March 26, 2018

3 new prints to share :). Love sifting through our thousands of photos in our archives. It’s funny how we relentlessly take so, so, so many pictures when we travel but we really only have time to tap into 1-2% of the pile at most. So it’s always worthwhile to go back and tap into a little bit more. There are so many hidden treasures, like the ones here.

This was taken while driving through Route 66. So barren yet so beautiful. I absolutely love open landscapes. I find them therapeutic.

route 66 photography

This was taken while driving around Napa Valley; we literally chased this hot air balloon like little fools in our rental car until we got a great view of it :P.

hot air balloon photography

This was taken in Iceland. Mama and her babe; love that little lamb. Everything little is just so endearing. Wish all little things could stay little, right?

sheep photography, lamb photography

More and more to come. xo.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 12:37 pm
September 17, 2016

Here’s a trailer parked and abandoned along the Arizona desert on Route 66. It appears wretched and uninteresting but if you just pause and take a closer look, it’s actually quite beautiful. :)

trailer on route 66

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 7:54 pm

How time flies. Next thing you know, the blog’s been untouched for 2 weeks! Started my day early today and found time to post something new. I hope you had a wonderful holidays! A great year awaits us all.

Every time I teeter through my lavender field photographs, I want to book a flight back to Provence. Simply too beautiful for words and images alone can’t quite do it justice.

lavender fields, provence, france, aristotle

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 10:57 am
December 23, 2015

Hope everyone is all geared up for Christmas! Best time of the year. Also a crazy busy time; been getting orders out the door faster than lightning. ;)

Home renovations are coming together!! Will share our progress in the new year with before and after pictures!

Here’s a new print of the glorious Italian countryside: Il Cipressino, in Pienza, Tuscany. Took us a little while to find this place, getting lost a few times, which I actually love because getting lost means ending up in places and hidden gems that were never on the itinerary. We found it in the end and boy was it gorgeous.


Tuscany travel. tuscany art prints, tuscany travel, tuscany photography

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 5:22 pm

This, my friends, is the Tuscany that you’ve gotta see. I feel like if you don’t drive through the Val D’Orcia region, you miss this altogether!!! It’s just so beautiful and I’m so happy that I have hundreds more to share. :)

Happy halloween! Gotta go give out candy now!

tuscany photography, tuscany print, italy photography, landscape photography, landscape prints

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:57 pm

We’re extremely excited to announce our newest stockist, Chapters Indigo Canada, who now carries our art prints! My husband and I are huge fans and can literally spend hours in the store every time we go. They’re one of our favourite retailers in Canada and it just so happens that they’re also the perfect match for our art prints, so we’re simply thrilled. We’ve collaborated with them to create our Canadian Wanderlust Collection intended to celebrate the beauty and hidden gems in this country. The Canadian Wanderlust prints below are now available at the Chapters-Indigo Canada online store – each print is exclusively produced on extra luxurious, matte-finish, archival paper, so be sure to check them out! :)

Photographed in Prince Edward County, Ontario, this abandoned barn house stands in the middle of a vast field looking hauntingly beautiful.
old barn house with vintage love. print available at chapters indigo canada.

Photographed in Banff, Alberta, this majestic view of the great Canadian North is a little glimpse of heaven.
banff alberta, banff photography, banff art prints. print available at chapters indigo canada

Photographed on an Autumn day in Milton, Ontario, this red barn house rests in solitude in the middle of golden corn stalks.
old red barn photos. print available at chapters indigo canada.

Photographed on a perfect summer day in Hamilton, Ontario, these haystacks sit perfectly on a farmer’s haven, glistening under the sun.
countrside landscape photography with vintage love. print available at chapters indigo canada.

Photographed at the Toronto Harbourfront, this one’s for the fishermen whose second home is the deep blue sea.
fishing art, fishing photography, fisherman's art. print available at chapters indigo canada.

Photographed in Banff, Alberta, this is a glimpse of Canada’s awe-inspiring, beautiful, ever-majestic rocky mountains.
Rocky Mountains, Banff, Alberta, Canada. print available at chapters indigo canada.

Photographed in Burlington, Ontario, these sunflowers in full bloom are as bright and cheerful as can be on a sweet summer day.
sunflower photography, print available at chapters indigo canada..\

Photographed in Vancouver, British Columbia, the marina sits still and peaceful in the West coast sunset.
vancouver prints, vancouver photography, vancouver art, canadian wanderlust, canadian travel, travel canada, vancouver marina photo

Photographed in Bayfield, Ontario, this old Dutch windmill gives us a little taste of Holland in the Canadian countryside.
windmill dutch

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 11:22 pm
August 26, 2015

At the root of it all, I love photography because it forces me to see something beautiful in almost all ordinary things that most would just ignore or pass right by. You see it, you capture it, it’s yours, and now you’re in full control of bringing out that beauty for others to see.

tuscan landscapes, tuscany photography, tuscany print, travel art

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 10:08 pm

Boxy haystacks? I’m in! Taken in Tuscany, also known to me as a countryside lover’s paradise. The best there is. I truly can’t wait to get to all my other Tuscany shots. Just trying to spread the love a little bit at a time. :) This is newly listed at the shop! Hope everyone had a nice weekend – boy was it HOT.

box haystacks, rectangular haystacks, countryside art, tuscany italy

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 7:10 pm
July 6, 2015

We are back!!! We got home on Saturday night! It is so nice to be home. The trip was absolutely amazing and I feel so elated and inspired because you know, travel does that to you. Traveling is truly the best and is always going to be the first thing I’d spend all my hard earned money on. Here’s a quick recap of our journey and our itinerary that can also serve as some handy Europe travel tips!

We started in BEAUTIFUL Iceland, travelling the southern part of the country. We stayed in Reykjavik for a day, then drove all the way West for a day, and then drove all the way East for two days. In total, we drove nearly 2,500 km in 4 days’ time. When we set foot in Iceland, we immediately felt like we were on a different planet. Nevermind a different country. It was truly like a different planet. Mother nature at its finest. It’s so FULL of the natural world that you feel small, vulnerable, and insignificant. The further we drove, the more desolate it became, and the more hauntingly beautiful it became. And often times, we couldn’t help but feel uneasy about the majestic things that surrounded us, feeling as if they could swallow us up at any time. The scenery was never the same. One minute we were looking at wild Icelandic horses, the next we were looking at mossy lava rocks, and then next, glaciers, and then next, gigantic sand mountains, and then next, black sand beaches, and then sometimes, we simply didn’t even know what we were looking at! It was simply breathtaking. It’s so breathtaking that we are already planning our second visit to Iceland next year to travel the northern part. Besides some Europe travel tips, we have so many photographs to turn into prints and can’t wait to share them!

We then flew from Iceland to Italy. We started in Florence. This was my second time in Florence but I swear, it was even more beautiful the second time around. We then picked up our car and headed to Tuscany, swinging by Siena, a beautiful town completely stuck in the medieval times. Just gorgeous. But Tuscany, specifically the Val D’Orcia, is by far the most beautiful part of the Tuscan region. If you ever visit Tuscany, this is really the only place you should consider staying because it is just jaw-dropping. Words cannot describe these Tuscan landscapes. It is the best countryside of all countrysides. No other countryside will ever satisfy nor impress me. This is the real deal. The most perfect, colourful rolling hills and houses on hills as if someone had taken a children’s storybook and made it come to life. Most of the time, I just couldn’t believe my eyes and we literally stopped the car every two seconds to soak in the view and take pictures. Every turn was a storybook view. I loved Tuscany with my heart and soul and between it and Iceland, I don’t quite know which one I loved more. We stayed in Pienza and it was just the most gorgeous little town.

After Tuscany, we took the train to the Cinque Terre. Another beautiful place in Italy. We were home based in the beach town, Monterosso, but we spent a lot of time in Manarola and Vernazza. Between these three, Manarola was probably my favourite, although they were all fantastic. It was nice to spend some time by the water. :)

After the Cinque Terre, we took the train to France and stayed a night in Nice! In Nice, I was mostly suffering from a mild case of food poisoning that I had caught on my last night in the Cinque Terre :(. So, I was unfortunately ill for the better part of the day, although still managed to drag my butt to the beach later on. :) Nice’s beaches are known to be rocky, which has its pros and cons – they keep you relatively clean and not sandy but they hurt your feet. :P Nice was beautiful and I wish I had been healthy enough to enjoy it to the fullest. But alas, mishaps happen and we must move on! We picked up our car and drove to Arles! Arles was just the cutest, sweetest, oldest town I have ever seen. We stayed in Arles mostly so that we could join a photography group at the Camargue in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mare to photograph their famous ancient-breed white horses. We photographed these horses galloping about in a desolate beach at sunrise and then in a marsh at sunset. It was one of the most surreal and beautiful experiences.

We then drove around Provence to hunt for lavender fields – one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. They were in full bloom, which fulfilled a large part of my hopes and dreams for this trip. The shade of lavender was deep and its size endless and far beyond the eyes could see. It. was. gorgeous. I was then stung by a bee while frolicing through these fields. It was my first bee sting ever and it hurt more than I ever imagined (so much so, I had tears) but it was worth it for the love of lavenders. We then drove to another gem in Southern France, Cassis, a little beach town with GORGEOUS green waters. We toured the beautiful, majestic Calanques and absolutely loved this place. We LOVED southern France altogether; people were just so polite and kind and it makes all the difference in the world.

Finally, we head off by train to the city of love, PARIS. Like Florence, this was my second time in Paris but it was a million times more beautiful the second time around. I experienced the city entirely differently and I must say, I’m now in love with it much like the rest of the world. It’s just so grand and so perfect in every way. We stopped by Lauduree a few times of course to get those classic, delicious macarons. :)

Hmmm, so much for a “quick” recap! :P Aside from our Europe travel tips, we also have SO MANY new and beautiful prints coming up, so please check back OFTEN! I had no idea where to even begin this morning, so I picked a famous Tuscan scene from the pile to share with you today. :) TO TRAVEL IS TO LIVE. Back again soon!

Podere Belvedere, Tuscany, Tuscan Landscape Photography, Nostalgic Art with Europe Travel Tips

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 9:02 am