New print: Wanderlust!

Whew, it's been a whirlwind over here! This week I'll share my amazing adventure at a photography field trip/workshop I attended last weekend. But today I have a new print available to share with you! Wanderlust (noun): a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

I have a wanderlust soul; I always have. Since I was little, I liked to read about other places and states and countries; I poured over and memorized maps. I crave wandering aimlessly, new scenery, exploring places that are not much like where I live in a sunny, suburban California beach town. I LOVE landscapes and nature and staring into open land and looking up at beautiful architecture with wide-eyes and wonder.

I've played with so many ideas of how to use this word in a piece, because I'm aware that it's a common theme. I had one sketch for it about a year ago but I knew it wasn't what I wanted. Recently this illustration just sort of flowed out of me, and I think it's heavily influenced by fairytale scenery. I had a desire to paint trees and a forest.

Here's the original sketch:


Here's the final piece, available as a print in my Etsy shop


Hope you like it!

xo, Michelle