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Evolution of a sketch artist: Six years in 60 sketches

Evolution of a sketch artist: Six years in 60 sketches

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 | 42 Comments

So often in life, change or growth happens intangibly; as artists, I love that we’re blessed to have such a visual record of our evolution. Here’s a look at my own journey over the past six years of growing as a sketch artist.

Sketching Nepal: At home in the jungle

Sketching Nepal: At home in the jungle

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

A love for simplicity is one of the greatest gifts my time in Asia gave me—or as Rilke wisely once said, a love for “the small things…great and immeasurable.” This short story from Nepal is in praise of such simplicity.

Sketching India: In praise of timeless places

Sketching India: In praise of timeless places

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 | 12 Comments

A deep love for spiced chai wasn’t the only thing I inherited from my time in India. I also discovered a love for long train journeys, a desire to live simply, and—most of all—an appreciation for timeless places.

Sketching Indonesia: On music and the magic of connection

Sketching Indonesia: On music and the magic of connection

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

Traveling isn’t only about discovering different cultures and new corners of the world; a special kind of magic happens when we bring what we love with us on a journey, and then share that love with the world.

Sketching Peru: In praise of the eternal moment

Sketching Peru: In praise of the eternal moment

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 | 7 Comments

Although I loved witnessing the world wonder of Machu Picchu, the greatest wonder I felt in Peru occurred on a much smaller scale—the scale of single slices of pineapple and of simple gifts, given simply.

Summer’s Sketchbook 2014.

Summer’s Sketchbook 2014.

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 | 25 Comments

From beautiful Vashon Island in the Pacific Northwest to the infinite beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I tried to pull out my sketchbook as often as possible during this stateside summer.

Summer’s Sketchbook: Inaugural edition.

Summer’s Sketchbook: Inaugural edition.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 | 21 Comments

I’m fascinated by how different the sketches in this Summer’s Sketchbook are. I’ve always loved that about art – how we each draw with our own “voice.” How boring would it be if we all sketched the world exactly the same?

Six weeks of Beneath the Lantern’s Glow…and a book-versary giveaway!

Six weeks of Beneath the Lantern’s Glow…and a book-versary giveaway!

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 | 12 Comments

Although i’s hard to believe that six weeks have officially passed since the launch of Beneath the Lantern’s Glow, I still want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who has ordered it – it’s thrilling to now see the book in your hands!

It’s launch time: A final countdown to Beneath the Lantern’s Glow.

It’s launch time: A final countdown to Beneath the Lantern’s Glow.

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 | 27 Comments

Through it all, I’m so grateful for the gift of these last two months – for not only have I been able to be present with my family, but I’ve also had the time to put together and publish my first book of travel sketches, Beneath the Lantern’s Glow.

Beneath the Lantern’s Glow: Introducing the book of travel sketches…and a giveaway!

Beneath the Lantern’s Glow: Introducing the book of travel sketches…and a giveaway!

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 | 150 Comments

There was a single round lantern directly above my head, floating over two banana trees. On a night when I’d felt entirely disconnected from the city, I was suddenly right where I needed to be. I was beneath the lantern’s glow.