Category Archives: nature

Labyrinth in Costa Rica

The world’s largest labyrinth lives just outside Tamarindo

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Wild oysters in Costa Rica

As you may know about me, I love oysters! Not only do I like to eat them, but I use their shells extensively in my art work. They are a symbol of my father’s family and the time they farmed … Continue reading

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Joy of Costa Rica so far

On the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, I’m in the heart of Gaia. The warm ocean, sunshine, and lush vegetation melted away all my tension, worries, and jadedness.

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Up on the rooftop

Traveling really puts things in perspective. In Half Moon Bay, CA when you hear something on the roof it’s usually raccoons. Here in Montezuma, Costa Rica. it’s LARGE lizards!

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7:30am walk in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Massive graveyards of crustations, a shell collectors paradise; itty bitty frogs freeze like little pebbles when they think you’re looking and then continue their leap crossing where a creek meets the ocean; a lone pelican dives with precision while the … Continue reading

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Barefoot is better

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The healing power of art and how it informs us

It seems so simple: write an intention, make art, and journal. It may appear to be an easy practice – so easy that you wonder, “Why do it? What could I possibly get out of it?” Well a lot!

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Shintani’s Ancestor Chimes featured in Seattle Weekly

“Working lighter on the land means being fragile and vulnerable. For that reason, my favorite work here hangs almost unnoticed from fir branches near a picnic area facing the bay. Judy Shintani‘s gently ringing Ancestor Chimes are partly narrative, with text on oyster … Continue reading

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A gift, a perfect gift.

Bees have buzzed into my life. They are in my mind, my art, my sunflowers, and now I have a piece of their creation in my studio. Sweet fresh honey is dripping and sticky on my art table. Women friends … Continue reading

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Forest books mushroom

Image @ T. Folkerts Instead of going into landfill, why not take once loved books and make them into walls? The decaying pages make homes for mushrooms and insects and moss. Who knows, maybe mice and birds may enjoy the material … Continue reading

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