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Paper Models

I feel like I am moving in spirals these days: circling back around but learning and applying new skills as I go. Currently my major art focus is on working my way through the projects in Making Handmade Books by … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby, Burn

I’m making a real effort now to get back into doing art every morning. I still love encaustic painting, and I’ve gotten a book now on doing mixed media with encaustic. We had touched a little on this in my … Continue reading

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In My Dreams, I’m Still on Safari

We’ve been home for a few days now. Our travel “day” ended up being literally 48 hours long. We started at 9:15 Tuesday morning in Tanzania (2:15 AM in the US), flying from Ngorongoro to Mt. Kilimanjaro for Tanzanian departure … Continue reading

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Our Final Day – Lake Manyara National Park

It’s hard to believe our adventure is just about over. Our final outing this morning was to Lake Manyara National Park. This lovely lake is surrounded by groundwater forest that is a truly lovely lush green with many kinds of … Continue reading

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The Ngorongoro Caldera

It’s nearing the end of our wonderful adventure, and each day has brought amazing new sights and experiences. Today was no exception. We left early to get to the Ngorongoro Caldera, which is a very old, very large volcanic crater … Continue reading

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Breakfast Monkeyshines and off to Ngorongoro

The Milky Way was gorgeous at 5:00 this morning. We took the comforter from our bed out to the deck behind our tent, wrapped ourselves in it on the lounge chairs, and watched the stars for an hour. I swear … Continue reading

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The Amazing Serengeti, Part 3

Our final outing for the day was in the evening, to see if we could spot any leopards. That is the only “big” animal that we haven’t seen at all. They’re a little tricky to spot, because they hang out … Continue reading

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The Amazing Serengeti, Part 2

It is astonishingly beautiful here. The word “Serengeti” is a Maasai word meaning “Endless Plains” and they do just go on and on and on…. Leaving the camp this morning for today’s game drive, we saw more hyrax, including babies, … Continue reading

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The Amazing Serengeti, part 1

I can’t cover all of the last 24 hours in a single post. We arrived here at the Serengeti Migration Camp yesterday evening around 6 PM, a half-hour before sunset. Snacks and beverages were served on the sunset viewing deck, … Continue reading

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A Balloon Ride, Lions, and Petting a Rhino

Yesterday was a very long day. We got up at 4:00 AM to leave for a hot air balloon ride over the Mara Conservancy, which is right next to the Maasi Mara. This was my first hot air balloon ride, … Continue reading

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