if you look closely, it reads “fearless” along her neck. i love this new painting. original available here
. matted prints are here
the first topic is best trip. this is a hard one for me as i had so many great trips this year, including nyc in jan
, utah in feb
, port townsend in march, north carolina in may
, hawaii in may
, vancouver bc in june
, san fran in july
, lovebomb in august
, two week road trip in sept
, manzanita in oc
t, kansas in november.
lord have mercy, that’s 11 trips in 11 months (with a trip to california coming up this weekend – that makes 12 trips in 12 months plus one out of state move). that’s a lot of traveling and movement. as i was writing/linking this just now, i marveled at how i got anything done this year! it was a good balance, though…some for pure fun, some work. but next year…it will be a different story. i’m reigning in the travel – as much a i love it, it’s exhausting, especially because my life is a bit crazy just before leaving and all the catch up when i get home is a lot of work. this part of working for yourself is a bit of a challenge – you’re never really on vacation even when you go on vacation 🙂
all of this is to say that i don’t think i can pick a favorite trip! i loved them all and for all sorts of reasons. nyc felt really adventurous and special with a funny restaurant conversation caught on video (more details on andrea’s blog
– so sweet, love the giggles on our restaurant chat). teaching trips to utah and oregon were intimate and meaningful with amazing students. all my summer adventures were just that – summer fun and exploration with john and friends. kansas was eye opening and terrifying in all the best ways.
so yes, this year was full of adventure – much of it spontaneous. i just bought a last minute plane tix for a trip to san fran this weekend for a bit of fun with much missed friends. got a great deal, so i’m off for a bit of sunshine.
next up: best article, book, and night out in 2009. this is going to be fun. thanks for the inspiration, gwen
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