|'In the Footsteps of Van Gogh' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It is a good think I prepacked my plein air supplies and set out the clothes I was bringing. It was really just a matter of putting them in my suitcase. That was the big dilemma. Which suitcase to bring. I admit that I am a bag lady. I can't resist a good bag or suitcase. So I have a few options. Before the New Mexico trip I tried them all. Walle, the ginger kitty (big boy) helped.
|"This one will work"|
I really wanted to be good and travel super light. I ordered a carry on suitcase from Rick Steves. It is a great suitcase but too small for a month. If I didn't have to bring art and workshop supplies it might have worked. In the end I decided on my favorite....a white hard case suitcase that I covered with stickers. I love that suitcase. But Delta airlines had another plan for me.
My white suitcase was damaged on the flight home from New Mexico. I watched it get thrown about 10 feet and land on it's head. Ouch! When I retrieved it from baggage claim the handle seemed stiff. It worked but it took more effort to pull it up and down. It had a slight bend in the handle frame. Now I had a dilemma....should I buy a new case or take my chances with my favorite?
|I love packing cubes!|
I will be blogging and posting photos to Facebook during this adventure. The trip begins in Paris and then we travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, then to Meuvaines, France (Normandy). That is the workshop expedition portion of the trip. Then I head to Sweden to meet with a friend for a week. The last week I will spend in Finland. I am teaching a pastel workshop in Vaasa Finland. I invite you to follow along with my adventure!
|Walle says "Take me to France!"|