Well, I’m off on a bit of an odyssey! I’ll be doing some traveling over the next three weeks and I will have only sporadic access to technology, lol! In a break with tradition, I won’t be bringing my computer, gasp!I want to spend my limited time enjoying the culture, the landscape and the people, not surfing the web and typing, lol! I do hope though to be able to pop online a couple of times and maybe even upload a photo or two. We’ll have to see how that works out!
This time Wednesday I will be at the airport waiting to board a long haul flight to Hong Kong. Sadly I’ll not be there long (that’s another trip I’d like to take) An one night layover and another long flight to Jakarta, a quick connection to catch a domestic flight and boom baby, I will have arrived at my destination in Indonesia!
I know I’ll be gaining all sorts of inspiration and Ã©lan and a little creative fire too, in my travels! My small camera and my sketchbook and journal are the most important pieces of luggage! And hey, if they lose my suitacse, I’ll just buy all new clothes, lol! The camera and the sketchbook are carry on!
I seriously considered bringing a doll with me for some fun travel shots, but my traveling companion will think I’m nuts! Not to mention the locals, and anyway… who should I take? I could bring a lovely Dawn, she’s nice and small :o) (but which Dawn? I can hear the fighting beginning already!) I’d love to bring a Sybarite, but she’d need her suitcase for fashions and wigs and shoes and she’d probably want her own seat on the plane too, ha ha! Plus she’s heavy! But don’t tell her I said that she’ll take it the wrong way!
My Uneeda Dollikin would love a little vacation, but she’s pretty big too. Blythe girls like to travel the world. You see pics of them in the most amazing places. Maybe I’ll take the one named after my wonderful daughter, then a little bit of her would be with me :o) Hmmm, one wonders what they would say in customs? She would probably look really weird on the x-ray don’t you think?
I sure wish you could bring knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing needles and thread snips on airplanes! It would be such a great time to knit! My traveling pal on this trip will be checking a bag, so I may as well do the same. This means that I can bring some for when I’m on the ground, but I don’t know how much time I’ll be able to devote to that, so I might just have to go cold turkey and leave the needles at home! I’ll have my sketchbook and some “light” reading. (ok, I confess, it’s not really light at all! Maugham and Dostoevsky, a little Buddhism and Romeo Dallaire’s book “Shake Hands With the Devil” about Rwanda in chaos) What can I say? I like the thought provoking heavy weight stuff when I travel – when I’m not reading my other favorite genre, science fiction and fantasy!
Off to the planet of the dolls (the other room, lol!) to see who if anybody, will be joining me on this little jaunt :o)
Until my return, stay safe, have fun and be nice to each other :o) Thanks for reading….