Thursday, May 17, 2012

What Language do You Think in?

My sisters and I have been spending a good amount of time on Skype lately. As a result I've begun to think in Chinese. Trouble is, as I go about business, I don't notice what language I'm thinking with. Example: I stop at the post office, before I get out the car, I grab the mails, my purse and sunglasses from the passenger seat, at the same time rehearsing in my mind the questions I'm going to ask the post office clerks. Only one step away from the counter do I realize what is about to roll off my tongue isn't English. My mind moves into emergency mode, dives into a murky backroom and snatches the right English words, whips them into right order, send them onto the airwave. The clerk understands perfectly and answers my question, by which time my mind is all English and I am conducting a normal conversation with her.

Unless you speak two languages, you don't know the fun. Not to mention the languages you dream in.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Find out whether you are a conformist:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Skull II

Here goes:

Skull II, oil on canvas, 8"x8"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Skull I

New painting. Skull II is in progress and to follow.

Skull I, oil on canvas, 8"x10", 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Couple of Self-portraits

Art for a change:

Self-portrait, oil on canvas, 8"x10", 2012

Self-portrait, oil on canvas, 8"x10", 2012