Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thailand Cards are Out Now!

These little beauties are ready to leave my studio and fly out to mailboxes everywhere! You can find these greeting cards on my Etsy. And a sneak peak of some new blocks that are on their way...

Building a Studio

I knew it would take a lot of hard work to get my studio up and running in Bangkok, but with my never-ending optimism and can-do attitude, I severely underestimated this undertaking.
Luckily, this is 2013. With the internet and an APO address, I can order almost anything. (I would like to emphasize that again. Almost anything.) Nick's co-workers have started to take notice that we are experiencing a perpetual Christmas season here at Current Location Studio, and even so kindly bring packages home from the office when Nick is off traveling for work for several days.

This is one particularly delightful day's bounty ...
Also please note the personal correspondence from two delightful friends of mine (who are also artists, and you should check out their websites here: Anathea Alberta & Sami Foust).

If you, too, would like to be honest-to-goodness snail-mail pen pals with me, please send me an email and I will be happy to include my address.

(And thank you to the many other friends & artist friends who are participating in snail-mail pen pal exchanges with me currently, but are not shown here. Shameless plug for their work: Linda Dobosenski & Jane Backes Gleissner).

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Camera Has Arrived!

After more time that I would like to admit trying to give my money to Best Buy to purchase a new digital camera, it has finally arrived safely in Bangkok. Many thanks to my mother who picked up the camera for me and repacked it with some other goodies and sent it on its merry way to my door.

I finally decided on the Olympus PEN lite E-PL5 and so far am loving it. I am excited to return to using Olympus. I have a soft spot for this brand since the first 'real' camera I ever used was my father's Olympus OM-1 and I loved it dearly.

With luck, the imagery to accompany this blog will improve from here on out!