Tuesday, October 25, 2011

lilli carré's shadows

the top photo made me remember to post photos of this mini art book of lilli carré's. it's part of little otsu's wonderful mini art book series,
living things
. lilli's is about shifting shadows. i love her work.

the way lilli interpreted her theme reminded me of this swedish kids picture book i read when i was little. in it, a kid is afraid of the dark because at night, he sees monsters everywhere. but the outlines he sees, which do look like monsters, turn out to be innocuous things when the lights are turned on—oh, that trickster perception.

Sunday, October 23, 2011



PL is finally settling in to the new place. it's only taken almost two months! it's so much quieter here than at my old house in SF, but he seems more sensitive to suburban noises. finally he's hanging out (out from under the covers) during the day. this morning when i was taking photos of him enjoying the fall light, however, the toast popped up in the toaster. yikes! immediate fat tail. i almost caught the tail puff on camera. (this is a half deflated fat tail.) at least he didn't run for cover though. that's something.

Friday, October 21, 2011


finally going to go to gather this weekend. can't wait.

been reading richard russo books lately—so entertaining.

i love this clever tiger zebra animation. i also like her rocket coffee blast off sweater drawing.

funny cloud t shirt

now back outside! so pretty out today.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

alameda houses


one of my sources of entertainment in alameda is bicycling around and looking at the houses. so many different styles of houses from different years line the streets and stand in varying states of decay/renovation. (another day i'll post some decrepit ones.) there are plenty of well-used porches, trellised entryways, gardens (popular: sunflowers and roses), raiders flags.

the house i live in was built in 1895, and there many other victorians on the island—some gigantic, some itty. i think i'll pick up some books on the history of alameda/its houses.

according to wikipedia, alameda, named so in 1853, means grove of poplar trees or tree-lined avenue in spanish. before the spanish arrived, ohlone lived here.

on a totally different topic: via more & co, this awesome project: (moveable in more ways than one) moveable type

Sunday, October 02, 2011

around my hood

wild garden, crazy bright rose, perfect green truck

(another bigger of the rose here)

i scored some sale red + pink marimekko fabric that i will make curtains from. two curtains down at my new place and six to go.

guillaume kashima
amanda marsalis makes beautiful photographs. found through jeana's closet visit with amanda.