Monday, October 17, 2011


I'm off to China tomorrow for 3 1/2 weeks - partly holiday, but with lots of connecting with artists, administrators and schools.  My artist friend, Christine Elcoate, and I are going to 4 cities -ahhhhh - only 4 beds - not like my Europe and Morocco trip earlier this year. There has been lots of preparation for the associated activities - collaborative kids' paintings, ceramic tiles, kindergarten projects, mini exhibitions, etc.
I think this trip will be a real eye opener for me.
I will obviously not be blogging for a few weeks, so I look forward to catching up with you all again in November.
More photos of doors and walls coming up...?

By the way, my daughter received her presents yesterday - she loved them all - she had 'the best birthday ever' - what more could you ask for?


  1. Safe traveling Noela - we will look forward to hearing your adventures and insights when you are back! Cheers!

  2. have a wonderful time (I had ideas that I might one day go to china... but that was years ago when I was studying the language at uni..... and nowdays all I can remember is how to say hello and goodbye and thank you! so zai jian!)

  3. Enjoy China! We were there (Nanchang & Guangzho)for 2 weeks in 2008 when we adopted our twin daughters and I've wanted to go back ever since. Have a wonderful time!

  4. it will be a great adventure and exchange of ideas. I look forward to hearing all when you get back. Stay safe.

  5. I hope you have a great adventure. I am going to put a link to your Artists books on my blog as I think they are excellent. I won't put any pictures, and hope this is OK with you.

  6. have a wonderful trip to China.. I just returned from Japan where I had a wonderful trip.. hope the same for you.