Beginning to blog again……by remembering India…...

The ever changing landscape of the digital realm, is the main reason my blog from India is no longer live on the internet….the software I was using to create and manage my blog during my Fulbright grant time in India no longer 'works', whatever that means right….so I had to get a whole new website situation going and learn a whole new set of technological tools and if you can believe it... there was no way to just magically transfer the information into the new website software! Whaaa! One would think at this advanced stage in our digital age that this would be no problem…that someone, somewhere would have invented an app or some control + alt + delete combo to use and WHA-LAH the information transfers from one thingamajig website to another. Nope…..and I guess it should be a relief in such a digital age that as a human, I have an important role to play in making the 'tech stuff' work……..

Two students at Rajghat Besant - these two guys were my best helpers with the mural project, they were practically my shadows!  It was a great feat and surprise to get the fellow on the left to smile - he was always so serious all the time...aren’t they the cutest!!!!

Two students at Rajghat Besant - these two guys were my best helpers with the mural project, they were practically my shadows!  It was a great feat and surprise to get the fellow on the left to smile - he was always so serious all the time...aren’t they the cutest!!!!

A gallery of images from Krishnamurti……..

Now that I have found a reasonable comfort level with this new website and being all hooked into the social media platforms that seem to be the new way we communicate and share our lives with the world..….I must confess, I feel a bit rusty at blogging…I'm going to repost some of my blogs from my Fulbright grant time in India with some new thoughts now that I have been back home for some time……there are some days I can't believe I was in India! The difference in living is really hard to explain….the way we live here in America and our cultureal relationship to time really shapes and impacts memory and notions of place and priority…not better or worse….just extremely different. 

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In this post I will recall my time at the Krishnamurti/Raj Ghat school. I spent a week at the Krishnmurti school as a visiting artist for their 'Cultural Week'. There were artists, dancers, traditional craftsman from various parts of India at the school to present workshops to the students at the school.  My workshop was to create a mixed media mural with the 6th and 7th grade students. They students were so wonderful to work with and I really enjoyed my time with them…..here are some memories of my week at Krishnamurti/Raj Ghat……...

Also, I am working to rebuild my blogging muscles in preparation for blogging the experience and adventure of my residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana during March and April! 

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