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My Current VIDA Design Collection

The Purple Spray design did not meet the required 3 pre-orders so it will no longer be available for purchase. Currently, the following items from my design collection are available. Use the code VIDAVOICES to get 20% off your order. Here’s where to order:


Steaming Rocks Silk Top, $75


Glamour Girl Scarf, $40


Black Tupelo Scarf, $40


Autumn Leaves Scarf, $40

What a trip!

We just came back from a long trip (Honolulu, Kiritimati or Christmas Island, Manila, Bangkok, Siem Reap, UK) which took almost two months.  There were lots of mishaps in the beginning including (for me) a 2-hour flight delay from DC to Honolulu, (for us) an18-hour flight delay from Honolulu to Christmas Island, (for me) a dog attack/bite on the beach there, a missed art class in Honolulu I was hoping to attend, and my husband cutting his fishing trip short due to a skin infection.  From Manila, he flew to England to see his parents and was welcomed by rainy, cold, and windy weather.  I was luckier.  It was hot in Manila but not that unbearable.  The Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok was nowhere near the scene of anti-government riots and demonstrations and the street food around there was just delicious.  Siem Reap was a wonderful experience.  The temples were magnificent, the people friendly and gentle.  I stayed at the Golden Temple Hotel and the staff could not do enough for its guests.  I will never forget the traditional Khmer massage I had there.  It was the best massage I’ve ever had. 

Empower Filipino Women

I just started a new petition and I hope you can sign — it is called: Responsible Parenthood for Filipino Women

For those against abortion, please note that the RH Bill, which was suspended indefinitely by the Philippine Supreme Court, does not legalize abortion.  All it does is provide free access to contraceptives to the nation’s poorest and sex education in schools.  This issue is very important to me, and I need your help to do something about it!

Campaigns like this always start small, but they grow when people like us get involved — please take a second right now to help out by signing and passing it on.

To the Hotshots

Dedicated to the 19 members of the elite group of firefighters, Hotshots, who were killed in the Yarnell, Arizona wildfire. This is to remind us how unpredictable and deadly wildfires can be.

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Wildfire, Oil on Canvas, 21″ x 31″

Vacation rental scam!

We have been scammed by a guy who phished a Florida realtor’s email. We had already transfered funds to a Barclays account in Surrey, England of a VIKTOR STOIAN (probably Eastern European), before we found out from the real property manager that it was a scam. There were other victims. So, beware!!! The Washington Post Travel section on Sunday, May 26, had a special article about this. We were stupid to wire funds to a foreign country.  Remember to always pay by credit card and check their email addresses!