Portugal was the first country I ever pulled out my sketchbook in, on a weekend trip to Porto in 2011, so I can’t wait to host my first travel sketching tour in the very place I began my own journey as a sketch artist.
As Alain de Botton writes in The Art of Travel, there’s nothing like a train journey to inspire creative thought — so I hope the #TalesonRail artist-in-residence will bring inspiration to our own Moment Catchers community.
It was only by thinking about the birds that I could pin down what it is I love so much about the Northern Lights — that the lights are as animate and awe-inspiring as any creature in the universe; they’re alive.
As I sat and sketched in Tromsø, I loved looking up at the cathedral’s turquoise steeple, keeping time by the clocks on its churchtower, and thinking once again of my favorite equation for enoughness.
While getting to see Lofoten’s rugged peaks from the water was a welcome change in perspective, the greatest gift of our journey to Tromsø was the number of surprising connections it held.
On a brisk Sunday morning in Stockholm, I can remember the feeling of being on the brink of it all. As though hidden behind a cobblestoned bend of its own, our future lay out of sight, but still within reach.