Taiwan Illustrations

It seems like I only ever update this blog now whenever I come back from a trip! This summer was my first time visiting Taiwan! Apart from the overwhelming heat and one typhoon, it was a splendid time of eating, manoeuvring through Taipei’s bustling streets,  and gazing at gorgeous scenery. Would I go back? Absolutely!…

Snippets of BC and Alberta

I recently returned from a lovely trip to Kelowna, British Columbia with a friend and we were certainly not disappointed with the beautiful views of this province! I always prefer painting in the moment rather than from photographs, because of all the other sensory details I am able to record and take in as I work.…

Revisiting Los Angeles

When I think of Los Angeles, I instantly picture traffic, palm trees, and of course the Hollywood sign. My first time in L.A. was over ten years ago, however, on a recent trip with my family, I was able to see a quieter (maybe even serene) side to this vast and populous city that I hadn’t encountered before. Here are a few moments…

Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

Leaving La Ville de Québec

Leaving a place that has left an impression on me is never easy. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how quickly people come and go. I wrote thank you cards to my teachers and said my farewells after school today. As it has become a Friday tradition, my friends and I went…

Reflections on Traveling

This week has been so full of joy and blessings. My classes continue to push me to new limits and they have really stretched my skills in French. Conversation classes have been more lively lately and I absolutely love how much we laugh in class. I am exploring the city with every chance I get (and getting quite…

Parc National de Jacques Cartier

The past few days have been quite busy! I managed to see the Farmer’s Market by the Vieux Port, the beautiful old train station, Place Royale (a UNESCO Heritage Site), The Museum of Civilization, and walk along the boardwalk in front of Château Frontenac. Today, I visited the beautiful Jacques Cartier National Park for the second time in 4…