Greetings Fellow Travelers,
Hope the day is treating you well. Below I have another Lincoln Highway Johnny original, a drawing of Eric Hollenbeck, owner, educator, and a bit more at Blue Ox Millworks in Eureka, California. I have known Eric since my lumber days in the late 1970’s on the North Coast of California.
I could introduce and talk all about Eric and his work, but I think it may be better to come from him:
After the 1960s were over, a lot of “people of the 60s” moved into Northern California from the Bay Area and beyond. Many of the folks were artisans, or just hippies who fancied themselves as some, and I have found that most of the people I have known from this area have a certain unique quality that breeds the mentality of North Coast of California. I’m not sure if it is the breaking waves on the coast or the tranquility of the Redwoods, but I do know one thing. The area breeds the artisan and the artisan creates the atmosphere of the area.
My drawing honors Eric’s creation, a wooden bus he crafted himself. He used to drive it through Rhododendron Parade in Eureka, CA. The bus recedes at the Blue Ox Millworks today. This drawing is a tribute to Eric, his bus creation, and all his many talents he continuously gives to the community.
Above is a picture with Eric Hollenbeck and myself, Vagabond Road Artist Lincoln Highway Johnny. Eric is holding the drawing above, which couldn’t quite stand up to the rare North Coast sunlight. Until next time, Fellow Travelers.
From the Road,
Lincoln Highway Johnny
If you would like to learn more about Eric and his work and his company, please visit Blue Ox Millworks – Eureka, CA.