Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Month: March, 2014

Shackleton

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An illustrated version of a timeless classic. My father and I read a children’s version of Shackleton’s story when I was still small. Since then, I’ve read his journals. I refer back to his original advertisement for the venture often.

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” – Ernest Shackelton, 1914, from the archives of the Royal Geographic Society, London.

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Watercolor

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IMG_2354IMG_2355New brushes, new paints, new sketches. I’m slowly & steadily teaching myself to paint, to create. Rough and outside the lines. I’m a work in progress, but then again, isn’t everyone?

 

Southie

Parade

The Saint Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston; an annual tradition for the city, a first-time experience for me. 

The Exchange

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IMG_2371Saturday afternoon wandering the streets of Plymouth Harbor, and I found myself surrounded by antiques and artwork at The Exchange on Main. A store, but more so a museum – a bright and charming place to be. 

 

Planning

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Plotting my next adventures; spring, summer, & beyond. 

Midwest

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First time flying over the plains. A tacky plane wing obscures icy Iowa, below.

Memphis to Minneapolis to Boston. 

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