earthquakes and dentists

Posted in: Design- Aug 30, 2010 Comments Off on earthquakes and dentists

elizaIO : This a.m.: felt earthquake @ dentist’s office. He paused then said just want to make sure I’m not drilling if there’s a big follow-up #oy

Good times

Posted in: Design- Aug 29, 2010 Comments Off on Good times

Firstly, I have to say this week was NOT a successful one for the size of my waist but it was great in so many ways. Bookclub: Little Bee – an excellent and rich for conversation – book. What’s a white anglosaxon doing writing the voices of a young female from Nigeria and another older female from england – and making it so believable?

So many Old friends in town from the cnet days back in the late 90s. I love that we’ve all stayed friends and in touch – if not with every one, with one who keeps in touch with another and another keeping the web connected.

Levi’s Workshop Closing Party

Posted in: Design- Aug 28, 2010 Comments Off on Levi’s Workshop Closing Party

The Levi’s Workshop is a really cool concept connecting the company to the community.
It was set up on Valencia and 17th for 2 months. During the week, they did classes and projects for the community and non-profits and on the weekend, anyone could go and print on their letterpresses and learn how to silkscreen.

Lots of great work done and the people working there were awesome. Sad to see it close!

Pics from the closing party

Check out post on 19aug10 for pics of the day I spent learning how to use the letterpress!

Graf class

Posted in: Photography, street art- Aug 21, 2010 Comments Off on Graf class

Back near the beginning of the year, I decided to try and take a picture a day. I had my little point + shoot canon and gradually became driven to distraction by my surroundings. There was just so much of interest—odd, beautiful, ugly, contrasts, moments, light, little internal dialogues I’d have with my mind and what I was seeing. I had no set theme or focus for what I would shoot and consciously made the decision to let the pictures present themselves rather than give them boundaries to fit in to. Despite myself, I would get on kicks – like the “Busker series”—but something that crept up on me without me realizing was my growing attraction to scribbles, scrawls, stenciled, wheatpasted, labeled, stickered, and spray painted art. It became like a treasure hunt. I began walking through streets and neighborhoods I’d never explored before. I started exploring period. To be continued…

On Loss

Posted in: quotation- Aug 18, 2010 Comments Off on On Loss

You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
—Eckhart Tolle

Hello August!

Posted in: Design, letterpress, street art, urban farming- Aug 01, 2010 Comments Off on Hello August!

This day should be split in to several. It was so  choc-o-block full of good and fantasticness.

What a great way to start August. Great for any day for that matter!
Started off with a clean sweep of the house. f.i.n.a.l.l.y.
No more furry tumbleweeds, stained stove, and edible kitchen floor. *yay*

So with that done, @missjennyjenny came knocking on the door to go check out the Hayes Valley Farm. What they have achieved there and continue to work on is inspiring. A lot of hard work has gone in to what they’ve made so far and there will be more so if you want to get your hands dirty, they’re taking volunteers!

Major bonus: they’d picked up the leftovers from the Alemany farmer’s market and were giving away gorgeous produce. Scored a ton of tomatoes (heirlooms!), squash, fava beans, and some beautiful ivory, yellow, and green peppers.
Quick stop at @SamovarLife for some refreshing Lavendar and Jasmine Iced Lemonade.
Then on to Out Side Art.
This was an event to raise money for youth and the arts.
I went primarily to see the artists in action but got mesmerized by some super cool little terrariums a guy had made and boiled wool creatures by another artist. That’s not saying the main attraction wasn’t great–it was. Oh, and the music too!
After a bit of walkabout, I find myself stumbling upon the LevisWorkshop!
Bestill my beating heart. Wood type everywhere. Letterpresses. All there to play with. drool.
I think I might have even said something like “This beats the Old Spice guy”… (In retrospect, they’re two very different things and Mr. Old Spice Guy, please don’t take offense. I’m still available if interested.)
The kicker here? Drew, from the @levisworkshop, had tweeted earlier about a competition to win a Tommy Guerrero Poster printed recently by Jason Munn and Dirk Fowler of creative forge. So I stumble upon and I am given one of these beautiful posters.
Need I say more?
A great day.