Road Trip Recap Day 2: Eloy AZ to Van Horn TX

I-10, Western TX, digital painting, ©2014 
Day 2.
I set out at sunrise, heading southeast on I-10.
near Picacho, AZ
I didn't have a plan for breakfast. Thankfully the Tucson exit for Congress Street reminded me of the Hotel Congress, which has a great cafe, The Cup Cafe.
This plate of huevos rancheros fortified me for the day. 
When I hit New Mexico, the excessive billboards started for the souvenir emporiums.
I stopped at several, searching for postcards to mail for my crowdfunding rewards.
Instead, I found this very creepy stuffed cat.
With Texas came the very close encounter with the Mexican border.
The view of Cuidad Juarez from I-10, which I first saw in 1993, was one inspiration for the On the Edge project.
Waterlogue version here.
I managed to hit rush hour in El Paso, then hightailed it across western Texas.
My reward at the end of the day was a chile relleno burrito at Chuy's in Van Horn, TX.
Plus a large go-cup of salsa, for the road.
See more photos, here in my Flickr.


Road Trip Recap Day 1: LA, CA to Eloy, AZ

I-8, CA digital painting  ©2014 
I left LA on March 27th.
Getting the car packed. 
First song on the iPod.
Left much later than planned.
Along the coast near Carlsbad
I had planned to meet blogger friend Connie Snow in Carlsbad. We ended up rendezvousing at the Pannikin in Encinitas. Connie treated me to some blueberry pie and chai. (More here on Connie's blog). She also gave me a bag of goodies for the road, including a badly needed bottle of water. Yes, I forgot to pack water.
I managed to hit San Diego at rush hour.
Oh joy.
The closest photo I have to the southwestern corner of The Edge route.
Was not paying attention.

The nav directions made me chuckle, the ETA not so much.
The sun set amongst some clouds, which I enjoyed.
I hit the AZ state line in the dark, with another 180 miles to go.
It was a long day.
You can see more photos from Day 1 here on my Flickr


Greetings from 90404

The show is hung!

TAG Gallery, Bergamot Sta. 2525 Michigan, Santa Monica, CA.
Reception is Saturday, June 21, 5-8pm. 


53 Edge Waterlogues Now Online

These are the "greatest hits" that I printed on aluminum for my show at TAG Gallery.
The show opens June 17th, with a reception on Saturday, June 21, 5-8pm.
There will be an art talk on Saturday, June 28, 3pm.

Images can be previewed on my art website here.