GREAT THINGS HAPPENED IN MAY/ JUNE 2019!

December 2019 NOTE ~~ AFTER THE JOURNEY:
I was able to visit everywhere I proposed, I kept a daily journal and I even made some art!
I was able to send art and postcards to those who contributed at a certain level.
When the trip finished, other demands from my life and job took presidence.
BUT, this project is not over yet!
I am applying for a 7 week residency at Joshua Tree National Park.
I am applying for this residency to have time and space
to create surreal works based on TRAVEL and PLACE.

Note: All you see below is an ARCHIVE of my original plans before leaving on this trip!



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:

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! (updated 12-28-19)

* Sarah Mercado
* A. and I.
* E. Stanley
* Nancy Lee
* Frank Fu
* Sir Anonymous
* Unnamed Donors who contributed to my Travel Tip Jar at my last Open studio event!
* Others who wish to remain anonymous.

Also:

* David Alusik ~ for his unending support and encouragement!
* My Couch Surfing Peeps and Travel Partners!





Contact Lydia if you have questions or comments!
lydiaburris@gmail.com










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