Gyeongju, Korea

Mary had the right guess with Korea!  The building  I showed is the exhibition hall from the World Culture Expo Park in Gyeongju, Korea.  The central cutout shape reproduces the Hwangnyongsa Buddhist temple, which was built in the 7th century by the rulers of the Silla Kingdom.  The temple itself was made entirely of wood… Continue reading Gyeongju, Korea

I made some new friends

Last year was a year of many changes for me.  My son headed off for college, I started a new job, and at the end of November, I completed a 15 year term of service on an international board that had required considerable travel, just to mention a few.  The cumulative effect has been much… Continue reading I made some new friends

Glimpses: Lijiang, Yunnan, China

I spent last week visiting some community based organizations in Yunnan, and stayed in the Old City in Lijiang, far north in Yunnan Province.   Yunnan is known for its many ethnic minorities, many of which are matriarchal.  I find the dynamics in the villages to be different from those in the north which are traditionally… Continue reading Glimpses: Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Binding Underway!

After arriving back home in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, I spent the rest of the day finishing the quilting on Which Way Do I Go, trying to recover from lack of sleep, and nursing the toe I broke two days before I left the US (seriously bad timing -- I had to manage… Continue reading Binding Underway!

Glimpses and Random Musings: Maiko in Japan

Last month I posted a series of pictures from my trip to Japan, but there was one set of pictures that I did not get a chance to post -- a few pictures taken during a fleeting encounter with Maiko, or apprentice Geisha. Many people outside of Japan are familiar with Geisha primarily from images… Continue reading Glimpses and Random Musings: Maiko in Japan