September 4, 2012By ariniUncategorized 2 Comments

this site! Friends interested in textile art, Islamic art, or history, this is a good site to spend an afternoon… and this exhibit earlier this year. be still my heart!

“I like coffee, I like tea…”

August 31, 2012By ariniUncategorized No Comments

Ran across this little sketch this morning while unpacking. Drew it last month on Friday the 13th, the last day of CELTA training. Don’t read too much into it, I was just happy to have time to enjoy a proper cup of tea, draw again, and enjoy the silence of a slow morning. Fittingly, my … Read More

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

August 9, 2012By ariniUncategorized

Before heading out the door on my journey, back at the beginning of the year, I found a copy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda. This is something I’d been meaning to read for some time and a receipt tucked in between two pages indicated that it was one … Read More

Izmir, Turkey

August 4, 2012By ariniSafe Passage No Comments

When I went to Izmir earlier this year, I was struck by how many animals there were roaming around. Naturally, it seemed like a good idea to count them all. Then it expanded to include counting interesting/unusual people I saw. It was a chance for me to practice counting in Turkish and make some silly … Read More

July 30, 2012By ariniUncategorized

Please excuse the mess as this site gets reestablished. Thank you!

July 30, 2012By ariniSafe Passage No Comments

March 30, 2012 Izmir, Turkey Doesn’t seem to matter much what city or country I’m in, give me a park bench, some sunshine, and a breeze. Maybe a beautiful body of water and some pen and paper too, if it’s a really good day. And today is a really good day. Seems to be a … Read More