The Japanese Art of Kintsugi Many of you know that I lived in Japan for nearly 8 years.  It is where I studied Art and started my career as an artist.  Now that I am living in Singapore, there are…

May 24, 2020

Two months ago (today is March 30), even just 4 weeks ago; I was looking forward to a Spring Break and Summer vacation with each side of our family.  Living in Singapore, with family spread across the US, including my…

March 30, 2020

When I lived in Japan, I took Sumi-E/Nihonga Painting classes for 6 years.  Sumi-E literally means black ink on white paper.  It is an Asian art form that came to Japan from China in the 15th century.  There is a wonderful history behind Oriental…

February 23, 2020

It’s been about three months since we arrived in Singapore.And it feels like I have been in “moving mode” for 10 months.  As an expat with children, even though my spouse starts a new job in a new city –…

November 2, 2019

Just a couple weeks ago, I sat in our apartment in Tokyo watching the moving company pack up the remnants of life in Japan.  We are onto our next expatriate assignment to Singapore via the USA.   My family has spent…

June 28, 2019

ARTISTIC ADVENTURE – INDIA PART 1: THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE IN MUMBAI This past December, I and my family returned to our roots with a trip to India.  Having spent summers in Mumbai with my family and given that my…

February 14, 2019

ARTISTIC EVOLUTION Back in August when I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico on my Artist Retreat, I spent a wonderful afternoon with Nancy Reyner (www.nancyreyner.com) and wrote about it my September blog.    https://www.rshah-studio.com/even-artists-need-a-retreat/   Nancy is one of my…

November 19, 2018

LIQUID GLASS As promised, (a little later than I intended) the second blog about my wonderful art retreat to Santa Fe, New Mexico this past August. I spent an afternoon at the Liquid Light Glass Factory in Santa Fe. https://www.liquidlightglass.com…

October 20, 2018

EVEN ARTISTS NEED A RETREAT! It was “me-time”. I decided to plan this trip as an “Artist’s Retreat”. I spent 6 whole days in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. I packed my drawing and painting tools, including paper and…

September 17, 2018

WATER Connections between water and life are absolute. Water destructs, energizes, and heals; transforming all life and spirit. My newest collection is themed “Water”. Since I was a young girl, I remember submersing myself in the town’s municipal swimming pool…

June 16, 2018