October 31, 2009
October 29, 2009
October 23, 2009
Oh and PS- next week's photo assignment is "trick or treat", in honor of Halloween and our new gallery show. Send 'em over to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be posted next Thursday. Promise!
October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 24, noon–4 p.m.
Passport 2009 home base: Mission Playground, Valencia between 19th & 20th (directly across the street from the Curiosity Shoppe).
Stamps located at various locations in the Mission District, San Francisco
Pick up a map, purchase a passport, or bring family and friends to relax on the lawn and enjoy a hot dog and soda. Nice.
Participating Artists: Libby Black, Michelle Blade, Lisa Congdon, Maria Forde, Colter Jacobsen, Veronice De Jesus, Sean McFarland, Barry McGee, Tucker Nichols, Maria Proges, Clare Rojas, Andrew Schoultz, Marci Washington
Participating Locations: Aquarius Records, Bombay Ice Cream Company, Paxton Gate, 826 Valencia, Mission Pie, Box Dog Bikes, Needles & Pens, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Casa Sanchez Restaurant, Dynamo Donuts & Coffee, Curiosity Shop, Schmidt’s. Click here for a map of the locations.
How to Buy a Passport
Passports are $25. Available NOW at locations including the SFAC Gallery, Electric Works Gallery, Silverman Gallery, Rare Device and at the Passport 2009 kick-off party or you can buy Passports online by clicking here or here! Passports may also be purchased the day of the event, at Passport 2009 home base, located at the Mission Playground, (enter on Valencia between 19th & 20th).
October 20, 2009
October 17, 2009
We are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood that is chock-full of amenities, including some of the nicest restaurants in San Francisco. We live within walking-distance of some of our very favorite places to eat, which means we eat out... a lot. There is an appreciation for food in this town that we've never experienced anywhere else, and the opportunities to enjoy incredible produce and artisanal meats, dairy products and prepared foods are plenty. Of course once you have tasted the amazing flavor of $6 yogurt and $8 preserves, it's really difficult to go back to the bland, watery stuff that comes from the supermarket. And so we have started making stuff at home, which is not only educational, fun and rewarding, but even MORE delicious than the fancy stuff from the local market.
Aside from home-grown honey, which we have been enjoying for a year now, we roast coffee beans at home, make yogurt and granola weekly, and have recently been experimenting with bread, sauces and preserves. Since we don't have our own garden, we happily accept donations from the bounty of our families' gardens, which have provided us with pounds of apricots, apples, tomatoes and squash over the past year.
The super delicious and super simple granola recipe came from my Mom, and you can download it here.
October 15, 2009
Spooky new work by:
Sandy Lynn & Matthew Davis (aka Treatzone)
October 20-November 22, 2009
Friday, October 23rd
at The Curiosity Shoppe
855 Valencia Street, SF
Sneaky peeks of some of their artwork below...
We are heading out early this morning to speak at our friend's "professional practice" class at Cal State East Bay, so I'll be posting this week's photo assignment later on today, hopefully around 4pm or so. This gives you a little more time to submit a "curl" photo! In the meantime, here's some inspiration from one of my favorite photographers, Karl Blossfeldt.
October 14, 2009
Unfortunately we weren't at the shoppe on Sunday, but evidently a group of people came by to let us know that they were out visiting every single place on our list! We couldn't be more honored, and we hope they had the time of their lives!!
October 13, 2009
I've been wanting a woolly red cape for a little while, and thought I'd finally be able to afford the 2.5 yards of fabric during the last day of our local fabric store's 40% off sale, but $25/yard was still too pricey, even with the discount. Fortunately though, I was able to find two identical scraps of red wool in the remnant stack for $8/yard. I took about 6" off the bottom and sewed button holes instead of attaching loops like the pattern suggested. Looks like I might end up being Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween this year...
The first is the Grand Opening of Southern Exposure's new home here in the Mission. For those of you not familiar with SoEx, it is the most innovative, generous, exciting, inspiring, active, and amazing arts organization in the Bay Area (and beyond). I've had the honor of serving on the board for a while now and I'm constantly amazed at how incredibly important SoEx is to artists and the arts community here in San Francisco. Look around, if you see something cool happening in the arts, chances are SoEx has something to do with it.
We're celebrating SoEx's gorgeous new space (and 35th Anniversary!) with a 2-day extravaganza. Friday is the Member's preview party and first look at the inaugural exhibition "Bellwether" featuring an all-star lineup of amazing artists from the Bay Area. There will be tons of free food and drink from some of San Francisco's most delicious restaurants. I highly encourage people to come to this very, very special event. If you're already a member, See You There!!, if not, you can easily sign up right here, right now. You can also join Friday at the door. It's $50 ($30 for artists) and there are tons of great advantages of becoming a member (including a very special gift of a limited edition poster created by Jason Munn of The Small Stakes!!!), and there's never been a better time, or reason to join. On Saturday we'll be opening our doors to everyone! We're blocking off the street to continue the celebration with lots more food and drink for sale from the neighborhood's famous street cart vendors. We'll be there both days, hope to see you too!!
Sunday, we're heading out to the Treasure Island Music Festival! It's the best curated music event of the year, and we're huge fans of every band on the bill. We're especially excited to see our friends Thao (of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down) and Tommy Guerrero. They're amazingly talented and always, always, always blow us away. So excited!!!
October 11, 2009
- Don't say "oops", no matter what happens
- Cut a little at a time, and go back to trim more if it's not enough
- Don't get overzealous with the electric trimmers
It probably would have helped if I'd watched a how-to video or two beforehand, but then again my false sense of confidence proved to be enough! I'll do a little research before the next cut, though. For myself, I've decided to let my hair grow out again, with an occasional at home bang-trim every few weeks. We'll see what happens... (Cut to photos of both of us in 6 months with long, shaggy hair...)