Work No. 4 in "The Guiding Thread So Fine...." - Group Show, December, 2011. Acrylic on Canvas.

Travel opens your mind and your awareness of possibilities - I don't think anyone who has travelled would disagree with this statement. I have always loved to read for that same many different imaginings... so many places and people and worlds... real and imaginary to explore. Ideas born of ideas.

It is always a little disconcerting to be out of your safety zone - how to fit in? How to communicate? How to assure seeing what is most important about the place you are visiting at the moment? How to embrace the situation, the circumstances, and the people? That's the fun of it. It is also the challenge.