Cherie Siebert 'artsfish'

Cherie Siebert 'artsfish'
DC metro area, Maryland, USA
March 09
artsfish studio
Artist, traveler to distant and obscure places, seeker of knowledge, lover of all things creative, explorer of all things of interest, partner, mama of 2 little ones adopted from China, activist on a mission to right all things wrong, fixer of all things broken and .... a truly horrible cook. I grew up in a little town in Ohio but left due to a chronic case of boredom.

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JUNE 26, 2009 5:52PM

Yep, I was there. I had Farrah hair.

This image was previously featured in the December '08 post  Job. Jobs. Lots of jobs. All at once but not enough.
 (this post is a response to the Editor's Open Call to any of us who ever had Farrah hair) 

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DECEMBER 16, 2008 3:55PM

Revolution Holiday-El Zócalo! (99,998 Mexicans & 2 gringos)



A revolution sometimes requires the blood of martyrs, but sometimes all it requires is democracy, one vote at a time. In July of 2000, Mexican voters put an end to 71 years of corrupt rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI.)  Suddenly, the world's oldest one party statRead full post »

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DECEMBER 5, 2008 3:36PM

Job. Jobs. Lots of jobs. All at once but not enough.

 me 1980

It wasn’t that I had a horrible job, it was the fact that I had jobs, plural, multiple, to the nth degree, layered on one by  one in a frenzied attempt  to stay solvent in my "I-pay-all" college education. I was dazed , I was falling down exhausted and myRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 9, 2008 11:07PM

Wanderlust; a journey to Stonehenge



Driving south from Glastonbury, I check my map and conclude that I am about an hour from my second destination, Stonehenge. I settle in to enjoy the drive. It is an odd sensation -  driving on the opposite side of the road in the opposite seat from what one is… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 4, 2008 6:26PM

Poster & Graphic download; I Voted for Obama

I Voted Poster

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Poster detail

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The downloadable file is a high resolution PDF. You can u… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 31, 2008 1:54AM

Ghost Dreams

The Hug  

My grandparents were born well over a century ago, my parents were born in the 20's, and I in the 60's. This wide generational span meant that I was far, far removed in time from my grandparents.......

I've always had vivid dreams.  Sometimes my dreams are lucid. For those wh… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 27, 2008 3:42PM

Wanderlust; snapshots - Anhui, China

Anhui Door
Anhui Province is so beautiful. I was going to write something, but it would just detract from the photos, so here.............. 
Water buffalo
AnhuiUp Cobwebs
Anhui corridor 
 Other Wanderlust posts;
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OCTOBER 23, 2008 10:14PM

Election Poster; Calling all OS - help get out the vote

Vote poster  

There have been several posts on OS over the last few days warning against complacency, and I agree. There are a multitude of voters out there still weighing their decision, many of them are stuck between party loyalty and doing what they think is right. Let's help them make… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 19, 2008 10:06PM

Wanderlust Germany; Cologne Cathedral snapshots

 Arriving by train , my first view of Cologne is the magnificent Cathedral through the train station windows.... 
hotel Then, a short walk to Das Kleine Stapelhauschen, my pension in the historic fishmarket. The hotel (the coral building in the photo… Read full post »
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OCTOBER 17, 2008 6:36PM

Obama poster: hope in many languages

Obama Hope Poster

A quickie response to the open call for posters..... 



detail of poster




I have had several requests for print quality images, so I am posting each o… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 16, 2008 8:05PM

Poster: Money & McCain - what will he cost us?

What's the Bill?


What's the Bill? Detail 







I have had several requests for print quality images, so I am posting each oh its respective page.  Notes on printing; The files are formatted to print on letter sized pa… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 10, 2008 9:38PM

Autumn Wanderlust- Arizona & Colorado in October

Aspen trees
 Aspens on the road to the Grand Canyon
 Ghost town in Arizona
wood weathered log detail, top of the Grand Canyon, west rim
Arizona storm clouds near Sedona
Arizona Grand Canyon west rim
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OCTOBER 10, 2008 7:28AM

Saving Zoe

 Zoe and toy friends



When Claus, I, and Kai Dong arrived home from China in April with our new family member Ming Qiao, Claus and I were jet lagged, sleep deprived  and on the mend from the usual intestinal guck that one is likely to incur when/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 6, 2008 11:55AM

Wanderlust; in search of King Arthur - Glastonbury Abbey, UK

Glastonbury Abbey  Glastonbury Chapel interior, view from the east


Pulling into the Glastonbury Abbey parking lot, I gather my bag and camera and step out of the car to survey the beautiful day that I've been graced with. It's a sunny day with a crisp edge to it. TheRead full post »

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OCTOBER 4, 2008 10:02AM

auf wiedersehn Poldo, auf wiedersehn

Poldo in flowers
Poldo, ready for spring gardening. 
From his happy kittenhood in Vienna, Austria to his sojourn to the US, Poldo was my husband 's longtime and best animal friend. He was well into his adult years when he journeyed with Claus to this strange place far… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 10:59PM

Wanderlust; A walk in Dad's shoes-Piccadilly Circus, London




My father left behind a wealth of photos, many from his days as a US Air Force photographer during WWII. I've always loved going through them; a window into days long past that are otherwise unreachable to me. Some of the photos are

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 10:58PM

Wanderlust; Angkor Wat, Cambodia - by moto

Angkor Wat complex, Siem Reap Cambodia
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Now that I'm a  Mom of a little one and another on the way (not what you may think, these kids are adopted and sans the stretch marks) I have time to reminisce about recent past travels. One of my favorite solo travel experiences
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 7:20PM

Wanderlust - Anhui, China & the mystery of the missing faces

Ming Village, Anhui Province China
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The people of Anhui deceived Mao in a very unique way..............

The sun is hot. I'm in Anhui Province, China. As I wander through the winding passages of the Ming village, I glance at the cobbled path beneath my feet.… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 10:10PM

Wanderlust- Hindu Casket One-Stop Funeral Service -Singapore

Hindu Casket

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I saw this van on a morning walk through the streets of Singapore. Stopped me in my tracks! Painted on the side is "Hindu Casket One-Stop Funeral Service". Take a closer look.

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