Thursday, 7/21/05, A group of 5 of us will be drawing at Hasbro
Childrens Hospital in Providence, as something of a Homecoming.
On Friday, 7/22/05, I will be heading to Orlando,
FL (by plane) to visit my parents, help them with their move and
see my mother's side of the family.
I will likely be updating the website little over
the course of the next two weeks, but plans are in the works for
this webspace. Essentially, it will become a redesigned digital
showcase for the tour, with more photos, narrative, and navigation.
This redesign will be a project for August of '05, So check back
If you would like an e-mail when the new website
goes up, please e-mail
me with the Subject Line "WSIK: Digital
Thank you to everyone who followed this adventure
online and everyone who helped.
July 18th, 2005
the third day of our Tour, upon arriving in Hartford, CT, either
Andrew or I had wondered out loud, “can this be ridden in
a day?” At that point, both of leaned towards the answer, “no”.
it was from South Glastonbury, a bit southwest of Hartford, that
we departed with the goal of reaching home, Providence, RI, at
about 7:30 in the morning, after sleeping under an absolutely majestic
and mysteriously deep, layered canopy of treetops.
certainly grown stronger over the last 7 weeks, as we ultimately
arrived into Providence at about 6 p.m. after a kind-weathered
solid day of cycling. We were booking it all day, but the light
drizzle into the early noon made it a joy, and the idea of being
Home in Providence allowed us to push our muscles that extra lil’ bit.
great to be home. My reception was simple, low-key, and exactly
what I would have hoped for. I got to spend time and enjoy dinner
with Mel, one of my housemates, and the spent the evening biking
around this wonderful little city, and I got to see Mike, Adriana,
Greta and James.
next couple of days are going to be fun here in Providence. We’ve
got some tour-related projects to entertain ourselves with, before
we go to the Hospital on Thursday to draw 5 deep. PROVIDENCE!
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
began this day just south of South Glastonbury, CT. Our schedule
for the day was not complicated. If it were written down, it would
have looked like this
10:00 – Arrive at Shizuka’s Home for Breakfast.
Thankfully, with some navigational pointers from the Shizuka herself,
we arrived right on time and got to spend the next while hanging
out with Skizuka and her mom.
to fill ya’ll in. Shizuka was a stellar student of Mike’s
several summers ago. She has made efforts to stay a part of our
lives in Providence, and we’ve exchanged helping hands on
various projects. She is super sweet, strange (a word I use as
high compliment) and sincere. This is all to not even mention her
work, which just happens to be full of a little word that begins
with V and ends with ision.
will become her home in less than a month, and we are excited for
her to join us in Providence, RI.
had written out a sheet full of thoughtful questions to ask us,
and ask us questions she did. It was a delight, and good preparation
for the presentations we will be putting on. Somewhere towards
the end of the questions, we were asked if we could do a Tape Art
mural in her room; the room she will soon be moving out of. Yes
is the answer we gave, and we walked the talk’s walk.
were fed wonderful exotic fruits and great pesto, much leafy greens
and extremely warm energies. Raise your hand if you like food prepared
with the care.
ended up leaving pretty late on in the day, after having some freshly
homemade donuts, and with a plan to go not far. After an unexpected,
but good, Segway into the cozy home of a Richard and Joan, a kind
couple who spend summertime cycle-touring Europe, and through sharing
manage to inspire young folks like Andrew and myself. We departed
before not long, and found a wonderful camping spot not far from
July 15, 2005
ruled. Plain and simple.
young ones have been learning a lot about weather, so it comes
as no surprise that they chose to adorn their walls with storms
galore, and rainbows as well.
torrent of interesting ideas, even more interesting techniques,
and some super solid tag team actions were released amidst the
woods and woodland creatures in Westport, Connecticut. Andrew and
I were lucky to work alongside four great councilors to focus the
ill (ill is slang for really good) energy of 32 bright-eyed campers.
Can I get a witness?
(Click Above to Enter the Earthplace Photo Album)
biked a couple hours to Milford, and are camping out at a cheap
motel (with free wireless!) so that tonight, right after I write
this, we can hike out to a Harry Potter Book release party. This
is how I plan on spending the midnight of my 21’st birthday.
just want to say thank you, again, to the tons of folks that have
made this tour work so well.
July 14, 2005
was super extreme. Here is the story of why, abridged.
We began riding north along the Hudson, expecting to take the
Tappan-Zee Bridge (TPZB), as recommended by a well-intentioned
fellow in a not-so-local bike shop. Crossing the TPZB on our bikes
would have gotten us arrested. Which might have ended up getting
us across quite a bit quicker than heading north along 9w for about
15 more miles to the Bear Mountain Bridge, which we crossed, and
then waiting a few minutes our route to re-open (the road, it had
was about 3:15 and we had ridden a good ways. “A good ways” is
relative. For us, in our context, it was a solid 50 or so miles.
And that was about the halfway point
continued with the non-stop and arrived into Westport, CT, under
the dusk sky, at around 8. Andrew estimates the days ride at just
over 80 miles, with a number of rough climbs under a hot hot sun.
we are biking not far and working with a group of 33 at Natureplace’s
summer camp for kids.
are excited and tired. Real tired.
Last little exciting informational bit.
found in my inbox this evening clearance for our photographs at
Kidspeace in Orefield, CT. This thumbnail represents about 1/3
of the Gallery. Click on it for the whole show. Bigger pictures
and stuff, too.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
knew Justin from their days at the Rhode Island School of Design,
and it was at his family’s home in New Jersey, not super
far from the border of Pennsylvania, where Andrew and I descended
and pitched camp in some comfy beds, in a comfy house, after grilling
up a whole boatload of veggies, which were the tasteful equivalent
to comfy, for dinner.
it is no coincidence that we woke up in this same house, cooked
up some oatmeal, and said our farewells. Justin’s mother
had been super inviting and it was much appreciated. We hit the
road around 8 and change this morning and rode till a quarter after
- I am toast.
- Today was voted unanimously to be the worst riding day of the
- We are almost at route 9w, heading north along the
NJ side of the Hudson.
- Dinner is always good. Eggplant has great potential to be good.
Tonight it was.
- Watching the Tour de France last night was ultra-inspiring
and had me riding hard through some hard rain and poorly paved,
I’m ready to call it an evening. We are racing towards Westport,
CT, to hopefully conduct a workshop tomorrow evening with the 4th –6th
grader’s attending a sleepover at Earthfirst.
July 11th, 2005
with the fine folks at Children’s
hospital of Philadelphia was really rad. The group started off
small, but drawings got done with the slow and steady, and with
the help of a great and involved staff, in not much time these
glass hallways were plastered with some temporary Tape Art drawings.
be honest, Im spent. These photographs are going to tell the story
much better than I right now.
I spent a good chunk of my time working with a fellow who’s
name I am not permitted to disclose. His effort was inspiring to
an awesome degree, and the race-track he created is great art.
Period. It is great because it is giving, exploratory, and reflective.
I feel honored to have worked with him, and charged by the work
Tomorrow we ride out, and I will bid farewell to some new Friends.
I want to thank Captains Kim and Roman for their hospitality. Philly
has been beautiful and it’s residents kind and welcoming.
Sunday, July 10th, 2005
first night in this city of brotherly love I met several friends
of Roman’s who reside at a home known by the name “Danger
Danger’s name is derived from a warning audio clip that plays
when a certain staircase is accessed. Long story short. We were
asked to work in this staircase, with the help of some of the home’s
residents and their friends. It was a fun, random way to spend
a Sunday afternoon.
Don't believe we drew in the Danger Danger Stairwell?
Pictures prove it.
Friday, July 8th, 2005
pitter patters of rain were a welcome way to wake this morning.
At about 7 I set out on foot to spend some time walking around
Philly. This was achieved insofar as my feet brought me around
a bit of west Philly, to a bookshop where I read about some history
of this city, and then more walking, through UPenn and then down
towards the museums, library, and so on. Andrew hopes to visit
the Mutter Museum, which houses old and apparently mind-blowing
been a cold rainy day, and I am hoping that the hot chocolate I
just drank will seep through my bones and warm me up a bit, as
I head back into the outside.
been making my computer desktops along the way, and I’m
going to post a collection of them online for you to download.
Here we go!
File Size: 1.7 Megabytes of Hi-Qual Imagery!
July 7th, 2005
and Kim are two old friends of Andrews, and this evening, at about
6 o’clock, we arrived at and were welcomed into their home.
I feel comfortable with them both and it is exciting to meet more
figures from Andrew’s previous life times. We had a less
than wonderful day biking, and some really crummy luck with poorly
patched tubes, but ultimately we caught some kind winds and cruised
on into this beautiful city.
think the highlight of my day, to be honest, was bathing in Roman
and Kim’s bathtub. I think I will scan a drawing I made of
the experience this evening, but to quickly describe how it functions:
water jets out from in-between the hot and cold nozzles, so you
get this nice thick stream that pours out just high enough so when
you kneel it washes over your head and back. It is a seemingly
ritualistic and sort of holy bathing experience. I love bathing,
and it is exciting to explore new processes. I should note that
this is not a permanent fixture in their home, but rather the result
of some small malfunction, however, if those inspiring office-posters
have taught me anything, it would be “attitude is everything”.
I plan on waking up bright and early and going for a bike ride
around Philly. I want to see this old city come alive.
strange, and great, thinking about making our way back to Providence.
I am thankful that we’ve got spaces to
visit and places to draw at before our return arrives.
late this afternoon we found out that we won a RISCA grant for
the presentation of this project in Providence. More specifically,
a Tape Art and What Shape is Kindness Presentation Library tour
in Rhode Island, spanning the next six months. Kind of nutty, right?
going to bed. I hope lots of great days are being had out there,
beyond this digital realm.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
was an amazing day! This tour has been a parade of excellent time,
but this day stands out. It is tough to pinpoint why, exactly,
but it has something to do with the following elements.
- I love riding my bike, more than ever.
- Camping is still so mentally calming; just being in my hammock
makes me warm inside.
- We finally cemented our plans with Philly Children’s
Hospital. We’ve got a Tape Art workshop scheduled for
- Simple, healthy meals make me feel solid.
- Who you are touring with can make a world of difference.
glad to be touring with Andrew; he has been 10034204.44% critical
to this tour being such a success. We both have our moments,
and the other person is there to help put it in perspective.
It’s good and it works.
Tomorrow we will rise and find it to be our fifth week aboard
the What Shape is Kindness? Tape Art bike tour. It is perhaps premature
to be reflecting already but boy has it been sweet.
As Andrew headed inside a grocery store today to pick up some bread
and jellys, A woman saw an opportunity to share and seized it like
chipmunks do the chance to play. She talked to me for a while,
about her days riding a bike in Buenos Ares, moving with her Husband,
her kids and their adventures, the Peace Corp, and so on. Admittedly,
it was a lot of ramble, but it was good, and at the end of this
ramblely-talk she said “Good-luck young-ones, and ride safe” and
then wheeled away. It seems a bit silly a story, but as she spoke
there was this great sense I received that she had been expecting
us and we had arrived just as unknowingly scheduled.
Touring is great.
July 5th, 2005
day. Said farewell to Andrew’s folks this morning and rode
out of DC, past the capital and memorial park, a super cool way
to begin a day riding. We passed on Burger King’s advertised “burgers
for breakfast” A joke, no longer a dream, and then headed
on towards the Bay Bridge out of Annapolis. We dialed up a taxi
van and broke our gear down, then headed on across the bridge.
This was strange, and to be honest, I didn’t really enjoy
it, but it seemed worth trying anyways. When I tour again, I think
I’ll work to avoid this sort of scenario.
we made it out to a beautiful little island.
Spent a bit riding in some light rain, and as the
rain stopped joshing around and got serious, we ducked under some
giant highway supports, brewed up some tea, ate rice cakes, wrote
letters, read, and took a nap, while around us the winds they did
roar like a super-psyched little kid imitating a dinosaur, unleashing
an appropriate torrent of spit-rain. Or. It poured. Bigtime.
was our first true nap, and we were shocked to wake and find the
clock reading 5:30. We hit the road, and the rains they continued.
informed me that his father had offered to put us up a night wherever,
so that card got played quick.
start tomorrow morning. Time feels funny. I look forward every
evening to riding my bike again the next day.
theme for our communication with Philly Children’s Hospital
has been “chaos at best”. Today their phones were off.
Tomorrow we try again. Wednesday we might just show up on their
has been great as map-finder and route-planner. Baum feels like
it was a long time ago. I’m hopeful for bike riding, Tape
Arting, and Philly.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST TOMORROW!
July 4, 2005
This has been great. A couple days in Bethesda with some fine folks,
a cozy and architecturally interesting home, great food, a tour
of the D.C. Mall area and visits to the the new Smithsonian Native
American Museum, the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum,
and the National Textile Museum (which was ultra-rad and inspirational)
we head out towards Philly, where Andrew has close ties with old
friends who work with various youth organizations in the city,
so with some certainty we believe a Tape Art project can get locked
down for early next week. However, with fingers crossed I hope
to confirm things quickly with Philly Children’s Hospital
so that we might teach and draw there. Who knows? Soon enough we
however, we will be heading towards D.C. again to catch the big'ol'fireworks
show at the National Mall. I am psyched.
random fact #1. Andrew measured out our ride on Saturday. It totaled
just a hair under 90 miles, and as a result we’ve both grown
new muscles. Tomorrow morning I will be weighing our loaded trailers.
fact number #2. My sister is engaged. Congrats to her and Atom!
Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
Smokes! We made it from Allentown to Andrew's old Home right outside
Washington D.C. in 2 and a half days. 2 and a half long days of
the slow and steady. With confidence and
about 11 hours of cycling today we made the distance. There are
photographs of friendly folks and interesting architecture and
so on. However. It's past 10:30 and i'm toast. Andrews folks are
super welcoming. This context shift (and just about everything
else) is cool. I don't think a day has gone by without a high-five
between us two (Andrew and I) , and this awesome experiment called
touring has continued to treat us super duper well.
and Apology (Saturday July 2nd)
Regarding Content Below.
As planned, I had stopped at the
Allentown Library to upload photographs and videos. However,
in an awesomely unplanned fashion, our webserver was being
less than friendly. In short, I had an awful and ultimately
unsuccessful time attempting to get the documentation online.
With some luck, the photographs below should now function.
June 30th, 2005
Art and its Tear Down at the Baum School of Art
Click here for The Big Book of Baum
of the Tape Art Tear Down. (11+ megs. or. Big.) Avi.
Some photos are redundant. I've not been selective.
I wanted to post these today before we begin biking again, for
everyone to enjoy.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
up, quick cold breakfast, and off to Baum. I had a great day drawing
a sizeable flock of birds while Andrew entertained himself with
an ever-increasing variety of shrubbery and grass. We’re
pretty familiar at this point with the kids and their families,
and it’s fun for them to come out and see what new things
extremely interesting were drawings done by students at the school
of the mural we’ve been making. Which is to say, the REMIX.
They were stellar. So today, I include a small sample here.
All of these photographs
are thumbnails. Click on them to see the larger version. This is
true of every photo in the travelogue.
Andrew and I went to our first (and potentially, last) movie on
tour. We received an unprompted donation giving us the unbudgeted
freedom to pursue entertainment. This evening team us caught the
G bus into Bethlehem to catch whatever was showing
of the Worlds is a bad movie. If I weren’t so tired I could
elaborate upon this with a lot of really solid reason and valid
pointery. However, processing photographs is a higher priority
so I will leave my review of Spielberg’s latest (but not
greatest) at that.
was a day of highs and lows. Both being good to experience. I’m
happy to have someone to share these moments with, and I’m
thankful for all the wonderful people who are making our days extremely
bright, regardless of the weather.
have so much to be thankful for.
June 28th, 2005
Also. We had three solid photographs front and
center of today's local section of the Morning Call, the Lehigh
Valley newspaper. This will be scanned. I have not been online,
but perhaps it is somewhere in the digital realm.
It was a really sunny, hot day. Solid drawing day.
I am tired and will be taking a shower and going to bed.
I hope you all had a good day.
June 27th, 2005
This morning we focused on growing our own fields
of flowing grasses
A number of classes came out to check out the Tape
Art and talk to a few of its practitioners.
After managing to continue our taping under a
light steady rain for quite some time, the light turned heavy and
we moved under a little ledge and began work on a subterranean
More Pictures Tomorrow
June 25th, 2005
was greeted this morning by a beautiful blue sky and a sun that
quickly dried up all the dew from the evening we’d just gone
through, after a wonderful sleep that was interrupted only by the
boom of the festival’s fireworks. We are not far from
our next Tape Art project, and tomorrow we will be riding back
into Allentown via some different asphalt veins, so today we enjoyed
our beautiful camping spot on top this hay-covered hill. I went
for a ride alone this morning, enjoying the hills around here without
the added weight of my trailer, and after spending a good portion
of my early afternoon reading a wonderful book Andrew picked up
out of a dumpster for me (One Hundred Years of Solitude) I went
for a brief hike down to the county fair that has been the source
of distant hoots and hollers for the last two days.
left our campsite with a small back of our trash, and along the
way collected the litter along an otherwise beautiful small road.
Upon my arrival at the county fair, an attendant allowed both my
self and my litter-packed arms in without charging, recognizing
with his authority the job that I had done. The litter found its
32 different chocolate cakes and about as many families were all
patiently waiting while three professionally trained judges slowly
explored the locally baked riches with small sips of water to clear
their pallets amidst part five of the county bake off. For earlier
in the week Pies of all sorts were going head to head to determine
which pies would continue on to the big state fair.
never been witness to such a competition I had some questions and
directed them towards the woman who seemed to be in charge. We
had a great conversation about cakes, cake contests, stories about
past competitions and their winners. Then I was told perhaps the
most exciting morsel of information.
it was not before my stomach became the intermingling cavern for
approximately 30 different kinds of chocolate cake. That was my
dinner, and it was good.
a still-stuffed tummy I will sleep under this sky, amidst this
great tall grass, and look forward to the morrow. We don’t
know what we will be drawing come Monday, but I do believe these
beautiful flowing fields of hay which have temporarily become our
home might just find their way into our work, as well.
Friday, June 24th, 2005
awesome day. This morning I woke at 6, ate a huge breakfast while
enjoying a couple newspapers, packed up my stuff and checked out
of our room at 8, headed for Kidspeace. Arrived at Kidspeace right
on time, about an hour later, Met our coordinator there, Renee,
who was excellent. We freshened up, took a look at the space, and
soon thereafter met the people we’d spend our morning drawing
with. A lot of energy was put into the walls, and some really great
efforts were made making sense of the spaces in-between drawings,
working to unite the individual efforts and really pull out the
theme, which had something to do with drinking coffee, admiring
cats, and enjoying the splendors of nature.
meeting wonderful ladies who prepare food for the staff, residents
and patients and getting ourselves up with some salad we awaited
the arrival of the younger group we would work with in the noontime.
A slightly smaller group, both in size and number, but awesome
efforts yet again. Inspired by the work already present in the
space, they continued on with the naturalistic efforts, drawing
solid trees, an expansive boa constrictor, straight-up super exciting
lines, a grassy expanse, and on.
are going to await clearance, so please patience with that.
truly great day, I’m psyched to keep on.
Tonight we are camped out amongst beautiful rolling
hills. A county fair is within sight, and with confidence we know
this fair shall wake us tonight, at 11pm, to the tune of boom,
with a show of fire in the air.
weekend, who knows what? And then on Monday we begin our three-day
draw at the Baum.
June 23, 2005
Woke up and read. Biked back out of Allentown with
a plan for that place. Checked up with Kidspeace, Checked in with
our Hotel, clean showered and shaved up. Andrew did laundry, Website
update. Photo processing. Pizza for dinner, prep for tomorrow,
more reading, budget spreadsheet, brush teeth and goodnight.
June 21st, 2005
recieved a phonecall back from Philly Children's hospital. Have
to log off the internet. Hope you all are well.
Also. In case you haven't, check out the Tape
our three day mini-residency at the Baum Arts center in Allentown,
PA was cemented, and some phone messages were left. I will use
today’s post to let
people know the tentative plan for the rest of our tour.
we head back towards Allentown and attempt to find permission to
just draw on some walls. Friday of this week we are at Kidspeace
in Orefield. Monday-Wednesday the week after that we are at the
Baum, and then we make a sprint for Washington D.C to catch some
fireworks and say hello to Andrew’s family. We then begin
our race home, across a mighty big bridge into Deleware, up into
Philly, where hopefully we can set up another Tape Art stop, up
the east coast and back into CT, where we might be working with
Susan’s (Susan from Danbury) sister and her youth nature
program, and then finally back into Providence, where we are going
to work to coordinate a massive final day on tour, and rally the
whole Tape Art team into spending a day at Hasbro Children’s
Hospital doing our absolute best to tip our hats to the hometown.
of crazy days ahead of us, and after eating a few too many s’mores
last night I needed a somewhat peaceful (read: restful) day. Tomorrow
we ride once again.
Sunday, June 19th, 2005
am presently sitting underneath a small set of power lines. These
power lines run above a little creek, and as I type my good friend
Andrew managed to appear in view, rock stepping up through the
little rapids. This is a really pleasant and appropriate junction
to sit and write on my little electronical-computer box,
tonight is the first night we are staying at a legit campground,
which has thus far proven to be a great experiment. We have lot
number 5, which is the furthest away lot and is not car-accessible,
which means not highly trafficked. We have this amazing creek right
behind our campsite and the time to sit and enjoy it.
Tape Art Bike Tour idea has proven itself already, at least in
my mind, as a really legit way to spend my time, but adjusting
to the pace of things is one of the big challenges that the tour
has passed my way. Depending on the degree to which you know me,
you may or may not be aware of the pace at which I live my life
in Providence, RI. I do not feel my pace to be all-too-exceptional,
however, things certainly have slowed down, which is a little strange,
but mostly great.
want to draw with so many different populations, and provide rich
Tape Art experiences to as many people as possible, but traveling
by bike can feel slow, and somewhat self-indulgent, sometimes I
feel a bit guilty, knowing that I could have driven to Danbury
in a couple of hours to draw and hang out.
the meditative process that is bicycle riding gives us time to
really chew our lives over until the flavors have all had their
say. During our last day in Danbury the wonderful woman, and our
coordinator, Susan, invited Andrew and I to speak with her students
about Tape Art, the tour, and our experiences as human beings.
The conversation was casual, the questions they asked were interesting,
and I felt very lucky to both something to say, and the opportunity
to say it. The comfort I felt in sharing with this class, and my
ability to clearly communicate my thoughts regarding the ways I
choose to spend my time, help me to see the value in taking the
slow road sometimes.
all that, this morning Andrew headed inside a Mobile station to
refill our main water jug. He exited the store with one of the
employees hot on his heels. This young man had asked Andrew a question
while inside, something probably along the lines of, “where
are you riding from that would require such a large jug of water?” Andrew’s
reply was something along the lines of, “Rhode Island”.
A pause allowed for enough interest to grow for this young employee
to exit the store and spend a few minutes asking us questions about
riding, Taping, and how exactly we arrived at the combination of
the two. Before we parted he expressed how he enjoys riding a bike
and ought to do something like this, and it was clear to me this
project had sparked something in his imagination.
did not bring the book on tour with me, and the chances are high
I would butcher the quote, but amongst the collection of writings
that make up Robert Henri’s “The Art Spirit”,
he writes about the task of opening up the book of life and demonstrating
that blank pages and awesome possibilities still exist. This morning,
in regards to our peer at the Mobile station, I felt this much
had been accomplished.
now going to stop writing because I know Andrew is back at the
campsite, finishing off the assembly process for the fire, a fire
which will become the tool used to cook marshmallows on sticks
and bring catharsis to the act of s’more creation.
I just want to thank the people who take the time to read about
this Tape Art Bike Tour of ours. Regardless I would be journaling,
but knowing there is a small audience out there paying attention
means I will do my best to make the time you spend reading my words
as rich as I possibly can.
super-beautiful morning biking, this time along Pennsylvania’s
611 north from Easton to Stroudsburg. This meant we spent our morning
biking along the Delaware River, with small, interesting and inclusive-feeling
homes to our left and the river to our right. After lunch we started
getting into steeper climbs as we reached the Pocono Mountains,
which we spent the early afternoon climbing. We are camped out
just west of town a bit early today, with the computer clock reading
4pm. Letters have been written, budget spreadsheet has been updated
to reflect the fantastic $2.50 loaf of fresh baked bread we picked
up at this beautiful small bakery right along our way, and now
I intend to add some more content to the photograph pages, in the
form of commentary.
Friday, June 17th, 2005
enjoyed the cozy big bed for a bit and then stuffed myself with
our complimentary continental breakfast. The plan for the day was
to find ourselves some work, and in this capacity we found success.
next week we will be working on Friday with KidsPeace, what with
kids getting wild on their walls. Then the Monday after that, on
the 27th, we will be working with the Baum Arts center in Allentown,
both are in PA, and neither are more than a days ride away from
our current location.
despite the great news in securing drawing sites, we’ve got
a week before we’re needed in this here region. So tomorrow
morning we ride north and head into the Pocono Mountains for a
little town called Stroudsburg, where we will hopefully do some
drawing before riding south back into the Lehigh valley area for
our gigs next week. About this I feel great.
Beyond that, we spent an absolutely beautiful day in Easton, PA,
and after a quick stop at a great local bike shop (Broken Spoke
Bike Shop) Andrew and I had some good conversation at the local
Laundromat about how we wish to go about the process of drawing,
next we split up. Andrew spend some time seeing, and I spent my
afternoon cycling around this town, soaking it in like the 20 year
old sponge I am. After familiarizing myself with the area by riding
up and down this little town’s hills, I found a baseball
pitch and spent some time writing, organizing, planning and rhyming.
and then a last little biking to back to our Inn.
I have assembled some random photos to share.