Just wanted to let you know about a cool trip I'm taking on Tuesday, July 26. After hearing about vacations that friends have been going on this summer, I started thinking, "Well, Warren, what's stoppin' you from taking one yourself?!" I've been working hard painting rooms in my house for the last month, and am ready for a break. My daughter, Jenni, has been to Monterey, California a couple of times, and I was totally taken in by the gorgeous photos she took on her trips there. So...Monterey...HERE I COME!! I'll be out there for almost a week.
I've purchased a new sketchbook, watercolors, pastels, pens, and (the best part) a new Stetson hat for my "artist retreat". I plan to wander aimlessly, with no ipod, no computer, no deadlines, and no art directors. I want to just "be" for a few days on the beach, scanning the rocky coastline for interesting treasures, taking photos, and sketching whatever I feel like. I'll have my phone, of course. I'll even meet up with my daughter, Jen, and her beau, Brad, for one day, as they drive down from Lake Tahoe.
I'll be posting the sketches and photos from my adventure upon my return. Stay Tuned!
(The image above is some Photoshop magic using pictures taken by Jen, and my late wife, Cathy. However, if I find a cute Seagull to wear, I may ditch the Stetson...I kind of like the look.)