Berlin Mural – “Arriving”

About The Mural: Title: “Arriving” Where: Comepackbackers, Berlin, Germany Dimensions: 26’ x 9.5‘ x 0′ Medium: Acrylic Paint, Indoor, Private Mural Length of time: 1 week, painting 6-8 hours a day. Artist: Individual, Molly Keen Background: I was working in Mostar, Bosnia with black and white and with a focus on design and movement. It…

Oregon Coast on the 1 – Florence to Jenner

   We rode the next couple of days after Eugene through hot hot hot heat. It got up to almost 105 degrees and we would just soak our shirts in water to be able to withstand the heat. Thank goodness for swimming holes too! Champoeg State Park was the gorgeous location and still to this…

Portland to Brownsville and Eugene!

   Thank you Portland for everything! We were happy to move on and experience Brownsville, the oldest town in Oregon which is where I had breakfast and a coffee with the Mayor. A city councilwoman showed me the art center as well. Apparently it is where they filmed Stand by me. A lot of people…

Olympia to Portland – 1 month stong

Goodbye Olympia! We had three days to ride to Portland and took about 45 miles each day. We wanted to get into Portland for the weekend!   Olympia was really beautiful with a lot of rivers and trees!       Here is the group at the welcome oregon sign. There was an epic bridge…

West Coast Bike Tour Day 1! Seattle to Muckeltio

Imagine 12 people, 8 cargo bicycles, 4 normal bicycles, riding along the road with gear being carried completely by human power. We are talking about 2 powered speakers, 4 microphone stands, tons of cables, a mixing board, drum kit, a bass guitar, tons of percussion instruments, 3 guitars, 1-18″ subwoofer, a pair of stilts, merchandise and…

Mural in the Desert

Where: Joshua Tree, California – Joshua Tree National Park at the Joshua Tree Music Festival; 8ft x 10 ft; Acrylic paint; 2016 Hot sticky dry heat; the type of heat that makes you want to shower with your clothes on. Gusts of wind make the sun bearable as live melodic music floats through the air…

Biking – Boston to Rhode Island

Biked 54 miles from Boston, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island. It was beautiful, easy and on the way out of the city I had a wonderful bike path for almost 15 miles which was a rail to trail bike way. Rails to Trails is an amazing organization based out of Washington D.C. that converts unused…

Boston, Massachusetts

I spent a little over two weeks in Boston had a great time getting to know the city. I have always wanted to visit Massachusetts! I stayed with different groups of friends and strangers that became friends.       Above are pictures of the arboretum in south Boston. Such a beautiful place. I learned a…

Biking from Vermont to New Hampshire

Here is the map of the bike trip so far. We are going to call this tour the “North East Tour” which so far has included New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and currently I am in Maine. Many people talk about how I am in “New England” and just to clarify that means a tour…

 A Mural in Burlington, Vermont

Vermont is a beautiful and magnificent place! It is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States, it has forests that cover over 75% of the state! The green mountains are located within the state and the state is bordered by Massachusetts, New York, Quebec Canada and New Hampshire.  I ran into old…

Bahia de Los Angelos, North Baja California Mexico

  This magical bay of Los Angleos, Baja California deserves a post of its own for the inspiration it left me and for the beauty and screnity of its location.   The past month since arriving in Meixico we have had one road the entire way. It is called the “One” and you don’t need…

Valle de Los circos -Socorrito to Catavinya

   Lanky waving Dr. Seuss cactus, bright liquid blue sky saluting, puffy cotton cloud drifting, excruciating intense heat riding, melted deteriorating pavement has been consuming my reality these last couple days. It’s been truly incredible but the desert has been challenging. It has been a couple of weeks since I have wrote, so this post…

Acampar y San Quintin, Mexico

Mexico is special.  It has such a deep part of my heart as the people I make connections with are real and present and loving. You can make friends so quickly , everyone says hello to you, and there is a way of life that is about family and living in the present moment. Most…

How to Start a New Adventure – Following Heart

Traveling is a choice. We can chose to make time for it or leave it for our dreams. It takes making it a priority and follow through. I say this all the time but you never will have enough money, or enough time, or the perfect scenario for traveling. Just do it, like today. Like…

Ballard Kiss Cafe Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA

Proud to announce for the month of January 2015 I will be displaying my work at Ballard Kiss Cafe in Ballard, Washington. I am super excited as it is a lot of my new work. Featured are 12 different acrylic pieces, its a great show be sure you check it out! Thank you Ballard Kiss…

Mexico Flashback

Here is a photo from a friend of mine who is still in Mexico and he just it sent my way.  Uno is his name. It gives great perspective and look into the Lumerian Embassy Mural I painted in the Yucutan in May. As winter, rain and cold are approacing in Seattle, I am thinking…

New Molly Keen Studio at Gasworks Gallery, Seattle

   This month of September I opened a studio space to create artwork. The space is in the community of Gasworks Gallery where artists have separate creative spaces to work in. It is super important for me to separate my work space and my daily life as it creates a different flow and motivation. I am excited…

Seattle Wedding Piece

Did I mention custom paintings that make great wedding gifts? I also do special pieces if you want to give a gift of art to a friend getting married!    To celebrate the marriage of my good friend Peter Ackley and Jessica Burke I custom made this piece. The wedding was in Chelan, Washington and…

Yoga Teacher Training, Mazunte, Mexico

  Welcome to Mazunte home of lushious beaches, skinny palm trees, liters of organ juice, sultry surfing, vortex magnetic sunsets, star gazing dream, yogi lifestyle, live music rocking han sessions, fry hot heat loving, mediation haven, kind of place. Mazunte is a small beach town on the Pacific coast of Mexico which is in the…

6 Points to Remember while Traveling.

1.) Find out the Truth for yourself. If a fellow traveler tells you about their experience visiting  a place, hostel, excursion, or something to do, take it with an open mind and filtered lens. You will only know the truth once you experience it for yourself. Too many times someone had told me so and so…