I was on a 4-day trip to Albania this weekend and got back yesterday evening. I went with my mom and a friend of hers to a conference in Tirana, the capitol of the country. It was a great an inspiring time, one I didn't see coming at all at the beginning of the year. … Continue reading A Trip to Tirana!
Yesterday my rentor dropped in to see if everything was ok, and he gave me a bag of fresh lemons, grapefruit and pomogranate. The lemons are still green, but they smell so intense already! I made some fresh lemonade this morning, and the flavor is great! Today I visited with some of the interns at … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 35-36: A Visit and a Thunderstorm!
This week-end was very spontaneous and cool! I had some of the interns over at my house on saturday. We went for a swim in the ocean and built a bonfire at the beach. While we were standing around the fire we met some guys from Israel, Gideon and Yah-Li (Hebrew for "God to me"). … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 28-29: A Fire at the Beach, A Suprise Invitation
I haven't been posting many updates because it's really busy here. I can't share everything (that would be too much!) but here's some news: Among many other things, I've been leading some art and music in the House of Prayer. The "art stream" is once a week, always on Tuesdays. We encourage people to allow … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 16-20: New Song, Hair-dos and more Food!
After going to Salamis and Varosha (the ghost town), the rest of the week was spent with hearing and participating in teaching. I got to know some of my interns and support the art workshop session on Friday. Also, I went on Friday evening to visit two of my interns at their appartment and cook … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 12-15: Work, Rest and Writing a Song!
The week of staff training is over, so I've got some time on my hands. This won't be happening again anytime soon, so better make use of it: I started the morning off by doing some much needed "deep cleaning" of my appartment. This basically meant sweeping, wiping down surfaces and mopping the floors. Cyprus … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 6-7: Mops, Chicken and Chalk!
It's the end of the school year, which means that we're getting ready for the summer exhibit! Today we emptied out our studios to make room for the exhibit. And on Monday we determine which art to put into the show. Then, next Wednesday, the show opens and is there until Sunday! I chose 4 … Continue reading Next Week: Summer Exhibit at the Art Academy!
Today I was able to finish a portrait commission of Martin Dietrich's 4 beautiful children. Portraits are a big challenge for me, but to see the result is also rewarding. I had a good starting point, though, since Martin is an excellent photographer and gave me a great photo to work from. Check out his … Continue reading A new Painting done, others in the Making!