I had my studio in a little red caboose in Bluff Park, Alabama for a little while. I caught the reflection of the caboose in the airstream during a beautiful sunset on the bluff.
In March I pulled my cute little toaster all the way down to the keys. I had an art show in Naples, popped over to Miami to see a friend and thought might as well go all the way down to Key West and I’m so glad I did. The color of the ocean is the same as I use in a lot of my paintings - it’s amazing!
When we were at Boyd’s campground, we met a cute little 1962 Bambi - the only airstream there that was smaller than mine! And obviously when someone pulls in with a cute shiny airstream you go and greet them and try to see the inside. This Bambi belong to Charlie and Evie, I took some pics so I could paint their precious airstream later.
The dream stream set up in Sedona, Arizona in the cutest family run camp ground called Lo Lo Mai Springs. We stayed during the week, so there weren't too many people camping and it was wonderful. I never get to set up the awning because there usually isn’t enough room. I didn't really plan to go to Sedona, which is kinda the best part of having a trailer, you dont have to make a plan. When I actually got to Sedona I found a place with a big parking lot because the airstream and truck will fit in two spots, got a coffee and started googling rv parks.
This is Faye, the 1964 Airstream Globetrotter. This photo is from Angel Fire, New Mexico last year - ya know when I meant to start writing about living and working out of the airstream...
I got my cute shiny little old lady in October 2016. I found her on facebook, I had to have her. For a few years I think I looked online for trailers every night. I wanted to travel further to art shows and stay longer so I could actually paint in these places where I was having art shows. Of course I was drawn to the airstreams (who isnt?? they are so shiny!!) and when the opportunity came I jumped on it. It just seemed perfect, the airstream was just the right size for me and she was ready to go. Faye's former owners took great care of her and I haven't had to do anything to her except take out some shelves that I hit my head on everytime I walked by them (I’m six feet tall btw). The airstream is only 19 feet long so it is easy to tow and pretty easy to park. I also have a little covered trailer that I have use for my art named Victor. Having all that practice pulling Victor around I was really comfortable moving up to the Airstream. (and yes everything I have has a name, my dolly that I move my art with is named Salvador...like Salvador Dali...)
The extent of my camping before I bought the airstream was my dad taking me and my brother and sister to my Memi's house (about a half mile from our house) to "camp out" in her motor home that was parked in the driveway. We would watch movies and she would bring us breakfast in the morning. We would never leave the driveway. That was our camping.