Friday, August 28, 2009
On the bright, hot, sweaty side of things... when walking Dean tonight.. I got to hear the crickets chirp. I'm not sure I have heard that since I moved from Utah. It suddenly reminded me of all the wonderful summer nights I had growing up.
Now if only I could get some lightening and thunder in the sunshine.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Now I have to try and replace it properly and try my best to match the heart.. since it was already purchased.
grumble grumble grumble.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
In Bolinas they had a cute little farm stand that still used the honor system. I got butter lettuce, zucchini, cucumber, garlic, and an heirloom apple.
This is a very old saloon named Smiley's. I think it was built in the middle to late 1800's. Some strange ducks hung out in there.. but the coffee was strong.
They had a little town museum too.. It basically brushed on the local history and had gobs of artifacts that I adored. This is a beer bottle from a brewery in San Francisco from the early 1900's.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Lanesplitter (Temescal Location) 8/24
4799 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, Ca. 94... damn if I know.
I was so lazy this time around that I didn't make fliers.. I'm hoping that doesn't ruin the whole experience but it is what it is. I still feel that I will bring in some people.
The show has had tremendous success which I am so thankful for. I couldn't have imagined it would do this well. Not only have I almost sold the show.. but I am in demand with commission pieces. I need to get to work!!!
I'm going to try and be more diligent about writing in my blog a bit more and setting up my long lost website, so sad.
Today I'm off on a little driving adventure. We are going up to Marin and then cutting west through a back road to Stinson and Bolinas beach. Should be a beautiful fun day.
Yesterday after work I went to the Country Cheese shop in Berkeley and got some top of the line salami, gruyere, and spicy mustard for a snack on today's adventure. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Don't you just love little mom and pop places that are cozy with quality organic products. They sliced the salami fresh right there and I got to sample everything before deciding on it. The mustard I bought is from the Mendocino Mustard Company, I can't wait to dive right in. Maybe I will have to visit them when I go to Hopland in the near future.
Well I better hop in the shower and wash the stink off me.
Music these days have been:
Roots n' Blues - A retrospective 1925-1950 (various artist) 4 disc set
Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing [BOX SET]
Bessie Smith and some old ragtime.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
From top to bottom: "Happy n' Bleeding" - "Round-Up" - "Natural"
All 3 of these are sold!! I think the other trick during these tough times was to make the art small and super affordable. The small boxes are only 25.00 and the large are 100.00 each.
Until next time..
In current music rotation:
Brandi Carlile - The Story (LOVE this album)
Alison Krauss and Union Station - Lonely Runs Both Ways (might be too twang for some peeps but I love it)
Monday, August 3, 2009
The above picture is a 30 piece that symbolizes my life thus far. The center of the boxes are paper mache hearts and each box is different.
Here are some details
Above is one of my larger pieces in the show. And...
I love the piece above, the birds nest is real!
Well I think that is enough for an entrance back to Blogville.