Hi there, blog people. It’s been awhile, and it’s time to catch up a bit.
For the last six weeks, we have been busy preparing for a cross-country backroads road trip! That’s right – we’re driving across and through the entire country – all 48 continental states – without using the interstate!
To prepare, the house had to get cleaned, a plan for dogs and house care had to be worked out, and…well, the list was a mile long, but now that we are a week in to the trip, the stress of keeping up with that list has totally melted away, and the majority of the items on the list have now escaped me. So now I’m blogging from the road – US 281 from Austin to San Antonio through the hill country of Texas, and it’s absolutely beautiful. A great temporary office!
The focus of this week’s Doodles was to select and order the fabric for the office redesign, which still has a few lingering projects to be checked off the list. I’m not really sure how to count this one. It’s more than one Doodle, but it doesn’t seem like all 7 finished pieces should count…so we’ll call it 4: (1) Practice lamp and chair sketches, (2) The original sketch, (3) ALL the ‘draft’ paintings on computer paper, and (4) the final watercolor on real watercolor paper. That brings me to a total of 52 Doodles for the year…a bit behind!
As I mentioned above, we are now in Texas, the seventh state on our trip. It’s been a blast so far, and you can read more about our trip at our site, www.48nointerstate.com (or check Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter @48nointerstate). The blog is mostly from the Mister’s perspective, so you’ll get to ‘meet’ him. At some point (during one long day of driving or another), I’ll work on a summary of the first couple weeks of the trip and things we’ve learned about being on the road for weeks on end to share here.
This week’s Doodle total: 4
Yearly Doodle total: 52
As always, thanks for stopping by!