Darsie Beck is a working artist, author, teacher and personal space designer living on Vashon Island, Washington. His passions are journal keeping, writing, painting, stone carving and travel journal sketching. Darsie authored Discovering Your Essential nature, The Art of Journaling to Greater Awareness and Personal Fulfillment, a workbook describing his long practiced morning centering ritual of writing-drawing as active meditation- now in its third edition. For the past eleven years, Darsie has taught creativity and travel journal sketching workshops at Waterworks Studio, the home and studio he shares with his artist wife Christine. He has taught travel journal sketching workshops at Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door in Edmonds, Washington, The Port Townsend School of Maritime Art and Wooden Boat Foundation, the King County Library and the Wooden Boat Foundation. See more about Darsie at www.darsiebeckartist.com.