lady sings the blues

This is my portrait of Billie Holiday. It took 3 weeks to finish. Portraits are hard. The woman in the picture is pretty but might not look like Holiday but I portrayed her sadness . . . Advertisements

“mom made hot apple cider”

I remember . . . “I was living in the northern island “Hokkaido” until 3.  It is the snowy country.  My brothers went to the wood cut up the cedar, tried to decorate the tree like a Christmas tree.  We knew very little about Christmas then.  We put cotton and saved silver paper found in…