Monthly Archives: August 2013

Making the most of being in Australia

  I have been incredibly lucky to be able to come to Australia and meet so many new great people. Life is treating me good this week. I feel happy, content, and I have new friends to pass my time … Continue reading

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Tuning out to Tune in

    Photo: greenware work in progress, a big serving bowl with an Australian Grevillea flower inlaid in red underglaze.   Sometimes, the world is too noisy of a place for focus. Too much going on, too many people who … Continue reading

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When Life gives you Lemons…

    You know what’s funny about the lemon saying? It makes it sound as if lemons are a bad thing, when really, they are amazing! I was given a box of lemons this week and I have been using … Continue reading

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Sharpening my colored pencil drawing skills– Orchid Study

  Ahh, the perfect photo subject reference– an orange Phalaenopsis orchid. Until this, I have not drawn an orchid using a photo reference in detail on paper. This is my first real paper study of a phalaenopsis orchid. I did … Continue reading

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Honesty, Honestly.

  Honesty. That’s all I want. An honest start, an honest end. Harsh and raw, cutting, and blunt. Honest question, honest answer. No meandering. No excuses. Honest word, honest phrase. Criticism, word or praise. I need an answer, not a … Continue reading

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Ripples in Consciousness

  Consciousness. Be conscious of your actions. Be aware of the results of your actions. What did you trigger?   What energy do you exude? Darkness or light? What does light mean? Illuminescence? Not.   Awareness. Are you aware? Be … Continue reading

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Like A Cimex

  So much angst. Tension. Pain. Anger. Frustration. Too many demons in the room. Searing, fleeting, recurring nightmares.   Suspicions become real. I become vulnerable. Emotion is SO raw. Like letting blood, I let it all out– The darkness seeps … Continue reading

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Baking bread– trying to make Oz home.

  Okay, so Australia is beautiful. So beautiful. Especially in the Northern Rivers region where I’m at. I was hoping to go up to Coolangatta this weekend… but plans didn’t end up working out. I have three friends who are … Continue reading

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Lismore River Walk– a printmaking adventure

  Okay, there is a reason for the repeated photo of this dirty plant. Today for print making class, we were told to meet up at a park by the river downtown, so I hitched a ride to meet my … Continue reading

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Motivation, Innovation, Creation! Printing on Clay

  I had a genius idea in the studio the other day. Why not try printing one of my lino blocks– but instead of using ink and paper, why not use underglaze and clay? So I did. And the photo … Continue reading

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