I would like to take the opportunity to recap the year, and thank those of you who followed the year with me.
Thank you to everyone who supports me, in what ever way. Everyone who comments, likes and shares my work, online or in real life, that really means something to me.
So in honor of the last day of 2017, here’s a short poem review. God bless you, and Happy New Year!
Grateful for new places and faces, new cultures and more
Uganda. Albania. None of it asked for
Old challenges, redone. New versions of old
Masks in a new form
Some illustrations and paintings
And stories told.
All work and worry
All sickness and joy
Feeling strong, yet lame.
These are all part of the game
Where to? God knows
And I know he does
So I thank him
for all that was
And move forward
And trust him with all that follows.
Soap Sale: Fundraising for Uganda
Cinque Terre, Italy
Straw Figure Workshop
Illustrations for “Mai’s Journey” (Comission)
Art in Church
the picture from the church service
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. Sometimes things happen that you didn’t expect, and occasionally those things are unexpectedly good :)
We were mainly there to help out at the conference, but we got to see the beach, the National Art Gallery of Albania, and some of Tirana’s landmarks. I hope I can come back to Albania some day :)
one of many communist monuments
at the beach in Durris
these were all over the beach. I assume they are rolled up fibers from the palm trees, but I’ve never seen anything like them before!
houses in Tirana are often painted in all sorts of colors and patterns. The mayor studied art before taking office and encourages people to renovate their run-down buildings by painting them. This makes Tirana one of the most colorful places in Europe
despit many renovations and new constructions, Albania still has plenty of unfinished, abandoned buildings
this pyramid is a famous communist monument, visited by many, but equally hated. It is in very poor shape, and its future is uncertain
art installation in front of the national gallery