Monday, August 31, 2009

Sumo Monday








Monday, Monday.
Sometimes you just need to know the Sumo wrestlers are out there somewhere,
in case you need them.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ice, Ice Baby






When it is hot outside.
Wonderful cool treats!!
Ice.
Ice.
More Ice.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bring The Outside In




It seems every time I turn around, San Francisco is cutting more and more trees down.
Pretty soon we will be a concrete jungle.
Remember that sweet little pet cemetery in the Presidio??? Well it's been destroyed. All the beautiful trees around it?? Cut down. 600 trees lost to us forever. For what?? A road. For what? More cars.

Bring some nature into your home before it is all gone.

Friday, August 28, 2009

McMansions Must Go




Fabulous
Quiet
Simple


designed by the architect Stephen Atkinson

designed by Sustain Design Studio



vs.

ugmo










Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'd Love Some Punch









So, I hear serving punch is back in style!! Well, my dear friends Terry and Michael always have had a punch option at their gatherings. They have never gone out of style!! One of my personal favorites has always been the champagne, 7-up and lime sherbert combo. ...



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Horses, Horses

photo by Korrina Glenn
photo by Lori Faith Merritt
photo by Jackie Robbins


Just thought you all would love to look at these lovely creatures.
I have never "outgrown" my love for horses and I never will.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Magical Baobab Tree




Every time I see a Baobab Tree, I am immediately taken to an imaginary place.
They look so otherworldly, yet they exist on our planet. Mostly in Madagasgar, Africa and Australia. My ideal vacation would be visiting these trees. They are magical and beautiful. Their seeds are chock full of vitamin C and calcium. They even take care of us, let's hope we are taking care of them. They are kings and queens. The Little Prince had one....remember??
Oh Miss Sarah, thank you for reminding me....he couldn't have even one.. for it would take over his small planet. How sad.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright


1867-1959

The John Kaufman House in Bear Run, PA.
"Falling Water"


The John Storer House in Hollywood, CA.

Johnson Wax Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin

I watched the Ken Burns documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright. Thank you Lisa!
There are no words for such genius. I get all choked up looking at architecture. To quote the documentary, "he was 200% alive!" I think I am only 1% alive, but I am working on it!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The First "Foodie"




Yesterday's Street Food Festival (too many people, couldn't get near the food, not real street vendors) was a great big mess!!!! It made me think of Clementine Paddleford, possibly America's first food journalist. She drove over 800,000 miles between 1948 and 1960 to get the food story. Now so many people are "into" food that you can't get near any of it... to eat it!!
She was doing all this when the food craze was in it's infancy. I admire her devotion. The other thing I love about her is her name. Clementine Paddleford. The very important food writer you have never heard of.

Thank you David Kamp,
author of The United States of Arugula for introducing me to this interesting lady.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Volcano Love


Fabulous volcano art on these vehicles.

El Salvador


Vesuvio


Ah...the mighty Krakatoa!!
Thank you Brad for sending me this article!!
The photography is stunning.



The sleeping monster in Indonesia.
Krakatoa.
Such beauty.
Such danger.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Lost Art Salon



The wonderful thing about being semi-unemployed is T I M E.
The Lost Art Salon has been on my "must see" list for months. I finally made a point to pay a visit. Gaetan and Roy are so charming and ..... before I knew it I was looking at bins filled with portraits and landscapes. Fabulous. Then a glass of sparkling water magically appeared in front of me. These guys are way cool. By the way, I am now the proud owner of the windmill painting. I couldn't resist. Happy Birthday to me.

Lost Art Salon
245 South Van Ness #303
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-861-1530

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Smarty Pants




My first ride in a Smart Car with my Smart Friend Andrew.
We had a good old time driving down Van Ness, and then he dumped
me at the gas station. Smart Car drivers wave to each other. It is very
cute to behold.
Andrew couldn't decide between the black one or the yellow one.
Not really, he would rather eat his own eyeball than drive a yellow car.
Me too.

Artist Spotlight: Martin Ramirez




I took the train down to San Jose a few years ago to see this show.
I am still thinking about him.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In Progress




A few quick snaps of a mural "in progress" in the hood.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Painfully Beautiful














There are many things that are so beautiful to look at that they stop me in my tracks.
It actually hurts to look at them (in a good way.)
I call them the "painfully beautiful."
These are just a few.