In 2015, I had started living in Grand Forks, ND. Moving from the beautiful island of Terceira to the flat cold prairie lands of North Dakota was a difficult transition for me.In an attempt to shift back to a healthier frame of mind, I took on the project of posting an image of something simple and... Continue Reading →
Back in 2012, I took on a 366 sketches project. The thing is--after a while, 33 drawings, 79 drawings, 165 drawings, 283 drawings--my imagination would wear thin every so often, and reference images were very helpful as a source for inspiration when my mind would just get blank.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am starting to have more opportunities to show my work in Grand Forks, including the recent Selfie group exhibition at the Third Street Gallery. This month, I am the featured artist at the Living Sage Home Boutique. I met the owner, last summer when I was placed... Continue Reading →
When we first moved to Grand Forks, I forced myself out of my comfort zone, and applied to any community art event/exhibition if my art was suitable. I donated several pieces to charity auctions. I was also elated to take part in Grand Fork's annual The Art of Giving charity art sale. Any exposure is... Continue Reading →
On Sunday, March 30, my husband and I arrived at the Lajes Field airport just as they opened. We are both neurotically punctual and wanted to give ourselves plenty of time to get checked in--especially when traveling with three pets. After we checked in, we returned to what had been out beautiful home for the... Continue Reading →
For my artist date, I returned to my favorite swimming hole on the island--one final time before we move to North Dakota. I brought my favorite little white dog, watched the sun set and took photos. It was perfect--and a little sad. I have loved living here.