26 August 2013

What the..?

I thought perhaps I could use this opportunity, less than two weeks before departure to Scotland, to touch again on the whole purpose of this blog, and where I see it heading in the next several months.

I started up Artsy Abroad back in May as a way to get myself prepared and into the mode of blogging before heading off to Scotland. Its primary focus was always going to be my travels and discoveries, experiences around the city, and bits and pieces of my life and what it's like to be a student of art history in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And that's exactly what I still intend to do. Of course, since I haven't actually been in Scotland for the last few months, this blog is obviously going to seem a bit different. But in my mind, different = totally super rad! Yes, I said rad. ;)

Don't worry! The focus will be the same. I'm still using the same, dumb 8-year old digital camera and will update in much the same way and with--hopefully--the same frequency. I hope that the change of scenery and massive change in my life's focus will inspire even better blog posts, because part of the fun of this whole blogging process is learning more about it and getting better at it as I go along.

Needless to say, I'm going to be pretty busy when I arrive in Edinburgh, and especially when classes begin. But doubtless there are going to be many other things I'll want to check out, considering I've never been to Edinburgh before! I've begun thinking about what museums and galleries there are in Edinburgh, and have filled some empty time by checking out what exhibitions are going on. I thought I'd share a few that I hope to get to eventually!

Man Ray Portraits at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Decorative Art Collections at Lauriston Castle

And probably a few galleries from this list from The Guardian.


I'm so excited to check out all kinds of architecture, landmarks, neighborhoods, cafes and shops and so much more... and share them all with you. :) Thanks for following along!

Days to Edinburgh move-in: 12


  1. I like you blog!! :)

    Do u want to follow each other? I'm already following u!

    xx from


  2. Totally agree on the whole improving as you blog concept. You'll have so much fun in Scotland! Those exhibits look interesting. I'm a big fan of Edinburgh's portrait gallery. Also, see anything and everything by Turner(He is on of my favorite artists.) His work it mainly of Britain and gives a great taste of Britain's landscape.


    1. I'm also a big fan of Turner -- I was so enamored with his work in a couple of the galleries at the National Gallery in London. Can't go wrong there! I'm so looking forward to seeing what I can find. :)

      Thanks for stopping!


  3. I'm excited to see what Edinburgh has in store for you!
    I've put you up for the Liebster Award on my blog today, come look!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life's Lemons