The Lady with a Fan

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
— Mary Wollstonecraft

The Lady with a Fan (Velázquez Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
12" by 9.25" (30 cm by 23.5 cm).


Portrait of a Girl

You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls

Portrait of a Girl (Velázquez Series).
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


Father

This is my father, Jorge Musi. He was born in Mexico City from Lebanese parents. For most of his life, he designed and built sculpted houses. One of his last projects is my favorite: his guest house in Santa María del Oro, Nayarit.

He is one of the most equanimous people I know, and he has always valued human connection above all else.

I love you dad!


Collective Painting III

Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit.
— Mark Rothko

Collective Painting III.
Acrylic on board, 2018.
55.11” by 48.03” (1.40 m by 1.22 cm).

The Adoration of the Magi

One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.
— Hafez

The Adoration of the Magi (Velázquez Series).
Acrylic on paper. 12" by 9.25" (30 cm by 23.5 cm).


Court Jester

Let your darkness through
It’s your beauty too
— Nessi Gomes

Portrait of a Court Jester (Velázquez Series).
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


Etsy Design Awards

No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.
— Paramahansa Yogananda

I created this necklace as my entry for the 2019 Etsy Design Awards.

The Undercurrent pendant will live in my Etsy shop until the contest is over in September. Please do not purchase it, or I will be disqualified. Thank you!

Good luck to all of the participating Etsy sellers!


Planet Earth Ring V

Those who do not travel,
who do not read, who do not listen to music,
who do not find grace in themselves
die slowly.
— Pablo Neruda

Planet Earth Ring V.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver and natural turquoise.
This Wednesday at 1 pm (CST) in my online shop.


Planet Earth Necklace III

Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark.
— Bob Dylan

Planet Earth Necklace III.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver and natural turquoise.
Next week in my online shop.


Planet Earth Ring IV

Of asphodel, that greeny flower,
like a buttercup
upon its branching stem-
save that it’s green and wooden-
I come, my sweet,
to sing to you.
— William Carlos Williams

Planet Earth Ring IV.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver and natural turquoise.
Soon in my online shop.


So Moved!


Many years ago, when I was a hippie, I went with a couple of friends to the main square in Coyoacán. We had no money and were hungry. One friend had a guitar and started to sing, hoping someone would give him a coin. I decided to get paper and pens and make a few drawings. Perhaps they will sell! Soon after, a young woman came by and asked, can you draw Cristopher Columbus? I need it for school. I did, and with the money she paid we ate the best breakfast I have ever had. 

I feel just as excited and grateful from your support during this week’s painting sale. Thank you for encouraging this new creative path! I am moved beyond words to imagine my paintings adorning your home. 


Planet Earth Necklace II

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Planet Earth Necklace II.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver and natural turquoise.
Soon in my online shop.


Planet Earth Ring III

I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Planet Earth Ring III.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver and natural turquoise.
Soon in my online shop.