And then one day... / by Tyler Voorhees

we quit our jobs and hit the open road.

My wife, Ashley, and I have been steadily growing our joint venture, Tyler Voorhees Art, ever since we moved from Munich to Boulder five years ago. We started out with some mediocre ideas, added some misinformed decisions, stirred in some gumption, salted to taste and were delighted when a delicious loaf of budding success emerged. (We also managed to bake a mini-loaf named Ivan two years back).

Ever since I was a little baguette, I've dreamt of becoming an artist.  My dream will become my new reality on June 2, the day I bid a fond farewell to my extraordinary compadres at Friends' School, where I have taught second and third grade for the past two years, and officially begin my career as a full-time artist. My little family and I are going to pack our belongings into storage and hit the road for an undetermined amount of time, the bare necessities packed neatly into our 13' Scamp. What lies on the horizon is relatively unknown and this looming abyss is both enthralling and frightening.

But Ashley, Ivan and I refuse to let fear of the unknown get in the way of our vision. We will embark on a 10,000 mile art adventure that crosses through 20 states. Our goal is simple: get my art on walls. Some possible side effects: seeing parts unknown, befriending folks from all over, renewed patriotism, freedom.

So stay tuned for more tales from the open road as we zigzag our way across America and chase our dreams. It won't be easy, but it will sure be interesting.

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"Twenty years from now you will more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  -Mark Twain

 touring the Garden of the Gods near Manitou Springs, CO with OUR 13' SCAMP in tow