Experience Kyoto’s Shibori Museum – Keeping an Ancient Artistic Tradition Alive

Kyoto’s Shibori Museum preserves and promotes a disappearing tradition for producing decorative Japanese textiles. On a visit not too long ago, I learned that the Japanese art of shibori fabric dying is to tie dying like Leonardo da Vince’s Mona Lisa is to a paint by number canvas – it’s a whole different world of artistry. I took one of the museum’s shibori dying classes where I learned all about this ancient Japanese technique and also went home with a beautiful handmade souvenir. Continue reading “Experience Kyoto’s Shibori Museum – Keeping an Ancient Artistic Tradition Alive”

On the Trail of Dale Chihuly – a Day in Tacoma, Washington

Most visitors to Seattle, Washington who want to see works by master glass artist Dale Chihuly would most likely visit the Chihuly Gardens at the base of the Space Needle.  But just 30 minutes to the south in Tacoma, Washington, you can also see a diverse series of his permanent art glass installations set in a variety of very distinct environments. Continue reading “On the Trail of Dale Chihuly – a Day in Tacoma, Washington”

Photo Essay: The Louvre as Art

The photos in this post won Finalist – Photography: Overall Excellence, Online Publication category in the 2017 North America Travel Journalists Association competition.

The Louvre museum in Paris is renowned for its world class collection of art. While I enjoy visiting it and viewing the masterpieces inside, the building is also a piece of art in itself. I can’t resist photographing it whenever I have the chance to visit. I am sharing some of my favorite photos of this oft photographed icon. Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Louvre as Art”

Photo POSTcard: The Louvre at night in the rain

Paris-The city of lights-Beautiful, romantic, iconic in the rain……unless you are lugging your suitcase trying to find your hotel. Continue reading “Photo POSTcard: The Louvre at night in the rain”