Hi there!

Thank you for stopping at my blog. My name is Darby and I am a 22 year old woman from South Dakota. My two biggest passions are travel and art, which I will be posting about here. This year I took the biggest trip of my life to date, and I became even more hooked on travel. Before leaving for this trip, I had travelled quite a bit throughout the United States but had never left the country. I was lucky enough to be invited on a month long trip to India, where we would spend time road tripping the country and staying with friends to really dive into their culture. I will talk further about their beautiful country in a post dedicated to India but it was the trip of a lifetime and ever since returning, my feet haven’t stopped itching to travel again.

One of my favorite parts of traveling is seeing nature I haven’t seen before. Nature inspires me to paint. Aristotle said, “Art takes nature as it’s model” and that couldn’t be more true for me. Growing up in a town of 700 people, I’ve never had access to an art class so I need all the inspiration I can get. I am no master of painting or drawing, but I travel partly to see more landscapes to practice until I feel comfortable with them. I enjoy learning to paint with oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. I also like to doodle simple sketches with pencil. I hope you enjoy the few tips I have and follow me on my art journey.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a few things about me. I look forward to making friends on this blog and continuing my travel and art journey.