Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12.12.12 A Dream
Downtown Bisbee, Arizona and Old Central School
Silver King Hotel
Of course my dream has nothing to do with 12.12.12 but I just wanted that to be the name of this post.
I've been doing some thinking and wishing that I could get a blog camp/workshop going here in our little high desert town since it's such a great destination.
Many of us got excited about the possibility of a Uruguay trip and workshop with the illustrious Marina of fancifuldevices but logistics of such magnitude can be daunting with a big trip like that.
I've been putting out some feelers and have already brought it up with our also illustrious and talented
Janet of AnvilArtifacts and stirred up some interest with her teaching a workshop.
And I would love to have Marina come too if she could swing it.
Bisbee is a great deal closer to lots of folks and a can be done much more inexpensively too I think.
( I admit my scale of distance is greatly skewed after all of these years living in Alaska and I think of all of the lower 48 being within a days drive...kinda like me driving to Anchorage from Delta for a show)
But it is doable and Tucson would be the nearest airport.
An option for lodging could be this Silver King Hotel for only $70 a night or a cottage or house rental as well. Mr. Coryosity and frequent the smallest bar in AZ that is housed there...it seats 4 people and is hosts the weekly Sunday "Drink & Draw" group
There's an old school up the road that is just a short walk called
I had been thinking it could be held in conjunction with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show but the logistics and expense could get more complicated and expensive as hotel rooms in Tucson are at a premium at that time. I think I would have to leave myself out of that planning but it could be done during that space in time if any of you wanted to maximize your trip and bookend a workshop/blogcamp with the gem show.
So please do let me know if this is something that any of you could or would or wish to participate in and we can set an intention to make it happen.