An Artist’s Journey: China, 3 July 2014


Zhongshan Street, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios

Yesterday day was a slower day. We needed it.

We started with a late breakfast, then met a student’s of Renata’s for lunch. A short 20-minute walk in this heat and we arrive at a “western” coffee house, drenched. There is just enough air conditioning… not too much… to refresh us.

Sometimes it’s harder than I thought to find vegetarian food. Most places won’t just toss some vegetables in a wok for me. I must choose off the menu. Frankly, I’m already tired of black mushrooms, but all the food has been terrific. Lunch with the student is very pleasant, but she struggles with her English. I can tell how exhausted she is from the not so simple task of expressing herself. She does great!

After such a large meal, I cannot believe we are stopping at a Western bakery, but the cakes are terrific and the shopkeepers very friendly and accommodating.

20140703-073808.jpgA short walk back to the hotel, where I could prepare for my photography workshop today. THEN, to the Chinese hair salon for a hair washing: one hour of massage of head and body, and a hair treatment that my follicles will demand in the future!

Dinner was a fabulous Szechuan meal of green beans and eggplant and potatoes and tofu.

Ok. It was a luxury day. Now back to work!

About jeanevogelart

Art saves lives. That's my mantra and my motivation. My primary purpose as an artist is to inspire, entertain, make you smile, make you mad, make you think or recall a memory. I strive for work that is intimate and genuine, and sometimes whimsical. It's always more than a "pretty picture." I demand a relationship.
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