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Mexico 2019

It was so amazing to visit Mexico again! This time in the state of Nayarit, a place I’d never visited on my previous trips through Mexico before. I was so excited! We flew into Puerta Vallarta and went up the coast to the little village of Sayulita. A gorgeous place on Earth, blessed with constant ocean surf and jungle all around.

Playa Los Muertos

Playa Los Muertos

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Sayulita is small and very colorful. The new buildings come with humungous murals on them in a variety of styles. It was very inspiring to see.

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Finding food with dietary restrictions can be a tough challenge in Mexico, but it’s not so bad in Sayulita. We can be thankful to the Californian hipsters who came before us, I guess :)

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Surfing is one of the biggest things in Sayulita, along with art.

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As are traditional ceremonies. We got lucky to see and hear some of the local festivities and a Sunday mass.

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I’m so grateful that this little paradise exists within a 4hr flying distance to Northern California. Just what I needed to shake off that winter blues :) I also really love Mexican humor about the political climate.

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Fond memories of Mexico

Today I'm feeling nostalgic about the time I spent painting in Chapala, Mexico. It was a really amazing month! I made several paintings during that time on loose canvas, then rolled the paintings up and brought them back to California. After I stretched and framed this one back in SF, I had a show at Torpedo Sushi on Broadway in Oakland. While hanging the show, I stroke up a conversation with a guy eating his dinner at a table. He went on to buy two of the paintings I hung up that night. But here on the video I'm just finishing it up :) 

artist residency

Glass!

New year, and I've been fusing some vibrant colors together, largely thanks to a heap of Bullseye glass a friend had left over after a project. It inspired me to play. Here's to glass artist friends!

I call this one Garden of Happy, it's 7x11" and 1/4" thick

I call this one Garden of Happy, it's 7x11" and 1/4" thick

Garden of Happy, side view

Garden of Happy, side view

In Bloom, 5x7"

In Bloom, 5x7"

Tiger Dream, 6.5x6.5", fused glass

Tiger Dream, 6.5x6.5", fused glass

Side view of Tiger Dream

Side view of Tiger Dream

The Shop Section is getting a major overhaul, and now you can purchase certain wearables and paintings and other things directly from the website>> A lot more to come soon! Stay tuned! Stay positive!

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