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Entries in Cynthia von Buhler (3)

Wednesday
Jun292011

Dreams Are Real 037: A Gentle Reminder

Just a gentle reminder to throw off your shoes, run around in the grass, hop on a merry go round, and sit by the dock this summer.  It will be good for you. Many thanks to the wonderful Cynthia von Buhler and Russell Farhang for having such a wonderful party.  For pictures from the party you can go to Cynthia's blog or take a look at Kate Black's flickr stream  Photos below by Kate Black.

Thursday
Oct072010

The Caravan 029: Carnival Of Delights

There are some moments that are so beautiful that every time you close your eyes, a memory snapshot is taken.  Saturday I was honored to take part in the celebration of Cynthia von Buhler's birthday.  The event took place in a gorgeous midtown penthouse, creating a gorgeously surreal "Freaks" themed birthday party.

Cynthia has long been one of my favorite artists.  Her mixed media and sculptural pieces were some of the first works I saw upon moving to NYC.  I fell in love instantly.  One of my favorite pieces sat right by me as I read tarot for the other guests. 

How can you not love a painting with that sings to you with so many secrets?

I read from Cynthia's Shakespearean deck which she had so graciously given to me so many months ago.  A few pieces from my own tarot deck graced the walls as well.

Molly Crabapple and Cynthia collaborated on an installation of dead mermaids from the BP oil spill, Sxip Shirey, Jason Webely, Amanda Palmer, and Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, rocked the evening.  Later we raised our glasses in a toast to Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer's engagement.  There was love all around.

I think Molly said it best: "The night faded out as me and Katelan whirled on a rooftop carosel, the lights of the Empire State Building shining through a haze of bubbles."

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Cynthia von Buhler is not merely a woman, she is a living Goddess.

A special thank you to my awesome designer Julie Schworm for creating this magical corset and skirt for me.  The hat is by milliner extraordinaire Christine A. Moore. 

All photos with exception of carousel and full body shot are by Justin Moore.  Carousel and body shot by courtesy Julie Schworm.

Tuesday
Jul062010

Pimp My Artwork 023: La Gitana and Other Fine Tales

As you can see this website got a makeover.  Now if only the weather would get a nice makeover.  I could use a good summer thunderstorm. 

I just finished the new header for the website.  Summer is a magical time and this summer is no exception.  I read tarot at Bull Moose last week and it went wonderfully. I was even promised Romanian soup once the kitchen opens. Thank you to everyone who came to say hello and to new friends.  Chelsea Summers took this image of me in Gypsy attire.

And here's the work in progress image of the header.

This was an interesting piece as it contains so much symbolism.  My spiritual path has a lot to do with working with ancestors so I incorporated orange mums, Day of the Dead figures, death watch beetles, and owl butterflies.  Of course the War Birds paid a visit as well, for to truly find the light you must embrace the darkness on your path.  I wrote a little blog about deathing rituals here.  Sometimes we have to say goodbye to one aspect of our lives in order to make way for new ones.  Sometimes they hurt, and sometimes they don't, but we keep growing, moving, and learning.

I also sent the first love letter to nobody out into the universe.  On the way back from MA, I slipped it into the seat on the Amtrak.  I hope whoever found it enjoyed it.

And speaking of magical things.  Cynthia von Buhler sent me her wonderful Shakespeare Oracle deck along with an original and other goodies.  I am so grateful to have received this gift.  Please check out her work if you don't already know it.  It's magnificent.  And I'm sure I'll be reading this deck the next time I'm over at Bull Moose.