|Me at the 2011 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art|
(from National Parks Traveler)
However, once I'm in Sedona, I will have the real packing to do! I have a checklist for plein air events, and although I've been packing for these events for several years now, I still rely on the list. If I forget sunblock or paper towels, I know I can buy those in Grand Canyon Village, but I doubt I'll be able to buy a tube of titanium white. (The Village store, though, does have a surprising array of necessities; last year, I misplaced the data cable for my camera, and I was actually able to purchase a card reader there! No, I wasn't painting from photos, but I was depending on my camera for blogging.)
Since it's always a guess how many paintings I'll turn out, I usually throw in a few extra frames. For every painting that goes up on the wall, I usually do two or three more. I'd like to have frames for them all, just in case I need to put up replacements during the sale. Sometimes you can buy frames at these events. Last year, Randy Higbee from King of Frames was there, and I bought some nice ones from him.
That's it for now. I'll write more once I'm in Arizona.