After visiting with Chief one weekend I started playing around again with my SplitPic iPhone photo app. I’d like to get better with the app … there are some amazing creative photos in their featured section … but I’m happy with these.
I originally discovered the work of artist Laurel Roth a few years ago when researching for my crochet blog because she has a set of crochet pigeon suits that are adorable. Roth recently did a local fellowship at DeYoung museum (where so many of my favorite artists spend time!) so I wanted to check out what she’s been creating. That’s how I discovered her pretty bejeweled upcycled peacock art, although she actually created it in 2011.
The artist describes this collection:
I previously mentioned that I was excited to go see Patterns, a multi-media solo performance by Amy Munz. The performance has now opened and I went to see it a few days ago. I had mixed feelings about the performance but saw some things that I really liked and felt like I was sitting in the midst of a lot of potential that I’m excited about.
Patterns is an experimental solo performance in two parts in which Amy plays a variety of different characters. She has very few props so it’s all about what she can do on the stage. Except, however, that her stage performance is supplemented by three screens (front, left and center) which each play different images. Sometimes there is voiceover recording as well.
A couple of days ago I mentioned that I’d been to the Cartoon Art Museum recently to see a women’s comic artist exhibit and a Ninja Turtles art exhibit. Here are a few more things I saw during that visit.
Yesterday I mentioned that I’d been to the Cartoon Art Museum recently. I went to go see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art exhibit. It’s there because it’s the 30th anniversary of the Ninja Turtles. It was so weird to see childhood toys and drawings that were in my home now placed in a museum as vintage ephemera! I wasn’t interested in TNMT myself but my little brother and sister loved the movies (VHS tapes at the time) and had all of the action figures. To think that those are now museum-worthy is just so weird!
I’ve had it on my radar to go to the Cartoon Art Museum for awhile but I hadn’t actually been motivated to go until recently. It was actually the Ninja Turtles exhibit I went to go see (more on that here on the blog tomorrow) but I fell in love with another exhibit there called Pretty in Ink. It highlights the work of female comic writers/ artists, which I thought was really interesting to explore.
It was interesting to learn about how women cartoonists had work during WWII and then the work kind of dried up after the men returned home but a few persistent women continued with their art. It was also interesting to see the different type of humor, the unique content and the fashion illustration inspiration in the women’s comic art. And it was fun to see the different styles of women’s comics over different eras. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to go line dancing for years now. I didn’t know where to do it in San Francisco and I couldn’t convince anyone to go with me so it didn’t happen for a long time. But then I mentioned it to a friend who said that they have two-setpping and line-dancing several times each week at Sundance Saloon so we made a date and went.
Here’s what I posted to Facebook the day after:
I went two-stepping with a friend last night. Things I learned …
I’m starting a new series of photos collected from bathrooms. I’ve noticed that public bathrooms (in restaurants, cafes, etc.) all seem to have their own style in terms of decor. It’s not something that’s noticed a lot but it’s kind of intriguing. So here’s a look inside the women’s restroom at Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz.
One of the things I enjoy about petsitting is that I get to enjoy staying in someone else’s home. It always feels like a vacation as I appreciate their art and collections. Here are some things I enjoyed recently in the home of a friend: