I am an artist and a vagabond with a passion for food, art, travel, and exploring different cultures.
I have big dreams and I know how to achieve them. Some, however, take longer than others.
Creativity is the thread that runs through everything I do. The challenge is to not get all tangled.
I spent the first 18 years of my career in the travel industry. I developed my travel philosophy from Rick Steves’ Europe through the Back Door. I still travel close to the ground.
I have some really cool recipes from around the world – and stories to go with them.
I was married once, a lifetime ago, and am proud that my ex and I parted as friends.
I always knew I never wanted to have children. My creations are my offspring. And I get to sell them.
I love anything French and although I learned “France French”, I speak a much better “Quebec French”. Roots run deep.
Montreal is my favorite city in the whole world. I lived there for 15 years.
I love being single.
At age 40, I quit my job in the corporate travel world to become a full-time professional artist. A GOURD artist! Before you laugh or scratch your head, my contemporary gourd artwork has been in fine art museums, in major magazines and is collected all over the world.
Art is for everyone.
I’m the co-founder of a cultural nonprofit that brings cultural tourism – and art dollars – into rural upstate New York, where I now live and create.
I appreciate Native American spirituality and once spent a 36-hour sleepless vigil with an Abenaki firekeeper, learing the ancient tradition of tending a sacred fire.
My greatest life lesson is this: Be who you are. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says or thinks. Stick with what resonates for you, surround yourself well and believe in the power of perseverance because that’s how dreams are achieved.
The past 53 years have been a fun ride so far, and there’s more to come. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing stories!
Serena Kovalosky maintains her own blog, Artful Vagabond.
Serena’s gourd artwork can be viewed on her website.
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