Sunday, February 5, 2012

Camping on Steroids!

So, we are headed to three shows in Florida, a 3-day workshop in FL, ending with a show in Scottsdale, AZ. We'll be leaving the household in good, capable hands, but for us this has been a big undertaking. By Tuesday, our full sized Sprinter van will be completely full! Friends often ask if we sleep in the vehicle or camp on our trips. I chuckle, 'cause camping is the very LAST thing I'd want to do at the end of a long day at an art festival. Doing the shows, hauling the gear and the art and setting everything up is like camping, only on steroids without also sleeping in the truck, thank you very much! I look forward to a warm hotel room and nice hot shower. I don't think it's too much of an indulgence!




Packing, packing packing...I need artwork for a total of four shows, with three separate bodies of work; figurative interiors, landscape oils (large canvases), and pastel landscapes. Also, two booth set-ups and all the ancillary equipment that goes with that and gear for one 3-day pastel workshop.  Also, we need clothing for different climates across the country for about four weeks; cloths for working, for selling and for playing. Food and supplies. Books to read, computer devices, printer, and all the proper power and connection cords for said electronic devices. Good thing that truck is BIG! And I think I'm now ready!! I don't know how exactly, but I am!! I've just been working away at getting everything prepared and it's all coming together. We'll be posting pictures and stories from our trip. Hope you'll follow us and cheer us on!



8 comments:

Marc R. Hanson said...

Bon voyage! And good fortune to you Marla!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Have a wonderfully rewarding trip Marla!

Debbie said...

Have a successful adventure Marla!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

That's a nice little van, Marla. I've been toying with something like that in mind. Do you use it to go out painting? As in, a mobile studio?

Cindy Michaud said...

FL has been gorgeous, I'm sorry i did not get notice of the Crl Fl Pastel workshop in Orlando or i'd be there...enjoy your journey, sounds like a challenge.

Rajeev Mohan said...

Hi Marla, Best wishes for a very successful trip ahead. I remember being amazed by your work in Scottsdale last year :)

Karen said...

Wow! That is a lot to get organized. It sounds like a wonderful adventure and I wish you much success!

roxiemarie said...

Well, look at you...leaving for warmer weather and adventures...oh and BTW, make some money honey~!! Have fun~!