A Lost Umbrella in Penang

posted in: All, Newest, Travel | 12

I lost my umbrella in Penang, Malaysia. It was the morning of our departure and I noticed its absence as soon as I started packing. A slight panic set in.  Our room at the Apollo Inn was small and it … Continued

Studio dream (nightmare)

posted in: All, Thailand, Travel, USA | 4

  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 … Continued

A Lost Umbrella in Malasia

posted in: All, Travel | 0

“Dragon Umbrella”  8″x 10″ mixed media I lost my umbrella in Malaysia. I noticed its absence as soon as I started packing and a small panic set in. It was the morning of our departure and after four days of … Continued

Happy to go, Sorry to Leave

posted in: All, Travel | 0

When I arrived in the United States three months ago, my artist heart longed for the colors of Thailand.  In the studio I painted beach huts, abandoned sheds, jungle greenery.  My palette, hopelessly dislocated, reflected heat back up to me in … Continued

Art Interrupted

posted in: All, Art Lessons, Travel | 0

  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

Scooter World

posted in: All, Art Lessons, Travel | 0

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

Same Same but Different

posted in: All, Thailand, Travel | 0

I had a dream I was back in Seattle.  It was nighttime and I was giving a tour of Pioneer Square to three women.  I felt somewhat alarmed and thought, “What the hell!  How did I get back here?”  My … Continued

Letting Go

posted in: All, Thailand, Travel | 0

“People will tell you where they’ve been They’ll tell you where to go But till you get there yourself, you never really know” –Joni Mitchell Greetings from beautiful Thailand!  It‘s been a mere ten days since our plane left the … Continued

At the Airport

posted in: Travel, Uncategorized, USA | 0

We’re at the airport and absolutely bleary eyed.What a wild day.What a wild three weeks!After months of anticipation and planning, the day has finally arrived to leave for Asia.I have felt so much support and encouragement at school from my … Continued

Missing Seattle: Top ten things

posted in: All, Travel, USA | 0

This morning I walked my dog Roxy out  in the drizzly damp which will typify the  Seattle weather for the next five months or so.  I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself because no matter how cold, how dark, how god … Continued