Wednesday, October 21, 2009

open letter to autumn with an attitude.

summer is over - the garden - napa, ca
will you please stop with all of the teasing? all of the back-and-forth? my wardrobe and i are going insane. what is one to do with a downpour day followed by one full of sunshine and temperate breezes? come on. it's time to forfeit the warm weather in favor of degrees more fitting for blazers and oversized cowls and riding boots. you've had your seventeen minutes. time to kill the spotlight and give the podium to the thunder clouds rumbling at your feet.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

mannequin hands and bent forks.

why not - modernism expo - sf, ca

we're all artists in varying capacities, and the boldest among us are those who turn craft into profession.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

the raindrop collective. an excuse for balm.

wiggly water - the garden - napa, ca

i've just recovered from being pretty ill for the past three days, and i stepped out to a wet world this morning. those at work who clearly don't know me blamed my sickness on the dreary weather. no way flora may. i've maintained a lifelong love affair with all things related to raindrops. anyway, i was reminded today--while eating lunch in the break room--of the days when recess was cancelled due to downpour. and how cool it was to have permission to eat at my own desk and draw fashion cats at the same time. alas, my fluffy flashbacks were demolished when i realized where i was. at work. sitting with my back to a nameless man who pronounced eatable, "eetable." a storm of a different sort, i suppose.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

quick! under the quonset hut!

car hood bandshell - fort mason - sf, ca

the sailors are on their way. it's fleet week, yet again. so ready your dixie-cup-snatching skills because the boys in white will be aplenty. but don't let them fool you girls--just because they're dressed in all white doesn't mean their intentions are pure.

Friday, October 2, 2009

stainless like the steel. apple orange peel.

looking west - from telegraph hill - sf, ca

watch out. before you know it, you'll be turning into the people who surround you. and the places too.