Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And we're off!

When I received the good news in December, I didn't think April would ever come, but here she is and today officially marks the beginning of my Hambidge Center Adventure. I'm glad you're along for the ride!

Last night was spent packing. Lots of packing. Clothing wasn't an issue, it was the pastels. Hundreds and hundreds of pastels. Spread all about my studio.  Everywhere. And I wanted to bring them all. About two hours was spent sorting through pastels and packaging them up into tidy little color coordinated packages. 

See all those pastels? Yea. So many pastels.  

After that task, gathering all of my papers, paints, brushes, tapes, lighting and folding tables was a breeze. It also was pretty breezy outside....and POURING. For those of you who live in the Northeast you know what Mama Nat has been up to lately...and it ain't pretty. Packing a car in this weather? Not fun.  On a positive note, everything fit into my trusty Subaru, with a little bit of room to spare! After a wonderful (wonderful, wonderful) "bon voyage" party thrown by my co-workers (thanks guys...seriously) I was on my way! 

The first leg of the trip has brought me to Rhode Island, the land of my parents. It was a short trip but a happy one, finally knowing I was on my way to my version of heaven.  I listened to music and began listening to my "Instant Immersion" French lessons. I took a lot of French in grade and high school, and would like to get a bit better at it. So, here I am folks, sitting on my parents couch blogging away and at the beginning of what is sure to be a great adventure. 

Up next: Bea goes to New York City! (ETA 1:00)

Thanks for listening. 


deedle said...

sounds like you're off to a good start...any code words?

Erin M. McNeill said...

super exciting, good luck!!