Our business gets us in the
back door to some amazing places.
We conserved the Gothic Sofa for
the Hearst Castle, near Cambria, California. We visited just before Christmas to see it installed in William Randolph Hearst’s
private library (between he and Marion Davies bedrooms.
At Christmas the Castle sparkles!
The images in the mini journal fold and push into each other on the back of Mitchell’s “surprise” card! The fold is across Sasha’s hind end.
Again I had a pen bleed! Dang!
After we curled up in the room in the hotel across the way from the Castle,
we ordered in room service. The hotel let her stay only if she was not left in the room alone. So, Sasha was our guest at dinner that evening.
She had been such a good girl staying in the van on the property;
doggie dinner was part of her treat after a run on the beach! (Bites of human food.)
I think she ordered a prime rib or fried chicken with all the fixings that night
— a doggie celebration! Cake for us humans…
Hearst doesn’t allow animals on the property but they let her come up with us
behind the gated area because we had lost our dog sitter in town.
She could not get out of the van for even one moment. They have dogs which are loose in the evening; the scent of an animal on the property would totally mess them up!
(Mitchell’s frame lost about a foot of height! AAACK! That dang foreshortening!)
Two more sleeps until Santa’s visit!
Inked sketches on a handmade Arches Journal with a
Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen,
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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