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

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

Drawing the Shed

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The second I laid eyes on that crumbling shed I knew I had to draw it. Located on the property of good friends Jeff and Carol, the tiny building looked like it might collapse if a birdie sat on it. … Continued

Under Construction

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“Construction workers”    mixed media 2013 How would you describe a stereotypical construction worker?  Where I come from, he’s a big, burly guy wearing a tool belt and blue jeans.   There’s the required safety helmet, sunglasses, shiny orange vest, and … Continued

Scooter World

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Around here, life happens on the back of a scooter.  Sure, there are other modes of transportation such as bicycles, cars, taxis, and even the colorful tuk tuks, but no doubt about it… scooters rule. Scooters have their own set … Continued

Gecko Books

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Being a coffee lover, I am delighted to report there are coffee shops are all over Chiang Mai.  You can’t walk down the street without encountering one.  I don’t know if this is a result of an influx of caffeine … Continued

A Traveling Artist

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I have completely forgotten where we were actually heading that night when the big thunderstorm hit, but when weather and fate intervene you just roll with it.  It was especially warm that evening, Jimmy and I walking hand in hand … Continued

Seattle Studio

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What IS that funky smell?Well into my recent health kick, I am more sensitive to things that might make me sick as well as fat.This is my first day in the new studio and I am both excited and anxious about … Continued