I am a humble traveler and artist, not an expert on Caribbean art and music. Before I traveled to the Caribbean, I only knew about the islands through reggae music and popular lyrics by Bob Marley, such as in the wonderful song, One Love, One Heart… continue reading
Puerto Plata is a city on the north side of the island and just a few hours from the Haitian border. Christopher Columbus settled in Puerto Plata, founding the first European-American colony in this very region. So as a traveler I walked on historic ground and wondered deeply about how cultures survive for centuries… continue reading
This weekend I decided to make more painted tin boxes. Last year, I invented a new way of decorating tin with nail polish. I had the sweetest old tin box, and I had a whole set of nail polish that I was not using… the rest is history… continue reading
Don’t you love wood? Wood is the substrate for many beautiful pieces of art.
Here is a modest example of painted wood art: a Swedish plate that depicts a rural scene and windmill, my cedar box, my bird house pickled blue, a fruit still life painted on a wood cutting board, and a folk art cow panel, that I saw in Gilroy recently: continue reading