In 1965, Stablein drops out of Berkeley and travels to India and Nepal with
her lover. Their brief getaway turns into a seven year stay.
"There are times when I ask myself," stablein writes," what am I doing here?
My answer: to point, to study a culture; to uncover its secrets; to listen to
the whispering, the sacred oral traditions; to learn by heart the names and
faces of deities so I can capture their images on paper and strive to imbue each
image with the greatness of its namesake, its piritual essence. Art is my muse