|Above, The Beast had its floor cleaned today. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Today started out with breakfast with Jessica, my former roomie at the Lamplighter Restaurant in Canoga Park. She had a craving for blueberry pancakes. I settled for chorizo and eggs.
Following that, we made a quick stop at a local Target store so she could pick up some vacuum bags to store some stuff.
After dropping her off at home, I headed home to sweep and mop The Beast's floor before the ungodly heat of the San Fernando Valley takes hold, making any chore in a RV uncomfortable.
After resting up a few hours, I will be meeting up with an artist I recently met. I am considering commissioning a painting. That's something I've been thinking about doing for a while. Up until now, I just haven't found an artist that I would consider using, since Sam Evans* is no longer available. She does very nice work (one of her sketches is below). She did a series of paintings with cigars as the subject that look almost like photographs.
Later, I'll probably be headed to West L.A. in the "Little Osaka" area of Olympic and Sawtelle.
*Sam Evans (David Ford) was an artist and the father of Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott) in ABC-TV's Dark Shadows. He did the portrait of Barnabas Collins that hung over the fireplace at the Old House.