GREAT THINGS HAVE BEGUN in MAY 2019!





WHAT and WHY?:
For INSPIRATION!
Before this whole thing began, I had envisioned going on an artist travel residency experience for years, but I could never find the right opportunity, or the timing was off, or I didn't have time to properly apply for any opportunities that came along. (Or I did apply and didn't get anywhere.)

* I wanted a travel experience that would inspire my artistic path.
* I wanted an opportunity that would allow me to meander through experiences without every element being planned for.
* I wanted to CODDIWOMPLE. ( “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination” )

So I decided to make my OWN opportunity, and I find myself about to embark on a nearly month long Experimental Coddiwomple Adventure!

In mid May 2019, I will take the Amtrak train "California Zephyr" its whole length -
from Chicago, IL. to Emeryville, California near San Francisco. Over the next 3 weeks I will be interpreting my travel whims using my
sketchbook, camera and blog. I may even throw in some poetry for good measure.
My destinations over the first 2 weeks are mainly determined by where the couches of my friends are located.
Pinnacles National Park and Joshua Tree National Park will be a part of this adventure.
After week 2, I will say farewell to California, meet a friend in New Mexico, visit Meow Wolf, and then meander back to Indiana.



DURING THE JOURNEY:
Lydia will be sharing her journey on social media and blogger.
THE MAD ARTIST LYDIA TRAVELS BLOG HAS ALREADY BEGUN! ---
VISIT https://madartistlydia.blogspot.com/ !

Follow her on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zyphryus
Instagram handle: MadArtistLydia

AFTER THE JOURNEY:
* Lydia will be creating artwork inspired by her journey, and composing a travel journal publication... Excuse me... a SURREAL *ART* travel publication.
Creative interpretations of the entire journey using sketches and photos, words, and mixed media art.
* She plans to reveal a new body of work in 2020 inspired by the experience of her travels.









SPONSORS and CONTRIBUTORS:

Add your name to this list! See names below!

* Click the art fund link below to be taken to PAYPAL!

* Enter the amount you wish (keeping in mind the reward amounts)

*In the payment message box, make sure to indicate the name you wish me to use
in my public thank yousand add your address if you want me to send your reward!

ANY AMOUNT IS APPRECIATED!! Even $1 helps!



REWARDS!!

***THANK YOU! Those who support with $1 or more will be listed everywhere I list thank yous.
(Please indicate what name you'd like listed in my thank you lists.)

***DOODLE CARD Those who support with $15 or more will receive a postcard with a doodle sent during my travels!
(no shipping req.)
(Please indicate what name you'd like listed in my thank you lists and what address to ship the drawing to.)

***DRAWING Those who support with $55 or more will receive a 9x12 drawing inspired by my travels, to be drawn after.
(shipping included in the USA! If international, mssg first)
(Please indicate what name you'd like listed in my thank you lists, and what address to ship the drawing to)

***DRAWING and CARD Those who support $70 or more will reveive both the drawing (after the travels) AND the postcard (during the travels)!
(shipping included in the USA! If international, mssg first.)
(Please indicate what name you'd like listed in my thank you lists, and what address to ship the drawing to)

*EVERYONE* who supports this travel project has my EXTREME GRATITUDE!

REWARD FULFILLMENT TIMELINE:
*** The Postcard will be sent out DURING my travels UNLESS I run into a time issue, then it will be fulfilled by August 2019.
*** The Drawing will be fulfilled by the end of 2019.
Note 1: Any complications that arise in this timeline will be explained in email.
Note 2: Unless otherwise indicated, I will use the paypal email associated with the payment.









SPONSORS and CONTRIBUTORS:

A HUGE Thank you to everyone that contributes to this project, as well as those who are providing places to stay,
and other donations that make this Coddiwomple adventure possible! Extra Names will be added as I get permission! (updated 5-13-19)

* Sarah Mercado
* E. Stanley
* Nancy Lee
* Frank Fu
* Sir Anonymous
* Unnamed Donors who contributed to my Travel Tip Jar at my last Open studio event!

Also:

* David Alusik ~ for his unending support and encouragement!
* My Couch Surfing Peeps and Travel Partners! ~ Your names will be added when I get permission!



* List Editing Note :I may not be able to edit this list once I'm on the road, but I will thank people through my blog
until I can return and have access to my web editing tools!

Contact Lydia if you have questions or comments!
Other types of contributions welcome, as well as sponsorship options!
lydiaburris@gmail.com










You can also check out my ART SITE!
LYDIABURRIS.COM