Sunday, November 23, 2008

Award winner at 2008 Bay Area Annual- Sanchez Art Center

Just came back from a great afternoon picking up my " Bikini Trio" from the Bay Area Annual show at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Juror's talk yesterday. Maria Medua, director of SFMOMA's Artist's Gallery, was the juror and she unveiled the awards at her talk. But what a great surprize and honor to be given the check upon collecting my pieces this afternoon. We then went to Nick's in Rockaway Beach and had a great crab louie salad. Art, good friends, fresh crab meat and an award all in one afternoon. All in all a great afternoon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Best Bakery & Guest House in Yunnan, China

I've been back 2 months from accompanying my mum & daughter into China. Yunnan Province to be precise. There are two things that keep coming into my mind and that's Karine's Bakery No. 88 and Erica's Mum's guesthouse. So if any one out there is heading to Dali, specifically old town, here are two fantastic places to go.
Firstly if you crave a piece of divine cheese cake or some home baked bread, cookies or cake, this is the place for you. If you want
excellent scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast or home made museli with real coffee in a french press go here. If you want solice and a warm place to just sit and drink a fresh fruit juice go here. It was our home away from home and Karine, a warm loving german baker is teaching the local village girls how to bake and run a small business, so go and meet them all and send my love.

Then if you have no where to sleep I suggest staying in this wonderful guest house. Its on the top road by the West Gate a five minute walk into the center and near the new large temple and bus center. The family and staff are so kind and friendly. Great shower and western toilet that worked wonderfully. Rooms were clean and inviting.

Pussy Hearts and Love Catchers Inspire

I was happy to receive these wonderful pictures today showing how my art has inspired others to create their own beautiful images. A cross between an Andy Goldsworthy "Nature Installation" and an Antonia Tuppy Lawson "Pussy Heart". Kirsty's Art assignment for this week produced the following: