01 September, 2010

Road Trip - An Artist's Reality Blog

Celeste Bergin and Casey Klahn
Photo Credit: David Burbach

The open road part of my road trip is over for now, and I am in Marin County. If you've never been to Marin, I will tell you that it is just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Fransisco, and one of the beautiful places in California. I am glad to be here.

On the way, I enjoyed stopping in Hood River, Oregon, which I blogged about the other day. The "When Bloggers Meet" photo of Celeste Bergin and I is posted above. Her post about the meeting is here. Then, I continued down the 5 through the great Willamette Valley. I couldn't help thinking about an artist friend whose landscapes define the Willamette for me, Marla Baggetta. It just so happens that Loriann Signori is interviewing Marla at her blog.

How can I get through Oregon without thinking about two master pastel painters, Kitty Wallis and Richard McKinley?

Further south along the 5 one travels through northern California. I well remember my climb of Mt Shasta many years ago. Today, she frowns at me as I pass by. Speaking of California mountains, blogger artist Terry Miura is posting his series about his annual plein air back country trip to the Sierras.

Tomorrow I drive onto the venue early in the morning and set up my booth. I hope to have pictures of that process for you as I continue this art fair reality series.


Lisa McShane said...

Can't wait to hear about the Art Fair!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Great bloggers meet! That's something to shout about. Sorry I missed you. Looking forward to the news from the Bay Area!! Have fun!!

irinapictures said...

Looking forward to read more about your adventure. I love road trips. Good luck!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Lisa, Kvan and Irina. Now, I am off to set-up the booth.

loriann signori said...

Casey, You sure get around!! I am looking forward to reading about this new art fair adventure.
Thanks for the mention!!!!!

Casey Klahn said...

No problem, Loriann! You are an honorary (esteemed) west coaster, now, since you spend more time outdoors painting here than almost anyone else!

Anonymous said...

I am reading this with interest. I use to live down the way and up the hill. Was working in the city at the time, and then became a young mom.
Certainly wish I had begun my fine art work while I lived in Marin as I loved this show. It is on my list of things to do in the future.
Learning from you.

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