Tag Archives: Inspiration

Memorials and planting seeds

Here in New Hampshire it is common wisdom that certain garden crops should not be planted until Memorial Day weekend. In the past it was because there was still a chance of a killing frost, even up until the end … Continue reading

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Have you ever taken a nap with your eyes open?

That’s pretty much what sketching felt like today. I was gently focused on what I was doing and at some point I thought, “Yeah, I think I’m done.” ( I wish you could hear how I enunciated that ‘yeah’—it was more like ‘yehhhhh-aaaaaah”—it had about four syllables.) When I finished, I took a picture of […]

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Episode 11/11…wherein I return home to 2020, and ponder next steps

I always experience a bit of emotional jet-lag at the end of a long trip, and this time is no different, despite having done all this travel sitting right here at my laptop in the living room. It was exhausting … Continue reading

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Episode 10/11…wherein we explore all of Wales, in just one place

Sunday the 10th of April, 2022 Hard to believe that by the end of the day we will be at our final destination, a hotel near London’s Heathrow Airport. Along the way though, we will dawdle and wander and smile … Continue reading

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Episode 9/11…wherein the names of several places are hauntingly familiar

Saturday 9th April 2022 (a very sleepy girl is writing this!) Although we didn’t travel far today, only about 70 miles round trip and just a couple hours in the coach, it ended up being the longest day full of … Continue reading

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Episode 8/11…wherein I celebrate my love of rocks

Friday, April 8th, 2022 Does anyone else like playing “Map” as much as I do? When we were kids, Dad got us a copy of the Reader’s Digest Atlas of the World. It was the cheapest babysitter in history, keeping … Continue reading

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Episode 7/11…wherein I discover an old friend in a faraway land

Thursday afternoon, April 7th, 2022 “Bobbie, what a lovely surprise!” Michael motioned to the chair beside him. We chatted for a moment, then I noticed the other members of my group gathering at the café exit, preparing to begin the … Continue reading

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Episode 6/11…wherein it takes 2 episodes to capture this very full day!

Thursday morning, April 7th, 2022 Such a busy day today, it is hard to believe that a week ago right now I was in New Hampshire, in my apartment, so eager to finally get on a bus, to go to … Continue reading

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Episode 5/11…wherein learning and note-taking surpass, for once, the urge to sketch

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022- 10:45pm & still writing! Our last full day based at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-y-Coed I took notes throughout the day today, and am compiling them this evening in my bedroom as usual. The difference … Continue reading

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Episode 4/11…wherein we explore our own village and the island of Anglesey

Tuesday April 5th, 2022 in Betws-y-coed: What a fascinating old town! I’m so glad we had this morning to explore, at our own pace, the grounds of the hotel, the village, and a bit of countryside beyond. Our group of … Continue reading

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