In a little fishing village in Ecuador I sit and make sweet music in my studio. My studio is full of all day light and a wonderful view out across the Pacific Ocean. Through the sliding doors I can escape onto the small balcony and gaze across to the horizon far away watching the fishing boats on their voyage out to the deeper waters or see the pelicans soar back and for fishing for sardines in the shallower water.
From the hub of the room (my computer) backgammon and breakfast starts the morning, eating home-made flat bread out of 5 different flours, none of them wheat, and covered with peanut butter, tomato, sprouts and onion. Now tell me what dreams are made off. I also wash it down with freshly made coffee and listen to the see while I hopefully win my game and dont drop all the food on my clean clothes!
My central table, just acquired for my latest class, sits waiting for my students today who want to learn to draw, tomorrow I have a sewing group that comes for the morning where we make items for the orphange children.
On my last trip to New Zealand I bought home many of my dolls and here they hang (sorry girls) from the air-conditioning cord. When you push their head they say 4 different phrases each. Under my Japanese doll I have my calligraphy painting box, well two actually.
I often spend some time in here at night but will have to get a better light as it is not bright enough by far.
My grandfather had these drawers and I remember them very well as a child, they house my pencils, carving tools and two little hammers that my Dad and I used when I was a girl, they are very dear to me.
This fun piece was made from a magazine and measures about 2 feet across and fell off the wall occasionally till I fixed it with gaffa tape.