CA Trip, 1: Telegraph Road, Santa Paula

w16-16-handbk-santa-paula-01I’ve been processing a wild and woolly trip to So Cal.
I’ll be posting items out of order, that is for sure.
I’m adding color to many, and some are images from photos taken.
Starting with Tooling around Mitchell’s home town, not the first time we’ve done this,
but the first time we’ve done it alone, and we had a good time doing it.

Telegraph Rd. runs right through farming country.  The look of that area spells home to me, and is much the way Dana Point looked when I first moved (it is a couple hours south of Ventura County).  Farming is still valued.  Dana Point was orange groves and fields of strawberries and corn and the Ventura area stayed that way to a great degree.

w16-15-handbk-santa-paula-01Houses like the Faulkner House, top, are hidden behind groves and
you see the tops of palms and avocado trees (yum) and Morton bay fig trees.
Live oaks are way up in the hills, and yes, home home home to both of us.

“Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”  Me… why I journal!

Handbook Journal, Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Platinum Carbon Pen with waterproof cartridges,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Pilot Desk Fountain Pen – DPN-70 with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with KWZ Ink’s Foggy Green,
Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Document Brown ink.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to CA Trip, 1: Telegraph Road, Santa Paula

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    The Faulkner home is gorgeous and I’m imagining the beauty of Telegraph Road through your drawing. This year seemed to be the year that many felt the tug to go “home” and explore. I bet that felt extremely heart-warming and good to both you and Mitchell.


  2. I love that style of house! I have collected houses, and drawings of them for many years. Lovely ink drawing of it. I am still holding out hope that one day I’ll be able to draw a house so well!


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