Some things you find along the way without expectation or planning, yet they fit perfectly in the picture. A friend told us about a school bus on Craigslist in Bend… a big yellow beast but it certainly had our names written all over it! So, with just a little hesitation, we sold our Oregon truck and had nearly the exact amount to buy it.
We grabbed our camping gear and lighter traveling packs and moved into the bus within days, then started off across Oregon and the desert of Nevada towards Utah, and soon we’ll be roaming North through Jackson and Yellowstone in Wyoming, then to Montana…
While the bus was lit one night by candlelight so too was the idea of meeting with others along in our travels up North as a mobile art studio and gallery, a place where we can share the kind of work that inspires us while continuing to explore the landscapes of the Northwest when visiting each year.
We have a number of improvements to make, starting with the most obvious, a much needed paint job. It is a big and exciting project, the kind worth having. This school bus was once lost in many doing it’s own form of good work with children, so we’ll be sure to transform it to a place of inspiration for ourselves and others we meet along the way.
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