Tag Archives: Vermont College of Fine Arts

Stories to Go with My Paintings

 Three weeks after we moved to the Philippines I started taking Chinese brush painting classes from Professor Chen Bing Sun. Four years later, I could pretty well handle the basics. I’d learned to paint bamboo and plum blossoms, chrysanthemums and … Continue reading

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An Authoritative Voice

 If not for George and his authoritative voice, I might be a teacher of ESL (English as a Second Language) today instead of a writer. I was more than halfway there. I’d completed all my theoretical classes at Seattle University … Continue reading

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Criticism: You Asked for It.

  Let’s face it, even constructive criticism can be hard to take. I still remember the criticism of my first attempt to write a short story. I’d joined a small writing class for adults. On our second meeting, I plucked … Continue reading

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