Friendships are everything to me, and I have made some really great friendships since starting Sketchbook Skool. Susanne lives in Canada and she drew an awesome portrait of me riding a Vespa in Paris! So I drew her standing by a Frida painting in Mexico!
These flowers are mementos of bouquets my best friend from childhood, Patty, gave me last year.
We are drawing flowers this week and next at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens! So it was fitting to do these and my choices evoked lots of great memories for me of my dear friend.
We are in readiness for a trip of a lifetime, planning to pack small, as we will be walking a lot so will be carrying everything on our backs. I am trying to keep this to a minimum of clothing and art supplies, and am averaging around 18 pounds right now.
My dear husband is reading travel books up the kazoo! I drew some of them to color when I am on the plane!
Packing is a big deal when wanting to travel light. Just how few clothes can one get by on?
I have narrowed it down and narrowed it down again.
My 18 lbs. contains toiletries (tiny containers of shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, (DH can pack the deodorant), tiny tube of tooth paste, manual toothbrush, hair brush;
All clothing is packed in three small cloth cubes, rolled for optimal space saving.
It all fits in one 40L backpack.
Clothing consists of: Pants: two pairs of nylon long pants with zip off legs, (one to wear, one to pack. They wash and dry quickly); One pair of outer waterproof pants for rain; one pair of black tights. Jackets: One thin, lightweight down jacket with a stuff bag; One Polypropalene rain jacket with hood with a zip in pocket pouch; 2 long sleeved hoodies of light wt. materials; one long sleeved T-shirt; one blouse Polypropalene wash and wear. One set of long johns for warmth and to sleep in; three pairs of nylon underpants, three pairs of sox. One pair of Mary Jane Keen dress shoes; and hiking boots to wear. Camera, art supplies. Important papers, $, etc.
It gives me peace of mind to know our house will be being house sat, as well as our cat.
Our house sitter will be home around the clock too!
I think we are almost ready!
Work out, get in condition to walk, and walk and walk carrying my
worldly belongings on my back!
I can do it!