Author Archives: Liz Barron

About Liz Barron

Returned US Peace Corps Volunteer (Armenia 17-19). Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger, cook, painter, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveller.

A message from Ruby

Wondering what to do to celebrate women this International Women’s Day? Empower one young woman from Armenia! Ruby–soccer player, international relations student and true original–won a coveted place at LCC, an international university in Lithuania. Her expenses–tuition, dormitory, books, food … Continue reading

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Keep these Noses in those Books

Today, National Book Day, it seems fitting that not one but TWO publishing companies have invested in Ruby and Erik. Thank you Sandra at New Bay Books and Peter at Medina Publishing. Thank you for knowing that book learning is … Continue reading

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Home Comforts–and Ugly Reminders

I find myself on the same stretch of the Ravenhill Road where I had a flat thirty-five years ago. Then, I chose not to notice the ragged flags that shawled every lamppost, flapping damply in the wind. I ignored the … Continue reading

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The Price of Peace.

Peace is ALWAYS something to be thankful for, and it ALWAYS comes at a price. Last night, Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, leader of the country’s Velvet Revolution which established democracy in 2018, and a man who himself fought for Artsakh … Continue reading

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The day I went to Shushi

Today in Nagorno-Karabakh, there is a terrible battle for Shushi. The city high on a mountain is of great strategic importance in the war between Armenians and Azerbaijan/Turkey. In 2019, I was fortunate to visit Shushi and learn a little … Continue reading

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November’s Art for Artsakh

USE this link to buy: Interested in providing humanitarian aid to the people of Armenia and Artsakh who have been bereaved, injured or displaced by the current war? All proceeds from Armenian landscapes sold here will be donated. Concerned … Continue reading

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Link to Liz Barron Originals Thank you for your interest. I hope you are successful in securing the painting you like most.

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Limited release: Liz Barron original acrylics

I am a pub singer of a painter. When it comes to drawing, I am a dad dancer. Perspective? I am the triangle player who misses her cue. In the world of amateur acrylics, I am rank. Nonetheless, at 12 … Continue reading

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Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh: an outsider’s guide.

Born in Belfast, I don’t like to write about disputes over territory; conflicts where opponents have different religions; and fights where no-one can agree when history starts. I despise situations where power-brokers act only in their own economic or strategic … Continue reading

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The Artist formerly known as…

I have been taking online classes in acrylic painting during lockdown (check out Racquel Keller’s classes here) and have found it an unexpected joy. I was never considered artistic at school or at home, but I have always loved colour … Continue reading

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