travel sketch of the month: february edition.
Happy Monday! Or is that too much of an oxymoron?
Either way, I hope you had a splendid weekend. Despite a few unseasonable showers here in south Goa on Saturday (and thus a few leaks through my clay tile roof), the rain didn’t stop us from celebrating my friend Hannah’s birthday that night.
It’s now Monday afternoon, my roof has been given some tender loving care, and I’m excited to introduce a new little feature on the blog. Since confessing my decision to take my travel sketching seriously last September, I’ve loved sharing a few more milestones along the way with you – such as doing a series of sketches at the Jimbaran Puri Bali resort in Bali in October.
Now, I thought I’d go one step further and start publishing a sketch of the month here, to be shared *just with you* on The Great Affair. And to kick it off, I thought it was only fitting to start with a sketch from Goa.
One of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood is called Magic View, and no matter if you’re sat in the front section looking towards Patnem Beach or at a few tables out back overlooking Colomb Bay, the view is indeed, well, magic. The shore is lined with big black boulders, fishing boats are often pulled up on the beach, and hills in the distance have a certain way of grounding this tropical scene.
Here’s the view I knew I had to call home:
make it yours:
In a brief moment of technological inspiration (trust me, they don’t happen often), I asked my dear friend Google for the average ratio of desktop and screensaver photos, so I believe that if you click on and save this photo here, it should be just the right size for the screen of your favorite machine.
I hope it brings a balmy breeze your way this month, no matter the temperature outside your window.
oh, and catch my travel sketch art elsewhere on the interweb:
Last year, I had the pleasure of serving as contributing editor of WildJunket, a digital travel magazine founded by travel blogger Nellie Huang and her photographer husband Alberto Molero. After we released the first issue, I suggested starting a section for travel sketches…thankfully, she loved the idea!
Just this week Nellie and Alberto launched a new website just for the magazine, and the excellent news is that you can now read every issue there for free. Go check it out – and be sure to flip to the next-to-last page for a sketch from yours truly.