This update is outrageously late, but I thought that I would put it out there anyway just so that it has a place here. Plus, I want to make sure that I rightly covered 2017 before doing a post about my plans for 2018. So here are some pictures from my cross-country trip to the East Coast to complete an artist residency at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. I didn’t take a shit-ton of pictures because most of my time was spent driving for hours, then chillin in basic hotels until the next day of driving. There also wasn’t a whole lot to see because my route was pretty straight-forward. When I did take some time to explore, I was enjoying the moment and didn’t think to take pictures all the time. Overall I will say that the country is beautiful, I met many cool people, enjoyed a lot of great food and I’m very happy that I drove across it and back. I had fun. It truly is a “rite of passage” type of journey. Though I have to admit that it wasn’t my preferred choice of travel! Roadtrips do not excite me at all. So if you’re wondering why I made it a cross-country trip, the reasons were pretty simple. I decided to drive to the residency to avoid the costs and uncertainties of shipping all of my things, and not have to worry about the cost of renting a car for 6 weeks. After weighing all of the factors, driving all the way there myself was the most practical and cost-effective option. From the info that I was able to gather about residencies, a lot of people choose to do that because most residency programs are unpaid and everything is coming out of the artist’s pocket anyway. So…there ya go.

If you missed some of the photos that I shared on my instagram page, you no longer have to miss out. Check out the gallery below! Also if you haven’t seen my YouTube videos from the residency, check out my earlier post here. Come back soon though, because my next blog post will be a meaty one – talking about what’s been going on with me and things that I’m hoping for this year. Stay tuned…

Some photos from the road!