Visiting Seattle’s Freeway Park

The first time I drove down the freeway that cuts through downtown Seattle, my attention was drawn upward. I’d seen freeway lids plenty of times, but Seattle’s downtown freeway lid hinted at something unique and spectacular: towering evergreens extended high over the lid and wandering vines dangled far over the edges. This, I would later…

How to pack a compact kit for making an art travel journal

My Travel Art Journal Kit

  In July 2017 I set off on a 25-day solo trip journeying from iconic spots in Italy, across the Adriatic and down the Croatian coastline and venturing into the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina. My itinerary and a recent back injury demanded I pack light, but my excitement about travel journaling meant packing art…

Tips for Visiting Pike Place Market at Christmas

Christmas at Pike Place Market – A Bucket List

Christmastime is my favorite season at Pike Place Market. The crow thins out and the market is transformed into a pacific-northwest winter wonderland. Because of Seattle’s temperate climate, December temperatures hover in the 40’s to 50’s.. With cozy winter clothes and warm bakeries to slip inside to warm up, Pike is the perfect climate for a…