Artist in Yemen

I will be in Sana'a, Yemen, May 27-July 10 2006. I'll be working on my Arabic language skills and painting every day, walking around asking questions about food and gardens and perfume and incense. I'll be studying and living at the Center for Arabic Language and Eastern Studies(CALES)in the Old City of Sana'a. Although I usually paint in reverse on glass, in Sana'a I'll be working in watercolor and mixed media on paper.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Welcome! I'll be using this blog to keep up with family and friends while I'm in Yemen this summer. I'll do my best to check in here every few days. Remember, I love to hear from you, so please email me once in awhile. This blog will start on May 29, after I have arrived in Sana'a and gotten my bearings.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep. -Jelaluddin Rumi