After a great phone call about residency stuff last night with a new friend, Shannon and I sat on my front porch. It was the first time in many months we have been face to face to talk about the residency. We practiced social distancing of course, but in person is so much better than phone calls and Zoom at least to me. For the first time in a while we allowed ourselves to think past the application and selection process and talk about what we would do and gear we might bring to make the documentary. Rain was falling I could hear it pinging lightly on the palm trees in my front yard. I imagined it was what the end of a day creating on Loggerhead Key would be like. Hanging out with my friend and talking about the adventure du Jour. I've talked a great deal on the blog about not putting the cart before the horse, but last night as we said goodbye and Shannon ambled off in the direction of his house, I thought yes we are ready for this adventure! If we are selected we will make it epic and we will take you all along for the ride! That will be tricky with no internet, but I expect between pre-recorded posts and podcasts and the occasional message in a bottle you will get enough of a taste until we get back and start showing the collection of work we produce. To my partner in crime and good friend Shannon Torrence thank you for thinking I was the one person crazy enough to to join you on an adventure like this and reaching out in time for us to apply for the 2019 residency. We were not selected for that one but we learned a lot and it made us even more prepared and hungry for this year.
Shannon's paint box set up for a day of painting at the beach
Tortuga Brother Shannon Torrence
He look the part of an artist in residence already!
Loggerhead 2020 or bust!
for the Flying Tortuga brothers