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Into the Garden – Joining the Seacoast Artist Association

For a traveler setting in roots can be challenging. While I’ve realized full time travel out of a backpack isn’t my thing I find settling down particularly difficult. New Hampshire was never where I would have thought I’d end up settling into a routine. But here I am, setting roots. Investing more time into my artwork and building up the local art […]

100th Youtube Video

Posting my first online video was challenging. I filmed it at least 15 times and while editing it I criticized every little piece of it. My hair, my voice, my thought process. I was afraid to be judged, hated or, even worse, ignored. To put myself out there and hope for success only to be met with failure was a very real […]

Liebster Award : I’ve been nominated

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award! 

How exciting! 😉

For anyone not familiar with the award (Don’t worry I wasn’t either) it’s an award given from one blogger to another as a way to welcome the new blogger into the community and to (of course) help garnish new viewers to new blogs! I personally think it’s a lovely idea and I’m so excited […]

Participating in The Sketchbook Project

Have you ever had a goal that you’ve attempted and failed at?

I’ve had many and most of them have included art goals and challenges. Every year I make new art goals and EVERY year I fall short of what I would like to accomplish. I don’t see this as failure however, mearely an active process to get better. Why? Because I […]

7 countries in one year || A Short Film

A travelogue of the last year of travel through 7 different countries. Exploring: USA Thailand, Cambodia Japan, Mongolia, South Korea and China. It sounds so epic when you put it like that, and it honestly was, quite an epic year.

Traveling Back to the US and Updates!

New Video is Live!

Be sure to check it out for a look at my trip back to the states as well as some updates on the future of Artist Explores the World.

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Live, Love and Travel On!

Artistic Feature Friday: Illustrating Happy New Year

Art is a large part of my travels. Whether it’s by visiting museums, sketching on the go, or finishing illustrations inspired by my travel. Art is an intigrated part of my life. In an effort to expand my knowledge of the artistic world I’d like to share the artistic journeys of other artists, particularly traveling artists. I will also be featuring art […]

Moving to WordPress

After much hemming and hawing I have officially started the move from Wix to WordPress. It was a tough decision since comes with a huge learning curve. I love the ease of Wix and enjoy the look of the website but due to the inability to reduce site loading time and the inability to add SEO to individual posts I decided […]

Video: Gingerbread House Challenge

Spending Christmas so far from family is difficult part of living the full time travel lifestyle. Things don’t always work out the way you planned. Fortunately I still got the chance to visit my husband in South Korea and spend some time with him.

For fun we decided to build a gingerbread house and make a competition out of it. We filmed our […]


Natasha Stoppel is a traveling artist exploring the world one drawing at a time. After leaving her corporate job in 2014 she launched Artist Explores the World, this blog and Youtube channel designed to feature art and travel. Since then she has trail-blazed a creative path into bullet journaling, videography, animation, jewelry making and pyrography. When not working on her new tiny home, she’s focused on turning her experiences into creative works and seeks to inspire others to explore their artistic soul and pursue creative journeys.

Previous Trip: NYC, New York

Currently in: New England

Next Trip: Surprise Trip 😉

If you’re new here learn more at the about page. Or maybe click on the Destinations tab if you’re into adventures. If Bullet Journaling is more your style check out the latest Header and Icon posts or flip-throughs for some new ideas and tips. There’s also a sampling of the latest watercolor work, and tutorials if you’re starting to paint.

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