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in a few strokes:Carnasserie Castle

in a few strokes:Carnasserie Castle [by Javier de Blas in Lochgilphead, Scotland] The first book in Scottish Gaelic was published in this dark castle. The intense green of the grass and the look lightweight of the visitors increase, by contrast, the hermetic and mysterious aspect of this tower-mansion, rather than a castle. Published at Sat, […]

Hurricane Dorian threatens endangered bird species

Hurricane Dorian threatens endangered bird species Those living on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands recently met Dorian as the hurricane’s 185 mph winds wrecked havoc on the islands, destroying and damaging about 13,000 homes. While the hurricane has raised much concern over the rising death tolls and destruction to the island, it also raised […]

Amsterdam: A Sizzling Symposium

Amsterdam: A Sizzling Symposium [By Tina Koyama in Amsterdam] As soon as I arrived, I could see immediately why Amsterdam had been an easy win as a symposium host. Its extraordinary architecture, well-designed urban spaces, geographic compactness and humanely flat terrain all made it an extremely appealing city for sketchers.   Amsterdam skyline sketched from […]

Rome Workshop, 2019

Rome Workshop, 2019 [Benedetta Dossi, Rome] ROME Drawing Workshop, spring 2019 What I learned as a Teacher? 1. Observation: Easy to teach, difficult to learn because regards Concentration, that is an important part of the human Intelligence. If you improve your Concentration, without being distracted from other thoughts (mainly: too much goals, daily commitments, bad […]

A new eco-minded neighborhood in Utah ski resort emphasizes land stewardship

A new eco-minded neighborhood in Utah ski resort emphasizes land stewardship On a Utah ski mountain, a new neighborhood is bucking the trend of gaudy, environmentally insensitive construction that has long dominated Mountain West resorts. For their first completed project in the United States, Canadian architecture firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple recently finished phase one of Horizon, […]