Last week I performed a new piece at the Image Factory Art Foundation in Belize City. It was part of LAB4, a two-week experimental art space created and curated by Katie Numi Usher. This is the fourth year of the LAB and I’ve been so grateful to be a part of the last two installments of this project. It’s been a huge part of my creative process here in Belize, as it’s challenged me to make something new every year. It’s also been awesome to be part of a project which features the work of so many great artists in Belize. Continue reading “I Am The Lovers @ LAB4”
Time seems to be moving so fast, each week just as full as the previous. I’m not complaining. The past few months have been ripe with experiences that have shifted, challenged and changed me. And looking ahead, it seems there are still more to come. I’m incredibly grateful. Continue reading “Places & Spaces: Full Moon In Capricorn”
I performed this week in LAB3 at the Image Factory Art Foundation in Belize City. The LAB is a two-week experimental art project in the gallery curated by Kate Numi Usher, where artists create work in the space for display or performance within a 48-hour period. It is a wonderful project and I am grateful to have participated in it again this year. Continue reading “Legacy/Love at LAB3”
When Ro and I decided to move to Belize, it was after many years of conversations about living abroad. Both of us had traveled a lot, and I had lived for a while in Nigeria years earlier. We had talked about moving out of New York City, which extended to us wanting to move out of the States entirely. There were a bunch of reasons for this, ranging from wanting a lower cost of living to wanting a better quality of life. The main reason for me, though, has always been to have a different and more expansive experience, one I imagined would be wonderful in many ways. Continue reading “This Isn’t A Fantasy, And That’s Okay”
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear was on my reading list since its release in September, and after finally getting my hands on a borrowed copy, I finished it today. It took months for me to get through. I admit I had some expectations about it, and hoped it would be inspiring. I really don’t like starting books and not finishing them, and kept reading it even though it bored me because I wanted to believe that I would get something from it. And today I finally did. Continue reading “The Audacity To Create: On ‘Big Magic’ & Likeability”
Six months ago, I sat down to write my about page.
I didn’t quite know where to begin. What do I want to write about? What do I have to say? Is this a travel blog?
Is anyone actually going to read it? Continue reading “Blogging In Belize: 6 Months In”
It’s been a quiet, grey day – the sky thick with clouds, periods of rain and wind whipping through the palms, and a choppy, restless sea. I’ve spent much of the day on the balcony, watching the water. We extended our stay in Caye Caulker, and I am feeling fully settled in this place. It has been wonderful to be by the sea, to swim, to relax. It has also been great to have long stretches of time spread wide open before me, with nothing to do and nowhere to go. Continue reading “Filling The Well: The Space To Create”
Last night I hung out at Empyrean Art Center for their Friday night acoustic jam. They’re a small art gallery and community center just a few doors down (the same place where I got the spinach plant), and the owners are lovely people. Continue reading “Another Song”
On Saturday night, Jamaul and I threw an event at the shop. It came out of a series of conversations we’ve been having about wanting to connect with other artists and creative types in Belize, wanting to vibe and collaborate and do stuff together. Continue reading “Community, Cocktails & Cuisine”
I’ve been thinking about gratitude and this idea that, as a woman, I’m supposed to be grateful for every little thing. I think that can be dangerous, actually. Having gratitude is a wonderful mindfulness practice. Feeling like I have to just take what I can get in life is not so great. Continue reading “The Boss”