The theme for this month’s ArtSmart Roundtable is “art worth traveling for.” There certainly is a lot of art out there that is worth traveling for, from the sculptures that line the piazzas and streets of Italy to the ornate temples of Asia. Of course, there are the numerous exhibitions that are always occurring around the [...]
Being the mother of two small but rambunctious boys and the teacher of about 80 very eager language learners, I don’t have much time for one of my favorite pastimes, reading. I do love to collect novels that I start reading when on vacation; I also love to peruse blogs, some by people that I [...]
The theme for this month’s ArtSmart Blogging Roundtable is favorite art and travel experience. I have quite a bit to say on this topic, actually, for reasons that might surprise you, but I will keep it fairly short and sweet in this post. Let me begin with a few words about museums…I love museums, but [...]
The theme for this month’s ArtSmart Roundtable is photography, and I have decided to share some tips to understanding photography. With a few tools under your belt, you will come away appreciating photographs more, especially when viewing them formally, as works or art or in an exhibit. These tools come from the traditional way that [...]
This month’s ArtSmart Blogging Roundtable is all about architecture. With such a broad topic, it was hard to narrow down the choice. My interests range from art deco and art nouveau to Hindu temples and the modern work of Oscar Niemeyer, which I will be exploring this summer in São Paulo. Yet, despite the array [...]
The theme for this month’s ArtSmart Roundtable is frescoes & wall paintings. Naturally, my mind goes to frescoes in Florence… When in Italy, especially Florence, you will see lots and lots and lots of frescoes. During the Medieval and Early Renaissance, most painting was either an altarpiece for a church or a fresco. Painting for private [...]
Welcome! I'm Jenna. This Is My Happiness reflects my passion for culture, art, and travel. I write about these topics with the aim of providing a deeper look at destinations. I also write for Travel Mindset and am an AFAR ambassador.