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Sketching the Northern Lights: In praise of being astonished

Sketching the Northern Lights: In praise of being astonished

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 | 15 Comments

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.

Sketching Norway: Gratitude at the top of the world.

Sketching Norway: Gratitude at the top of the world.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 | 14 Comments

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.

Sketching Norway: Surprise voyage on the Skydancer.

Sketching Norway: Surprise voyage on the Skydancer.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 | 21 Comments

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.

A tale of three sketchbooks in Sweden.

A tale of three sketchbooks in Sweden.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 | 15 Comments

To land in Stockholm, and have my first port-of-call be a place that some of my best friends had stayed in not two months earlier, was a welcome point of connection to my San Francisco community.

Sketching Sweden: A full-circle return to Stockholm.

Sketching Sweden: A full-circle return to Stockholm.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 | 8 Comments

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.

Sketching Lofoten: At home in the far north.

Sketching Lofoten: At home in the far north.

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 | 9 Comments

My time on Lofoten so far has reminded me of one of my favorite life lessons—that no matter how well we think we know what we need from a journey, sometimes the universe knows even better…

An illustrated history of Girona.

An illustrated history of Girona.

Posted on Apr 6, 2015 | 17 Comments

Here in Catalonia, where there’s such a debate taking place over the region’s future, it seemed all the more important—vital, even—to understand Girona’s past before I could begin to imagine its path forward.

Drawing connections in Girona.

Drawing connections in Girona.

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 | 19 Comments

For me, every connection is a tiny knot in the thousand fraying threads we carry with us. Every encounter is a part of the larger tapestry coming to life, slowly being woven into significance.

From Colombia to Costa Brava: Introducing a new sketching adventure.

From Colombia to Costa Brava: Introducing a new sketching adventure.

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 | 40 Comments

If sketching the mural in Athens taught me anything, it’s that new ideas do indeed have a way of stretching our minds, just as windows are opened to the coming of spring.

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.