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#Sketchaday13: painting the backyard and shooting the Pipe

This morning was so glorious I had to paint the other view from Ian and V’s patio: Mt Mackenzie. I was surprised that the mountain remained a misty blue grey during the whole hour and a half that I painted this. 428 more words

Warming Up

I bathed in the things that dripped off of

your tongue and they felt like honey. Sweet to

hear and feel against the skin but after being absorbed, … 76 more words


Darkest Dark: The Key to Sympathy

When I began taking art lessons in my early teenage years, one of the first things I was taught was the basics to proper shading. In the studio, surrounded by oils, brushes, textiles and glazes, the instructor began by handing me nothing but a charcoal pencil and a piece of thin, creamy paper. 936 more words


Report from Middlebury

Saturdays are quiet at Middlebury — the folks who’ve come from Tasman Bay or Jerusalem or Shenzhen or Michigan who’ve never seen San Francisco usually clear out of campus and go exploring. 306 more words


New Issue: CARIBBEAN STUDIES Vol. 43 No. 1 January-June 2015

The latest issue of Caribbean Studies (Vol. 43 No. 1 January-June 2015) is now available. Caribbean Studies is a multidisciplinary academic journal published since 1961 by the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. 371 more words

Caribbean Culture

Lost but not last

It’s nearly been 14 months since I left the school that fed me well, physically and materialistically, to gain mental and academic freedom.

And I’ve undergone quite a few challenges: being a novice teacher trainer, a lecturer, and a researcher. 196 more words

Professional Development