Cruising and sketching changes


Art is not a static endeavor, if it was it would soon be boring, it is the dynamic aspect of trying new tools, techniques, and styles that keeps it interesting, and challenging. The cruise we just returned from refined a number of changes that actually began in August on our trip to Paris. One of…

Cruising and theTravelsketcher Part 2


As I begin writing it is 0515 on 3 November, 2022. We are less than two hours from the port of Civitavecchia, our last stop on this eleven day cruise. It is dark out though there is enough light from the ship to see the whitecaps on the water while listening to the rhythmic wash…

Rethinking cruising, a bit at least


It is 15h50 here, I am sitting on our cabin’s balcony on the 12th deck of the Norwegian Epic, one of the largest cruise ships in the world. We are just about to leave port and head out for a 23-hour cruise to Santorini, Greece. Depending on how long you have followed theTravelsketcher your response…

Rethinking cruising, a bit at least


It is 15h50 here, I am sitting on our cabin’s balcony on the 12th deck of the Norwegian Epic, one of the largest cruise ships in the world. We are just about to leave port and head out for a 23-hour cruise to Santorini, Greece. Depending on how long you have followed theTravelsketcher your response…

What to leave out – art, packing, and moving to France


“It is difficult to stop in time because one gets carried away. But I have that strength; it is the only strength I have.” Claude Monet Monet was talking about when a painting is finished – many good pieces of art have been turned into a not-so-good piece of art because knowing when to stop…