Color or not: last visit to a Georgia island

[By Marcia Milner-Brage on Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA]      When on this private island, an eco-resort, off the southern coast of Georgia, my joy is to bask in the purity of a wild place. My passion is to bike and draw, usually by myself. Alone, except for when I join my husband and […]

Georgia shrimp boats

[By Marcia Milner-Brage in Darien, Georgia, USA]   Darien is a tiny Georgia town at the mouth of the Altamaha River, a tidal river that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Darien is about halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. My husband and I stayed overnight in late October, on our way to a longer […]

Tbilisi, Georgia

[by Ekaterina Khozatskaya in Saint-Petersburg, Russia] Sofia Melnikova’s Fantastic Douqan Sitting under the shade of grapevines during the sunny afternoon, eating khinkali, drinking wine. Linville Floral interior, you can see the flowers even on the ceiling. Velvet old armchairs and the smell of country old house. Billy Holiday’s playing. One of the bars located on […]

Sketching the Past: the American Civil War

[Guest post by Debora Grosse in Georgia, USA] I caught the history sketching bug on a trip to Gettysburg in 2013. Thousands of secular pilgrims gathered to honor those who had fought on the site 150 years earlier. Countless volunteers, like these reenactors above from North Carolina, brought the Civil War to life. I returned […]

Return to a wild island

[By Marcia Milner-Brage on Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA] I have visited this slip of land off the southern coast of Georgia a dozen times over 15 years. In January, I returned once again for six days. In-between visits, Little Saint Simons Island is the place I visualize to calm my restless mind. When […]

Travelling solo and sketching in Tbilisi, Georgia

Guest post by Soroshi Michelle, in Tbilisi, Georgia Early this October I had the opportunity to leap into a spontaneous, solo adventure to the charming city of Tbilisi in Georgia. When you travel alone, you have the freedom to move at your own pace. This gave me plenty of time to fill in my sketchbook. […]

Fully Alive on a Wild Island

[By Marcia Milner-Brage, on Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA]  I’ve come to this barrier island off the south Georgia coast for close to fifteen years. I come to be in nature. I come to draw and paint. I come for a break from my urban existence. Here, I feel most alive. The maritime forest […]

From Tbilisi to Istanbul. Part l.

John Steinbeck wrote in his “Russian Journal” (1947): “Wherever we had been in Russia, in Moscow, in the Ukraine, in Stalingrad, the magical name of Georgia came up constantly. People who had never been there, and who possibly never could go there, spoke of Georgia with a kind of longing and a great admiration. They spoke […]