12 Countries in 12 Months: My New Art + Travel Project


I have a big announcement to make today! To celebrate my 40th year, I will be taking a series of artistic adventure tours in Europe!

In just a few days, I am beginning a new art + travel project called 12 Countries in 12 Months

For one year, I will take a trip each month to a new city in Europe where I'll be making photos and sketches, collecting ephemera, and documenting my journey by creating mixed media artwork and illustrated journals. 

Additionally, I will be interviewing visual artists in each city and to find out why the artists live where they do. I'll be asking the artists to tell me what makes their city unique, and I'll ask them to share their favorite spots and insider tips with us

I want this project to have a playful and collaborative aspect, and I look forward to meeting new artists all over Europe!

Cities I hope to include on my tour are: Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Venice, Lisbon, Prague, Barcelona, Athens, Budapest, Paris, London, Stockholm... and I'd love to squeeze in Dublin and Copenhagen if possible. Thanks again to all of you who participated in my European Fever Travel giveaway - you gave me some wonderful ideas!

If you have suggestions about amazing artists to interview in these cities, or if you have special tips for places to see or things to do, I would love to hear from you! You can leave your comments here on the blog or send me an email at stephanielevy (at)

There are several ways you can participate in my project. You can:

  • Buy postcards or prints of the mixed media collages which feature the European cities I'll be visiting this year - for details, visit my Etsy shop here. My first collage for this series is "Vienna" pictured above. It is now available as a limited edition print, and as a personal postcard sent from me to you from Vienna. 
  • Sign up for my new Creative Courage e-course. For Session One, we'll be taking a *virtual field trip* to Venice, Italy in October to go behind the scenes at the world famous Venice Biennale art exhibition. On the e-course private website, I will be sharing many more photos, video material, and personal travel experiences that won't be available anywhere else.
  • Later this year, I plan to start a Kickstarter fundraiser for this project to help offset my travel expenses. You can stay informed about the special offers that will be available there by following this blog, as well as by following my new 12 Countries in 12 Months travel blog. You can also sign up for my newsletter for monthly updates.

I appreciate your support and I am so excited to share this project with you this year! I hope it will be a memorable year for everyone.

Thank you for your help, encouragement, and kindness! I look forward to hearing from you!