Back to reality…
I just returned this afternoon from our trip, and I am now getting ready to move in to my dorm tomorrow and then starting class the next day- it shall be a whirlwind of a week!
Paris was the last part of our adventure, and it was truly lovely. The city itself in gorgeous- I finally understand how people see it as romantic. Some highlights for me were strolling along the Seine lined with old book stands, wandering down the glistening grand boulevards and cute side streets dotted with little stores and dozens of sweet shops, the amazing views from the top of various old monuments, and the food (particularly our special dinner with a view of the Eiffel Tower glittering on the hour). I hope to return to this beautiful city again in the future, because there are still so many things there for me to discover!
All in all, this was an amazing adventure. And going back to school now after spending so much time with my family feels a bit funny. But I am excited for a new start.
Looking back, I truly savored this summer. I learned a great deal from my internships, got to explore different parts of the world as well as got to know my own city better, spent time working on and improving my dancing and drawing, and spent time with people who mean the world to me. I hope that this coming semester will be filled with great things, and I’m excited for what’s in store next!
Back to reality…
I wrote this on the train this morning to Paris, and am extremely excited for the last leg of this amazing trip! I wanted to take the time to post about out most recent adventure- exploring the french countryside. We spent a few days in the beautiful Alsace region of France where we got to wander through storybook towns, drive through endless rows of vineyards, and where I also got to finally practice my french! We had a really wonderful time, and I fell in low with the sweetness of the little villages as well as with the larger city of Strasbourg. Half timbered houses are just too charming!
I am hoping to truly savor this last little bit of adventure left in store for us.
Hello from France everyone!
Soooo I meant to post an update right before my trip but I kinda forgot, so I took advantage of the first time having wifi for almost a week.
Before leaving I did get I art quite a bit since I was home after my internships were done. I made a digital painting for my dad’s birthday of me and him wandering the town of vail on our past ski trip to Colorado. I also did some crafty things with my sister since she was also home. We made bookmarks for school out of clay and paper clips, and we painted mason jar mugs! Mine was very inspired by the amazing artist Katie Daisy, and my sister decorated hers with Jane Austen quotes.
Then I was off on our family trip to Europe! Greece was our first stop, and we stayed with our grandparents on one of the island’s my family is from. Plenty of wonderful ultramarine ocean swimming, yummy Greek food (papoutsakia everydaaayyyy soooo gooood), beautiful ports, old villages, time to sketch things, and great family relaxation time. No wifi though, both a good and bad thing.
We then set out to Switzerland for part 2 of our adventure. It has been my dream to hike in the alps for as long as I can remember, and I can’t actually describe what it felt like to see those mountains, to actually be there before them and to be taking in their majesty. The villages were all so sweet and beautiful, filled with little wooden chalets with colorful flowers flooding from the boxes at each window. I have been lucky to see many beautiful things in my life, but I must say that this might have been the most beautiful place I have visited ever. I hope to someday return for a longer stay to really get my fill of hiking, but I am so grateful to have had the chance to be there at all.
For part three, we are off to France!I ‘ll post again at the end of this part and before the next!
Now that I have internet and some down time, I’ll be posting a bunch of bundles of snipits!
When I saw this adorable photo by Mark Glenn Studio on the page of The Original Prohibition Clothing Company (https://www.facebook.com/Prohibitionclothing/photos/t.1034310114/514764508652971/?type=3&theater), I could not resist sketching it XD. These two adorable people are Brian and Samantha, and happen to also be phenomenal swing dancers. It is so much fun to watch them dancing, and just as fun to be in one of their classes! They’re an absolutely adorable team
So just some more sketchy digital coloring of pencil sketches. Its a relaxing break from digital paintings- i just find them alot less stressful haha!
Castle in the sky fanart… Havent drawn these guys for a while, and actually this drawing is really old but I found it and saw it needed some quick color. I’m into sketchy digital coloring lately, idk why. Anywho, hope you like it!
Just a quick digital painting sketch thingy of me at an airport :B
But I really do wish I could fly away right now
Decided to be tourists for the day and finally go to the statue of liberty and Elis Island. We had such an awesome time; the ferry ride was gorgeous, the views of and from the statue awesome, and the Elis Island museum hauntingly beautiful. Fun stuff! And then dinner at a funky place downtown. Gosh I love exploring, and this summer we really got to know more of the city and its nooks and crannies
"The world is a book, and those that do not travel only read one page" ~ Saint Augustine
I love to travel and explore new places, whether they are in another country or in my own city. I believe that by experiencing different things and places, one learns so much so quickly and also on a deeper level than just by researching or reading on it. This was done in anticipation for a very exciting trip I have planned for the end of August! More detail will be on my blog after the adventure with pictures! :D
ALSO: i used a reference for the amsterdam buildings but I don’t know who to credit so if anyone knows I would greatly appreciate it!