Nothing like specificity.
So the upshot is that I'm scheduled to pick up my keys and officially "move in" tomorrow afternoon at three, but there might be a thing out there that needs to be done, and not by me, but I'm not going to have anything to actually "move in" for at least three and at most sixteen more days, so, you know, no hurry, right?
Let's leave this stressful situation aside, and focus on the actual adventure, shall we?
I wandered up to Magpie for lunch, and enjoyed a truly remarkable BLT, made with oven-dried organic roma tomatoes, cress, and purple potato salad, served on a baguette. Heaven! Just next door, I found a great salon, called Muse. A nice guy named Kurtis Gayden did my hair, and, by God, did he make sure I look like I'm in California. See below. When in Rome...
As everyone else I know in California was at work today, I decided to seek out some fun on my own. I decided to spend the afternoon at the Crocker Art Museum, which is just outside of Old Sacramento. They were featuring an exhibit by Mel Ramos, which had, e.g. oil paintings of Batman from 1961!! It was an amazing exhibit, and it's a really wonderful, open museum. My favorite piece from the general exhibit was called "Face of my father", and the artist (whose name I regretfully can't remember! I guess I simply MUST go back...) spent *SEVEN YEARS* working on the thing. It's amazing, and inspiring. I also took some inspiration from Ramos's paintings looking up at California's iconic palms, and... well, see, art supply stores like University Art are just, like, RIGHT THERE, aren't they?
So while I resisted the urge to buy their largest canvas, piles of paints, and armloads of brushes, I DID get some Prismacolors and a sketcbook. I spent the evening working out a strong color rough.
So that I can go *back* to buy their largest canvas, piles of paints, and armloads of brushes...