Mural update

I didn’t get a chance to post this before we left town, but here’s my latest handiwork from Brews and Bytes:

The old Victorian Theater -- current site of Brews and Bytes. Please disregard the abysmal perspective. Multiple buildings adorned with various cantilevers + wall too narrow to set up vanishing points + distorted source photo = wonky angles. This is why I don't charge for my work....
The only non-Route-66 reference in the whole project.

The text on the postcard reads:

Dear Lawrence —

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desrious of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars….


English majors should recognize the names, address, and quote. The rest of you … Google it.

Lucille Hamons' old Provine station in Hydro.
Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park on Highway 28A in Foyil -- not technically on 66, but long associated with it and very popular with Mother Road travelers.
General view of the corner.
I can't remember whether I posted this one already, but this is the Rock Creek Bridge on the Ozark Trail alignment of 66 just west of Sapulpa.

These next few shots are reruns — I’ve posted pictures of these paintings before — but I think the previous images were fuzzy cell-phone pictures, and I wanted something a little clearer.

Oil-drum kachina outside the Route 66 museum in Elk City.
Milk bottle building in OKC.
Mickey Mantle statue in Commerce.
Glancy Motel in Clinton.
Flying roller skate on new 66 in Sapulpa.

I’m about 80 percent done with the project at this point. I still need to do a large vertical painting on the space directly behind the toilet, find a mirror of appropriate size to go above the sink, install the Roman shade I made the other day, make a valance to go with it, and touch up the spots where I spackled over nail holes and whatnot. I’ve got about 40 hours in it so far, and I’m thinking another six to eight should see me clear, depending on what kind of mirror I can find and how much work it needs.