BODY WORLDS: TIME & THE MIRROR

-Time and the Mirror -Body Worlds -Time is fleeting -TriciVenola ©17July 2010

The Body Worlds exhibit came to Istanbul Modern, and I sat on the floor right under this couple and drew them. Drawing necks was no problem after this.

SERDAR & TACHELLE
-Plein air with love -TriciVenola August ©2010

Caught them during the reception. Serdar worked at Kybele Hotel from the time he was 17. He and Tachelle fell in love some 15 years later. They live in Canada with their two daughters. A happy ending!!

RAYAN ON BUYUKADA

-Rayan one night on Buyukada. -TriciVenola July ©2010 

I liked the the balance between Rayan’s medusa face, surrounded by frivolous hair like black lace, and the sparkly lacy chandelier. O that was a happy day. 

Rayan in the square at Eminonu
DOODLES OF FRIENDS
-Lewis’s friends always have the most interesting faces-Frances -Lewis -Michael-Istiklal November 2010 with Lewis just before his retirement. -TriciVenola July ©2010

After a distinguished international career in the US Diplomatic Corps, Lewis lives on Mt Shasta now and I swear he flies around it on a carpet. Michael lives with his wife and daughters in Vermont. Frances and I are still here in Turkey, and am I glad she’s here.

Ömer Koç and the Greek Patriarch listening to Joyce DiDonato singing Chopin, under the Byzantine cross in Hagia Irene. Me, I was in heaven, too enraptured to notice the scratching of my own pen. The price of plein air.

Lewis & Me
AUDIENCE
—TriciVenola September 11 ©2010

A SCREAM IN THE CUP

-In the bottom of the cup was…nothing. “There is nothing! Nothing! Very bad!” exclaimed the young man, reading my coffee grounds. I was bemused, but he was so upset that I carefully drew the grounds. -A week later: HACKED. Thanks to Google’s inhuman policies, I lost everything. -A friend sent the scammers $15,000 and then died of cancer. Don’t trust the Cloud. -If I could’ve talked to a human, we could have saved something. Like, my friend’s $15,000. -Screaming figure in my coffee cup one week [later] my email account was hacked by scammers. GOOGLE NEVER RESPONDED. I lost over 700 contacts. -It took years to recover. -TriciVenola ©September 2010

We’d been hacked but did they care? 

YGOR & PINKIE

-Business as usual! -Ygor biting his nails & Pinkie switching his tail.-TriciVenola September ©2010
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