No, that’s not a clever new way of trussing poultry. This week I’m taking off to Istanbul for a much-needed vacation. One of my friends and former co-workers is temporarily working out of Istanbul and was kind enough to invite me to come and visit! Free suite and 10 days in Turkey with a fellow food-obsessive? Yes, please. (Our kebab crawl is already booked)
I haven’t traveled internationally since our honeymoon over 2 years ago and have been getting the wanderlust heavy in recent months. There is something about the novelty of a new country and the anonymity of travel that is not only incredibly inspiring, but even feels necessary to me from time to time.
Professionally, I’ve been feeling in a bit of a rut lately. 2012 has provided numerous opportunities in the way of client work, which is very flattering and interesting, but has honestly made me feel a bit out of balance. There’s been no new art created for Drywell in over 6 months. Insane. So along with my walking sandals and scarf for head-covering while in mosques, I’m also packing my watercolors and sketchbook. Now if I can just befriend a Turkish butcher to teach me Turkish meat parts….
Oh, and the shop will remain open, but any orders placed will not ship until after June 1. Heads up!