of lajes goodness- part II

My husband and I arrived on the island of Terceira on the evening of March 31, 2011.  Outside, it was already dark and the wind was fierce (we later heard it had blown over a shipment delivery truck in the Base Exchange parking lot).  We had been delayed leaving London, and thus, barely caught our Lisbon…

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artist’s way II: week one artist date

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.

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art exhibition: sismo

This past February, I took part in two group exhibitions based on the theme of the tragic earthquake that struck the island of Terceira near Angra do Heroismo in 1980.  One exhibition took place in January at the Angra Cultural Center.  However, I was sadly, unable to attend that art opening.  I was able to attend…

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365 good days: #363

I love the genuine nature of rural life on Terceira.  My husband and I are driving, and then we find ourselves among a heard of cattle, slowly shuffling from one field to another.  I find it amusing every time (which is usually at least once every month or so).  They almost seem to know exactly…

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365 good days: #352

I got another tattoo (sorry, mama).  I love it though–I wanted a jellyfish, because I find them captivating and they remind me of this amazingly gorgeous and unique island.  I have been so tremendously blessed to live here.  I also wanted something feminine, hence the lace.  The artist did a beautiful job–I couldn’t be happier…

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image progression: …the beauty, left behind

A couple of months ago, I was asked to take part in a local group exhibition commemorating the earthquake that struck Terceira on January 1, 1980.  Many of the abandoned spaces captured in  my Sonhos Melancholia exhibition are also remnants from this disaster.  I have explained my captivation with this spaces in previous posts (nature…

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