6 Weeks in the Country of Jordan

From September - October 2018, I spent 6 weeks exploring the landscape and culture of Jordan, where my sister lives. I was excited to be a KEEN Adventure Guide for this trip and share the country of Jordan through my sketchbook with their audiences. Read more about what compelled me to visit this desert country on KEEN Footwear's blog here.

I camped in the Wadi Rum Desert for a long weekend during my visit to Jordan, and was so very excited when I spotted this Blue Lizard on a hike!

I camped in the Wadi Rum Desert for a long weekend during my visit to Jordan, and was so very excited when I spotted this Blue Lizard on a hike!

I think it’s fun to try to show a different perspective on famous landmarks. So while I couldn’t help but create a few pieces of the iconic architecture at Petra, I also wanted to show a close up of the swirling pink sandstone that

We spent several days in the ancient sandstone city of Petra with a few of my sister’s Bedouin friends. We slept in their cave with them and explored all the nooks and crannies of this architectural masterpiece.

We spent several days in the ancient sandstone city of Petra with a few of my sister’s Bedouin friends. We slept in their cave with them and explored all the nooks and crannies of this architectural masterpiece.

Several different native fruits were in bloom in Jordan while I was there, so I decided to paint them. My sister speaks Arabic and helped me with the calligraphy.