Monday, October 25, 2010

Lady Carlotta

Just when you think sketching can't get any more fun, along comes the Sketchbook Project 2011. I couldn't resist! I signed up immediately. I chose the theme In Flight because I'm itching to share some true stories about the balloonist Carlotta Myers. Between 1880 and 1890 she made more balloon ascensions than anyone else in America. She was one of the most expert aeronauts of her time. But nowadays, few people know about her.

Here's one of her adventures. In the coming weeks, I'll share a few more with you. I hope you'll find her stories as fun and amazing as I do. This text is from her memoir Skylarking in Cloudland. Enjoy!

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