Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Back home last week and back to my blog! We left Florida a month ago.... heading west then north. Here are some pages from my journal.

I did this while still in Florida, at my brother's in Lake Wales. We left Van's rowboat there.

After stopping to visit cousins and aunt in north Florida, we headed towards San Antonio to visit my other brother. East Texas was beautiful and I wish I'd had time to paint the fields of wild flowers. This one little blue bonnet was all I had time for.

The back yard of friends we visited in Las Cruces NM

The Grand Canyon was amazing.

Another back yard,

More days on the road, stops in Twin Falls, ID; Zillah, WA, and Bellingham, visiting friends and relatives. Some sketching in the car, but pretty shaky lines.

Finally to Prince Rupert, BC where we got on the ferry heading for Juneau.

Across from the ferry terminal in Wrangell.

We got to Juneau on the 26th. Van flew home and got the boat and came back to Juneau where we did our spring shopping. Wonderful trip, but sure am glad to be home.


martinealison said...

Merci de nous montrer l'ensemble de vos dessins en couleur.Beau travail.
L'aquarelle du haut est superbe et vous invite à vous suivre dans vos divers déplacements.
A bientôt,

Carole Baker said...

Merci beaucoup pour la recherche et de commenter.

Sandy said...

Wow you certainly covered some major ground, Lovely stops (yes the Grand Canyon is beyond description!!) the flowers, the desert, and that gorgeoud Alaska scenerey, all breath taking and your painted reveals it all.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Hi Carole,
I was just thinking of you yesterday and thinking I had to write a note when I got a visit on my site! ESP!
Sounds like a fun and successful trip, I love your drawings and journal. The illustrations are beautiful. I am intrigued with your description of Texas, I have never been but have seen pictures of the fields with bluebonnets. It must have been great to then go off thru the southwest. I have never driven cross country, but would love to sometime, just another thing on my wish list! There are so many cool places in this country I would love to see.
Welcome back, it takes a while to adjust, doesn't it!! Look forward to seeing some new paintings from your adventures!!

Margaret said...

How fun = thanks for sharing. I love your watercolor journal! Lived in San Antonio for three years and the fields of bluebonnets are beautiful.

Gary Keimig said...

great journal work Carol

Carole Baker said...

Thank you all for your comments. Its good to be back home and getting back to the blogging community.