moonandlion comes across as cheerful bundle of energy and is one of our Etsy Expat paper masters. She makes interesting, enchanting prints and sketches.
Her work is interesting and unique. She freely admits that she finds it difficult to label her work and I have the same problem – so I'll let you make up your own mind.
Why did you move?When I first started traveling, I didn't know I was going to move. I did leave Buenos Aires and planned to move to Patagonia, but that didn't last long.
Then I just knew I wanted to travel, like in year-long. My partner at the time felt the same, and we headed to the Basque Country because he got a job as a cook there, in a lovely posh restaurant. After the whole winter there, we could not endure the climate anymore.
The Basque Country is absolutely amazing, its people are friendly and the landscape is a dream in green, but all that green comes from 300 days of rain a year. So we headed South to visit a friend in Palma. We found work quite fast, and after the summer we just loved the pace of the island. It's like a small town floating in the sea. Living by the sea was a big plus. And then we re-formed our band in Palma, so another reason to stay.
Biggest challenge being an expat?
The friends and family you leave at the other side of the sea.
Biggest joy being an expat?
The new friends! The borrowed new families. The endless adventure of being somewhere which is not quite back home, but definitely home now.
Post by: Jacqueline Fouche (Tangentine)