MUNI Mosaic Mural

Until recently I never really paid attention to the mosaic mural on the wall of the Powell Station MUNI station (before you go down the elevator to get your ride). Lovely, actually.

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Bosque de los Alebrijes

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I’ve shared this image before because I’ve photographed it several times when walking down Haight but I never knew anything about the artwork before. SF Weekly just shared the history and info about this piece that I now know is called Bosque de los Alebrijes.

Some of what I learned:

  • It’s by San Francisco artist Jet Martinez who has done 30+ murals in the Bay Area.
  • It was created in 2012.
  • It’s not the first piece of art in that spot.
  • “Alebrijes are Mexican wooden sculptures of fantastical creatures.”
  • The changing light through the day makes the colors look different. (I never noticed – I’ll have to keep an eye out next time!)

It’s located at 1301 Haight Street.

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Live Sketching Biker Girl Inspiration

Photos I found in my archives from a night way back when I went to a live sketching event with a friend. I can’t draw so I used the time to get writing inspiration. I don’t remember now what I wrote at the time but I do remember being inspired not only by the biker girl model but by the tattooed girl drawing her at a table nearby me.

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Sha-Boom-Boom-Room Burlesque and Drag Show

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Finally getting around to posting some photos from my fun time a few weeks ago at the Sha-Boom-Boom-Room drag/burlesque show at Rebel. I thought it was fun to see the two performance styles side-by-side in the same show; they are arts that have similarities and differences and it was great to juxtapose them in this fun way.

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La Boulange Artwork and Picture Taking Practice

I took Lucy for a walk along Polk Street and looked for things to photograph.

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I was playing around with the idea of finding just one thing to take a picture of and not taking any other pictures. I like this idea as it reminds me of the selectiveness I had when I would play with photography as a teenager, before the digital camera age, when film was expensive and I had to be picky about what I pictured.
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Tolerance Mural at Library

In my Instagram photos recently I shared a snapshot of a portion of a mural that hangs on the external wall of my local library. What I didn’t share then was that I’d taken lots of other detailed photos from that mural:

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