Weather is still not cooperating for photographs or much outdoor activity here in Fogo Island. I took a short walk out to a rock pier to take this photo which depicts the terrain and where the houses are built in relation to the harbor.

More when the weather improves.

Books Finished: Servants of the Fish by Myron Arms. Reading: Sweet Dreams by Johanna Drucker, and North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Arrived at Fogo Island

After two days of traveling that included three planes, a long drive, a ferry and a short drive, I have arrived at Fogo Island.

Unfortunately the weather has not been as welcoming as the very kind people (its 40 degrees F with gusty winds and rain) so I only have this photo from the deck of my new lodgings to share. I hope to share many more images soon. I may even post a regular log of my next four weeks on this small rocky island.

All I know at this point is it feels strangely comforting to be north of the 45th again.

More soon…

Residency on Fogo Island

In a couple of days I leave for Newfoundland, Canada where I will be spending four weeks on residency. While there I will be living on Fogo Island, a very small island off the northeastern coast of the Island of Newfoundland.

This is a rare and brilliant opportunity to work and study away from all the distractions of daily life. Such residencies give artists a chance live and work in a unique environment so that they may focus solely on their studio practice.  In addition, Fogo Island offers inspiration through its rugged and beautiful environment.  I plan to deeply savor this once in a lifetime opportunity. Internet access pending, I hope to share photos and drawings during my journey.

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