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My name is Emily and this is my dedicated space for documenting my journey with creative living. It is my hope, that I can inspire those of you who visit, read and look through this space to find the curiosity to follow your own inner voice, seek out and do the thing that makes you go “this is what life’s all about.”

Amsterdam, October 2016

Amsterdam, October 2016

I travel a lot for work, and had the opportunity to explore Amsterdam on an extended trip. I've been to Amsterdam several times now, but I was determined to squeeze as much as I could into this trip! 

The weather was wonderful - cold and crisp Autumn days and the sky always delighted me in the intense colours at sunrise and sunset. I took some time just strolling through the canals, soaking up the culture, which was wonderful.

I visited the Happiness Project at Body Worlds, and got some great reference shots for future drawings. I included the % make up of happiness, as I found that particularly insightful, but didn't include pictures of the other displays out of respect for the project and donors. I would highly recommend going and checking it out for yourself!

One evening I took a canal tour (the sunset photos) which was very relaxing and enjoyable before treating myself to a bit of self care with a ridiculously delicious dinner of steak and lobster!

Of course I went to the famous Rijksmuseum and got my fill of fantastic medieval art (see my other blog post on my latest large painting, "Angelien" inspired by some of the art I saw!): http://www.littlelyra.com/home/2016/11/13/angelien 

Drawlloween

Drawlloween

Child Of Stars

Child Of Stars