My apologies for not having blogged for the last few weeks. Yesterday I returned from a 2 and a half week trip to Israel. It was an unbelievable experience! I'm still processing everything I saw and did. It's going to take me awhile to sort through everything going on inside of me, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and artistically. Since this is an art blog, I will try to focus more on the artistic part, however it all connects and overlaps, so I will probably have to include a little of everything. Artistically, it was a difficult and frustrating trip because there really wasn't a lot of time to draw or even sketch because we were constantly busy. However, I did take loads of pictures and was very inspired by the landscape and sites I saw. Hopefully I will keep the inspiration and pull some ideas from my experiences there.
In the mean time, I have lots to do, including sending out my first batch of postcards! Hopefully I will have some ideas from the trip sketched out soon, and some finished drawings of sketches done before I left. In the mean time, enjoy some of the sites I saw in Israel!
Hey, that's me in front of the Dome of the Rock! We were asked to cover our heads when entering the site.
The West Wall/Wailing Wall. There were maybe ten Bar Mitzvahs going on while we were there.
In the Garden of Gethsemane. I love the olive trees there. This was one of my favorite places.
Visiting a Palestinian refugee camp and the wall that was built around it. It was very heart breaking to see.
The Jordan River. I had the opportunity to be baptized in the river. A wonderful experience!
The Sea of Galilee (which is actually a lake!) We got to swim in it as well as ride in a boat on it. Also, one of my favorite places.