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What’s Next after Ark of the Unicorns Residency - Riding the wave of #NaNoWriMo I have resurrected a writing project I started in 2013 here in Japan. My non-fiction recipe book doesn’t exactly qualify but enough is the same to keep me encouraged each day. Evernote has kept all of my notes safe, all 78 of them, exactly as I left them! Found the… Continue reading What’s Next after Ark of the Unicorns Residency
#Adobe365Challenge - Q. What is the #Adobe365challenge? A. This is simply part of personal Lifelong Learning goals and part necessity to bring my creative ideas to fruition. That’s it. Q. How may I participate in the #Adobe365challenge? A. Start your 365 days (1 year) of learning the Adobe Creative Cloud Apps when it fits in your schedule,… Continue reading #Adobe365Challenge
Beyond the Stitch Work – Artist Residency in Hawaii - My Artist Residency at Ark of the Unicorns was meant to accomplish crochet designs of the human figure and the connections we make with each other. Instead, of simply stitching connections in wire, I also made the best ones myself, in person. In both her ceramics workshop and her speaking engagement Magdalene Odundo spoke of… Continue reading Beyond the Stitch Work – Artist Residency in Hawaii
Bright Turquoise Waterfall Wire Sculpture has been chosen! - Thank You ever so much to juror Magdalene Odundo, OBE, one of my wire crochet sculpture pieces has been chosen for Hawaii Craftsmen’s 50th Anniversary Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition! Hand-crocheted from 16gauge and 20gauge copper wire and then powdered coated to add fun, bright color to a spot in one’s home or garden. Bright Turquoise Waterfall… Continue reading Bright Turquoise Waterfall Wire Sculpture has been chosen!
Studio Visit, Stitch Experiments, & Lefty Achievement Unlocked - On Wednesday, Bernice Akamine came by for a studio visit. She is a well respected Native Hawai’ian artist who also does wire stitchwork. She just had a solo show on the Big Island and I greatly appreciate her taking the time to stop by! There are not many other wire stitch artists so it was… Continue reading Studio Visit, Stitch Experiments, & Lefty Achievement Unlocked
Bright Festive Fruits & Vegetables in Chinatown HNL - Each morning Chinatown and I awaken to bright, festive fruits and vegetables being set out. From rambutan to bananas to kohlrabi to dried mushrooms by the pound! I am a well fed Artist-in-Residence here at Ark of the Unicorns!   Peek among the boxes…did you see the kitty behind the durian? Deep Pink Dragonfruit, not… Continue reading Bright Festive Fruits & Vegetables in Chinatown HNL
Haikyo Photography in Hawaii - The large, Japanese stone lantern lay on the ground in pieces. The derelict tourou wrapped in rotting rope covered in molds, lichen, and mosses reminded me of Haikyo. Urban Explorers whose curiosity leads them to ruins, or Haikyo in Japanese. After seeing the abandoned lantern I began to see other bits of ruins, abandoned pieces… Continue reading Haikyo Photography in Hawaii
Photographing Chinatown HNL: Black and White - My previous post covered a few of the photographs I really felt looked best in color, this post shows photographs I really liked in Black and White. Capturing the deep character, feelings evoked, or the message I wish to convey is very often found in the photo editing process. Late Night Grocery – As I… Continue reading Photographing Chinatown HNL: Black and White
Photographing Chinatown HNL -     My time as Artist-in-Residence at Ark of the Unicorns continues and Honolulu’s Chinatown has been one of the most unique I have visited around the world. There are layers upon layers in the short history of the buildings, a huge mix of peoples not just Chinese, and a stuttering start at gentrification. These… Continue reading Photographing Chinatown HNL
Ceramics Workshop with Magdalene Odundo OBE – Part II - Previous Post: Part I  – with Magdalene Odundo: I am a ceramicist! More than just a bit of pottery was done during the amazing workshop with Magdalene Odundo. Visits to Iolani Palace, Mission Houses Museum, Pali Lookout, and Bishop Museum happened, also. Plus here’s a look at work others in the workshop created. Clearly they have… Continue reading Ceramics Workshop with Magdalene Odundo OBE – Part II

 

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