Sankalpa: Art Journeys!

My dreams are becoming more real everyday, and you are part of them. I have had a compelling vision to share Art Therapy in India, with the extended family of my heritage (though we are all connected as part of a larger whole). This blog has been the space for me to explore and articulate this vision, and will continue as a more personal account of this journey.

After a very challenging and humbling seven months of travel in India and Nepal surveying locations last year, I returned to the US to process and collect resources before returning to a village community center this November. Any donations for sustainable art supplies are greatly appreciated and can be made via PayPal here:

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The logo is a map for collaboration and integration and I invite any of you to contact me with your ideas for expanding or deepening this vision. I am currently looking for assistance in sorting hundreds of travel photos, and those with expertise in establishing a non-profit status.


Nomad Path

Scanning through my journals over the past five months, I realized that I somehow made it through over 60 cities, towns, and villages in India and Nepal (listed below). I traveled by foot, bicycle, motorbike, scooter, car/taxi, jeep, van, bus, truck, pedal/motor rickshaw, tractor, horse, boat, plane, and train.

INDIA: Delhi, Rishikesh, Gorakhpur, Calcutta, Babughat, Howrah, Radhanagar, Lochipur, Ghatal, Digha, Jalpagiri, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Rumtek, Mirik, Guwahati, Mumbai, Baroda, Ankleshwar, Surat, Bharuch, Trivandrum, Kovalam Beach, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Danushkodi, Pondicherry, Auroville, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Chennai, Goa: Panaji, Arambol, Vagator, Anjuna, Calangute

NEPAL: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Jomsom, Mustang, Lupra, Muktinath, Jharkot, Kagbeni, Marpha, Tukuche, Lete, Dana, Kalopani, Ghasa, Tatopani, Beni, Sirubadi, Chitwan, Lumbini, Siddharthanagar, Bhairawa, Butwal, Sunauli

Alas, I am already off to the next set of adventures, and again, I do not know when I will be able to update properly. Each place, each person, each moment seems to teach me more about where I am headed. The nature of this path is that it can barely be captured in progress, though I hope that my vision will soon be one you can also see.