Welcome to After the Monsoon. At one level, it is the place to find out about my art, my teaching and my work and escorted journeys in Nepal.
At another level After the Monsoon is a celebration of waking up and having another chance to have a go at living a compassionate and mindful life.
Why After the Monsoon?
During the monsoon, Nepal is a sea of swirling colour. Mud laden rivers surge, gutters gush, lightning cracks, thunder crashes and sweat flows.
After the monsoon, the world is aglow. Greens of such intensity they nearly hurt your eyes. Colour abounds – vermillion, magenta, violet, scarlet and glowing yellows. This vibrant fertility is my metaphor for abundant generosity. It feeds my passion for colour and nourishes my art and my teaching.
I no longer live in Nepal but spend months there each year with the women of Samunnat Nepal and taking interested travellers on the Colourful Journey. Read more about me here and please enjoy exploring the site and reading my blog. My art continues to be inspired very much by the place I am in, whether it’s Nepal, the desert or, more recently, scampering in a middle aged way around Mt Ainslie.
welcome back was it another successful trip to Samunnat,good idea starting a day care for the kids,
can not wait to get back to Nepal in September,but until then I have quilts to make 2 done 5 more to go,
We “met” through SSM and BBB. Traced you at last – through Cynthia Tinapple’s Book. (Did not want to bother D or T with my search for you.)
I am returning from South Africa to Auckland around October this year as my Permanent Residency application to New Zealand was successful.
I have this urge to offer my help for the Nepal project. I don’t have a clue why, or what, or when or anything. Just this urge to offer assistance.
What is it you want me to do? What is it you are begging the Universe about?
Darling Sarah!!! I have been a bit hopeless with my blog but am returning to it. I have only just found this comment and will try to email you because you may well have given up on me buy now. You wouldn’t happen to be a web designer? That is one thing we have been begging the Universe about. Alternatively, come on the Colourful Journey trip next year and see what happens! I will email. I am in Nepal now. My last full week here before returning to Oz to reconnect with family. It has been an amazing time. I never for one second take for granted that I can be a tiny part of this. Looking forward to talking!
This is Julia, we “met” through classes with Dan and Tracy. I just wanted to tell you again that I really do love the bangle project that was just published in the polymer studio magazine, and decided I’d like to say hello again, and learn more about your journey with polymer clay as well as the work you do in Nepal. I have learned so much from Dan and Tracy and decided after sharing a classroom with you, that I’d like to get to know you!
Dear Julia, as you can see I have not checked my messages so recently! It is wonderful to hear from you and it was great to share the class room with you. What a class! I have made few small pieces with my veneers but am still exploring how to move on from slavishly copying Dan and make the technique a tool. Where are you based Julia? I know I asked before!