Deborah Hocking had 4 majors in college - painting, illustration, graphic design, and Spanish and studied abroad in Madrid and Central America. She and her husband once took a 2.5 month, 1,100 mile hiking/backpacking trip which began in Paris and ended on the Atlantic coast of Spain. She did a sketch a day during their journey. They ate more chocolate, baguettes and butter than they thought possible, saw back-roads and hamlets, met kind and generous people, many of whom opened their homes freely, and had plenty of time to be still and quiet and take in life at a completely different pace.
They also lived in France for six years where they ran a conference center in an old castle. And while she adores Portland - its endless parks & neighborhoods to explore - a part of her dreams of being able to live in France again some day.
Learn more about Deborah on her website.