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Day 3 Milan to LODI

One of the benefits of an “office” front for our AirBnB is that they will securely store your luggage coming/going. Such a bonus next to the train station – where we launched the next leg of our journey after a morning of touring the Brera gallery (So many Madonnas…)  Botanical Garden/observatory and creative Montenapoleone district.  […]

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Day 2 MILAN and the Metro

A great sleep was had after we closed the soundproof window on the street bars and cafes. 2:30 am mid week these guys are still partying. A lively city ALL night. Fortunately the large supermarket Essalunga was open early (according to our jet lag) and on the way we discovered the very best bakery cafe. […]

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ARRIVAL : Italy MILAN day 1

Arrived Linate/MILAN airport after connection in Frankfurt…(baggage too! Yay!!!) just in time to hop the shuttle straight to the Milan Central train station. Our Airbnb check in was GREAT…key pick up at an office just opposite the Central Train station. Can’t say enough good things about this stay place. Filiberto’s MELZO apartment  Great apartment. View […]

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Departure YVR

Had a great stay at the Fairmont YVR … ensuring a welcone greeting and amazing service stress free arrival after: ride, late ferry overload, taxi, banking, BCAA office Int/licence, lunch, bus, skytrain. Always amazed me how quiet their rooms are watching the planes take off overhead. after my tai chi…with coffee. I will be adding […]

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digital painting – devices and technology

I recently took the time to post a comment on a site. Great work – but it really irks me when things are not honestly presented as true products of technology and not of “hand”. I used to get VERY testy about printed reproductions being passed off as “limited editions” and “artists proofs”. The original […]

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painting in progress – my process.

Part of my online initiative is to provide more content to my followers and audience about my process and provide background to the finished artworks. Inspiration. Preparation. Production. Challenges.  These short videos are created by layering still shots of the painting.  The sequence of progress shots are photographed in the same light and distance within […]

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Step up to the table.

Sit at the Table.  I read (or listened to) a book recently by Sheryl Sandberg  LEAN IN.  She is CFO of Facebook. Yes. Facebook. It was mostly about barriers – real and emotional – to success and being taken seriously for women in the workplace. But SO much of what she had to say made […]

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new paintings ON DISPLAY

Some of my new paintings are up on display in the Gibsons Wellness Clinic for the next few weeks – as I am not planning any upcoming shows in my home gallery and these large pieces needed some large walls ;-)  Some small plein air paintings of Gibsons are also hanging. The office of my […]

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SEDONA retreat – great stay place

Back in 2012 Brian & I embarked on about 6 weeks roadtrip through California and the Southwest. My recent stay in Newport Beach reminded me of some wonderful creative locations in the south western US that I would like to share. Especially with the upcoming Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe New Mexico this coming […]

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