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DAY 2

drive from ST. JOHN north towards TRINITY

pit stop in Port Rexton at a brewery in the middle of a farm town + grilled cheese truck were the “Saucy Brudder” is the popular sandwich choice

GET LOST – wrap around the bay – discover a glacier that is really just an iceberg

end at the AROUND DA BAY INN – the inn keeper’s 10 year old son had a dream the night before about paintings with abstract shapes and colors. Seems like a good sign.





DAY 1 – met Angie up on a cliff after following her hand-painted sign that read “crafts and souvenirs”. She pointed out some paintings her sister-in-law Zita did. Each one had a long, hand-written anecdote on the back. Angie herself had some stories to tell. I got this one to remember – 



DAY 1 – found a cozy cottage in QUIDI VIDI VILLAGE to have lunch. Found a lucky seat at the bar next to Jay (short for Jesse Julius Jr.) 81 years old – still exploring. He had to wait 30 minutes for his seat at the bar – I said it was meant to be so we could have lunch together. 

Sent me on my way to Cape Spear. That’s where I found this Gatsby-green lighthouse in the fog. 




DAY 1 – drive into town, ask a construction worker the best direction to walk if looking for an adventure, he points East toward Signal Hill. Thanked him with some Queen Anne’s Lace





New Lucky Sketchbook for Newfoundland – collecting conversations, colors, flower petals, buried memories, buried treasure and so on.



YO – IT’S ME KRISTIN TEXEIRA

heading to Newfoundland – warming up w these new oil crayons

stay. tuned. 



This is a picture of my new friend Segundo’s lovely hands and tiger blanket; he was my seatmate on the Lima leg of my flight home today. He was taking his first flight today at the age of 80, and everything about the process was new to him but he was totally just going for it and trusting in others to help him through. He said the flight was beautiful. I was very sad to part ways and I’m thinking of him a lot















Day Five

For my last day in Lima, I spent the morning hanging out at the place I’m staying. The ocean makes me feel calm and I wanted to just relax there a little and take some time to think and draw. I visited Victor Delfín’s studio which overlooks the sea. He’s 89 and still making work. Having an oceanside studio and never stopping working are both goals of mine so it was very inspiring to be in this space.

Then I went in search of one last ceviche lunch and I also had to eat these scallops. The food here is so beautiful visually as well as in my mouth. I popped into some shops and had one more museum visit to see some contemporary stuff, and then I got a pisco sour by the sea. It started misting in the evening. This city is wonderful, the people are open and genuine, and I’m already planning when I can come back and travel around more of beautiful Peru ❤️





















Day Four

Today I am in Barranco, which was once a beach resort area and is now a bohemian district with lots of galleries, artists, and musicians. There are lots of older homes here in so many amazing colors- I love how they bump up against one another and create these great combinations – I’ve been snapping photos of them all day :)

I’m lucky to have snagged a spot to stay for these last two nights in the house of Victor Delfín, a well-known Peruvian artist. The house is crazy with endless winding rooms filled with his paintings and sculptures, big iron doors and stone stairways, mosaics, wild turkeys, cats and dogs – I’m trying but there are really no words to describe it. It sits at the end of a quiet residential block on a cliff overlooking the ocean and it feels like getting to sleep inside of a really nice museum. You can wander the grounds just checking it all out, and his studio is also onsite which I will visit tomorrow. To be able to stay in an artist’s space and be surrounded by so much of their work as well as as the furnishings in their home feels incredibly intimate and special and it’s been really good for my spirit.





















Day Four

Today I am in Barranco, which was once a beach resort area and is now a bohemian district with lots of galleries, artists, and musicians. There are lots of older homes in so many amazing colors- I love how they bump up against one another and create these great combinations – I’ve been snapping photos of them all day :)

I’m lucky to have snagged a spot to stay in the house of Victor Delfín, a well-known Peruvian artist. The house sits at the end of a quiet residential block on a cliff overlooking the ocean and it’s filled with a huge body of his paintings and sculptures – you can wander the grounds just checking it all out, and his studio is also onsite which I will visit tomorrow. To be able to stay in an artist’s space and be surrounded by so much of their work as well as as the furnishings in their home feels incredibly intimate and special and it’s been really good for my spirit.