I’ve worked on my digital watercolor methods as we’ve traveled through Croatia and the Mid-Atlantic (MD, DC, VA and NC). Working fast (a relative term, because these things take time) is important, and my goal is to tell a story or convey a sense of place. I want to humanize the experience of being there. I want people to imagine themselves in a good place.
Maryland - on the Potomac
Curiosity makes travel better
Today I was talking with my friend Kevin about what we really remember when we travel. Sites are memorable, but I’m always wondering about the dynamics that shape the place.
Your experience in a place is affected by your curiosity and your willingness to interact with people and observe the environment. Are you trying to get to the next point? Or are you going slow enough to observe little details. Are the little details really important to you?
Here’s my full set of images from Croatia from the beginning of this month. The people we traveled on a Backroads Trip with were remarkable.
We enjoyed North Carolina
Here are some North Carolina images. While we were in North Carolina, I got to walk along Bolin Creek in Carrboro with Evelyn Green. It was great to see Spencer Finch!
It’s fun to go places where I’ve made maps. In Chapel Hill, I’ve designed bike maps, road construction maps, and maps to promote new businesses. Some are shown here.
There’s an opportunity to complete Bolin Creek Greenway in both Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Here’s a link to the photo map we made of the Bolin Creek. And here’s a link to Carrboro’s Bolin Creek Greenway page.
Thinking ahead to Amsterdam
As I think about Amsterdam, I’m creating a mental map for myself by making this map. When we go, I want to have a sense for how long it will take to get from place to place. I want to make sure that we have time to wander and see sites.