pssst….i zipped away to the coast for a few days, but i’m heading home tomorrow. needed to dip my paws in the mighty pacific. it’s essential that i escape as much as possible before my life as a free bird comes to an end. my life on the lam set to expire in less than 2 weeks with the start of the school year. i have yet to receive my assignment so where i land is a Big Mystery at this point.
i do love a good mystery…
Speaking of which if you need a good summer read i recommend before the fall by neal hawley. nancy mentioned it to me before i left for sweden. well i just finished it here in my coastal hidey hole and thought i’d toss it out there. nothing like a little reading retreat to tie up loose… book ends, as it were. now i’m starting on the stack that sara sent me. by that i mean i will crack one open and it will take me a month to finish it. i seem to read in fits and starts. this is mostly due to all the rabbit hole land mines that await me at every turn. distraction i know your name!
here are some more pics from stockholm.
yeah. it was a total cake walk. by now you can see that for yourself. travel for me is an extended art retreat. art, walk, eat, nap, boatrides, gardens, views, busses. i will not be trekking to the amazon anytime soon and i can’t go anywhere that requires more than an 11 hour plane ride. i live for COMFORT. although i will not cross a walking trip to the cotswolds off my list anytime soon. i’ll have to go with my sister though. left to my own devices i could get distracted by some clotted cream and spotted dick very easily.
i may have already mentioned this in my last stockholm post, i don’t know and i’m too lazy to go back and check, but my small travel journal was fantastic! all future traveling sketchbooks will be of similar size. i also probably mentioned that i love my light-weight cheap travel palette of watercolors. so easy to tote along.
i realize i’m not blogging about stockholm. you’ll have to go read my sister’s blog for that because apparently i have other, far more important claptrap to relay to you.
yes. i really wore purple tennis shoes, a floral windbreaker, my trusty white hat, and a mismatched scarf through the streets of stockholm. oy. vey.
how nice it was to pull our journals out of our bags wherever we landed on our daily walkabouts to sketch & write. thankfully there were the most convenient benches & tables everywhere it seemed. my sister and i are the perfect travel companions. we are in sync. our napping & resting rhythms in perfect harmony. more itinerary driven types would want to wring our necks.
did i already mention that ingrid came to visit us? what lovely time we had together. she was deathly ill, so we only had 1 day together, but it was a wonderful one.
speaking of ingrid, her house was used in a volvo ad. how cool is that?
see that cute doggy. that’s moppe. and that little house they’re strolling by is the one i stayed in last summer.
thaz it for this installment. just a little swedish postcard. sent from somewhere by the sea in california. see you soon!