Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because I do not have to cook and the food is delicious. This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. I enjoyed his post, but I am so pleased not to be in the city, and in Kerala.

2018 151

Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a shrimp poboy from Johnny's in New Orleans.

2018 141

Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the corner of Dauphine and Spain, in the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the second of a three part series. 

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the first in a series of three. 

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is another quick small pairing of a sea shell. It was also demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a quick small pairing of a sea shell. I was a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays.

2018 141

Painting of Yellow Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a quick small pairing of yellow orchids. I started it as a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I did on Tuesday.

2018 141

Painting of Duck Confit with Duck Fat Fries

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of duck confit with duck fat fries. This was our most popular dish while we were in France this summer.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlily at Giverney Number 2

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of one more of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.

2018 141

Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 24" acrylic painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart doing a solo gig at Chicki Was Was, New Orleans.

2018 130

Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices.

2018 130

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Three

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the third of a three part series. 

2018 130

Painting of Waterlilies at Giverny, France

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of some of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.

France 141

Painting of Sunflower Shadows

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of sunflowers and their shows in Talance, France, just outside Bordeaux.

2018 141

Painting of French Tomatoes

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of  tomatoes I found where we stayed in the Loire Valley. They were intensely sweet.

2018 141

Painting of Apples in a Blue Bowl

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of apples in a blue bowl.

2018 130

Painting of New Orleans Drum Major Number 3

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a drum major at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took.

2018 141

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of a jazz singer at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took.

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" square oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site.

2018 130

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 24" x 24" acrylic painting of the New Orleans singer, Arsene DeLay.m It is from a photo that I took of her singing at Jazz Fest 2014.

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the dappled light.

2018 130

The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another example which I experienced myself: I recently received an explanation from a barista how we could make delicious cappuccino. This week I co-organized the #Trainingtrends2018 session in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with some 90 participants. It was fun.

2018 130

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

2018 130

Painting of British Figs

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of figs based on a photo I took in the Wye Valley in the UK. 

2018 130

Painting of the Marigny New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of homes on Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

2018 130

Painting of Raw Oysters in New Orleans

Portals and KM

I can assure you that they and the rest were delicious.  Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a dozen raw oysters in New Orleans.

2018 130

Painting of Yellow and Orange Peppers

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting. It was done from life and I focused on using complementary colors for the shadows. I like to think of them as a family of peppers.

2018 130

Painting of White Mountains Cabin

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in Crawford Notch. It was done plein air. 

2018 130

Painting of Orchids in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of orchids. It was done as a demonstration at the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.

2018 130

Painting of Mt. Jefferson White Mountains New Hampshire

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting from my first attempts at plein air painting in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 2010. This one shows Mt.

2018 130

Painting of Marigny Homes New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of homes on Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

2018 130

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

I recently returned from co-facilitating my most delicious gig of the year: the Northwest Chocolate Festival UnConference. It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long. I’ve heard experts tell me what to do and how to do it.

2018 130

Painting of Marigny Opera House, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the steps and doors at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. I like the weather doors and marble steps.

2018 130

Painting of Mardi Gras #18

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a Mardi Gras Krewe member. It is based on a photo I took a few years ago. 

2018 130

Painting of Mardi Gras #17

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a Mardi Gras Krewe member. It is based on a photo I took a few years ago. 

2018 130

Painting of a Black Dog

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12' x 12" acrylic painting of a black dog. He belonged to my cousin and was much loved. 

2018 130

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of a jazz singer at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others and wanted to try it again on a larger scale to allow for more detail. 

2018 100

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 12" square oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did a larger one on a sunny day to capture the dappled light.This one is a detail of the larger one now done in full shade. It is amazing the impact of light on both colors and the relationship between colors. 

2018 100

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 24" x 24" acrylic painting of the New Orleans singer, Arsene DeLay.m It is from a photo that I took of her singing at Jazz Fest 2014. I have always enjoyed her singing at places like Buffa's and the Spotted Cat. 

2018 100

Painting of New Orleans Drum Major Number 3

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a drum major at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others but sold them and wanted to try it again on a larger scale. 

2018 100

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans

Portals and KM

Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices. Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the dappled light. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

2018 100