When it comes to opinions my Muse has a mind of her own.
Inter; a prefix, “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together."
Woven; to form by combining various elements into a connected whole.
"Meet Cori Martinez, owner of Asha Urban Baths and Asha Yoga in Sacramento. Cori is both gentle and wise. Cori is wife, mother, teacher, and gifted story teller. Shortly after we met, I learned that Cori also possessed an impish sense of humor––which identified her as someone I immediately wanted to cozy up to.
Cori's businesses are growing The bathhouse at 2417 27th Street is expanding and the yoga studio has moved to 2910 Franklin Blvd.
When Cori showed me her new yoga space, I couldn't help myself. "Wow, "I said, "Sure could use some art on them thar blank walls."
"What a great idea!" Cori said. So , I invited her for a Studio Play-Date.
We decided that fiber would be our medium of choice: it made us think of birds building nests and spiders crafting webs and safety nets and dreamcatchers. Then, like Penelope and Arachne, we went to work.
Weaving, knitting, knotting, we created our tapestries. We liked that the pieces seemed to flow, like waterfalls, over the two great pieces of driftwood I'd tucked away in a corner of my studio––for over ten years––waiting for just the right project to appear. And now...
I'd suggest that Cori add "artist" to her impressive list of accomplishments.
Awhile back, I blogged about Finding My Edge at Carmichael Yoga. Since then, the studio has expanded. It now offers classes in mat yoga, aerial yoga and aerial silks. (To learn more about this wonderful space, click here)
Recently, Cecilia Sandoval––Studio Manager Extrordinaire––offered me an opportunity I couldn't refuse.
"You know," she said, "Our students and teachers just love doing poses next to you paintings in the main studio. How would you feel about painting something for that big empty wall in the aerial room?"
All she asked was:
"Can it be big?"
"Can it reflect our logo colors?"
"Um ... sure, if you want to use gold leaf ..."
Talk about a no brainer!
I wish I could take credit for the name, but I can't. As I was slapping paint and gold leaf on top of these two 3x5' and 4x5' canvases and debating whether the Buddha's eyes should be open or closed, my Muse chimed in. She does that a lot.
"How 'bout making one eye open and one shut, sort of a yin/yang thing. And I've got the perfect name..."
Amanda Marsh and Christina Tung hanging out with Peek-a-Buddha.