In January we made a date for all of the artists to get together. I had met David Lussier a couple of times and did a demo with a group Claudia was involved in about 5 years ago. We hit it off on that day, but that is really as well as I know either of them. I didn't know the others. We will be renting a house on an Alpaca Ranch. There will be two groups of five each staying two weeks. I figured it would cost me only a little more to stay for the month, so I decided to do it. Claudia is also staying a month. I am sure we will be best friends by the end of the trip! I am looking forward to getting to know all of them!
I have decided to drive out there. I have so much gear, it seems to be the most cost effective. I have my trip ticks from AAA. I am hoping to do it in 3 days. I am bringing over 100 canvases. I am not sure I will fill them all, but I am hoping to. I have read up on road safety and bear and snake safety. I hope I am prepared. Now I just have to worry about the weather. There is the remnants of a hurricane moving up the Mississippi Valley. Ugh.
Claudia has a lot planned for us while we are there. Painting at a Golf Club, painting at Polo Matches and a few cocktail parties with collectors. I am hoping for the best.
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