View over Prague from the Castle: New Oil Painting

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton The Best of Intentions: Oil Painting Have you ever started a project and then life gets in the way? This seems to happen every time a fun project comes up, whether it’s a book I can’t wait to readContinue reading “View over Prague from the Castle: New Oil Painting”

5 Czech Words to Know When Visiting Prague

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. -Miriam Beard I have been living in the Czech Republic for almost two years now, have taken oodles of Czech lessons, and can officially attest that the CzechContinue reading “5 Czech Words to Know When Visiting Prague”

My Favorite Spot on the Charles Bridge, Prague

“There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art – be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting.” ― Sara Sheridan I wanted to share a photograph for Light, an innovative new camera company, and their Vantage Point project displaying the best shots of a favorite place inContinue reading “My Favorite Spot on the Charles Bridge, Prague”

6 Places to See in Prague

In the US and around the world, travelers think of Paris, London, or Rome when they think of a European city to visit, but my personal favorite is Prague. It’s not only more beautiful than all the other cities I’ve visited, but it also is the most authentic. Its cultural significance stems from its longContinue reading “6 Places to See in Prague”

Alphonse Mucha, Prague, and Mucha’s Art

“The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.” -Alphonse Mucha One of my favorite of Mucha’s works is located in the PragueContinue reading “Alphonse Mucha, Prague, and Mucha’s Art”

Life in Prague as an Artist & Writer

“Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.” -Leonardo da Vinci One of my favorite parts of the internet world is getting to know other writers and artists. Writers and artists aren’t folks who are easily known. We don’t have cards we hand out or wear certainContinue reading “Life in Prague as an Artist & Writer”

Prague: 10 Top Things to Do and See

Over the 4 years I lived in Prague, I used and refined this list many times. It is useful as a tour list, the Top 10 Must-Do Things in Prague. The city is relatively small and easy to navigate and tour, but even more, it is, in my opinion, the most beautiful city in Europe.Continue reading “Prague: 10 Top Things to Do and See”

What Freedom Means Now

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela An American flag flies high above the US Embassy in Prague, from an iconic white building high on Petrin Hill, where it billows in the breezes alongContinue reading “What Freedom Means Now”

The Expat Experience: 5 Things I Learned from 4 Years in Prague

“Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world.” -DavidContinue reading “The Expat Experience: 5 Things I Learned from 4 Years in Prague”

Charles Bridge, Aristotle, and Italy’s Cinque Terre

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle I have 3 things to share this week: 1) Happy news: Capitol Prague, a new restaurant and cafe in Washington D. C. / Georgetown, has bought use of of one of my photographs of Charles Bridge in Prague forContinue reading “Charles Bridge, Aristotle, and Italy’s Cinque Terre”