Thursday, November 12, 2009

Home From Fantastic Moscow, a Short Post

I arrived home from Moscow last night, and I'm still a bit jet-lagged, so only one picture for now. This wonderful statue is one of 76 statues in the Moscow Metro station "Ploschad Revolutsii". The Metro is simply unbelievable. The stations are like museums; each has a theme, and some of them are simply filled with astonishingly lovely works of art. 

This statue of a soldier and his dog is one of four similar statues in this station, you will notice that the dog's nose is shiny....because almost everyone gives it a gentle touch as they pass by; this is for good luck.

Moscow is an incredible city, and I was privileged to have a wonderful and thoughtful guide to show me so much in such a short time, (Thank you, Julia!!) I have lots of pictures that I'll be posting, but this is one of my favorites; a little Moscow doggy that everyone who passes by touches, and maybe loves a little bit.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Second Day of Teaching in Moscow!

Today was my second day of teaching, (this is me with today's students), this has been such an incredible experience, with a very talented and patient group of students. For some reason, today I was a walking disaster...dropping hot beads on the floor, etc. Fortunately, no damage was done, and no one was hurt, at least not badly hurt, thank goodness.These wonderful people have a good sense of humor, and I'm grateful for that! One more day, and then I'll so some sightseeing and *ahem* shopping. Just a bit of shopping.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm in Moscow!!

I arrived last night, safe and sound. It's very different here, and I'm a bit jet-lagged, but it's pretty incredible.

Just one picture for now;
the view from my room.

More later!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Really Great Weekend

Just had an incredible weekend of teaching. Seriously incredible. I'm beat, but man...I'm happy.  Thanks to:

Bev, Melanie, Pam, Earlyn, Andrea, and Sue for being such a great (and fun, and friendly), group, you guys did difficult stuff, and you ROCKED it!!  It doesn't get any better, seriously.

And Joanne, as and your studio are a joy.

Now I'm going to have a beer and start packing for Russia. Have a great week, everyone!!