paradise
to come home to.