Category Archive: Art

Aug 04

Mural

Mural whole

I was reading The Agony and the Ecstasy when my dad walked up to me and asked if I was interested in doing a mural for a friend of a friend’s son who is expecting his first child. Less talented and a bit more intimidated than Michelangelo, I welcomed the challenge.  It’s been years since i’ve done …

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Feb 21

Green “Agar” and Ham

Facebook Green Eggs

Since Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss has been the recent curriculum I’m using with my students, I decided I should try and serve green eggs in class somehow after exams. It’s sort of my end-of-the-school-year theme, and I thought it would be fun to see if we “like green eggs and ham”. (Side note: I was …

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Jan 29

Tour de Fruit: Young Coconut, Rose Apple, Pineapple

I was just going to buy too, but the excited Thai lady gave my 7. She's

Day 2: Coconut So, you probably personally understand some form of substance addiction. My current one, as I’ve already acknowledged, involves young roasted coconuts. Chilled in the fridge to cool perfection and sipped with a straw. This is what you’re supposed to be drinking in Thailand, right?  Then you get to eat the coconut meat out …

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Dec 08

Painting with Coffee – Gingerbread

Coffee Christmas #2 - Gingerbread

I needed a good eye so I asked my good friend Katie for some critiques. I couldn’t put my finger on what I didn’t like about it, except that it needed a few more details and some shading. She suggested I move/expand the Christmas tree.  I did it; that was it. I like it much better. I also …

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Dec 05

T-Sh*rts Happen

Fabric Fun

I found these cool fabric-dye pastels a few month ago. Just broke them out to make a personal memento to Thai life. I rather like how it turned out. The dye pastels seem just like regular oil pastels; Just imagine using them on cotton though – a little less control. This is the back. An image of …

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Nov 28

Art Sailed the Ocean Blue

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Success. He likes it! The first book I wrote and sent to my nephew finally arrived after two months floating around via Surface Mail. So yes, It literally floated across the sea to the Americas, finding land only days after Thanksgiving. I wrote him this story to evoke affinity for this odd little toy creature I picked up …

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Nov 05

A Beautiful Messy Divorce

Self

I didn’t ask to be betrothed to such a stifling, ridged lover, but for a complex set of piling reasons, like many of you, I was eventually wedded to Perfectionism. It was quite romantic at first, the notion that such a thing existed. It provided security and, in its own way, love. It protected me …

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Jul 10

Catholic…I mean, Buddhist Lent Art

Buddhist Lent Parade

Our school was invited to participate in a parade for Buddhist Lent. Interesting, as it is a Catholic school. Anyways, they have been making this huge construction out of Styrofoam and all the many of the teachers are tediously covering every square inch with beans or some kind of grain. Bean by bean, it’s coming …

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Jun 29

“Mourning” Pages

The Artists Way

It just laid there. Neglected. Staring at me this morning at 5:00. I couldn’t see it then, even between snoozing the monotone British lady on my phone: “It’s time to get up. The time is 5 o’clock.”  But I knew; My open notebook was there waiting on me; pen ready and everything.  I didn’t write …

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May 26

Who do you say that I am?

A work in progress

I’ve had this piece half way done for at least a year. It’s been staring at me from my desk, asking me deep questions like “who am I?”  and “why did you make me?” and, more recently, “Why have you forsaken me?”  I don’t have the heart to tell the creature that I didn’t really …

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