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November 11, 2013

Gardens, Art & Soup: Things To Do in Marseille

Early in September I was sent on a lovely little assignment by Grown-up Travel Guide, which found me sat comfortably in 1st class on the TGV from Rouen to Marseille. Four fascinating and lux days in the European Capital of Culture! Gardens, art, caves, famous French fish soup and so much more were discovered on […]

May 12, 2013

The Artful Passages of Barcelona

Anyone that knows me knows I am fascinated by street art. No matter where you go in the world, you can always find that people have expressed themselves all over the city walls with colourful tags, designs and imagery. Barcelona is no different and displays it’s unique brand of art on practically every corner. Impossible […]

February 16, 2013

Koko Mosaico: Colour & Love in Ravenna

Last June, while spending a fascinating and leisurely week in Rimini, a seaside village in the beautiful Emilia Romagna region of Italy, I discovered a family full of art, colour and love in the nearby town of Ravenna. Luca Barberini, owner of Koko Mosaico, is a young, talented and already renowned Italian mosaic artist. While the […]

January 13, 2013

Paris: (Free) Art, Art Everywhere

Free art is quite literally everywhere in Paris, and while it’s easy to spend too much money in this glittery city, it is also quite easy to spend your time roaming the streets and discovering free hidden art in every nook & cranny, which is really how I spend my happiest hours here. I’m an […]

December 7, 2012

Oh la la! My Favourite French Cinema

Vive la France! – the birthplace of cinema and the 3rd largest film market in admissions and revenue in the world; its films are often overlooked by the brain-candy fed leaders, the United States. Contrary to much of American cinema (the word cinema seems to overstate the quality of films coming from state-side), French cinema is wonderfully […]

November 29, 2012

The Surprising Streets of France

Like every country, France has it’s own brand of street art. There are hidden gems around every corner and in unsuspecting places you can find fantastic colour and fascinating designs reflecting the local talent and culture. Here are a few of my recent finds from Rouen & Paris.                […]

November 28, 2012

The Traveler & The Tattoo

Over the years I’ve contemplated getting a tattoo to mark my love of travel, colour & design. Today I got to wondering how many others have tattooed themselves while on the road. Surely people get tattooed while traveling to ink their adventures & their confidence on their skin.  I wonder if the destination and the […]

July 2, 2012

Free Art from Burnaby Heights

I’m a big, big fan of my North Burnaby neighbourhood, The Heights.  While I’m away from home, I miss my Hastings Street apartment, the friendly people at the nearby shops and restaurants, the Eileen Dailly leisure centre as well as regular chats with my dear, sweet neighbour and long-time Burnaby resident, Maria. I shot this […]

June 30, 2012

Photo 17 – Ubuntu Special – Free Art

This image is special because it was chosen last year as Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal wallpaper.  While it is popular on the screen, there is only one hard copy print available and I would like to mail it to one person who comments on this post! If you would like to have an original print of […]

June 24, 2012

Photos 15 & 16 – Free Art

The next 2 photos are a set. Probably only those that live in Vancouver know that these belong together.  The colosseum-like building that takes up one city block in downtown is the beautiful Vancouver Central Library.  Just outside the library you will find this light installation by Vancouver artist, Ron Terada. I am using this […]