Wednesday, February 17, 2010

American Craft Council Show in Baltimore!

So, on tuesday I am packing up and flying cross country to participate in the ACC craft show-
I packed and shipped over 10 boxes (!) of work to display.
I will be there for the 4 retail days only (wholesale preceeds this for 2 days) on thursday February 26-29. However, any wholesale folks are also welcome at the retail show as well.
Check the ACC website for more details--
I wil be in their new "AltCraft" section--their move to "hip up" the show a bit, I think...attract some new artists and display some different approaches to traditional mediums.
So please do come by if you are in the area- I will be sitting at this table for four days!! and will delight in some company! Fortunately 2 of my sisters will be helping me out-so I look forward to lots of fun and laughter.
Hope to meet anyone coming to the show! and hope the snow storms take a break too.....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beach Combing

You see everything on the beach. Yesterday I saw a giant pelican that must have just died. It was settled behind a large rock by the Great Highway, near the zoo at Ocean Beach. It was pure and still flush with its spirit. A friend ended up dragging it home in hopes of initiating a new career in taxadermy. A few weeks ago I was at Stinson Beach up in Marin on a cold blistery day helping a friend walk off some grief-and we came upon a small army over a period of 5 miles. Small soldiers embedded in the sand as if they had just fought a great war. We were heartened to come upon the lone yellow cowboy--a nod to our western locale perhaps.

Out here in San Francisco-we are lucky to have the bounty of nature right inside of our urban environment. With that you get the natural beauty and rhythms of the waves, sand..and also a reminder that we humans inhabit the area as well. Which actually makes for quite an interesting juxtaposition. And I love that unpredictable mix--it is quite inspiring.