The Faces of 798 ICAF

The Faces of 798 ICAF

The kids were so darn cute at 798 ICAF that they get a post of their own! Each child touched us in some way. My cousin, Ellen McVicker and I came back from Beijing with a song in our hearts that needs no translation.

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

Some of my favorite memories from 798 ICAF in Beijing were the times we spent with our ICAF hosts, Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana and the 9 other invited artists. We had many opportunities to hang together at lunch, coffee breaks, took each other’s workshop when possible, and shared fun night time excursions with Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana, […]

Butterfly Kisses Workshop at 798 ICAF in Beijing

Butterfly Kisses Workshop at 798 ICAF in Beijing

The opportunity to be a part of 798 ICAF the international children’s art festival in Beijing came up quickly. In July, I was contacted by someone involved in the festival who found me through Instagram. Two months later, my cousin Ellen McVicker and I were on planes heading to China to share our book Butterfly Kisses […]

Roots and Wings and other Lovely Things

Roots and Wings and other Lovely Things

This past week has been one of milestones. We took our son Griffin to college last week, said good-bye to Garbiñe our Basque “daughter”, had a send off iced tea in Kennett Square with my dear friend and former intern Ivana as she goes off to college, celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 27th, and […]

Welding with Stan

Welding with Stan

  As our week at the Marshall Bridge Welding Workshop with Stan Smokler moves to its final day tomorrow, our t-shirts with Think Sculpture printed on the back, rings true. There are sculptures in various stages all over the rustic Kennett Square outdoor studio, along with a sense of community and camaraderie among the 11 […]

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Writer, artist and student, Ivana Gatica is guest blogger this week. In David Hockney: A Bigger Picture a film by Bruno Wollheim, Hockney returns to paint his native Yorkshire. At the onset of the film we see Hockney driving the English countryside as he reflects that “I always felt that I was a person of privilege, […]

Artistic Warriors with a shout out to Dad

Artistic Warriors with a shout out to Dad

Funny how where we came from stays with us where ever we go in one form or another. My father, Herb Hersh retired last year after being a milliner for over 50 years. He loved what he did, and encouraged us to believe in ourselves and find what we love. Little did I know then that […]

Rock paper scissors in Chinese

Rock paper scissors in Chinese

without the rocks. Welcome to Chinese I, II and World Exploratory Studies at Newark Charter School in Newark, DE where I am collaborating with teacher Kate Dougherty making Pop Up Books with her students. During this 6 day residency through the Delaware Institute of Arts in Education (DIAE) I am meeting with each class three […]

Draw Write Doodle Dream

Draw Write Doodle Dream

Journaling and sketching is something that has been a part of my life since adolescence. Pages have held my observations, inspirations, joy and tears, and brought insight and clarity, comfort, and healing through the years. It has been a way of recording day to day life, travels, sleeping dogs, tea bags, friends, family and places. At any given […]

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