to make more happiness: repeat

something happened after my mom died: i couldn’t get words out. it felt strange and terrible. i was used to making words appear as readily as my lungs brought breath to my mouth. without words, it seemed i’d forgotten how to breathe. but i wasn’t dead. i hadn’t actually forgotten how to breathe. i had just forgotten how good it felt to take a deep belly breath in, to let it out, nice and slowly, and do it again and again and... Read More

buy prints (and other stuff)

hi. thanks for checking out these prints (which you may have seen on Rebelle Society). they’re available for purchase on Zazzle and at a few local brick and mortar stores. if you’re in the bay area pop into Secession Art & Design, Succulence, or Collector for prints, ink transfers, and a series of new work. i’ve also got a few pieces up at City Art. thanks so much for your interest in what i do! i’m glad you’re here. in... Read More

october open studios: the return of old & new

it’s ArtSpan Open Studios month! come and see work from city, speak to me and i am remembering everything at secession art and design throughout october and into november! be sure to come by for HAPPY HOUR THIS FRIDAY oct.5th and OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND OCT. 27th & 28th. check out other open studio events here: SF Open Studios           visit secession to see what’s available. all work seen in this slideshow,... Read More

reading!

join us for a night of on-demand poetry, reading, music, and love letter writing! reading at 6:30pm. wine will be served. we look forward to seeing you! POETRY: come see the poetry store’s latest work and get a poem from the poet herself! silvi alcivar will be writing on-demand poems and at 6:30pm she’ll read some poems, including excerpts from her new book “sometimes we must swarm.” (www.thepoetrystore.net) MUSIC: jamie mckenzie... Read More

art opening & book release!

it’s true, i have a book! come and get your copy of a limited edition run of 50, for sale friday feb. 3rd,                 at my art opening at secession art & design gallery. plus, all new work up on the walls. perfect valentine’s gifts! get your copy! click here. click here to rsvp. wine, snacks, great art, and good company. looking forward to seeing you there! silvi (book photo by amanda lane)  Read More