Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine's Day

Halloween is over..Thanksgiving has come and gone..Hanukah was fine in all its 8 nights of light...Christmas--well you know where that went-but we do have room for one more holiday--Valentine's Day!

You either love or hate this holiday--perhaps depending on your relationship status. But in the end, this is a holiday about love--not just romantic love but love for your friends, siblings, children, parents and anyone else who impacts our lives in a positive way-so not a bad thing to celebrate.
Last year, the Gardener--in Berkeley and the Ferry Building here in San Francisco--comissioned me to do a series of plates with a V-Day theme. Corny? Kitschy? Maybe..but it actually ended up to be a fun venture in my efforts to capture what love is on a plate. They went over pretty darn well so we are doing it again this year--

These plates are exclusively available at the Gardener--they have a few online You can always contact me you are interested in these and are not in the Bay Area. They also have made for some fun wedding gifts--or so I hear!
Here is a sampling of a few-

SO celebrate the people you love and tell them how you feel. Life is short and too often we lose loved ones without saying the good things we have been thinking all a long-

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year.

New Year, new plates.
inspired by hand over green papayas in Granada, Nicaragua.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Marfa, Texas...

Firstly, Happy New Year to all! I am looking forward to a fruitful, adventurous and optimistic year ahead.

I have been meaning to post about Marfa Texas ever since I visited there, back in the fall when I went to help my great pal Sherry Stein ( her photo shoot for her terrific line of very cool bags (do check them out). Besides having a blast with the crew-it was very inspiring to see this area and take in all of the Donald Judd-ness of this small town. It is also in the middle of nowhere close--except for the Mexican border, and two of the least visited National Parks--Big Bend and Guadalupe. A beautiful, stark area--easy to see how it inspired Mr Judd back when he came upon it. His Chinati foundation is a mesmorizing land cluster of his work as well as others whom he admires. It is an area well worth a visit-left me imprinted with some terrific images-some campy, some just naturally mysterious and ethereal--to keep in my mind's eye and captured for future plate documentaries.
Put this one on your list for places to visit in 2010.