The latest news here at the Airstream Chronicles

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One of the White Pocket shots I like, but won't be printing

The first and most important update….. I’m upright and feeling a little better!  Tomorrow I’ll be doing a follow up on root canal number two, and I’ll try to get a few answers.  The oral surgery combined with Cipro seems to have done the job, and my jaw is starting to normalize.  I’m not out tearing into a package of beef jerky (even though I’ve got some sitting here) and heavy chewing is still an “avoid” at the moment, but I am feeling better.  Can’t wait to have some “solid” food!

Gallery News

There’s a good bit of gallery news to share, so let’s get right to it!

  • Oct 18th is the 1 year anniversary of the Ian Russell Gallery’s move street side on W. Goodwin Street here in Prescott.  It’s my personal 1 year anniversary of my first brick & mortar shop!  For me, it’s a big milestone.  The 18th is next Sunday, and I’ll be in for the afternoon.  I’ll also be offering all currently hanging canvas for 40% off.  This is a one day event, and I won’t be repeating 40% off for the next year, I promise you.  Keep in mind, that’s hanging stock only.  Any custom prints are full price.  I’m trying to free up some wall space for new pieces.
  • Allison Smith has completed a few new pieces that I’ll be reproducing this week.  Once her new images are scanned in I’ll be sure to pop the images up here so you can have a look.
  • Fil Kewanyama came in yesterday to print an 18×24 rendition of his “Cubisim” digital artwork.  I don’t have the image with me this morning, but I’ll make a point to pop it up this week as well.  Fil’s work can be seen at Mountain Artist’s Guild here in Prescott.
  • On a personal note, I’ve finished my sorting from the recent Coyote Buttes and White Pocket Trip.  I’ve picked 5 new pieces that will end up on canvas in the coming weeks.  I invite you to stop by and check them out for yourself.  3 have been printed so far, and with time this week I’ll get the other 2 up.

WhitePocketNew-2Upcoming Trips

This month’s Cottonwood Canyon Road trip might be put on the backburner.  I know, bummer.  But I want to make sure the root canal / infection is all cleaned up before I get too far from home.  If possible maybe I’ll take a few days at the end of the month.  We’ll see.

I’ve got a special trip planned for mid-November, just after my birthday.  Another South Coyote Buttes and White Pocket trip.  This time I’ll be camping in the areas so I expect more spectacular sunset and sunrise pictures.  Now that I’ve got a handle on the area I’m pretty sure I know where I want to shoot, and when.

Other random stuff

The off-roading list is complete.  Here’s what has to happen in the Titan over the next few months.

  • Re-install my FT-8500 in the Titan.  That’s a Yaesu Ham radio for those of you who don’t know.  I need to find a decent radio installer to help me figure out the mounting.  There isn’t much room by my eye, but I think a professional might have some suggestions.  Anybody know a good radio installer here in Prescott?  If so, drop me a note!
  • Purchase a Power Tank system like Ken’s.  I was extremely impressed with the functionality of the Power Tank, and it would save me space by allowing me to leave the generator & air compressor.
  • Addition of a bed slider.  You know, then I can slide everything out in the lower area of the pickup bed.  Better gear management.
  • Installation of an actual “bed” (sleeping) area above the bed liner slider.  This will most likely be a project for next year.  It would be nice to sleep in the pickup cap area for sure!

Yeah, I think this might become a small print. Love the curves!

Well, I had other things in mind, but I’m slowing down here this morning.  Laundry, Airstream cleaning, etc.  🙂  Guess I’ll get ready to head off to a movie!

Comments 1

  1. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Great pictures! I definitely look forward to exploring the southwest more. We’re headed back east to see family but have plans of returning early next year. Hope you are feeling better!

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