Category Archives: Thailand

The Color Pink

What do you think about pink? It gets mixed reviews. Some regard it as sickeningly sweet and associated with Pepto Bismol, princesses, ballerinas, and Barbie dolls. On the other hand, it’s bright, playful, and upbeat. Too much could drive a person mad, while the right amount makes us smile. Maybe it’s all about proportion. I’m […]

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Studio dream (nightmare)

  I had my first studio nightmare. Panic-inducing dreams usually come in the form of being the student who forgot to go to class or a teacher who neglected to write the final exam. Other variations include the actress who didn’t study her lines and the harried waitress who lost all the orders in a restaurant […]

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Chedi at Wat Pan Tao

  “Chedi at Wat Pan Tao” size, mixed media,* 28″ x 42′ The pra chedi of Wat Pan Tao was under repair. Bamboo scaffolding echoed its elegant shape pointing up to the heavens. From around the corner, the chedi appeared unexpectedly, towering over buildings and businesses. It was my favorite view. I returned to the […]

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The Old and New

In Thailand, the old and the new are layered like a patchwork quilt. Many days I passed this scene, at scooter speed, failing to notice the northern Thai dwelling hidden between more contemporary elements: hotel, water tower, fence. A magnificent drawing challenge, I crouched in the shade across the road, head bobbing up and down, […]

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Bowing at the Shan Temple

  Bowing at the Shan Temple I hadn’t planned on drawing today; there were too many other things on the agenda. But it called me, the city so inviting, my body longing for the physical. Lately I’d been spending far too many hours in front of the computer.  Stuffing my pack with art supplies, folding stool, […]

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