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The Eternal Tourist The Eternal Tourist    |   by Rachelle Meyer
  I like to think I can tell which passengers on the ferry are tourists. There are some dead giveaways, of course – suitcases on wheels, pairings of cargo shorts with baseball caps, shopping bags from cheese shops and major museums. What I envy is their fresh-eyed excitement.  When we turned our gaze towards Amsterdam […]
November 16, 2019



Springfulness Springfulness    |   by Rachelle Meyer
  Spring comes on like a gift. The sun, an almost forgotten friend, coaxes the ferry passengers out onto the deck. He opens us up like flowers. It was the changing of the seasons from winter to spring that inspired the broader Faces on the Ferry project. When I flipped back through my mini sketchbook […]
November 14, 2019



Illustrate with Words Illustrate with Words    |   by Rachelle Meyer
  I love the written word. One of the reasons I chose to put “Dedicated Readers” in the spotlight in the Faces on the Ferry series is because I think they deserve attention, simply for choosing to absorb information in this thoughtful, patient way. A book, of course, is the traditional cherished object. But I’ll […]
November 11, 2019



Common Time Common Time    |   by Rachelle Meyer
  After I moved to Amsterdam Noord, I started sketching fellow passengers during my twelve-minute ferry ride to the center in the mornings. I’d finish the pencil sketches off with fineliner pens and marker over a cup of coffee once I got to my studio. Between January and May 2017 the tiny sketchbook filled up […]
November 7, 2019