Category Archives: Travel

Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Yes, I’m Really Working

Cairn at Dawn, Reykjavik, tapestry, 2×7 in, wool & page from my journal I hear it all the time. “Ooh, you’re so lucky.” “I wish I had your vacations.” And the most common, the snarky, “Must be nice.” Artists go … 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: Iceland, Civil Disobedience and a Call to Art

I knew the Black Cone, a monument to civil disobedience was here, but I forgot once I arrived in Reykjavik. I stumbled across it as I explored an area of the city I haven’t seen in the last two days, … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland

A few first impressions: March is winter. It’s not “almost spring.” It’s winter. It’s cold. People are outside anyway. If you’re cold, that’s what wool sweaters and hats and gloves and scarves and wool socks and boots are for. It’s … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Heritage Stolen

When you steal a culture’s art, you steal their soul. When you vandalize their art, their ritual objects, you attack an entire people. Tonight, I feel violated. This is not a happy story. It is certainly not an expected story. … 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: Namibia, Katutura Township

19 January 2015 Windhoek, Namibia I’m still trying to figure out what the guidebooks mean when they say that a trip to Katutura Township near Windhoek is a “must see!” Tourists have more money to spend on a dinner than … Continue reading

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