Arts and crafts in Mozambique This post is part of the Mozambique 2011 series. The previous post in this series is Daily life in Mozambique – hardship and happiness. As I mentioned in my previous post in this series, the local Mozambicans are artistically talented people. Their art takes many forms including wood carvings, pottery, paintings, locally made and dyed fabrics, as well as bead and shell jewelery. [caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Fish carvingRead More

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Goodbye, Lennon: Remembering The John Lennon Museum Up until last year, Japan was the home of the first John Lennon museum to be officially authorized by Yoko Ono. Housed inside the Saitama Super Arena, the 1,500-square-meter museum opened on October 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of Lennon’s birth. It closed on September 30, 2010, when its exhibit contract with Yoko Ono expired. Over its 10-year existence, a total of about 610,000 visitors came to visit the museum. I am a *huge* Beatles fan, so I … Read More

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There’s no way around it. Art must take risks and risk risks rejection. Is rejection the dark side of art? You throw your soul on the page, on the canvas, in the work, and then you stand all naked and vulnerable while the gatekeeper says yah or nay. Mostly nay. Even when you’re good, you get lots of rejection. I just got a doozy. The person rejected my work–and told me I was an enormously gifted writer. Apparently they were either being over-the … Read More

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