Art Gallery & Cuban Art Adventures
Travel Art, Watercolor, Pen&Ink, Commissions
Cuban Art Adventures 2017, City-scapes, Place-scapes, House-portraits, Logo design, Murals, Illustrated Stories for All Ages by LQJ

Blog & News: LQJ Colorful Life 
Current projects from the art studio, urban garden & home
Find out about upcoming art shows, workshops, neighborhood growing events, and resources 
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LQJ Traveling Shoes
Snaps, Maps, & Stories from the Road

Slow-travel and organic living:  Australian farms and regenerative agriculture sites, Japanese homesteads, New Zealand mountaintops, Tran-Siberian Russian trains & St. Petersburg art, Berlin creative life...

English Language 
Teaching & Learning
Literacy, Literature, ESL, Tutoring, Editing, Classroom Teaching, Adult Ed, Urban Education

Open Road
Life Illustrated on Australia's Organic Farms
positive visions of real organic life, in paintings and stories

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Good Food Story

Good food is central to our homes and families, our health, our sense of fun and fabric of community, our local and global economies, and our ecology.  Like education and literacy, it is a basic human right -- a priority for our times.  Following my curiosity about good food, I've unfolded a journey around the world and back into my home community as a grower, artist, writer, and community organizer.  It started with seeds planted by two strong women in my life.  Read More...