Sunday, April 25, 2010

sunny sunday

photos from our fun opening
thanks to those of you who came!

quiet camera obscura today

cleaned my flat and lazed in the sunbeams (not with the cat, because once the vacuum comes out, PL stays under the covers for the rest of the day)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

come over tonight

if you're in the bay area, come to our spring opening tonight from 6–9

project sprout gallery
900 tennessee st., #16 (at 20th st.)
san francisco, ca

jen explores botanical lore and medicinal folk tales about dogpatch plants in her pieces.
i am showing sewn leaves (a playful look at the many shapes nature takes) and botanical watercolors.

hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

one last

sneak peek. and then i'll post about something else!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

in the meadow

photo by bob lake

these are the necklaces jen and i collaborated on. i like how they turned out—thanks jen!

different views/purchase here.

jen's other artist-of-the-month necklaces here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

some more

spring blossoms

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


blossoms from two different trees. (casually snipped.)

heart-shaped leaf. it curls too.

(a sneak peek of this.)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

flickry spring
from heather
also from heather
no. 2 | a few days after
no. 3 | that windowsill
heads up
like so many clouds

this shouting across the divide this american life episode aired again yesterday. the first part is about an american muslim family that gets discriminated against and abused after 9.11. the worst of the family's troubles occurs a year after 9.11, when a hateful book is distributed to fourth grade classes throughout the family's school district. the fourth grade teacher at this family's child's school allows (and fuels) the students' cruelty toward their muslim classmate. a powerful, sad and angering story. the teacher should have been fired in my opinion. and it's shameful that none of the other families in the district complained about this book or about the hateful environment that was being fostered in the schools.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

on a curling paper

nasturtiums. another.

jason munn is one of my favorite graphic designers. had to get his fantastic book of music posters when i saw it at rare device the other day.

a few of my favorites

Sunday, April 04, 2010

saturday treats

jen and i delivered some of our show opening announcements around town saturday. we went to prairie collective (pictured above) for the first time. the shop is lovely.

midway through passing out cards, we were forced
(by our sweet teeth) to stop by tartine. i almost want to eat the cakes and pastries for their stunning good looks alone. luckily they taste even better than they look.

fashion, sustainable and un

the other evening at art murmur, we stumbled upon a show of work by permacouture artists.
i loved it. such thoughtful work that clearly requires a lot of process and craft. dying, weaving, sewing.

(i dyed yarn once in the cutting cold in sjövik, sweden. our class collected various plants from the area {i was on blueberry leaf collection duty} and spent all day outside dying yarn. in the end, we each had a wheel of yarn in so many colors, little tags dangling from each yarn swatch telling which leaf, berry, flower in nature lent its color to that swatch. it was a long and very cold day, but satisfying in the end to see the rainbow of natural colors.)

above is (a not good photo of) part of one of sasha duerr's woven dresses. so pretty. she is the founder of the permacouture institute. she also co-created a dinner to dye for, a slow fashion/slow food event.

and in what must be very unsustainable fashion, here are some photos from valentino and chanel books.

the valentino book is beautiful with great photos. his dresses are luscious sculptures. look at (fuzzy) young brooke shields.