Maps are a fascinating way to put visual explanation to vague placenames, directional references, and navigational descriptions in a way that is wonderfully simple and revealing. I have made posts about Google Maps and mind maps and this idea of creating through our actions maps throughout the city and spaces we traverse. However, as the … More What Does My (Fill-in-the-Blank) Look Like?
Just because something is written or largely text-based does not mean it is not an illustration. My week in Wales, experiencing the sites and sounds of Cardiff as well as innumerable sheep pastures and walking from Knighton to Machynlleth, did not afford me much time to draw my surroundings, but it gave me plenty of … More Wales Illustrated
What better way to spend your Friday night in Dublin, Ireland than to visit the famous Temple Bar? Of course, if you’re seeking great traditional Irish music, you’ll have to first weave your way through a raucous crowd of rugby fans and then make your way up a narrow staircase to the second floor, to Gogarty’s Bar … More Trad Music at Gogarty’s
The hills of Ireland are steeped in history, from prehistorical settlements and pagan kingdoms to the Celtic saints of the early centuries after Christ and the church as it grew in Ireland. As I travelled, encountering these fascinating spaces and exploring the intricacies of Celtic Christianity, it was interesting to also see how we as a … More On Fire and Steep(ed) in History
Cities are often portrayed as places where dreams come true (or are dashed to pieces), and, every so often, we hear stories that reinforce this image of a concrete place of promise. As I walked along South Bridge Street toward Edinburgh’s New Town one Sunday afternoon with a group of folks from my church, I … More Grilled Cheese & Dreams
A series of sketches from my trip to the Isle of Skye, March 4 and 5. Click on the images to get a closer look!
A free day thanks to Edinburgh University’s “Festival of Creative Learning” (also known as, “no classes, thus an opportunity to procrastinate and opportunity to catch up on all my other procrastination”) affords me the chance to jump on a bike and make my way across Edinburgh to Cramond Island, a small uninhabited island in the … More Cramond Island, Sketches