A Year in Review: 2016

Wow… can you believe it’s almost 2017? It feels like just yesterday I was planning my trip to Morocco… and that was already over 7 months ago! This year has been one of great changes—personally, professionally and artistically. The year started off on one of the highest notes possible—an once-in-a-lifetime 6-week artist residency in Morocco. …

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Wanderlust

I’ve got the bug, and it’s BAD… Being away for 6 weeks this past winter was great! No dishes, no cooking, no car. But rather than satiate me it’s just made me want to get up and go even more. Where to? Now I am thinking about crossing something else off my bucket list… Driving …

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Working with a Local Craftsman

Layachi has been working with leather since he was a child. He started at around 9-years-old. He was probably fetching pelts and tea at that age, his hands too small to hold the tools, but no matter he is a MASTER craftsman now, and an amazingly nice guy. While in Tetouan, Morocco in February-March 2016 …

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Art Groove Turns 10!

“Art Groove 2016” Adult Summer Workshops Friday August 19–Wednesday August 24, 2016 All skill levels are welcome for this amazing experience! Camp de Benneville Pines is celebrating their 10th annual summer art camp this August 19-24th! Join us for a week of creative enrichment while relaxing in the beauty of the San Bernardino National Forest. …

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Morocco Brings Change

2016: Just back from Morocco… and I feel deeply affected by my experiences there. It seems that I go to Morocco to somehow initiate BIG changes in my life. This was my fifth trip and I do already feel changed, sure more is coming. The biggest change is that I am embarking on a new …

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Keep Austin Weird… and Reading

Everything is bigger in Texas… the music, the food… the bookstores. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some amazing places, but nowhere is quite like Austin, Texas. Its inability to be contained in a little box, with easy descriptors is emblematic of not only its location in the state, but the …

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Artist in Residency 2016

I’ve recently discussed the notion of being open to change and new opportunities — as well as patience and timing. Well, the time for GOOD and EXCITING and REWARDING opportunity has come! I have been selected for a 4-week artist in residency program in Morocco in February 2016 with Green Olive Arts. (It’s hard not to write this with …

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Art Camp for Art Lovers

Photo: www.examiner.com This summer, from August 22st though August 26th, I’ll be immersing myself in art along with 50-70 other artists. It’s Art Camp for grown-ups! Although the schedule hasn’t been cemented, and the brochure and website aren’t yet produced… it’s happening. The morning hours will be filled with painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, or photography. …

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One of my favorite places.

See the Video: I love to travel. I wish I did it more. Sometimes I just get in the car and go. One of my favorite places on earth happens to be close by, so I feel gratitude for having Joshua Tree within driving distance because it’s one of the most magical places on earth. …

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