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
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.
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!
Check out post on 19aug10 for pics of the day I spent learning how to use the letterpress!
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…
You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
This day should be split in to several. It was so choc-o-block full of good and fantasticness.
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!