Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I am back from driving the ring road around Iceland.
What a beautiful country - it is a young place where two tectonic plates are crashing into each other, so there are volcanoes, lava fields, waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, rocks rocks and more rocks, and millions of sheep and beautiful Icelandic ponies.
We were there at the Solstice, so close to the Arctic Circle that the sun never set. In fact, it never got dark the whole ten days there, which was hard on the biological clock but very powerful to experience.

Here are the first journal pages done from the trip:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

until I get back:

June 14 is the Birth of the Muses, from Ancient Greece mythology.

On this day the goddess Mnemosyne (whose name means 'memory') gave birth to nine daughters: Calliope (epic songs); Euterpe (lyric songs); Polyhymnia (sacred songs); Thalia (comedy); Melpomene (tragedy); Terpsichore (dance); Erato (poetry); Clio (history); and Urania (astronomy). The Muses brought an appreciation of the arts into the world with their inspiration of creativity, social and scientific studies.

I hope your muses are alive and well, I am feeding mine this month with travel - updates to come!