Thursday, November 7, 2013

Words to Inspire: Wind

Half Moon Bay, California

“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”

Virginia Woolf,
To the Lighthouse

Monday, November 4, 2013

Glamping + Art Journaling = Bliss

We spent a wonderful weekend in the woods of Big Sur Glamping (Glam + Camping).  I'm a city girl but I love nature.  Every 3-6 months I need to take a trip to the mountains or the ocean to recharge my batteries. We usually go deep into the mountains to camp. This time I  wanted to try something new. I wanted to see if we could get the camping feel without all the gear required to go on a full blown camping trip.  

For the first time in my life, we booked a cabin in the woods.  I didn't know what to expect but it was a lot nicer than I thought...maybe a little too nice to feel like camping.  We did cook outside and sit at night around a fire pit.  We probably brought too much gear for the glamping trip but we learned what works and next time we will know how to pack.  Its a great alternative to traditional camping. 

We did have a little run in with the local wild life. On our first night we were warned that they had a skunk problem on the campgrounds. We kept a watchful eye for most of the night. As we sat around the fire, suddenly Dexter started to bark like crazy. Andy flashed his light into the darkness and there it was a Skunk with its rear facing us and its tail in the air. I grabbed Dexter and started running to the cabin. The skunk walked off before I got inside. We where not sprayed but I was shaken. The rest of our stay I was on skunk alert. We never saw another skunk.Thank goodness!

There are some great advantages to glamping, since we spend less time to setting up camp, I had more time to journal in the morning while Andy slept in. We we could have eggs and croissants on the patio while Dexter played off leash in the fenced in patio.  We had hot water for showers and heat at night.

It was a nice trip for all of us and we will surely return again in the fall.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weekly Sketch Book Oct 28- Nov 3

Something simple and a little dark from my weekly journal.