Category Archives: Inspiration

In Praise of “Bead-worthy”

Every once in a while as an artist you want to give your creative brain a break and do something mindless — but fun. Mirrix offered a beaded bracelet weave-along this week. That sounds like fun! I haven’t worked with … Continue reading

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Finding a New Voice

When you’ve spent a lifetime as an artist, perfecting skills, developing an eye, creating bodies of work that resonate — or don’t — with collectors, you are used to success. You are used to being good at what you do. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Inspiration

I took a day-long tour in with 8 others in a small van today. We went to all the typical waterfalls, black beach, small towns. It’s wonderful to see them and I don’t mean to sound jaded, but as a … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Namibia, Genocide

There is a buffer of land, between the dunes of the desert and the last streets of the affluent white residents of Swakopund: a cemetery. One-tenth is modern. Tall palms are planted between neat plots with stately carved marble stones … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Safari

There is no trip in the world like a safari. Lions roaring at night as you try to sleep in a tent… happening upon ANOTHER herd of springbok, and feeling a bit jaded, hoping desperately to find a rare black … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Sister Artists

20 January Windhoek, Namibia I thought it was going to be an ordinary day in Windhoek. Hannah and I are navigating the bureaucracy of getting her registered for school (my daughter is attending university here for the next three years. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 6 July 2014

Two years ago, my friend Renata was teaching at the University of Zhongshan in southeastern China. “Come to China,” she said. “They will want to know your art.” Last December, the Regional Arts Commission offered me the chance. They awarded … Continue reading

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