FeaturedPhilippines, Travel

Travel, An Awakening

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel didn’t always thrill me. The first memory I have of an airport was an ugly tarp in the old…

FeaturedArt, journeys

How to Paint a Soul

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt wasn’t so much an answer, but a question, rather: How to paint a soul? How do you paint what…

Art, Czech Republic, Inspiration, Travel

4 Places to Find Creative Inspiration in Czechia (Hint: Not Prague, But Close)

Reading Time: 5 minutes“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,” artist Chuck Close once…

Czech Republic, Family, Inspiration, Travel

Sketchbook Journeys & Nostalgia in the Czech Republic

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe first time I stepped into the chilly Czech Republic, John and I weren’t yet married. It was our first…

Travel, travel artist

5 Reasons to Visit Local Farmers’ Markets Wherever You Travel

Reading Time: 4 minutesWant to hear the true heartbeat of a city? Head to its local farmer’s markets. In Kampala, it was Owino,…

Italy, Philippines

Colors of Autumn in Italy

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Italy, Travel

Pompeii: A Buried Treasure

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Italy, Travel

Seeing Pisa: The Tiny Leaning Tower

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Experiencing Italy: Our Adventure Begins!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe goal is a little ambitious: to see as much of the Italian coast as we can while the kids…

Art, Italy

Discovering Ferrara!

Reading Time: 4 minutesFerrara took me and my sketchbook by surprise.   On a whim, I decided to go with Ellie, my four-year-old,…