Camino de Santiago - Storytelling Presentation

Paths connect. This is their first duty and their chief reason for being. They relate places in a literal sense, and by extension they relate people.
— Robert Macfarlane
Presenting "Storytelling: Su Camino" at the Sacramento Chapter of APOC

Presenting "Storytelling: Su Camino" at the Sacramento Chapter of APOC

With my fellow presenters -

With my fellow presenters -

During the summer of 2015, I embarked on a journey that took me over the French Pyrenees and across northern Spain. I walked a total of 906 km (560 mi) on the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port, Franch to Muxía, Spain. However, the journey was as much inward as it was outward. I was challenged both mentally and physically. I never felt so alive. 

In an effort to preserve this experience, I utilized several different methods of storytelling while on the Camino, including journaling, illustrations, and photography. Combined they make up my most treasured souvenirs. 

Last night, I had the honor of giving a talk for the Sacramento Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino. My talk centered around the art of storytelling and why knowing the story you want to tell is an important part of your "Camino Experience". The presentation also showcased select photos and illustrations from my time on the Way. I'm currently working on making a collection of Camino prints available for sale, so keep an eye out or shoot me an email. 

View my presentation: Storytelling: Su Camino

Sacramento REI Community Art Wall

Many people know REI for their great gear and expert advice. I feel so fortunate to be a part of their team/family at the Folsom store. Over the years they have seen me grow and come into my own; they've also been extremely supportive of my artistic endeavors. Last year, I was granted permission to display my work at the Folsom store and now I've been given the opportunity to show my work at the Sacramento location

I'm extremely honored to be the first feature artist on the Sacramento REI's Local Artist Wall. The display is located inside their community room. Next time you're in  for a class, check it out! It should be up for the next month or so.