Sunday, January 1, 2012

ShellHawk's Latest Crazy Idea...

Former Scream Team members are already rolling their eyes at that title. I can just hear those little ocular orbs squishing in their sockets!

Mr. ShellHawk and I have been discussing, off and on, how I'm going to get my ceramics to shows. The Explorer has got maybe another two years of somewhat dependable service left in it, so we need to think about its replacement. We have three big dogs that need to go places in addition to needing to haul around all my "show stuff," such as the tent, tables and product.
So the question becomes, "Do we sell our Explorer and the Dodge to get a bigger, better SUV or van, or do we get a newer, six cylinder SUV and buy a trailer?"  (Yes, I still have the Dodge. I'm still struggling with letting it go, as I have been since 2009. I'm waiting to stop crying every time I think about selling it.) 
Photo via Artstream Library
Those considerations in mind, I've been kicking around the idea of picking up an Airsteam trailer. I mentioned to Mr. ShellHawk that if we got something like that, we could take it camping, too, and have plenty of space for the dogs.
Lest this idea seem entirely too random, in my defense, this idea is actually ripped off from the folks who run the Artstream Library. They converted an Airstream into a mobile gallery/library with the intention of loaning out cups by noted ceramic artists and expand people's experience with art and ceramics. Great idea, huh?
I figure we could find a way to make it go all Autobot inside and be able to transform it from living space to gallery and back again. (Famous last words, right? "We'll figure it out.") I think it would make my packing and unpacking easier, and as a display space it would be more secure. Let me tell you, not having to worry about a random football or soccer ball come smashing through my booth would be worth every single penny I would spend on a trailer, that's for sure!
Well, we'll see what we decide. I still have to sell the idea to Mr. ShellHawk. Wish me luck!


  1. Do it. Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it. DO IT!

  2. I, for one, think this is an awesome idea.

    But the big dream around here is building a house from shipping containers, so...

  3. that sounds really cool--a bohemian ShellHawk!


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