Profile of Robbi by writer Kathleen F. Miller

A profile of Robbi Firestone in 2012 by Writer Kathleen F. Miller for the University of Washington at Tacoma Read more pieces by her on Kathleen’s Website When celebrated artist and UW Tacoma graduate Robbi Firestone enters a room, all heads turn to take in her dark flowing hair and dancer’s grace. But it is her unique portraits that truly …

Contemplating Fathers Day

Happy almost Fathers Day… I crazy love my Dad. Yet, imagine the thoughts of a war Veteran Marine looking upon a creative teen bleaching and tearing her brand new clothes in the name of fashion, or staying up til 3am painting. (We still do not always see eye to eye.) My Dad’s and my interests and opinions differ heartily. Yet …

…stunned that you are doing her portrait…

This from my lovely new client, Robin Strong… Today she gave her love, Claire, the gift of a Spirit Capture oil Portrait… “She is still stunned that you are doing her portrait. Kept reaching over and squeezing my shoulder and had a big happy smile on her face. Thanks, Robbi, for being you and having your talent.” Warms my heart… …

The Sacred Climb: Salkantay & Ego

Robbi Firestone, peaking Salkantay on the Inca Trail I’ve just been asked to write short essay about the following topics: curiosity, mindfulness, stripping away ego, releasing inhibitions, and empathy. Here is my story about a moment of enormous ego! “I had been working out for months in anticipation of my first trek ever… a 50 mile journey along the Inca …

1% Woman

My heart feels full right now. I just picked up my mail, which contained a surprise…a large manila envelope from a friend. We rarely see one another. When we do, we enjoy quality time–a long walk along the water, or in deep, verdant, green woods. We connect quickly and deeply on the subjects of family, creativity, prosperity, love, God. This …

Thank you Kristin Kendle, and the Volcano!

By Kristin Kendle on February 16, 2011 ROBBI FIRESTONE: More than paint goes into her portraits. Photo by Chip Van Gilder Revealing the human mystery, one portrait at a time You could whip out your wee digital camera if you want to capture your image, but, let’s face it, digital cameras are a flash in the pan. The real way …

Truth or Consequences

Today I received an extraordinary massage from an 86 year old Navajo Elder, completely blind, in a town called Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Life is poetry.

Intentions

I do not set goals for the New Year, but intentions. My intention is to be impeccable with my work. What’s Yours?