Dizzy Swallows

The Return

December 4th, 2010

Hello hello my dears! Boy have I missed you! Apologies for the prolonged silence, things have been rather crazy of late as I dash from one corner of the country to the other. But I do have some fantastic news! One of my paintings, Shadows, was accepted to the Couplings show in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The artist reception and awards are on February 2nd, and the show runs Feb. 3rd through Feb. 26th. I’ll post more particulars later on.

I have so much to tell but for now I wanted to share what the Whidbey world looked like when Jacob and I arrived from Texas. I should be back to my regular posting schedule next week.

From 70 degrees and sunny to 25 degrees and snowy. Seasons in fast forward.

The morning after we arrived, I caught the sunrise sparkling pink and gold over the newly fallen 5 inches … Continue reading

Croquet and Matcha

July 29th, 2010 1 Comment

Hello my dears! It has been so lovely to be back in the Northwest seeing friends and family that I can hardly seem to sneak away for a moment to bust out some dizzy.

Being back on the island for visits is always a fine balance (which I often fail at) between familial duties and spending time with various pockets of friends. As I may have mentioned already, for the last two years my mother has been running an organic mini-farm on the three plus acres where I grew up. At the same time, she continues to run and expand a non-profit language academy and cultural center. Needless to say there is always work to be found and delicious produce to be munched.

The first thing I stuffed greedily into my mouth was, of course, cherries. Beautiful, shining, the color of a Mexican sunset, these were the little ambrosial … Continue reading