Marrakesh: and a tale of Swatchroom and Project Soar

Dear Friends,

I'm hitting the road.  I'm leaving for the US tomorrow.  I'll be in Washington, DC & New York for work & fun.  While I am in DC, I'll be attending this event on March 7 and 8 organized by my uber-talented pals at Swatchroom!



There will be live painting, live music & live performance art.  There will also be some incredible art for sale and an amazing crowd! A portion of proceeds go to Project Soar Marrakesh, a cause so very close to my heart.  {If you don't know about Project Soar, I can't wait to tell you more.  If you do know, then you know it's a project that's all heart, benefitting underprivileged girls in my Moroccan village.}

Come and join me on March 7 & 8 if you are in the DC area!  Find out more here.

I hope to see you there!  


your friend in an olive grove,


Marrakech: and a tale of the things you don't know and I can't explain

Dear friends,

There is so much I want to tell you but I'm not sure how to explain it.  So I'll just give you my list.

  • I have tried and failed at something I wanted.  I am now trying again.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.
  • I am continuing something that I started last Spring but have not yet talked about here. It's something I'm proud of.
  • Someone I love is no longer the same.  I wonder if he is changed forever.
  • I have just started something new.  It's very small and very big at the same time.    
  • A {maybe} exciting opportunity has just come my way.  I said yes.
  • People I was depending on canceled.  Suddenly.  
  • Other people I was depending on came through.  With their hearts and their hands in a way I won't soon forget.
  • I am worried about someone important leaving.  I am already in mourning.
  • I am getting fat.  I am losing my hair {really}. 


  • I am learning.  A lot.
  • I am taking risks.  Many.
  • I am trying to breathe.  Deeply.  

I am asleep somehow.  But I am also more awake than ever.

Awake and asleep

Yes, it all feels new somehow.  It all feels new.

                Your friend in an olive grove in Marrakech,


PS This image by the talented Domnique Fierro.  If you're in the Washington DC area, this is the photographer to hire.