Thursday, April 04, 2024

On My Beast Behavior

 April 4, 2024

   Drove into the Beast today to drop Kathy off at Sky Harbor so she can fly to Rome and veg out in a monastery before meeting Thomas Charles and his Thai family for five days in Rome and five days in Paris. I stayed home to finish the 66 Kids book.

    From there I drove over to Arizona Art and dropped three Benjamins on scratchboards and tubes of gouache paint, oh, and a sketchbook. 

"You spent three Benjamins on THAT?"

   Then I fought the stupidest traffic out to Scottsdale and landed at the Scottsdale Museum of the West where I met with David Sholefield about doing a 66 Kids Road Show. He is sympatico to the concept. 

   I also met Rob Mathiasch at the museum to oggle over these beauties and to discuss music for the 66 Road Show.

   Then I walked over to Bill Welch's Legacy Gallery on Main where I traded war stories with Bill and he posed in front of two magnificent Lon Megargee woodcuts he has for sale ($1,200 each). A steal.

Bill Welch shows off his Lon Megargees

  Then I chatted up the Van Arsdale twins who played for the Phoenix Suns back in the day and now have a gallery behind Bill Welch's. 

The Van Arsdale Twins take the court

Then I tried to drive home to Cave Creek but it's "Bike Week" and it took me an extra fifteen minutes to get through Cave Creek.

Bike Week Mess

   But I made it home and I have the Arizona Highway Department to thank for that.

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."

—Robert Hughes

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