Monday, March 29, 2010

bear with a view

this california bear looks out over the bay. well, the bay is over bear's right shoulder.

this is some of the view from the place where my friend was pet sitting. the place with mini. the house has an almost 360 degree view of the bay. from the front deck, the house overlooks sausalito, tiburon and angel island. one can see downtown sf, the bay bridge and the richmond bridge. from the back/side of the house one can see the golden gate and the point bonita lighthouse and the marin headlands. it's incredible! and so peaceful with all that water surrounding. so much blue passing through every shade.

the house perches atop the ridge across the highway from sausalito proper. and it really feels like a perch. like a birdhouse. i slept in a bed high up off of the floor. going to sleep i felt like i was on the tip of a triangle on top of another triangle on top of another triangle (the bed in the house on the hill). i am a bit afraid of heights, so the sensation was not entirely pleasant. i could almost feel myself swaying out over the ocean. tipping. but i gave in to the idea of falling and slept so soundly.

(since my camera is really on its last pink leg, the view photos don't do the view justice. the sky wasn't pink at all. both days it was blue, blue, blue. tried to adjust the photos in photoshop, but the pink is just too much.)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

emporio rulli aka decadence

fika in larkspur

emporio rulli is an italian cafe, gelateria and wine shop with an old timey italian feel. there in the kitchen they make candy, tarts, gelato and many italian pastries. (the pastries were definitely better than the cookies.) the chocolate pastry above had a raspberry paste inside. so good! mmm m.

oh and the coffee is delicious too.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

snake attack

this is mini, one of the fine dogs my friend liz is pet sitting. mini was rescued in baja from a dumpster. she was but a wee puppy. (how someone could leave this charmer {or any puppy} in a dumpster is beyond me.) when she was discovered, she was malnourished, but she is very spry and snappy now. look at and listen to how ferociously she attacks the snake. mini struts when she walks. her front legs are crooked, but that doesn't stop her! she is fantastically soft too. and likes to snuggle a lot. she also likes to stand on her hind legs, her front ones on your lap, and have you rub her back. she leans her head back then as far as she can and smiles.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

background bits

cat tormenting (though he didn't mind. in fact, he may have liked it.)

fade into
where the sea and the sky are the same
next stop greenland

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

these squares on treat street


remind me of chiclets. it must be something in how they fit next to each other because not any old squares remind me of chiclets.

(treat street has many treats.)

Monday, March 15, 2010

spring on treat street

oh, what a lovely photo
: news

jen is collaborating with artists and making artist necklaces each month. jan, feb, mar...
also on etsy

can't wait to check out this gorgeous new shop here in sf

Friday, March 12, 2010



Louisiana (in Denmark)
Miko Pull
near Stinson Beach

Jen and Jake
Little City Gardens

time to return Bright Star (so good)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

more scraps and bits

i am making something very tall. pinky leon helps as usual. i will show you more in april. unfortunately i think i may have to seam rip a very, very, very, very long seam because it did not turn out right.

found this video on emma's blog. you must listen to the sound too. the sound makes it.

Friday, March 05, 2010

PL investigates

i now have to totally adjust my photos w/ curves because my camera takes pink photos. pink! it may be time to invest the tax return in a new camera.

friday flickrs
these two look like such rascals with those sneaky smiles. (found through sandra's flickr faves.)
from snjezana
anna emilia's forest pond

oustanding in the field