I love this country.
I love traveling and seeing her dramatic changes as you drive from the seaside in New York to the vast plains of Kansas, the red rocks in Arizona to jagged peaks of Wyoming.
If you've seen my list of 100 Things you'll notice that #1 is "See all 50 States." As I wrote and rewrote my list over the years, #1 has been a constant. I will see all 50 states. 13 to go as of now.
I've been able to recite all 50 states in alphabetical order since 4th grade and I often sit and marvel over the US map the way most of us marvel over the gorgeous pages of pinterest.com or the Picasso's in the MoMA.
I'm on #12 right now and I haven't gotten bored (a common problem for me when I try to do a series.) Each illustration is a combination of watercolor and acrylic and there will be a minimum of 51- the 51st being the US itself.
Each painting will be accompanied by a small replica in the form of a necklace. I started uploading some prints to Etsy and the US necklace is also available as of now! I've been wearing it around for the past few days and it makes me think of road trips and amazing travels.
A show in a gallery would pretty much make my life.. :)