The plan is that I drive in early on Friday (today) say around nine a.m. and get there around 10:30 to register; get my pages stamped (to prove I have not secretly painted ahead of time at home); get my packet of maps and sites to draw and paint; then drive around to find what I want to choose as my first painting subject.
Settle in. Relax. Get into the ZONE!
Draw. Paint. Ink.
Take a break for lunch.
At three o'clock I will check into my "Hideaway Cottage". It's really cute. Has a living area, kitchenette, separate bedroom and full bathroom. It will be cozy and I will be comfy there.
Probably find a place to eat dinner out. I don't cook at home, why should I cook on this retreat?
Get a good nights sleep in the Cottage!
Get up on Saturday morning.
Find another something to draw, paint and ink.
Hang out till 5 PM when I can turn in my paintings. Get them sanctioned/blessed whatever they have to do to them so I can then frame them, so they can hang them. Drive home.
On Sunday I will get up early, drive back to Calistoga for the results of the judging/awards at 1 p.m....see the show of every one's art, hang out there till 4 or 5 PM when I can pick up my art and come home.
Hopefully feeling satisfied for a job well done and accomplishing overcoming any anxiety about doing this Plien Air Paint Out.
Pray for sunshine. Or at least a let up in the rain!