Spirit of Adventure
Last Sunday, I woke up and wanted an adventure. When I am in another country, "Adventure" with a capital A is always right around the corner. I knew if I tried I could find an adventure in the big city of Los Angeles.
In the movie, Up, Charles Muntz, the explorer, is always saying, "Adventure is out there." I knew there could be adventure here in Los Angeles.
After brunch with the renown Los Angeles artist and creator of fictional realities, Jeremy Kidd, he took us on a journey to the Mosaic Tile House. I realized I had found my adventure around the corner.
The Panzalo Art studio is the working space of Gonzalo Duran and Cheri Pann and you can see by the photo it is incredible! On Palms Blvd in Venice, California, there is art and inspiration in every corner, turn and piece of stone.
I loved that we just turned up there. It reminded me of how in the movie, Up, Mr. Fredricksen and the 8 year old stowaway, Wilderness Explorer Russell, have more adventure than they bargain for when he ties balloons to his house to reach his long term goal of Paradise Falls, South America. I had no idea what the day would bring but we allowed an adventure to find us.
George and I talked to Gonzalo about The Crazy House in Viet Nam, a place George took me to see where he had stayed. This is another home where no one is waiting for life to begin. Artists often fight for more space to color outside the lines, but this is something we all need to do.
We need to find the adventure and excitement in our everyday lives. Otherwise we may turn out as Carl's lifelong hero, Charles Muntz, who was disgraced when stripped of his explorer title for supposedly dreaming up the flightless bird, Kevin. During Muntz return to South America; we discover he has transmogrified in his quest to redeem his name and title.Continued on the next page