HOW MANY PROJECTS CAN YOU DO IN ONE SUMMER!!! Well I will tell you.....too many! I worked on my new Mobile art studio. With the price of gas we sold our 13 mpg van/RV and bought a almost new Toyota Truck. Then we bought a truck camper so I could still have a place to stay when I go to art things or we tour with John's music gig's.

I found a little one that would fit a Toyota truck. I thought I was lucky to find it thinking it was rare. Since I have found out they are not that rare. So we bought it off Craigslist in Bellingham.

It seemed sound but it had a little water leak damage. I knew I could make it nice and the wood was sound. What I didn't know was that if you buy something that lived at the beach in salt air every thing metal would be rusted!!!! The only thing that wasn't was the aluminium siding was. I had to replace every screw, hinge, lights, painting all the cabinets fix the roof, upholstery, and wall paper. I was exhausted! It took over a month while I was running around getting things for the builder and making curtains I have a cute little camper. I call it the turtle!!! I need another name like the Matisse Turtle. I took it to the beach with my friend and we painted, I also stayed in it at Art and Soul. But it leaked!!! Boy did I feel sorry for myself.......I have been having a little trouble warming up to my little turtle but I hope now that the leak is fixed and when I am rested up I will bond a little more. It is cute but I miss my tiny old Roadtrek Van/RV... the gas stituation has made everyone rethink their lives.

I am thankful for it. And look forward to next summer and a real wooded camping trip. It likes to be in camp grounds not parking lots.


Anonymous said…
It looks very cute...I am sure you will love it once you fix the leak.
Come over and see me sometime :)
Deirdra - it looks so cute! I still can't get over how much work you put into it. In these photos, to me it looks like a green painting that Klimt did - I have a print of it: beautiful trees and wildflowers and a little house. I love the combinations you chose!

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