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notes from a Southern artist with a large appetite


some quick musings from the road.

This morning is day one at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, we have been traveling for 2 weeks so far and it’s been a great trip, Madison Art Festival in Wisconsin, time in the Wisconsin Dell’s, Ziplining, staying with friends Mark and Beth, The House on the Rock, The Forevertron and meeting Dr. Evermore, Teaching 3 workshops at FOUND (very fun) and a bunch of other stuff like…….

Pickles eaten from Zingermans deli… 4
trips to Zingermans deli…………………6
brownies devoured from Zingermans deli……2 (each one weighs about 3 lbs)
servings of fried cheese curds dipped in cheese…..1 (a first)
a pickled egg from a jar in a bar……1 (a first)
trying a Scotch Egg (weird egg wrapped in sausage and fried somehow)…1/2 (a first)
number of brats eaten in Wisconsin alone……….3
number of brats eaten with cheese and mushrooms inside..1 AND IT WAS THE BEST!
Dilly Bar’s…..1

HOLY COW, I almost forgot the miracle of FROZEN CUSTARD!!!

number of cones of frozen custard from Culvers………3
number of cones of frozen custard from the other great place called Leon’s, who’s neon sign was amazing from the 1940’s… (in Milwaukee)……..1
number of breakfast pies from TeddyWedgers meat pies…………1/2
number of times at the bar called The Old Fashioned in Madison………3
number of times drinking wine by a Huron River with friends next to our makeshift studio set up on picnic tables………1, so far….

number of pounds I weighed when I left Florida 2 weeks ago…….125
number of pounds I weigh right now………..I have no idea, but more than 125, but worth it

when in Rome……



Author: lynnwhipple

I am a girl and an artist. Short list of things I love: art, artists, painting, collage, mixed media, funny stuff, altered photographs, all things outdoors, freedom, smart stuff,music, writing, orange dogs and one eyed cats, all animals, chocolate, color, laughing, ideas, creativity, games, learning, dancing, yoga, summer, night time, cell phones and sneezing.

6 thoughts on “notes from a Southern artist with a large appetite

  1. Wasn’t Dr Evermore amazing? I lived in Baraboo for awhile and got to know him pretty good along with many other super quirky talented folks. His sculpture park is an amazing magical place. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    • YES KIM, Dr. Evermore was STELLAR! such a gentle kind man and what a life! He is my kind of guy! funny and uber talented and talk about energy! wow, all the things he did in his life! fantastic! we were there for a while and it was one of the highlights of the trip. I would love to hear more about him and about your friendship.
      Baraboo was very cool, we looked for some old circus folk, but didn’t find any, but the little town was great and the beauty of the surrounding area was so unbelievable. Excellent part of our trip for sure.
      good coffee place and good cinnamon scones as I remember…..

  2. I gained 5 lbs just reading your list and looking at the photos.

    Scotch eggs in Wisconsin??? I never thought I’d see the day. They are so, well, British!

    I bet you wrote Teddywedgers on your studio wall………


    • Hey Colette!!
      You are very smart, so smart I had to wikapedia scotch eggs, because, well, I thought they might be…..Scottish!

      But, no, you are so right, they are English!! Interesting little devils. They serve them on a stick at the Minnesota state fair. They have tiny ones at the grocery in england. How did I live without this information??

      Anyhoo, it’s been a great trip so far, and speaking of 5 lbs, I was trying on clothes at the great vintage store here and hummmmm things were fitting a little differently. It’s all good! I still found some cool stuff for 5 bucks each! Wheeeeeee!!

      Are you crazy busy this summer? Can’t wait to see you in November.


  3. Seriously. If I had known your list of food items was
    that high I would have made sure you ran 6 more times
    while you were over. Did you get an more running in once
    you got to Ann Arbor? I hope the workshops went well.

    Thanks for visiting, Mark and I had a blast.
    xoxo Bb

    • We had a blast with you two! Used our cool scientific surplus bags all weekend.
      And thanks for sending the camera AND for the additional BONUS photos!!! We had a
      feeling you two smart and snarkies would do something clever and amusing!! You do not
      We loved your place and the garden and marks studio and all the great food. I did run in Ann Arbor,
      but Lordy be, the food here was pretty amazing. Should have bought stock in Zingermans deli.
      Workshops were really good and staying with Chris Roberts was the best part!!

      Miss you and hope to see you soon!
      Hope those storms didn’t effect you????
      We were worried.
      Wuvs xoxoxxoxxozxoo

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