Day 20 – Buildings #WorldWatercolorMonth

Love those sauna boat houses in Scandinavia. If that is not a good way to spend a holiday, then I don´t know.

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Day 19 – Splashes of Color #WorldWatercolorMonth

I was reminded of the beautiful street art of Mexico city when I thought of splashes of colour.

This is my own street art mock up. Tried to incorporate my traveller theme as well in the drawing.

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Day 17 – Music #WorldWatercolorMonth

I do like street musicians, if they are good.

The weather has been quite good the last couple of days so I am a bit behind. If the sun is out here, you should go out. As I keep saying, you never know when it starts snowing again.

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Day 15 – Monochromatic #WorldWatercolorMonth

Do you ever look at people at the airport and wonder how they can look so stylish and relaxed?

I am relaxed but mostly in old comfy clothes and for some reason very tired and sweaty when I show up at an airport.

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Day 14 – Furry Things #WorldWatercolorMonth

This one was inspired by photos of travellers on the New York metro that carry their dogs along. Some of the pictures are hilarious.

But then again, I would also carry my furry friend around if I had to.

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Day 13 – Glassy #WorldWatercolorMonth

One thing I like most about travelling is to try new food and drinks. Sometimes I think I mainly travel to eat. Because food is life!

Enough said! Wine time.

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Day 12 – Blossoming #WorldWatercolorMonth

Flower-vase-hair. Inspiration was a post about ridiculous Instagram trends. This was apparently a thing at some point?

Anyway, flowers are blossoming. Here in Iceland the last lupins are still in bloom.

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Day 9 – Shadow Play #WorldWatercolorMonth

Do you travel with a suitcase or a backpack?

I have a huge backpack that keeps me company while travelling. It often also weighs me down with all the crap I put in it… although I am much better when it comes to packing than in the past.

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Day 7 – Shiny Things #WorldWatercolorMonth

Shiny things. First thing that came to mind was the incredible 3000 year old jewellery I saw at the Archeological Museum in Athens. Go and check it out if you are visiting the city. Definitely worth it.

There are plenty of souvenir and jewellery shops in the centre of Athens. I have to admit I was attracted by the shiny things a lot. By accident I discovered in a side street off the tourist path (I usually go the opposite direction from all the tourists) a small family run handmade jewellery shop called Zaras. Fell in love with their earring designs and became quite a good customer during my stay.

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Day 6 – Window View #WorldWatercolorMonth

My first thought for this prompt was to draw gluggaveður as Icelanders call it.

Gluggaveður (noun)
“When the weather seems great, when you’re looking through a window from inside, but is actually cold and not so great when you step out without a jacket. Literally it means “window-weather.””

But because the weather is actually nice and almost warm outside, I ended up drawing the opposite. Typical shitty Icelandic windy and stormy autumn day. Let´s keep it realistic.

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Day 4 – Family Fun #WorldWatercolorMonth

Prompt for day 4 – Family fun. So as you might have guessed by know, I decided to stick to the theme of travellers. There are so many weird and funny and also plain stupid tourist and travellers out there. It´s an endless source of inspiration! I have also been working in tourism for the last couple of years, and every time you think you have seen it all.. oh boy, it hits you!

I remember going on family holiday. The drama that would always occur somewhere along the way… the chaos of packing, the struggle of getting everyone into the car, siblings fighting in the back seat, sustained yelling, repeated “are we there yet?” chants, and other kind of entertaining incidents that occurred along the long road to the holiday destination. Who has had similar experiences?

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