Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back in SoCal

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  Hello all,
  Well, I'm sorry I've taken so long to post a new blog since my trip!  I guess I'm still in denial about being back to "real life" after my trip.  AND school has started back up again so I'm plenty busy with that.  This is week three of the semester.  But before I get talking about school, here's a sampling of photos from my trip!

 Big Ben!

Super delicious fish & chips in Bath!

Sheep at the B&B in the Yorkshire Dales!

Abbey ruins in York!
 Cream tea near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales!

Hobbit-ish tree near Bolton Abbey!

Typical charming pub in Stratford-Upon_Avon!

The real "Lady of Shalott"painting at Tate Britain in London!

  Yes, the trip was so good that I felt compelled to use exclamation points after each of those photo descriptions.  Sigh.
  For further details feel free to ask any questions about my trip:)

  Other than that, as I said, school is back in full swing so that is keeping me busy.  I'm teaching an Animal Drawing class for the first time at OCHSA.  Pretty cool!  Also teaching beginning figure drawing and the art elective class, as usual.

  I also have an illustration assignment for a small publishing company that I've been working on.  I've given them the rough and the final is due in a couple of weeks.  Maybe I'll post something from that next time...


kdwinell said...

Oh oh oh how lovely that all looks... I am such an Anglophile. I think if you're really good on this Earth, then when you die it all looks like those photos of the English countryside with tea...

Cara Nilsen said...

Yes, Kim. Heaven --at least part of it-- should look like the English countryside!
As for the tea, click on that photo of the cream tea to see it larger. Those enormous yellow chunks on the plate are butter. They were so big that I had assumed it was cheese and picked one up and took a bite! Oops. The little dish contains a generous helping of clotted cream to go with the scones as well. Leave your diet/cholesterol worries at home!

Artist Sean Seal said...

Oooo! That looks like some awesome reference AND inspiration for illustrations. Very, very cool! Please post pics of your current job when you can.

Cara Nilsen said...

Check out the latest post, Sean! Yes, inspiration and reference everywhere I looked in England:) I want to go back...