My lovely Sam played a solo set of music from Courtney McLean and the Dirty Curls (music written by Courtney McLean). I know that the naughty humor entangled with bluegrass charm (although, this was just acoustic guitar), was not everyone's cup of tea. However, I was proud of my beautiful Sam. The concept of being on... Continue Reading →
Local village festivals are a beautifully quaint and genuine part of summer life on Terceira. I have seen flags, branches, flowers and quilts decorate roadside, fences, streets, balconies and windowsills of the houses. Along the main roads of each village during their festival week, each home comes alive with vibrant color. Decorations light up the main... Continue Reading →
We went out on the renowned Fernado Island Tour for another going-away celebration for another friend (and co-worker of my husband). A Fernando Island Tour includes going out to dinner at a super good local restaurant with a lot of people you like, or maybe some you don't particularly like (there are usually 15 -... Continue Reading →
Today, I received a pedicure. I don't particularly like people touching my feet, but I love how happy my feet feel, and how cute my nails look. Hearts.
As I have mentioned, my lovely friend Sam has been visiting my for the past couple weeks. While I have been continuing to document my daily happiness, she has, in turn, been documenting her daily experiences on this beautiful Azorean island. It is fun to read her blog, it is interesting to view my life... Continue Reading →
I taught my art lesson today, which is always fun. Today we did a project based on positive and negative space--a project I did in high school. So thank you to my high school art teacher for that one.
Tonight was girls' night. I spent three hours drinking wine with some of my favorite women-- talking, laughing, and generally being weird. I am a goofy human, luckily, I know several other beautifully amazing women who understand me and seem to enjoy my company for who I am. They are totally goofy too, though.
This week is the festival in my local village. The festivities include street bulls fights--we went to one this evening. Our vantage point wasn't great, but the huge homemade doughnuts were (besides, half the fun is people-watching). Allow me to explain-- Street bulls fights are a staple of life on Terceira. I prefer to refer... Continue Reading →
I had the joy of being interviewed for Lajes Now almost a year ago about my work as an artist. Earlier this year, we filmed an interview about my Seven Social Sins exhibition at the Angra Museum. Due to many interesting local activities, and several more time-sensitive projects, it understandably took the video producer a... Continue Reading →