Peter and Donna Thomas have been making fine press and artist's books for over 40 years. When they started, as craftspeople at Renaissance Faires, they fell in love with the graceful beauty of "gypsy wagon" caravans that other vendors had made to sleep in or use as booths for selling their wares. In 2009 Peter and Donna built their own tiny home on wheels, designed after a typical late 19th century Redding Wagon. This blog documents their trips around the country, taken to sell their artists' books, teach book arts workshops, and talk about making books as art; as well as to seek out and experience the beauty of the many different landscapes found across the USA.

Peter and Donna started their business in 1977 and made their first book in 1978, so from 2017-18 are traveling to celebrate 40 years of making books with shows in a dozen libraries across the country. See the schedule on the side bar to find if they are coming to a town near you....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park had no internet available, so we instead got to enjoy 3 days of rocks, cactus and wildflowers.
Today, we are visiting the Salton Sea, where I have access to the internet for a few minutes in the visitor center. I'd rather be looking at the birds, so back outside I go!
We'll be posting with pictures ASAP!


rickzeek said...

It looks like you are having great fun taking care of business, but I'm glad to see you leave the internet zone too. That to me is where the true freedom comes in, even though the road is a freedom in itself. I'm jealous since I won't get a long road trip this year but I'll try to live through you this trip.
Enjoy! Rick

desert argonauta said...
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desert argonauta said...

Enjoyed your blog--and was surprised that you were not directed to the public library for free internet access when visiting Joshua Tree.
Best wishes and visit again!
Janis Commentz - artist