Searching for Subject Matter

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“It’s not what you paint. It’s how you paint it.” -Helen Van Wyk There’s truth in that statement. Van Gogh transformed worn leather and scruffy boot laces into swirling masses of sensual paint, playful silhouettes backlit by a golden field. Pop artist, Wayne Thiebaud, chose … Continued

About Nancy: How to fix a drawing

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The evening proved lively: wine and appetizers on the patio, playing badminton in our cocktail dresses, dinner, and then drawing. In her studio/office/workout space, Nancy and I crouched on the floor, sketching ourselves in the mirror. My piece started out fine, but … Continued

Vegetable Vendor at Warorot

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Note from Amy:  My piece of writing “The Little Burmese Tout in Training,” was published online just a few days ago. Check it out! She sat in a nest of vegetables, her white hair tied up in a bun … Continued

Barber Shop

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Chiang Mai, Thailand.  A barber shop sits tucked away on a little side street, customers and spectators alike gathering outside. Open to the air, the shop is cool enough this morning but the green metal fan is turned on just the … Continued

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

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