Friday, October 29, 2010

Friends & Fiends... Heathens and Angels...!

Friends are treasures.
Horace Bruns

This is my place to start collecting treasures!
"Swing away, Merle... swing away!"

*from the movie, "Signs"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Summer to Create a Studio on Wheels

I have finally taken the steps to make a long-time dream of mine come true. After two years of watching and contemplating the investment into a Travel Trailer, I took the plunge last March and bought one out of Ohio.

Needless to say, there were many, many challenges to get from point A to having it in my driveway in primo condition, ready to roll.
I also did an interior redo which consumed more time but was well worth the effort for the atmosphere.

This is my new baby:

She's a 2002 Coleman 25' trailer with two slides.
The front area is the bed which slides over the hitch and the dining area slides out too.

She was in beautiful shape but did require some upgrades not only for safety reasons but for expanding the time I could stay out.

I put in new & larger propane tanks, a new regulator and had a top-of-the-line anti-sway hitching system rigged.
I have two bunks in the rear which are going to be great for storage of art materials, etc., there's a great frig and a cozy bathroom complete with a shower and bathtub.

My hope is to paint on location all over the place and enjoy the wild & open spaces.