Watercolor Wednesday started as Kirsten in Copenhagen, a travel blog when I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark from August 2011-May 2012.  I spent the year living and studying in Copenhagen during the week and bouncing around the rest of Europe on weekends and breaks.  The year was a true blessing.  Countless lessons were learned while abroad– one of which was my passion for blogging!

Throughout my year abroad I started a tradition of posting a watercolor painting from my travels and adventures.  The tradition has continued back in the States and I continue to paint and post.  Many of my works are from life’s little adventures.  Enjoy!


About the Blogger

Lover of clean design, sharp pencils and watercolor drops.

Since the age I could hold a crayon, I have loved making art.  As a teenager, I enjoyed art classes and spending hours in my ‘studio’ (upstairs attic) painting the weekends away.  I began seriously watercolor painting my sophomore year of college, experimenting with architectural project renderings.  The exploration of watercolor soon became a passion and I have continued to develop.


§ 9 Responses to About

  • Great blog. Sounds like you’re having an amazing time!

  • Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I made in my undergraduate studies! The time goes by so fast. Have an awesome trip and make sure you see as much as you can, you never know when you’re going to be back 🙂

  • Great blog idea! I also went to Cal Poly (Journalism, 98) and my husband went to Campolindo! Small world! Anyway, I did the London Study program in 1997 with Cal Poly and it changed my life as I am sure spending a year in Denmark is changing yours. I’ll be following your stories here.

  • Unna says:

    Are you attending Church in Copenhagen? If you want to, I’d love to introduce you to a couple of congregations (when I’m in Copenhagen on weekends, that is).

    I’m from Copenhagen, but live and study in Aarhus. I still keep contact with the two churches I attended on a regular basis before moving a year and a half ago; one of them I still attend regularly, but that comes from it only having Sunday Service once per month and other services conveniently placed on Fridays or holidays when I’m able to make it there. And while I’m at it, there’s the chance to see friends and family during my stay. 🙂

    • kstabler2 says:


      So nice to find another believer in Denmark! Yes, I have found a couple of great churches here in CPH. Last semester I attend First International Baptist Church which was a great experience to ‘worship with the world.’ I just started attending another fabulous church called Copenhagen Vineyard in Frederiksberg. Services are in Danish but they have a translator and offer headphones for all us international folk. Its a amazing church that I have quickly come to love. You should check it out next time you are in the city.

      • Unna says:

        We are a bunch of us here. 🙂 Sometimes it just takes that extra visit to the church in the next perish to find the right place – believe you me. But it seems as if you found a great place. I attend a local church making a big deal of being international (including translation of the sermon through headphones; I’ve been part of the group of translators for a year) – it’s part of the National Church of Denmark, but is located in Gellerup, which is one of the more multicultural areas of Denmark (it’s a suburb to Aarhus).

        If you’re free on Friday night, you’re welcome to come by Brorson’s Church (Brorsons Kirke, Rantzausgade 49, 2200 N). There is a rock service (as in a service with an indie rock band) – the theme this month is homelessness. The doors open at 8:30PM, the service starts at 9PM and lasts for about an hour. Afterwards there is a possibility to buy something to drink in the crypt. I’m most likely to be there as part of the group of volunteers.

      • Unna says:

        Oh, and thanks for the tip. I’ll see if I can make it on Sunday.

  • Max Tindall says:

    Sounds amazing. & I have yet to find an architect that doesn’t believe in god. http://www.MaxTindall.com

  • polamiro says:

    This is soooooo cool! I’ve always wanted to go to Denmark, and I’ve been fascinated by architecture since the sixth grade. You are fabulous and brave. The pictures are gorgeous. Good luck!!

    Wait, is it true Haagen Dazs comes from Copenhagen?

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