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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
- ! - being excited,finding passion in yourself-and Life!
- star - remember to never dim your Light...Someone is waiting to feel it's warmth & joy!
- 2figure icon - my way of honoring my african ancestry (starting with my parents) ...sigh..Black Love...(and support)♥
- the Mended Broken ♥ - with a chain- Amazing how sometimes what we believe will never mend does right? We are different,changed true, but whole again...
1st Watermelon says: I'm kinda glad 2011 is over...over..NEVER to be repeated.
2nd 2012 H2omelon
1st part says: Luscious Potential...mmm...mmmm... I can taste it Already...
2nd part says: mmm...mmmmm... Luscious is a Truth Lived Well..
Anywhoo - Welcome to 2012..It is yours for continuance & renewal... ♥karin
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Lots of Art Exhibits Coming up... for Black History (FEB) and Women's Month (MAR) 2012.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
TAOLB juried selection: "The Vibrancy of Color" at the Sargent Johnson Gallery in the African American ART&CULTURE Complex. 762 Fulton,@ Webster, San Francisco,CA. THUR 04FEB2010 6PM-8PM. cheers...make your own history now... and celebrate it.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
What have YOU done Lately to use your SUPER POWERS? No, not the ones that make you fly... i mean more like the ones that just show up when you really need em.
Yesterday, my telling off politely powers showed up...(see below)... ♥ (or my etsy forum posts)...
Alot of times they're not as dramatic though, like being able to check off a whole list of things to do - as finished, or finally making contact with a dear friend - and just chattin'. Sometimes they come in the form of just being able to listen to others - and actually hear what they're trying to communicate. Or just doing that one different thing - that changes the course of daily bad habits towards a better direction.
Sticking around for the better days is a super power too, you know.
SUPA DUPA... put your cape on and see which one shows up!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
here's my letter re: 09.09.09 Presidential Address
Dear Rep. Wilson,
I find myself moved to this immediate form of communication to voice the disappointment and embarrassment felt for you, fellow U.S. citizens , myself, and particularly YOUR constituents after your inappropriate outburst during President Obama's speech last night.
Obviously as exhibited by your conduct you feel the luxury and privilege of being a U.S. citizen and U.S. representative affords you the option of free speech - at anytime & manner. It made me wonder what would be next from you? Throwing your shoe?
Anyone who's taken a basic U.S. civics class or watches CSPAN knows that you are entitled to take the podium and speak ON record about any subject, so why did you seemingly choose to shout a rather anonymous single word heckle? Did you forget cameras are everywhere these days?
It makes me wonder about your character, and what you are capable of doing when there are NO cameras, when our country is simply trusting you to do the right thing...
We are watching Mr. Wilson,
so, I ask you out of respect for those of us who ARE citizens of the U.S., aspire to be citizens of this great country, to exhibit the pride and respect towards our country's president and the institution of the office of the U.S. President. Observing this basic level of decorum during public addresses is not only due, but expected of you while your hold the seat as one of our country’s elected officials.
I am looking forward to your redemption in our country’s eyes, not from your apologetic statement issued, but from your future exhibitions of self control.
Karin D. Turner
United States Citizen
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
What an exciting - moving week this has been for our country huh? It's not even November yet! - anywhoo... if ya went to the parties,bought a bumper sticker, wearing the caps & tshirts - but cant vote.... GET REGISTERED so you can! I'm not asking you to vote for anyone in particular... I'm just asking that YOU excercise your right/honor to vote... - Still moved by all the red ,white, blue, & brown! - karin
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
tee hee... a moving picture of me... i absolutely love the idea of yOUtube!...this is my first attempt ever at creating a custom player, and uploading a video!!
for now - a recent picture of me...mar 2008. at my open studio in oakland... i've just purchased a new digi-camera, so i hope to be uploading many more mini- views of life. excitable!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Digital Sketch: Happy Spring Luscious Renewal. This is an unfinished painting, that i absolutely am in Love with as it is...right now... realizing this means it must be finished, as I've stopped apologizing with my own sanctioned 'guilt' to folks who see it, by saying, "it's not finished yet"... I guess it is... (in the canvas form) Digitally, it will 'Blossom' into many other images and movements....LIKE JANET JACKSON'S REMIXES! tee hee
anywhoo....So it's officially 'spring'... Time to do 'Springy' things... Happy Spring! .... Think Luscious Renewal - Proof that there is a tomorrow - that it's worth waiting for, but not at "today's" expense...Think... YOUR Joyous Moment is NOW...
Daily I work towards re-vamping - 'renewing' my website products with a goal of a newly completed line to offer my patrons, while taking on the Greater Flowering promise to myself of making sure that I 'blossom' by trying something new each week/month... Keeps me busy, cause ya know i likes my naps too...
I'm Learning Chicago Step Dancing with JustSteppin.com- and I love it!... oh,I'm not good at it (yet?), but then again, I'm not good at singing either, but I've kept that up Joyously for my whole Life! Ha! Excitable!
I've also decided to try to make a great effort to be in the present moment, and enjoy it,live it, and appreciate it's offerings. This effort i've found creates a peace and calm that allows me to be more grateful for what 'is'. Whatever 'it' is. 'Cause- "it is what it is"...(According to M.V.W.,ever evolving free-thinker, & Eckhart Tolle, author of "A New Earth". -Oprah BookClub selection btw)
This Luscious Abandon to Joyous Moments, allows this Wallflower to Blossom.
It's not too late to notice the garden that already is, or to start your own.
Happy - Renewal - Luscious - Spring.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
What a privilege! What a Choice!
Take it from an African American Female - Yesterday was such a special day... While excercising my right to vote in the u.s. primary, I not only had the option of choosing a woman, but an African American Male as my democratic candidate for the upcoming 2008 us presidential election. What a thrill... such a thrill i took a picture of my big ole wonka ballot !! Amazing what you can get away with while voting in a church!! There were cookies and tea too. Sweeeeeeet.
Jokes aside, i couldnt help but feel a sense of honor at this task of choosing. I was so aware that it wasnt 'given' as a gift, it was earned by the strife of others who came before me... To my distaste in casual conversation - Alot of folks mention they dont /wont vote because it doesnt make a difference...-to that - I say I know more than one person (still alive) who suffered the discriminations and denial of rights as a way of life. Because that battle was bought and paid for ,i sit where i want on a bus, have my silly fancy car named Cher's door opened by the valet when parking, can refuse to use a public/private restroom because it's dirty, and ultimately have the option of choosing a leader for this country that represents the possibility of changes needed. This legacy privilege was such an honor to carry out. The voting rights act was passed in 1965/... i was born in 1962... To those whom much is afforded, much is expected. Looking forward to November 2008!!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
WE ARE AT A LOSS...
We are at a loss contrasted by the many ways that Rae Louise Hayward was such a Blessing to all of us.
Personally, I considered Rae Louise my Art Angel, mentor, patron, cheerleader, and sister in kind.
but i suspect my name could be substituted for any one that Rae's Aura encountered .
Rae Louise not only a PATRON OF THE ARTS, BUT created and moved her own colorful ART throughout the world.
SHE WAS TANGIBLE PROOF to Myself and others as MENTOR , that it was possible not only be a creative person, but part of a larger community.
RAE LOUISE WAS an ADVOCATE for other artists to generate their own presence, to find their authentic voice through creative expression, and share their art with the world.
As a VISIONARY, &CO-FOUNDER of the Art of Living Black she continued this legacy, and successfully held TAOLB together enabling it to flourish and to ultimately become one of our country's major exhibitions of African American Art. She welcomed the diversity of emerging, mid-career, and well established artists.
She had a vision of completion that often required more effort on her part than those who stood to benefit from it.
She not only made the first and second phone calls to wrangle and promote, but also the 3rd& 4th calls necessary.
(Rae Louise was the only person i knew who mastered pac bell's phone tree message center!)
By enlisting us as volunteers and participants, she not only gave us a sense of community for our common cause, but also provided us with resources, encouragement, and the positive spirit necessary to evolve into the best we can be as creative community.
Yes, we feel we are at a great loss,
But our Art Angel gave us all the tools we needed while she was physically here on earth with us to thrive.
We Love you and are forever grateful and appreciative of our Blessing in you.
Pre-Christmas Party at Taro's
Taro's Yummy Fried fish, luscious raspberry vinaigrette salad, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cocktails, & the retro 70's dvd - 5 on the blackhand side!
This foto was taken by Ms. Talia Taro's daughter (the cookie baker!)
Gift exchange: HA! Re-gifts and Jokes perfect!
I am so grateful for my extended families, I also got to enjoy Dr.Shawn & her mom, - & more gingerbread cookie cocktails... (okay, so i forgot some of the ingredients... but it was still all good! )
Christmas day was sweet and large, spent at extended family Joe&Doris Brown's lovely Oakland cottage... I sat at the dessert table :)... yummmmmm.... and got to model my new custom made bathrobe by Doris too!
Nichelle & I enjoyed everyone at Janet&Derek Norris' Pretty da--ned fun Pre-New Year's Eve Party at their Lovingly welcoming home.... I must say...Everything from the shrimp&grits to Son Sean's exquisite Saxophone playing, to the genius that figured out what to do with that bottle of Alizee' i brought was FABULOUS...
Taking the 'commercial' part of the Holiday Season off bode well for me... I'm grateful for having the option, and even more thankful that i was able to enjoy it with my lovely lovely extended familia. grazie...
Monday, October 01, 2007
We need some motivational posters that dont have kite flying, or rock climbing as the subject matter...
Lately - Everyone one I know is overloaded, & whelmed with not only the tasks of daily life, but well aware of the 'Oprah-ized' issues of "living your best life"... whew... with all of that blah blah, i say, if we are actually accomplishing most of whatever is on our list... - Isnt that ALOT to take credit for? 3 Cheers for all of us! - karin
Friday, September 28, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Thank You Thank You Thank You to Everyone who popped by my booth to see my latest creations at this year's Oakland's Art and Soul Festival 2007. Also a ton of thanks to the special folks who offered support behind the scenes as well!! I could'nt have done it with out you!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
hOLidaY sEaSon photos.... Alot of Love came through for me this Holiday Season... Everyone who came through my door this hoLidAy SeaSon blessed me with their love and support in their own special way.. Thank You to all of my Art Angels! Adding more photos later...k
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Hey's Been A While... But Who CARES? Cause da Birthday Month is here!!
44years of Luscious Endurance and Triumph entitles ME to a WHOLE Month of da Celebratin'!
My month long celebration isnt just about the usual self indulgent random partying, cash spending nap taking acts that folks generally cram into 1 day...
*Heck no! There's Nothing Random here...I MEANT TO DO IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.....
-OAKY DOAKY, I do randomly choose to play the birthday 'card'...
I mean i think it's just Great being to answer conventional questions with the
best Selfish Answer EVER : "Because it's my Birthday!"
(Not that I would know,) but to me it ranks right up there with the "I'm engaged , expecting, just graduated, just bought my first home so I really need a price break , or just got that promotion" card that i'm always forking over my own well wishes and gifts for! Yeah... and it's an annual event too! Sweet.... Say dat again... Sweet...Oh Hell - I'll say it next year!
So far I've said it 'quietly' as if it's the most sane answer possible. While I'm grinning - well aware that it will entitle me to the 'exception' of what ever 'rule - gauntlet' has just been thrown down.. even Randomly, but not too loudly so as not to muffle the returning Random well wishes echos too...
Yeah November is a gooood month...
Each year, with little effort on my own, i find myself aware of how fortunate I am to have the life i live just by plain ole paying extra attention to the 'good' "LITTLE" things in life we often dismiss as unremarkable because they dont cost money,bring us money, or require manipulation to be 'good'....
Sounds silly, but just remembering that the sun shining - in November is a gift...Ask the New Yorkers! I got to sit in my lawn chair sunbathing while AAA repaired my flat tire in my driveway last week... Something little - but what a gift to get a flat at home, and kick it in the sun! (I didnt even have to use up my talk time on my cell phone to call for help!)
Decided that November can be the dog's birthday too...So Pharoah - the wonderful everlasting AlphaBetaDisco Doggie is now celebrating like a glutton with extra doggie snacks for any or no trick performed, and being let off easy when he gets into the kitchen garbage..
Oh yeah.... he actually got a real bone to chomp on...from my Morton's Steakhouse doggie bag! Dat dinner was pretty good too!
What can I say, - we both dont get food like that at home! What a treat...
I've also been blessed with extra time to come out to support and see artist James GAYLES fabulous watercolor paintings while on exhibit at the Oh so charming Cock-A-Doodle Cafe, downtown Oakland. (Brunch there is definitely on the Happy Birthday schedule) * this place's cheeri-ness is only matched by it's proprietor's happy smile!
Many Loved ones rang me on the phone to extend their greetings, or popped personally to give a hug and a kiss. It was so nice to hear each and everyone of their voices. "being worthy of anytime minutes is really something" - Just ask me - I'll tell ya!
Along with eating cake- i've been treated to some fabulous "my mom cooked it" food from Ms. Gwen & Ms. Tessie at da day job! -- yummmmm... between the greens and Philipina food - i havent had to scrap for lunch yet! - I really thank them, and it's nice to send a hug via another daughter to a 'MoM in lieu'.
I thank them, and give them the same hug i would have given my own mom.
Do something for 30 days it becomes a habit right?
Happy Birthday to Me,Pharoah, and to YOU....
My purposeful 'well wish' for you...
"I just Hope you dont wait til you're 40yrs to start a new habit."
My party continues until the end of November2006.
Friday, September 29, 2006
i drove over 100 miles today. i was lost for about 55 of em. hoped i'd see where they grow salt here in the bay... no luck, but wonder of all wonders, i still arrived ontime - to start living my dream come true. -it was all that. alive.hopeful.inspiring.real.mine.
ask yourself - "why live a nightmare, when you can live a dream come true?"