Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SIM - Reykjavik, Iceland - Blog

The SIM residency program, I participated in July, has started a new blog for their organization. This new blog has entries of past and current participance. I posted an entry briefly documenting my stay with the program.

Monday, September 29, 2008

4th Annual Grand Ave Festival

Today was the Forth Annual Grand Ave Festival. I was part of five Calarts students who were chosen to draw caricatures for the Redcat visitors. The above pictures are of a drawing I did for a Redcat visitor. Below, she drew a picture of me.

A drawing by Teri.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Going Natural Magazine - Canada

Paul Rapoport, Editor of Going Natural, offered to publish the article I first published on my blog titled I WAS THE ONLY NAKED FOREIGNER. I also rewrote the article for Iceland Review. He's going to include the piece in the canadian magazine, Going Natural. 

He sent me the issue in the mail which arrived today. The issue is beautifully done, with wonderful articles and pictures. I would recommend this magazine to anyone interested in Natural Living.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


The 28th of September I'll be taking part in the GRAND AVENUE FESTIVAL in Los Angeles. Stop by Redcat for a quick caricature. I'll be there all day.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hot Sweat in New York City

I arrived in New York at sun down. I left the airport for downtown around 8pm and rode the subways into Manhattan. I had taken the E line before, but never when it was so bare. I knew to take the most crowded car but I felt nervous riding an almost empty car into the city.

I got out at Lexington hoping to take the 3 or 4 to Whole Foods, but instead I decided to walk up to Broadway to find a place to eat around there. Oh man was it hot. And humid. The worst combination. Sweaty, I found a nice pizza place on 8th Ave.

I had a 8 hours until my next plane, so I took the E train back to the JFK airport. I drifted into the airport cafeteria to find a place to sleep. My idea wasn't original apparently. To my surprise the entire room was packed with sleeping people. They were curled up on benches, under tables, along the walls, and under staircases. It felt like I had walked into a refugee camp. I found a nice quite place to sleep and slept on and off until my flight check in. It felt nice being able to sleep before my flight.

I checked in without problem and took off for Los Angeles. The 6:30am plane was half full. I had a whole row to myself. I slept the entire 5 hours to Los Angeles and woke up during landing. What a great flight.