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Road Trip from California to NY (Day 4)

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Blog, News, Travels | 8 comments

Dear friends and family, We are currently in one of the most amazing places that I have ever seen: Monument Valley. I fell in love with the Grand Canyon, but I have double-fallen in love with Monument Valley. This place is very spiritual and calming. If you ever need to really disconnect from everything and re-connect with yourself, this is the place. Before leaving the Grand Canyon yesterday we had an interesting experience. Bill stopped the car to take some pictures when this crow raven came very close to us. He had such a strong personality, but gentle at the same time. We thought that he was looking for food...

Road Trip from California to New York (Day 3)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog, Nature, News, Travels | 4 comments

Dear friends and family, Yesterday we spent the entire day at the Grand Canyon. What a breathtaking place. Nature did an extraordinary work over here. The variety of colors, textures, shapes and depth, makes of this place a masterpiece. We just woke up and are now getting ready to the next place: Monument Valley! I wish that I could write more. But I leave you with some pictures of the Great Canyon. Have a wonderful Saturday!...

Road Trip from California to NY (Day 2)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog, News, Travels | 8 comments

* Dear friends and family, day 2 of our trip was successful. Here is the report: After breakfast at the hotel we said good-bye to the place. The man who helped us with the luggage was super nice and friendly and very talkative. He volunteered to share lots of tips about life with us. He said that his good looks were due to riding his bicycle everyday. He’s about to turn 60 but looks more like 50, and he was very proud of it. I felt inspired to get a bicycle when we arrive in NY so instead of 43 I can look 33. But as I was thinking...

Road Trip from California to New York (Day 1)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, News, Travels | 5 comments

 * Dear friends and family. I’m in jumping in here for a minute to let you know that we’re doing great. This road trip is going great so far. The starting point was Idyllwild. Nature said good-bye to us over there with a little rain, which is very unusual in that area. We saw those drops as a good sign. Thanks, nature! In the picture below you can see 7 vehicles, one of them is ours. Can you guess which one it is? I will give you a clue: black with a tail on the back. Yay! We are carrying that tiny trailer with us wherever we go. You cannot...

Beth Lo’s Ceramics.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 0 comments

* Beth Lo was born on October 11 of 1949 in Lafayette, Indiana, to parents who had recently immigrated from China. She received a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan in 1971. In her own words: “My work in ceramics and mixed media collage revolves primarily around issues of family and my Asian-American background. Cultural marginality and blending, tradition and Westernization, language and translation are key elements in my work.” Images © Beth Lo ↓  “Since the birth of my son in 1987, I have been drawing inspiration from major events in my family’s history, the day-to-day challenges of parenting, and my own childhood memories of being raised in...

Midori Takaki’s Ceramics.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 1 comment

* Born and raised in Japan, Midori Takaki is a wonderful ceramic artist based in Canterbury, England. I love what she says about her figures: “I am drawn to faces. I always start from making a face and try to find a spirit in it. I will make full figures if the faces tell me enough about who they are. But at other times they won’t say anything, or they are complete without bodies. Then they become masks.”  Read the full interview here. I invite you to visit the artist’s website to see more of her work. And here is her shop. Images © Midori...

Ceramics by Kjersti Johanne Barli.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 1 comment

  Kjersti Johanne Barli is an artist based in Oslo, Norway. I am so in love with her ceramics! Well, everything that she does is great. To see more of her unique work you can visit her website, Flickr portfolio and Behance portfolio. Images © Kjersti Johanne...

Saying Good-Bye to Our House in Los Angeles.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Blog, Ceramic, Wood | 7 comments

* Bill, the children, and I, are only a few days away from the beginning our road trip from California to New York. The house is empty now, so I took this opportunity to photograph our beloved fireplace before saying good-bye to it forever. Maybe one day we will have a similar one. This fireplace was originally built in 1925. Below is the special bookcase that we’re leaving for the new owners. This beautiful bookcase was custom-build by a carpenter friend of ours to suit the American Craftman style of the house. This weekend we are up in the mountains relaxing for a few days and taking care of different things....

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