The Itch

I’m fighting the urge to run to Florida.  I miss the area and all my friends there. The fact that the weather is turning in Illinois does not help matters.

In the time that I’m not officially blogging, I’m thinking about the direction I want to take the blog. I’ve been blogging since 2003. I’ve lost the fun of it, though. Between all the social media and the editing of photos, it just seems tedious. Plus I really do not enjoy my laptop.

The good news is that I’m getting more ideas and I put the WP app on my phone so maybe blogging will be easier.  My main concern is making it interesting for other people. If I just thought about myself, it would be no problem. I’d write about anything that popped in my head and bore everyone else. I probably do anyway, but that’s beside the point.

I may try a mix of specific posts for “the reader,” that’s you, and some just for me.  I think that’s fair. Some topics will include artist interviews, maybe a how-to, obviously anything I learn about RVing, and reviews of places I go. I’m going to try and add more stories about the people I meet because there are some stories there. I just didn’t want to insult anyone whom I’ve met and happened to read the blog so I’ve kept mostly silent. Some things just need to be shared though.  If you have any ideas about what you want to read, please let me know. It would be such a huge help.

In really exciting news, I just bought an acre of land in New Mexico. I’m really excited. I have no idea if I will like it, but I have multiple purposes for it that don’t necessarily require that I like it. I’m using it mostly as a lay over place when I get out west. Technically I didn’t need to buy a piece of land for that, but I wanted to. It’s cheap enough I can hold on to it and never use it and it will be okay.  Another use is just because I want some land so I can do things to it. I’m going to plant some trees. Maybe build an Earth bag house. Try some ideas.

I keep threatening to get a goat, but no one believes me. Actually, the threat is to have a farm with all miniature and pygmy animals, except giant rabbits. I’d probably have to have normal sized chickens because I like eggs, but miniature cows, etc.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Look at that big bunny!


That would be amazing. And miniature llamas. And that emu that plays fetch. I’ll name him Stewart. The world in my head is a wondrous place. I just sit around daydreaming about watching pygmy goats playing with giant bunnies while I pet my miniature cow, Herb.

(This is one of those posts for me.)

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.