Ava and Graffiti
Couldn't find that butterfly drawing of Ava's, but there's a slight chance it might be at my Mom's. Search party is still on.... In the meantime, check out these photos of a pudgy little Ava-girl prancing around some graffiti by dear ol' Dad. I painted this in 2002 at the Civic Yard, a completely legal wall that spanned several hundred feet. Well, this part you see here was the half-wall, over to the left when you pulled into the parking lot. The real wall (you don't see it in these pics) was about 15 to 20 feet high and featured some incredible burners during it's heyday. Some of the best writers would come to the Civic and do their thang. Most of the work you see in my graffiti photoset was painted there. The Civic was a great place to work on your steeds and can control. And with the parking lot set right up against the wall, it was a great place to chill with some fellow writers. Now that the Civic Yard is illegal, nothing. Nothing but an ugly, dull grey wall. It's sad, really. Here's some more shots of my half-wall piece and 2 year-old Ava:
There was more to the piece on the right there, but I couldn't find the other photo. I planned on Photoshopping them together one day. This piece ran for about 2 years until they buffed over the entire place in 2004.
On the home hunting front: Andrea and I might've found a place, but we don't want to jinx it. More on that later, when it's a done deal. However, we do want to give a big THANK YOU to all of you who offered your help and sent us some suggestions. Very generous, guys. We really appreciate the fact that good people are out there and are willing to help a stressed out family in a time of need. Mucho gracias, peeps!