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I am a multidimensional, hands-on creative artist and poet with a San Diego based home studio. Having always been too curious and too creative, I have continually studied a variety of artistic disciplines and philosophies throughout my life with established teachers...unstable teachers, artists, schools and whatnot. This, paired with a lifelong investigation into spirituality, has given me a large creative toolkit from which to draw ;) and interest to (respectively) play with, break, challenge, modify, ignore and celebrate the rules related to the aforementioned studies. I am a strong believer in not messing with a child's innate curiosity and wonder, the value of family (however defined), individual creativity, community, and our environment. I continue to study and enjoy creative expressions-with the exception of acid jazz. Some common characteristics found within my work are: re-purposing everyday items and discard-able things, harmonizing opposites, playing with current beliefs and assumptions with a whimsical twist, and delicately blending spontaneity with discipline. The end results are simple, balanced expressions of wonder imbued with an invitation to discover more.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


it all comes from the same place
is made from the same stuff
returns back from itself into itself
            and back to forth
... with maybe a bit of rest now and then too

but not really

what a glorious miracle "reality" is -
so darn believable!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Postcards From The Path, San Francisco

I was inspired - Poetry Bombing at 
The Beat Museum,
 San Francisco, CA, USA

A nod to George Rodrigue with a little twist and glitter

Love the detail on this grate-ffiti.  (you will have to zoom in)
Fun to have spied this style around the city.
(Same artist below)

The Bay - San Francisco's Symphony Hall's loading bay that is.
I currently have a cone fixation as I am currently working on a silly series with them.  
I like how taking the vibrancy out of the color by going grey scale forces the viewer to see the familiar objects as part of a composition.  The texture and pattern is yummy and I can hear the Sesame Street tune "one of these is not like the other..." playing in the back of my mind - even though all the objects are traffic related items.
I guess it would be nice of me to show the original photo, but I'm not going to. One's mind already has filled in the colors, 
lighting a smile of recognition.

Like A Finger Pointing To The Moon

packages of rain for envelopes

full of sunshine
                                 that last a whole day through

you can sprinkle them 'round as you see fit:

sow them like clouds
sew them like seeds
                                   all stitched together

like a smile

Collage by Dawn Jacobson