Sunday, April 29, 2012

Flagstaff to LA

 Before leaving Flagstaff, I headed downtown to take a few pictures. It was still very early, so not many places were open. I walked to Heritage Square and saw a cool educational project called "The clothesline project". It is to talk about intimate violence aka physical abuse. Survivors of abuse design tshirts to be hung on these lines. Designing the tshirts is healing for the survivors and acts as a way to reach out to other victims. I found many of the tshirts to be extremely powerful.


Scenery along the way. Gas skyrocketed once I hit the Arizona/California border where it was $4.99 a gallon! yikes.


i arrived at Lisa's where she had beautiful fresh flowers from her garden picked and displayed in cool vintage vases all over the house. I was greeted by her enthusiastic daughter, Emelie, who took me on a tour and gave me a little scrapbook gift that Lisa and her made for me to use for my trip. I also met their 3 fur babies, Lilly, Dusty and Sophie, plus their newest bird, Koro.


These are pics from Lisa's studio and of some of her art. Her house is very magical and so much cool art! find out more about Lisa on her blog. She's a very talented and cool lady!


When Lisa and I started planning my stop over with her, we decided we wanted to go to Caine's Arcade. So this morning, Lisa, Emilie and I headed to East LA for a visit. It was so cool to see his little arcade and to purchase our "fun passes". We were there for about an hour chatting with his dad, Caine and other like minded spirits who also wanted to show their support. We found out that last week his arcade was packed up and that a semi truck arrived to haul it to San Francisco, where Caine was invited to the Exploratorium to set up his arcade. pretty cool, huh?



  1. Im having fun keeping track of you on your trip. I think its so great that you have given yourself this gift of traveling alone across the country! I would have been too chicken to do that. but some of us will live vicariously through you. When you get to see Maija please give her a hug for me!
    have fun and be safe Kecia!

  2. I agree with Vivian, your photos and stories are beautiful Kecia. I love reading your blog, and seeing all that you see. You have such a special way of capturing moments in time and then sharing it with us. Thank you for that.

    Danita Lyn


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