Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Artist is Absent

(Apologies to Marina Abramovic) “Trans Tasman”- my oil painting of 1989,  is a scene from Wellington airport (New Zealand).  I don’t think they fly planes like these any more! I have always loved watching planes taking off and landing.  When our children were … Continue reading

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Spirited Away

Onihide took the photo and I drew the drawing. Here is a story about friendship; about people I have never met in person yet I count them among my friends. Sometimes friends leave… There is a photo-sharing site on the … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Necessarily So

Cosplay Maiko vs Real Maiko During my early visits to Kyoto I thought that cosplay maiko were real maiko (apprentice geisha).  If I saw a girl dressed in maiko costume, I assumed she was the real deal. You won’t be … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Night

Remember the song?  “Here Comes the Night” was written by Bert Berns according to the blurb on the CD cover.  The version I am thinking of is David Bowie’s version on “Bowie Pin Ups”.  I’ve been playing “Pin Ups” while … Continue reading

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