Steve and I spent the last two weeks in Beijing, China. We had gone to teach art and photography as Artists in Residences at Western Academy of Beijing, an international school. Here’s a quick video Steve made of an impromptu piano recital before school one morning (there is a piano in the lobby!):

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We also did a bit of sightseeing. This was part of one of the Imperial Gardens near The Forbidden City, which we couldn’t go to because it was closed. 😀 Here’s a detail:

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I had hoped to post from China, but was one website I just couldn’t access while there. And now, jet lag is taking over most of my days. More photos soon, but here are a few that made us laugh.



More soon!

I hope you had a good first few weeks of May,


P.S. I wanted to remind you that Fred Lisaius’ new watercolor class, “Spring Watercolors,” begins tomorrow! Join us if you can! From the description:

Fred, who is both an accomplished painter ( and an inspiring teacher, will dispel the myths of watercolor technique and give you some solid, practical methods for improving your control, color, and balance. This class is great for beginners and advanced painters alike and will help open the door for more expressive and personal work.

Magnolia by Fred Lisaius