Hippy Hut

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  “The Hut”  8″x 10″ Mixed media on no name sketchbook paper. Southern Thailand, unnamed Island.  I have moved from a bungalow to a hut.  I’m not entirely sure what the difference is but this little dwelling has hut written all … Continued

Hotel Rattanasin: In the Mirror

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Ranong, Thailand.  A town that shares a border with Burma and is gateway to some of the prettiest islands off the coast.  I stayed a few nights at the Hotel Rattanasin, an aged beauty with steep wooden stairways and high ceilings. … Continued

New Neighbors in Thailand

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  There is a small grocery store that sits just across the street from our new house, not much more than thirty feet away.  We have learned during our first ten days in the neighborhood that this little store is … Continued

Monks at the Mini-Mart

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Living in Thailand I’ve become accustomed to the sound of monks chanting.  On any given day in the old city of Chiang Mai, you can walk by one of many wats (temples) and hear their deep voices reciting the words … Continued

100 Days Project

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“Choose a creative exercise and then repeat it every day for 100 days.  With your daily creation see what evolves in the work and in yourself.”   It’s New Years Day, at least in the Western hemisphere.  Day One of … Continued

Christmas in Thailand

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It was Christmas morning in Thailand and so cold I woke up dreaming I was back in Seattle. Over the past month or so, the country had been experiencing unusually low temperatures and all residents were reaching into their closets for long sleeve shirts … Continued

In Search of Stupas

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stu·pa (noun):  a monumental pile of earth or other material, in memory of Buddha or a Buddhist saint, and commemorating some event or marking a sacred spot.  In Thailand the stupas (also called chedis) have taken the form of a … Continued

Art Interrupted

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  How do you know when a work of art is finished?  What are the signs that it’s time to stop, to walk away and call it good…or at least good enough?  I’ve often said that painting is a metaphor … Continued