france, art, travels, essay

The View From Above // Henri Rivière Revisited

Since we began this little travel/adventure/creative journal back in the summer of 2012, our most popular blog post (by far) has been an entry called An Introduction to Henri Rivière (1864-1951) about one of our favorite artists, the elusive French painter and printmaker Henri Rivière. That same year, I wrote an essay about Rivière and his creative process for Kinfolk Magazine titled 'The View From Above.' For the first time (and thanks to the kind people at Kinfolk), you can read that essay in its entirely right here on 

Click to Read The View From Above.


Dordogne River Float

This summer we spent a day floating down France's Dordogne River. Though we were technically 'canoeing,' we definitely let the river do the work. And as we melted down stream in the Dordogne's generous current, we couldn't help but agree with the River Rat's timeless credo:

'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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Home are the Sailors (A Preview of Things to Come)

'Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.'' Robert Louis Stevenson

It has been a busy summer of travel, but we are home and excited to share photos from our journeys with you. In the coming weeks we will post photos from our time in Poland, Sardinia (Italy), the Bordeaux Region and Paris, France as well as Holland and Croatia. But in the meantime, here is a little preview of things to come, with much more on the near horizon.

We hope you will continue to travel the way with us this fall. 

Ashlyn & Austin