Де я? Where am I

Де я? Where am I?

This is the theme of my time here in Lviv so far. However, it could be a metaphorical reminder to live life in the moment. Frequently stoping and taking in where you are and deciding if that is where you want to be. I continue to get turned around, but I am no longer afraid to change direction.

The weather in Lviv was blue sky sunny and beautiful today, but cold. Glad I remembered to wear my sweater under my wind breaker, but really missing my gloves.

Below is a photo of me riding on my #8 tram. Today I discovered that if I stay on the right path it is only a 5 minute walk from my apartment, not the 10 minutes it has taken earlier in the week. Getting back home, is still another story. Can’t seem to go back the way I came. I’m constantly aware of needing to cross at the crosswalks. Cars do not seem to want to stop, so I wait to join a group crossing. Are there no traffic lights in Lviv?

Today Irene and I were taken to a wonderful Cafe called Biscuit. Pan Orest treated us to apple strudel, coffee and a taste of pine cone liquer. Then we took a quick look at Strysyikyi park, famous for it’s black swans. I can remember visiting this park with my father and being excited about seeing black swans for the first time. I will need to find my way back here as the weather warms up.

I am eager to get to the studio tomorrow morning. My studio mate Kseniia said they will be unloading the kiln. I look forward to see the wonderful work these students have made.

Hope to write more tomorrow.

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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