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Weird Stuff: Flushing Edition

It’s my annual trip to The World Makerfaire in New York and I have several things to write about.  Since the Faire is located at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows (you know… the place where the climactic alien spaceship scene in Men in Black was filmed) I stay in Flushing.  Flushing […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 90, I Freaking Did It

SPAIN.  90 DAYS.  IN MY POCKET, BITCH! Let’s get this out of the way, Spain:  Caught a cold, got my wifi pick pocketed, lost my voice, bed bugs, pink eye, caught another cold, acquired a stalker.  Also, living in a residency, you’re basically living for a significant period of time with a bunch of strangers.  […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 87, 2nd Art Show

Welp.  I feel great.  It only took a full day of rest after a full day of art show install at Estudio Nomada!  The night before the show, knowing that one piece alone would put 100 holes in the wall, I had hours of anxiety filled dreams.  In one I couldn’t breathe and in another […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 78, Semana Santa

Preparations for Holy Week (known here as Semana Santa), the week before Easter, begin many weeks before the event.  Signs go up in the streets and alleys in which the processions shuffle along and I’ve been warned quite a bit about how crazy and packed it gets.  For example, in this most Holy of weeks, […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 68, My Work

My work took an unexpected turn here in Barcelona and you know what?  I am totally ok with that.  It’s kind of exciting, really.  All the work I had planned to do I finished in Seville!  That left me with no plan for my two month residency in Torelles de Foix.  I bought some more […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 61, Granada

Ok.  I have to tell you about my mini vacation between residencies in Granada.  Most of this post is filled with pictures of the Alhambra but there are a few other memorable experiences from the city as well.  In general, Granada was breathtakingly beautiful and colorfully exotic.  While my heart is warming to Barcelona, Granada […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 50, Spanish Sweets 2

Return of the Spanish sweets.  New region, new flavors, though I do see some of the same sweets I saw in Andalucia turning up here and there.  In my extreme dedication to you, my readers, I am truly taking several for the team by eating all of these sweets.  Now you have to understand, I […]

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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 47, Mas els Igols

This is the residency in “Barcelona” where I currently reside.  It’s called Mas els Igols which means, “swamp farm.”  There’s no swamp to be seen, but it is most certainly a farm… of grapes… and wine.  It’s a vineyard!