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From Estonia with Love, the book

Back in 2009 a young couple from Estonia started an epic motorcycle ride around the world.
170,000 km, 1126 days through 70 countries.
Somewhere along the way, I was shown the link to their ride report here:
advrider.com/from-estonia-with-love-round-the-world.480532/ 

Their trip was amazing to read, but more so, I was hypnotized by their photos. The colors and subjects they chose… So I began sketching some of them.  After realizing I’d like to share them online, I asked Margus and Kariina’s permission to post them, so they are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/artbybernadette/albums/72157628692962841

Once their trip was completed and they were settled in back home, many of us begged them to write a book. And finally, they did!

The book, opened to one of my favorite photos!

The book, opened to one of my favorite photos!

After some emails back and forth, they selected one of my sketches and I had it made into a print, and sent it off to them.  What an honor to know my art has a home in Estonia!

Much gratitude goes to Margus and Kariina for undertaking such an adventure, and also for completing the arduous task of writing and compiling their lovely photos in a book.
My copy of the book arrived today, and it is absolutely gorgeous! Described as a high quality hard-cover, premium paper, glossy 320 pages of full color book, that doesn’t do it justice.
If you’d like one for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. It will be available soon through Amazon.com, I’ll post a link once it’s listed there.

Art by Bernadette has a home in Estonia

My art now has a home in Estonia!

Picked it up today!

It’s definitely for me!
First look at the new ride.
Bringing it home!

A new (to me) 2006 Vespa 200L Granturismo in Positano Green! It’s actually another Italian city green, but I just returned from a trip to Positano, so there! My awesome neighbor will change the oil and putz with it to make sure it runs good.

Foster home for now
(Until I clean out a spot in my garage!)
I look forward to sketching & scooting!
I will also be more involved with some online biking sites, ADV Riders being one of them:  ADV Riders 
And soon: ModernVespa.com

Yamaha painting

This is a recent commissioned work, done for a Yamaha owner.
It was a lot of fun to try this, and decide how much detail to leave in.
It’s not a very good scan, as I was eager to get this sent out to him.
For his original photo and a better view of this click on this ride report:
http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/7073-paintings-of-your-tw/

Motorcycle sketches

These were done from my friend’s bike trip photos, each one says a different message, I think.

Stones This one was taken in Bar Harbor, 2010. Triumph Tiger.


Calm
This one was taken in Woodstock, NY, 2010. Triumph Sprint.



Haunted?
This was somewhere in the Catskills, 2010. Triumph Sprint.

Thanks to my friend Jim, for such great photos!