Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I carried a bunch of small sunflowers home from the farmers market a few weeks back. The petals dropped slowly and they're so pretty that I just couldn't sweep them off without taking a few pictures first. I snapped a few pictures early this morning when the sun was still in the east and as the sun moved across the sky the petals cast thin shadows across my desk and the leaves went dark.
Monday, October 29, 2012
I posted a few photos from the Day of the Dead celebration earlier, but here is a link to my Flickr account with more photos (mostly with my camera)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I've been looking forward to picking up a cajeta (caramel) filled churro for a while and I've held out until I could make it back to Churros Mexicanos. They make the churros to order and are super friendly and at $2 bucks a piece I highly recommend supporting this family business if your in East Oakland.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that gathers friends and family to remember those who have passed away. I've been coming to this celebration at Oakland's Fruitvale village for the past few years. Nearly everyone is beaming with pride as they share tradition and heritage with the community through music, dancing, alters for loved ones, and craft where marigolds are strung on string and paper flowers are made.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Garza furniture at Heath SF for another month.
A tiny gnome, Parisian painter, a French man(?), and a robot named Jude were just a few of the adorable kids costume contestants at the Noe Valley Harvest Festival. Noe Valley is full of cute kids, but this time of year they manage to be even cuter. I missed the pet costume contest this year, maybe next year.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
open art studios in SOMA (south of market street). I'm not in SOMA that often so I decided to take advantage of the quieter Saturday streets and walk around. The pay parking lots were mostly empty and there's a sense of calm that settles in. After trekking around on foot I hopped on the Mexican Bus.
so smitten with the colors at the market today, yellows and black. A friend that works at a farm stand chased after me as I was walking away from the market and handed me this little bundle of purslane, that she said I needed. oh, I really love the farmers market it's community, hard work, caring and sharing. <3
Primavera has me waking up early most Saturday mornings to walk to the Ferry Building farmers market before they sell out of their delicious food. I usually get a half order of chilaquiles, but after sleeping in a little they were sold out of everything except tamales. They had pork in chile verde and pumpkin with cheddar. After trying to decide between the two the always sweet woman at taking orders at the booth proposed I order one of each and I'm so glad she did. Yum!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Arizmendi for breakfast. I brought my scone and thermos of earl grey with soy milk for a bit of coziness. I had a little extra time before class so I settled in and watched the fog swirl around Sutro tower. I taught the kids how to draw emotions, there was a page with small frames to draw little faces and then a whole blank sheet for a big face as big as the paper. This little fella drew a tiny person in the middle of the paper and when I asked him to use the whole page for a big face, he did and left the original drawing. I love it.
I was lucky enough to be my friend Mikayla's plus one for the Anthology magazine 2nd anniversary celebration at Zinc. This was a night of walking up hill in flip flops with fancy shoes in tow.
Well I've been sharing my photos a lot more lately and while it's taking a little extra courage it's so worth it. I entered an Instagram photo contest for Wilder Quarterly with a submission that feels like Fall. I chose a picture of poppies taken at the Ferry Building Farmers Market and it came in second place. Wahoo!