Murals and the Big Move

More mural love for San Francisco… this photo was taken on Day Three of my life as a Bay Area resident, in September 2010. I’m on the right. This is a Works Progress Administration project, inside Coit Tower, erected in 1933. I love the subject matter: California farmers with the bounty of their harvest, ORANGES! … Continue reading

Mural, mural on the wall (mosaics, too)

I have always loved murals and public art. I credit my parents for introducing me to the pure joy of bright colors and folk/untrained artist technique. Don’t you love the way this mural catches the eye, a surprise to delight us, details tucked in everywhere you look. It’s a feast for our senses among the brick, cement and asphalt of the … Continue reading

Stranger in a strange land

It’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve been living in California for almost two years. This has been a great adventure, and everyday I find something new to marvel at in this strange land. I’m a Southern girl through and through. My dual-citizenship, a benefit from being born abroad, ended a long time ago. … Continue reading

Hi y’all… What’s it all about?

What makes our “postage stamp of native soil” (thank you, William Faulkner) distinctive? I’m all about studying and celebrating the influences and eccentricities of people and place. My style is decidedly eclectic– I love provincial, vintage, folk, modern, traditional, Tudor, craftsman, international, gilded lily, you name it! My roots are certainly Southern-bred, and my current California adventures add a … Continue reading