It’s summer.  It’s hot, hot, hot.  And every day we are reminded of why we love to be here, of what we miss when we go away.  Its riding on the vespa down tiny country roads, through the vineyards and olive groves and avenues of Linden trees and into the mountains through golden green glades [read more…]

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Beijing is monumental.  Masculine, strong and tough, some of the finest buildings in the world are here.  Just arriving at Beijing airport is an amazing experience. Designed by Foster and Partners, the airport is massive and looks like it has just lifted itself gently from the earth, the roof line soft and undulating, but in its underworld, [read more…]

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It has been quite a challenge finding all our art materials while we have been here at the Yew Chung School.  The first two weeks of the residency were spent tromping the streets of Mongkok and Wanchai in diabolical human traffic, feeling flayed alive at the end of every day, too tired to cook and [read more…]

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We’ve been in Hong Kong a month already.  Everyday walking with thousands of people, stepping into the continuous stream of people walking the subways, onto trains, up escalators, down escalators, onto minibuses, endless endless people, keeping rhythmic pace, shoulder to shoulder.  We have never done that before, been part of the workforce, everyday.  We resisted [read more…]

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2011 and we have been offered a three month artist residency with a school in HK and Beijing.  Bagni di Lucca is cold and damp and any winter anywhere can get long and dreary. So en-route to HK we have four weeks to indulge ourselves on a Thai island.  Last year we spent five days [read more…]

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We have just returned from a wonderful break in Nice. Four hour’s drive from Bagni di Lucca to the boulevard in Nice. Its extraordinary to have so much at our fingertips. While Bagni di Lucca lay cloaked in cloud and rain, Nice was enjoying glorious days, blue blue skies, people sunbathing and swimming and hundreds [read more…]

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