Binkley Begins Work in Studio in Seravezza, Italy

Written by Michael Binkley, September 9, 2018

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A big part of Michelle’s and my Intermission Year abroad is for me to once again work under the Tuscan sun in a marble carving studio, this time in Seravezza, Italy. After three months of traveling across the USA, the […]

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Steel Sculpture at Kuresaarre Castle, Estonia

Written by Michael Binkley, August 6, 2018

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Michelle and I drove from Oslo, through Sweden to our most northern point of our “Intermission Year” at Kalix, before driving down the length of Finland to Helsinki, then on the ferry to Estonia.

We were hosted at our friend, Kara at her […]

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Visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway

Written by Michael Binkley, July 9, 2018

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Many years ago, longtime supporters and collectors, the Stormorkens told me about a sculpture park in their native country that I simply had to visit. As a stone sculptor, they felt I really should know about Gustav Vigeland and his work. I researched […]

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Visit the Royal Palace Gardens in Oslo, Norway

Written by Michael Binkley, July 5, 2018

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We walked from our B&B through a bit of Oslo, Norway and discovered the Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Sculpture Park within the Royal Palace Gardens. It is designed specifically for children, by children. The project was started in 2016 and is funded […]

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Michael Binkley Discovers the Sondervig Sand Sculpture Festival

Written by Michael Binkley, July 3, 2018

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I have been volunteering on the Grouse Mountain Snow Sculpting Team in Vancouver, BC, Canada for three years now, and the team captain is a retired international sand sculpture competitor. Alan Matsumoto has regaled me with stories of his work, and I have […]

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Michael Binkley Experiences Solstice 2018 at Stonehenge

Written by Michael Binkley, June 30, 2018

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I had the great privilege to be invited by our UK host, Zoe to join her and her friend, Catherine to attend Summer Solstice at Stonehenge.

I have long been interested in Stonehenge and its mysterious construction over 3,000 years ago  to […]

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Binkley’s Year Abroad Explained

Written by Michael Binkley, June 29, 2018

Although I’ve written a post about why Michelle and I are working and travelling abroad for a year, here is a visual recap for you. This was recorded in our rental car, driving across the plains of USA, enroute to New York City to board the Queen Mary 2 for our trans-Atlantic crossing.

Binkley in NYC, USA with Art and Architecture, Awaiting Boarding the QM2

Written by Michael Binkley, June 8, 2018

We have made it safely to Brooklyn, NY, USA after 7 days driving across the continent. When we crested the last ridge of New Jersey and saw the Manhattan skyline, we were excited and relieved. We made the decision to enter Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel, cross the island into Brooklyn where our B&B is […]

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Michael Binkley Half-way Across North America Enroute to Europe

Written by Michael Binkley, June 3, 2018

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Michelle and I are half-way across the USA tonight, stopping in Rockford, IL. Two days ago, we drove through the eastern half of Montana, and were impressed with the expansive vistas from the highway. In places, it seemed one could almost […]

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Michael Binkley Embarks on a Year Abroad

Written by Michael Binkley, May 31, 2018

It has been a long-time dream for Michelle and I to live and work abroad for a year, and we are finally executing the plan. We have said goodbye to our cozy home in North Vancouver, BC,  Canada and are on our way to the UK and Europe.

My blog will shift a little […]

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