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I spent almost all of September visiting friends and family back in the USA. Every time I set out to travel, I try to squeeze new sketches in my travel book which is dedicated specifically to sketching from life while traveling. Every time I pack my favorite pens and envision myself on the sides of roads and in museums for hours filling up every page. This never happens. 

But I did manage to squeeze a few in! 

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My trip was originally extended earlier so that I could attend my Grandmother's memorial in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately two hurricanes prevented me from going there all together. Now that it's nearly a month later, Puerto Ricans are still in need of recovery support. 

My trip was originally extended earlier so that I could attend my Grandmother's memorial in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately two hurricanes prevented me from going there all together. Now that it's nearly a month later, Puerto Ricans are still in need of recovery support. 

Throwback photo from 1998 in Puerto Rico at our Grandma's house. Hopefully sometime soon we can all be there again together to memorialize her as a family.

Throwback photo from 1998 in Puerto Rico at our Grandma's house. Hopefully sometime soon we can all be there again together to memorialize her as a family.

Instead of going to Puerto Rico, I was stranded with loving friends and family in California for 5 days. Not a lot of sketching happened because I was SOOO sick. Terrible timing all around. 

Instead of going to Puerto Rico, I was stranded with loving friends and family in California for 5 days. Not a lot of sketching happened because I was SOOO sick. Terrible timing all around. 

San Luis Obispo was an amazing place and I will definitely be back to the Central Coast.

My best friend from High School had a lovely succulent collection. This remains the ONLY color page in this book.

In the cutest little museum in town.

In the cutest little museum in town.

The best memories of all were of course being with my mom! No sketching happened in New York, BUT I did do a bit of writing and reading on the subway (most inspiring place for ideas ever) which I will edit someday and possibly post. 

The best memories of all were of course being with my mom! No sketching happened in New York, BUT I did do a bit of writing and reading on the subway (most inspiring place for ideas ever) which I will edit someday and possibly post. 

When I returned to Hobart I freshened up my studio and had a lovely visit from TasWeekend's Brady Michaels and photographer Richard Jupe. This is my 4th appearance in the Mercury, but very first feature of sorts. You can read the article here.

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My studio doesn't always look like this, it's usually WAY more covered with materials and in progress crafts. 

Until next time!

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