ARGENTINA
June 20, 2007

> Ballpoint pen on paper, 11 x 17".

Since I couldn't find any nonstop flights from LAX to EZE, I flew from LA to NY to visit family and friends, and then down to Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, at the last minute, Aerolineas Argentina added a stop in Miami. Their dinner service consisted of a ham and cheese sandwich.


> Ballpoint pen on paper, 11 x 17".

I sat next to a girl named Joquina who was returning home to Buenos Aires. She had extraordinarily long thumbs.


> Ballpoint pen and watercolor on paper, 11 x 17".

As I was sketching in Recoleta Cemetary, a group of stray cats gathered around my feet, quietly keeping me company.


> Ballpoint pen on paper, 11 x 17".

I visited the shopping center in Montevideo and sketched the amazing children's arcade and carousel on the top floor.


> Ballpoint pen, watercolor, and acrylic on paper, 5 x 16".

From L to R: view from the roof of a penthouse in Recoleta, an old woman watching a band play in San Telmo during the Sunday flea market, and cranes in Puerto Madera.


> Ballpoint pen, 5 x 16".

There was a domestic airline strike when I was supposed to leave for Iguazu, but luckily I had booked a flight on LAN, which was the only airline operating that day. The hotel was located within the park, and my had room had a view of the falls. Very Happy Together.


> Ballpoint pen, 5 x 16".

A "Jungle Explorer" on the left, and a sketch of Dos Hermanas falls on the right. Butterflies filled the air, and the weather was perfect.


> Ballpoint pen, 5 x 16".

I sketched a walkway during my last day at Iguazu, and then I was off on a 24 hour odyssey back to NYC.


> Ballpoint pen, 5 x 16".

I caught an excellent knitting show at the Museum of Arts and Design with Kenichi and Jiyeon, and then we met up with Jules and his friend, Kristen, at the Met to see the Neo Rauch show. Afterwards, I went to a birthday dinner in K-town for Jason along with Mu and Tomomi, Claire, and others, and then to Terra Blues for a show by the Woes. Esao met up with us later that night, and we had dessert around the corner.


> Photo by Kenichi Hoshine, at Terra Blues, NYC.


I spent a day with Nate Williams, founder of Illustration Mundo, and he shared some ideas he had for perpetual motion machines. Also, it was nice to meet Hector, who hunted me down at Fernanda's gallery opening. I had arranged a meeting with Carlos Nine, but he was unable to receive me when I arrived in BA. I wish him a swift recovery.


Fernanda's wedding was a Fellini film come to life: the ceremony began at around 7:30pm, and the party at the Alvear Palace Hotel didn't stop until 6:00am the next day, when they served breakfast.