Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Curried Coconut Chickpea Stew for a Cloudy Day

two onions
2 T finely chopped fresh ginger
2 stalks of celery
1 green pepper
1 zucchini
1 summer squash
4 carrots
1 cup mushrooms

Add in:
1 can good quality coconut milk
2 cans chickpeas rinsed
one quarter cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 to 1 cup water

2 T red curry HOT curry paste concentrate for sauces
a dash of super hot sauce such as Big Papi

salt to taste

just bring to a low simmer and cook on low heat to desired doneness!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Where am I? I am.....

WoW.  How is it that sometimes I can feel like I've just made it out of a vice grip?  I just re-emerged from what felt like an overly stressful time - keeping my thoughts as clear as possible while watching in near horror at some of the thinking part of me was trying to do - out dated patterns for sure fighting to stay ingrained or in position.  Growth and Freedom can really be quite the challenge tho always worth it coming out the other side.  

As a painter and musician I get ample opportunities to try out the Trusting part of me.  It is good to find that I am always finding my way and I always AM IT.   Everything starts with that.  The ultimate place of power within.  That God/Source/whatever you want to call it   eternal spark of creation everything has.  The I AM IT place of power.

If you can name where I am with my bike I will give you one of my wooden blocks with an art print on it!

(the first person to name it gets it)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

on drop cloth

ondropcloth, originally uploaded by tobin eckian.

on the day i finished this (again - 4 times i think i finished this painting), the sun came out and i liked how the window pane fell across the faces.

Dressing well helps when it is dark and stormy out but doesnt really take the gloom away ~ saying to oneself "this too shall pass" and staying kindly and gentle, honest and willing to change ones mind when called for.

true love is not blind.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


chickenonbox, originally uploaded by tobin eckian.

the chicken said "I'm on top of the box. I'm the winner!" and the other one's said "watch out for things fallin from the sky!"

Box of Good Thoughts said "I am just holding my ground and keeping my thoughts clean."

Happy wednesday xoxo