Well the big trip is here… 13 countries in 51 days, accommodation booked, car hire booked, laptop (nearly) packed. From Lithuania to Ireland, Hong Kong to Estonia and everything in between, this is a trip that will fire the senses and I’m hoping also the artistic juices. From castles in Moravia to the curious “Burren” in Ireland, not to mention the Latvian shooting range experience where you can fire a pump action shotgun and an AK-47 in an old WW2 soviet bunker.
Tools of the trade
The tourist’s viewpoint does not interest me… I want to see how a farmer lives, I want to know what motivates the street vendor to set up his little stall every day, I want to see the land unfold in all its beautiful and unbeautiful splendour.
From an artist’s perspective I know not what lies ahead… so I approach, expectantly, with an open mind and an empty sketchbook.