Thursday, October 19, 2006

Travel Bulletin

I just received great travel news.

A friend's parents in Ireland are going out of the country so I'm going to spend three months house sitting in Dun Laoghaire (Dun Leary), a suburb of Dublin.
This should give me plenty of time to get familiar with the art scene there check out the NCAD, get some painting done and drink some Bulmer's cider!
I'll be spending some time with our friends Sioban and John who live in a village called Greystones in the county Wicklow. Hopefully Robin will be able to come and spend a couple of weeks with me and Dale and Kristin and Jason may be able to come over for a visit.

This will be the longest time Robin and I have ever spent apart so I'm not looking forward to that aspect of things. Still, this will be an incredible opportunity to see what living in Dublin would be like on a day to day basis. I've thought of little else but getting back over there since we visited almost two years ago.


Anonymous said...

congrats on the trip!! how will you get materials back and forth? i always wondered about that transporting overseas thang.

Paul Behnke said...

I'm going to buy materials over there. I'm taking a few brushes and things like that with me. I'm going to work on paper or unstretched canvas and just roll them up aoung a cardboard tube and hope for the best. Then I'll have to see whether it's cheaper to mail it home or check it on the plane. I may end up leaving them with a friend there (but I hope not).

Anonymous said...

sounds great
it should be cheaper
i would hope
to check them on the plane
but hope like hell
they dont put the tube
a 200 pound suitcase