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Artsy On the Road: Greetings from California!

15 Oct

As you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit absent from Artsy Forager for the past two weeks as Mr. Forager and I made our way from Coeur d’Alene, ID to our new temporary home in Joshua Tree, CA.  We spent nearly two weeks on the road, seeing sights and visiting with friends.  I’m trying to get my bloggin’ groove back today and will be back in full Forager mode on Tuesday!  Until then, I thought you might enjoy a few postcards our trip!

Bryce Canyon, Utah

South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Sunny Jim Cave, LaJolla, CA

Art on the back fence of our little house in Joshua Tree, CA

See ya tomorrow!

HELP! Artsy Needs to Find a Home!

31 Aug

Hiya Artsies!  Most of you know, my hubby is a medical professional who works as a “traveler”– he takes contract assignments all over the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast.  We are finally getting to use his California license and will be headed to Joshua Tree, CA in October!  We’re super excited to finally spend some time in Cali, be near friends in San Diego and I can’t wait to explore all the artsiness of SoCal!

With each new place we go, I spend hours perusing the internet, looking for furnished rentals, when I’d much rather be searching for fantastic artists to share with you!  So far, we aren’t having much luck in Joshua Tree– there are lots of rental options, but few are very budget friendly! 😉

Peach Sky + Modern Home + Pool by Paul Davies, acrylic on canvas, 122x153cm

So I’m asking, begging, pleading ( dramatic, much? ).. if you have any connections in the Joshua Tree area or know of anyone who may have a home  in or near there for rent, please let me know!

Also, I’m taking suggestions for galleries to visit in the San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Springs/Hi-Desert areas.  Hit me with whatcha got.

Image via the artist’s website.

Artsy On the Road: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

9 Jul

Thanks to our currently transient-like lifestyle ( we move every 3-6 months due to my husband’s job ) our opportunities for visiting amazing places are much higher than most people can boast.    We took advantage of hubby’s three day holiday weekend to visit Glacier National Park in Montana and camp at one of my hubby’s favorite places in the world, the tiny hamlet of Polebridge, MT.  So in the spirit of the F/Stop Artsy event here at Artsy Forager, I thought I would share some photos and thoughts from our trip!

Being among amazing natural beauty is a huge source of inspiration for me.  Getting out and hiking and camping refreshes and rejuvenates not just the body, but the mind and the soul.  It is in places like these that we unplug, give ourselves over to each moment and feel how very small we are in this vast landscape.

While the call of the wild is definitely a draw for us, sometimes what makes these trips so inspirational is how much we connect with each other when we’re unplugged and off-the-grid, as well as how we may find ourselves in the midst of an other worldly atmosphere.

For the past few years, my husband has regaled me with stories from his “Summer of Love”, almost an entire summer spent traveling from one amazing place to another.  He’s always described his time in Polebridge, MT, a tiny town less than a mile from the West entrance to Glacier, as his “falling down the rabbit hole”.  Like Wonderland, Polebridge is filled with quirky characters and when you are there, you become immediately immersed in its magic.

It is a place where happy and friendly dogs run free, a French ex-patriot and retired Santa Claus mingles with a former pharmacist turned saloon owner and an entire evening can be spent singing Bob Dylan songs around a bonfire with complete strangers who feel like old friends.

A place where the grass is cool and fragrant and the view from every direction inspires.  It’s a spot where winters are long and hard but summer is its own reward.  A landscape built for dreaming and creating.

Not every artsy place is full of galleries and museums.  Some are artsy by way of how they inspire and the community of people drawn to them.

Where is your artsy destination this summer?  Where will the road take you?  No matter where you are, look for the artsy.  It’s always there and it’s waiting for you.

PS– The folks at Polebridge like their little community small.  So keep it on the down low. 😉

All images are the property of Artsy Forager.  Please do not use without permission.

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