About us

We’re a slightly unusual couple.

Eibhlin ("Eileen"), aka Aisling D'Art
My husband took this photo of me at Dunedin, Florida, Dec 2021.

I’m Eibhlin (pronounced “Eileen”), an award-winning artist and author, and – since the late 1990s – known for my art journaling and mixed-media work.

I grew up in Belmont – a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts – during the hippie years.

My mother was an artist, my godmother was one of the curators for Boston’s MFA, and my father was… well, an eccentric.

Our dinner table regularly included diplomats, authors, Newbury Street artists, and friends from Harvard and MIT. It was an eclectic mix.

Early in my childhood, summers were spent in coastal New Hampshire, first in our cottage near Hampton’s North Beach, and later at hotels such as the Farragut and Wentworth-by-the-Sea, usually with my grandmother.

I’ve lived all over the U.S., but mostly in California (lots of fun times in Hollywood) and New England, with memorable stops in places like Utah, Illinois, Texas, and Florida.

There have also been extended visits to Canada, the U.K. and Ireland.

My husband is from Texas and he works in the printing industry. He’s one of the funniest, most caring, and supportive men I’ve ever met. (His photo may be here, later. We’re still deciding how public we want to be. Privacy is a big thing for us.)

He and I met online in the 1990s, not on a dating site but in a very early blogging/journaling community.

That was unexpected, for both of us. In real life, we’re very private people.

At first glance, we may seem like a very unlikely couple. Despite that, we’ve been married nearly 20 years, and every day is still filled with love, laughter, and “happily ever after.”

What is this blog, anyway?

In 2022, we’re starting new adventures.

We’re moving from Florida to New England (USA), and enjoying life along the way.

At this blog, we’ll share our interests, travels, and adventures starting in Orlando, Florida… and continuing at our next home.

I’m doing most of the writing. So, I’ll write about everything from travel destinations to painting, and from cooking and gardening to… well, whatever we’re doing at the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why did you move?

The short answer is: We liked living in the northeast, and my husband’s work gave us an opportunity to return there.

Though we enjoyed seeing much of our time in Florida, we’ve missed the many lasting friendships and strong family connections we have throughout New England.

Yes, we had close to eight years of fun at theme parks like Disney and Universal Studios. Also, it was fun to go on treks to off-the-beaten-path places. And – last but not least – we loved spending time with friends (local and visiting) and relatives (ditto).

However, Covid changed Florida in many ways, both socially and economically. And then there was the increasing heat and humidity, with no sign of improvement.

For us, it was time to move, as much as my husband liked his Florida job, and we’d loved living on the edge of the Disney World property.

We were ready to return to a four-season climate, broader cultural opportunities, happy and chatty people, our many wonderful friends, and – of course – a very large extended family.