The Leopold

The Leopold  was our final museum. I met new painters I had never heard of and that art (like beauty) truly is in the eye of the beholder. I learned to appreciate the time spent and effort exerted of all the creatives whose works were on display. I learned that it really is ok to… Continue reading The Leopold


The Annex and More Klimt

**My apologies for double posting some of these photos. I should have looked at the previous one first! Boy, is my face red!!! Still museum hopping in Vienna… We came upon this small, unassuming building (which later we learned was called the Secession) with a sign at the front directing us inside to view Klimt’s… Continue reading The Annex and More Klimt


Klimt – Vienna

Continuing my summer travels, no trip to Vienna should be without visiting at least one art exhibit. And there are SO many to choose from. So many, in fact that I just couldn’t decide which one to see first! I had it in my head that I would be determined to see as much Klimt… Continue reading Klimt – Vienna


Kunsthistoriches Museum

Not being a big opera fan, I opted for a bit of museum hopping. Luckily, our oldest daughter is also interested. So, armed with museum apps and Google maps, we headed of on our museum adventure! We started with one of the big one that houses a variety of exhibits. I am a BIG fan… Continue reading Kunsthistoriches Museum


Vienna – July 2016

This was a fun surprise to find on our way to the train station near our hotel. According to the plaque nearby these were painted in a minimalist style in 2013. We love superheros! Also on the same route to the train station, I spotted these beautiful wildflowers. But they may have been intentionally planted.… Continue reading Vienna – July 2016

Family · Travel

Summer Vacation

I am having the hardest time getting back to posting. I can find anything else to do but sit down and compose. Ack! I am trying to improve… For our vacation this year, we all agreed on a family one. It’s been a few years since all of our schedules have meshed. With four adult children it… Continue reading Summer Vacation


Sightseeing in Doha

A visit to Doha just wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Museum of Islamic Art. There are fabulous artifacts and historical pieces housed in this stunning building. Designed my I.M. Pei, he has creatively incorporated geometric shapes and designs that reflect the theme of the museum. The foyer alone is worth the trip.… Continue reading Sightseeing in Doha

2015 · Travel

Pool Art

I remembered to take my sketchbook with me to the pool. I usually pack it and then forget it in the room. These two sketches were a few of the trees around the pool and in my direct line of vision on both days. I really like using a fine line marker these days. I… Continue reading Pool Art


A True 5-Star Experience

During our quick trip to Doha a couple weeks ago, we stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel and, I took full advantage of getting some sun. Was in for a wonderful surprise! While this was by no means my first stay in a 5-star hotel, it was a first for actually feeling each and every… Continue reading A True 5-Star Experience


City Sightseeing

Yesterday we took the abra across town and took some touristy pictures.I never tire of seeing all the goings-on that take place on the Creek; it always feels like we’re behind-the-scenes…