Amy Meya



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green living

Posted by [email protected] on January 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1)

to add on to the many reasons I want to visit Dominica, another important one is that they are poised to be the first island in the Caribbean to go entirely geothermal for their power. They are concerned about the safety, but more excited about the potential.

The islands are all volcanic and are perfect canidates for geothermal electric grids, that could provide free electricity to the citizens and perhaps sell energy to neighboring islands. It is a great topic, and this is one article...

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making contact

Posted by [email protected] on January 15, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

so, that is where I want to go, that is who I want to work with, how...... HOW does that work? I do not know (I feel like quoting Dr. Seuss here... I do not know, go ask your dad) I am kind of sure he doesn't know either. But I am still trying.

Goal: travel to Dominica, work with artists there, explore nature to expand my work   

boiling lake

Posted by [email protected] on January 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

so, I read that Dominica has the second largest boiling lake in the world and it is worth a trek (major hike apparently) to go see it. I thought that sounded like a great challenge for me to take on, along with the general challenge of getting to Dominica in the first place and meeting and working with some artists there. But, I wondered, what is a boiling lake, why is that so special and from some of the pictures it just looks like a lake with a lot of fog around it set on the top of ...

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one year later

Posted by [email protected] on January 13, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

PInterest is one of those strange things that requires a lot of time, if you are interested in it, and then forget about... that is my story anyway. Last year on a couple of cold days I decided to create some pinterest boards and I completely forgot about them until today when by email I was notified that someone was following one of my boards.

I created a board on Dominica too and I completly forgot about some of these images, this one in particular is amazing:

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getting there

Posted by [email protected] on January 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the interesting links on the Dominica travel website is "how to get here" , huh? Just book a flight right? Well, I guess it isn't that easy. They do have two airports, but some airlines only fly into Dominica three times a week, and only once on that day. There are several hubs in the Caribbean with direct flights and from the US San Juan, PR is the closest, but from the research I have done a stay over in S...

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oh right, why Dominica?

Posted by [email protected] on January 11, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

well, why not?!

That is a valid question, honestly it is not entirely a boring story. Interesting may be a stretch.

So, in 2009 and 2010 Kansas City had blizzards that we haven't experienced for a decade, in 2010, we had plans to drive to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico, any beach would do, because 2009 was such a horribly cold winter. We had to delay our plans by a day because of a two foot snow storm on Christmas Eve. In 2011, around November, we got a dusting of snow and I decid...

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art in Dominica

Posted by [email protected] on January 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been really thinking about how my artwork will come into play on my trip. I have contacted an arts and crafts organization and a local artist who is quite renouned in the region ( and deserves a world stage, his work is really great and I will create a post on him soon) who I hope to meet in person.  I want to be able to meet working artists, and I hope I can create some work of my own while I am there. That is what is not defined. Where will I be able to purchase clay, will I be ...

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Prairie to Archipeligo

Posted by [email protected] on January 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

My family and friends are tired of hearing about my obsession with Dominica, so I will just vent my thoughts on the internet, why not?

I will call this daily rant a countdown to Dominica, it is getting closer and closer to reality. I found a place to stay, we are going to spend half the time on the Atlantic coast in a town called Rosalie which has an eco lodge with tree houses ! Yes, we are g...

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scenes from a drought

Posted by [email protected] on July 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday on my morning bike ride I decided to take my camera along with me to memorialize some of the trees and plants that are dying due to this horrible drought. I was pretty pleased with some of the shots I got, one in particular is a nice stone planter, very traditional and formal, with the dying plant as the centerpiece.

I got some good shots today as well, towards the end of my ride I discovered a ga...

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Wants and needs can be the same thing

Posted by [email protected] on July 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It feels like a long time since I have had a passionate desire for something, I feel passionate about so many things, but the last time I remember feeling desperately passionate about wanting something was when I decided I wanted a second child.

Our first son was such an amazing experience, as all first children are, I don't need to rewrite the book on how the first sight of your first born is life changing, it has been done. I experienced all the joy, love, excitement, hope and deep so...

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