Bergamo, BG, IT
I love markets, I love to walk though the stalls, to look for fun things or things I need. I can spend hours walking around big markets everywhere in the world. This year this has been a recurrent and nice walk, the one we are allowed to do to and through the neighbourhood market.
Toronto, ON, CA
From May through October I love to buy local & seasonal foods at nearby farmers' markets. It's great to be able to walk or bike to a market any day of the week to pick up fresh and tasty ingredients for a meal. As a project for the Folio Focus group, I've mapped out my favourite westend markets for each day of the week as a reference guide.
Germany & Switzerland, DE
Frankfurt has a long tradition of selling fresh products on the streets. There have been farmers' markets in Frankfurt since the 12th century. The map shows six of the overall 20 farmers' markets, which exist in the city of Frankfurt nowadays. Each district has its own one an a particular day of the week from Tuesday to Saturday.
Montreal, Quebec, CA
In front of Nurnberg Hauptmarkt, everything is happening. Fresh fruits and vegetables are waiting for people to take them home. Couples are taking walks, people enjoy their free day. I had a fresh German beer and a bite of tasty Nurnberg Bratwurste. What a wonderful day!
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
This illustration depicts my love for live music. I’ve been missing it so much and can’t wait to be back there again! So many small venues around the country were at risk due to the pandemic. I was proud to rally with other concert-going fans to raise money to help save some venues from closure.
Just as we are familiar with the phrase a journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step, you could view your art practice as fascinating journey as we explore and expand our creative horizons. This foray into Growth Mindset Land will not be without its ups and downs, but think of the view from the top! // We all face very similar obstacles in our creative landscape, from Forests of Frustration, to Plains of Procrastination, but also marvel at the pretty Dell of Delight with its satisfying results and pleasing progress. // Even at the later stages there could be something that could cause a deviation...or a detour from our path. I’d certainly be mindful of monotony, all the tedious things that crop up, maybe a sense of weariness even though we are so close to our intended destination, the Peak of Pride. // If you have navigated this path then you will have a better understanding of the growth mindset that would have taken place in order to reach that summit. I hope there are feelings of pride and accomplishment because it I know myself it is not an easy journey on some days. // Although you will be called upon to muster up a tonne of courage most days, there are many other creatives undertaking the same journey so you will never be alone, and we can cheer each other on.
This map was originally conceived as part of my Skillshare class Daily Art Practice:14 Day Mindset Challenge, about showing up for your art everyday to improve your skill set by getting out of your own way to support your strengths and creativity.
To me, Antarctica is the most special place on earth, because of its indescribable beauty and remote location. I can't find words to describe sitting down on the beach at Desolation Island and watching penguins come and go, so busy in their daily activities. The peace and serenity are matched only by the cool, clean air. Oh, I'm ready to go back now!
The pond at Ooms Conservation Area is a great place to spend some quiet time walking, observing nature and sitting down with a sketch book or easel. The area has several walking trails that meander up and down the hilly meadow. At the top is a gazebo and benches for resting and taking in views of mountains and the pond below. In the summer, the meadow is full of milkweed making it a haven for monarch butterflies. The site is great for observing wildlife such as bluebirds, blue heron, eagles, beaver and turtles.
The first swim after a year of the pandemic was magical. I planted an herb garden, having discovered that deer don't like aromatic plants. Bring on the salads! Watching the first Hummingbirds arrive after their long migration is always a thrill.
Hiking the Nevado de Toluca is an amazing day spent ... I live an hour away from here and every time I get the chance to spend a day here I cherish it. Even that time I got caught in an electrical storm (jaja). Anyway, if you are into hiking and around DF check it out!
I wanted to explore travel illustration a little further so I participated in a Skillshare Class with Esther Nariyoshi in illustrating a boarding pass! Unable to travel and with the British weather being drizzly, I often dream about being back in Kwazulu Natal. 13 years ago I flew to Durban (where my mum was born) to visit her side of the family. We went to Durban, Zululand and Umhlanga Rocks, where we stayed at Game Reserves, Hotels and my great uncle's farm.
London has to be one of my happy places. I have lived in the city for 10 years and I absolutely cherish every second. It’s full of life and has never a dull day or a moment. I have tried to capture the essence of London in this hand painted map. Sightseeing, museums, shopping, art, cafes, restaurants etc are just so amazing!