Sunday, October 14, 2012
Final Pages of My Travel Art Journal for Sunday Sketchers
The bottom pictures show the motel room where we stayed (on the right) and the laundry we visited to wash our clothes on the left. Not as pretty as all the nature we'd been seeing.
In fact, if you want to see more of that in drawings and photos scroll back a few weeks worth of posts on my blog.
But instead, so as not to bring the sickness to family; or to the friends we'd hoped to visit on the way home from there (Cris and Con in Roseburg; Sam in Glide and cousin Betsy in Ashland, Oregon) we chose a different direction and headed to Idaho. We drove through miles of farmland and saw tons of hay stacks like the ones in the top of these two pages.
We skipped hunting for Sapphires, but we did visit Phillipsburg where they had the sapphire places to pan for them. Phillipsburg is a charming small town, where the main street buildings are all very old, but brightly painted, and inside house small businesses, an art gallery, an antique store, a thrift store, etc. all of which were exceedingly neat and orderly. I was sure each proprietor had OCD they were so neat.
The picture below shows one of the many very nice, clean rest stops we stopped at along the many miles we traveled, over 6 thousand miles in all.
I may have shown this painting somewhere else already but I really like it. The sun is setting over my husband's head, and that is how he holds his hands while driving. And who else was I supposed to draw while driving?
Here we are getting closer to home. The stop at the California Trail Interpretive Center was well worth the visit. It's an amazing small museum tucked into the hills in Nevada on near Elko on I-80.
And finally the last page. I hope you can read it as I have no strength left for adding more words here.
I hope you enjoyed the trip. We sure did.
And now we continue to recuperate from what ever virus got us. However, I do plan to go back to work tomorrow and hope life gets back to normal. But I have to say this was one of the most spectacular trips we have ever taken. We hope to do it all again before too terribly long. I will continue to post photos from places we visited in future blog posts too. Thanks for all the fun comments you have left me along the way, they are much appreciated.
I just learned that I am one of the featured artists over at Seth Apters Blog, The Altered Page today~
Go see (click on the purple words for Seth's blog):