Making It A Great New Year and Life… Affirmatively…

Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I have ever been… ~ lain Thomas A little over a few years ago… I had a conversation with my dad about the beauty and magic of never growing up… always being like a child in heart and in life… Of course, when maturity’s wisdom…

Women’s History… Every Day… Week… Month… Year… (BEING WOMAN)

 BEING WOMAN… Women’s History Month… Women make history every day… every week… every month… every year… Accordingly, my celebration and honor of women is continuous and throughout… not just throughout a month or the year… throughout my life… I’m a woman… and truthfully, I love being one… more importantly… I love being me— living my…

Spontaneous Poetic Inspiration… With A Certain Flower In Mind…

FORSYTHIA FLOWER When I first saw you… in a penciled drawing by my dad… you became an adored sketch I had to have… A sketch of a shimmery water filled clear glass jar… holding within it… you and yours… sun drenched yellow forsythia stars… You were first, a sketched original drawing, gifted to a friend… Dad’s…

DANA RONDEL… Signature Collection… Fashion Is Art…

Childhood Remembrances… I was still quite young when I started playing with fashion… I’ll say here… I began enjoying my play with clothing and accessories while in modeling school… maybe, my enjoyment began before this… it could’ve been when I started dressing-up in adult clothing at an even younger age… I was around eight or…

A Crinkle Is Not A Wrinkle… Within My Style Repertoire…

    HONEY BEE… SWEET BEE… BÉE YOU… AND I’LL BEE ME… I LOVE YOU BEEING YOU… AND I LOVE BEEING ME… At a very early age I was taught… self-presentation is important… the way I presented myself to myself, to others… and to the world… This wasn’t just a lesson taught by words… I…

Be The Music… Be The Movement… Be The Magic…

Be The Music… Be The Movement… Be The Magic… Move… Move… Move… Dance… Dance… Dance… Sing… Sing… Sing… and make music with your mind… heart… and body… It is almost September… During the month of September my organization, Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND), hosts the Annual International Celebration of Dance (AICOD), globally, to recognize, honor and…

Sexuality… Sensuality… The Journey of (Un)Conditional Love…

  To witness nature… including our own… as an innocent child does… with open-mindedness… with pure emotions… with innocent feelings… without words… without formal instructions… without earlier knowing(s)… with eyes open… with eyes closed… is to live wondrously… ~ Dana Rondel   Sexuality… and sensuality… may have been subjects thought to be heavy in past…

The Canvas… The Palette… and The Palate…

Un-occupied space… an empty area… holds within it… nothing… The beauty… magic… and vitality of such a space makes for us a canvas with unlimited opportunities… The unheard… unseen expression… silent tone(s) of these spaces… surfaces…  hollow forms… structures… void of added color(s)… material(s)… things, etc… is all by itself one of the most artistic…

The Experimental Experiment(s)…

When considering who and what I am… I have listened to the voice within me… I have listened to voices outside of me… But the voice that knows is silent… Who and what I am… I learn… by living… living fully… gracefully… lovingly… ~ Dana Rondel Fear of the unknown… I’ve been told I feared…

First Intimate Encounter… A Lesson On Love…

As you and I dream beautiful dreams in heaven… so shall it be on earth… For those of you who are presently in a relationship… or had one you experienced a beautifully deep connection in… do you remember… the very first time… you felt so aligned with the person you knew… there’s something more with…

Food Music… Fashion & Sensations…

My mind can’t help but sing… My heart can’t help but beam… My body can’t help but dance… Upon the sight, smell, taste and feel… of good food and delicious drink… ~ Dana Rondel  A beautifully artistic meal and beverage presentation are always pleasant to my sight… A tray, plate or bowl of food… a…