Valencia, Valencia, ES
Vintage postcard type illustration of one of the most famous beaches of Cadiz, Andalusia.
The beach is a small cove of the Atlantic Ocean, located in the south of Spain. It is characterized by beautiful sunsets, surrounded by fishing atmosphere and feeling of navigator. Its waves are accompanied by small ships and a historic castle of the city, the castle of Santa Catalina (XVI century).
Long walks on the beach may be a hackneyed activity but there's a reason it's a favorite for so many. This long sandy beach is just a few steps from my current hideaway and I love walking there on a foggy or sunny day. It's always exciting to watch the waves crashing and the shorebirds having a feast. You can keep on strolling down to Morro Rock and see the adorable sea otters too!
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Sheffield is my happy place, and this is also in honour of my grandad who was born here and spent the war building fighter planes , and of all the Sheffield soldiers who fought so that Sheffielders could continue building their city and building their families, which is why I included the famous Park Hill flats as a symbol for this
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My local lido is one of my true happy places and it is particularly magical swimming in the off season of early spring. It's a true London oasis, a beautiful 50m pool backing onto Brockwell Park. It is hard to believe you are stone's throw from the urban buzz of Brixton and Herne Hill. I'm not hardy enough to go in without a wetsuit until the dial hits 18 degrees C. The warm-up hot chocolate post swim is one of my essentials.
My Happy Place is the Rhein Riviera in Basel. Here at the river banks is the place where the life happens and everybody gathers. I enjoy the Riviera all year long - to walk when it is cold or to sit there after a swim, grab a drink and some food, draw, play board games, listen to an improvised concert or just to look at the river and the hustle and bustle inside it.
I work in a farm in Sandy Oregon, the fields are overseen by the majestic Mount Hood and my favorite thing to harvest are cherry tomatoes. Sweet little tomatoes come in a variety of colors and they seem to make the trip to my mouth very often.
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Underwater is MY HAPPY PLACE. Illustrated from a memory of one of my earliest scuba dives in Red Sea, Egypt. A school of long yellow fishies were curious and came to say hello, while all around colourful marine life played amongst the coral.
The NC Arboretum is a beautiful place with lots of trails and lovely gardens, but this is my favorite walk to take there with my sweet Josie.
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.