Images from Albuquerque

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sidewalks

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shopping for tile, shopping for bikes

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shopping for furniture

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walking at Los Poblanos, a lavender farm

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our favorite pizza joint, Farina

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El Patio

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a cheese plate and potatoes

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Farm and Table––I'm holding a mimosa made from the mimosa bush above.

And on to Albuquerque if Uber ever shows up

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 Running for the gate again at SFO. (Mural by Jason Jagel)

Running for the gate again at SFO. (Mural by Jason Jagel)

The Cricket ran out and snapped this photo today as Tom and I were wondering what had happened to our ride to the airport. See what I mean about living in the land that time forgot? Of course we love living in the land that time forgot, but soon we may be leaving.

 

SCBWI LA

 My wondrous agent, Rubin Pfeffer, and the inimitable  Carter Higgins

My wondrous agent, Rubin Pfeffer, and the inimitable Carter Higgins

 Meeting  Elana K. Arnold  (there are no words to describe how wonderful she is), writer of the picture book I'm presently illustrating.

Meeting Elana K. Arnold (there are no words to describe how wonderful she is), writer of the picture book I'm presently illustrating.

 

Two Birthday Celebrations

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Yes, it is still my birthday. Ms Mushly treated me to lunch at Vanida Thai, after which we visited Anne in her gallery. Later, Carmen celebrated her 12th birthday. There she is trying to decide which of her presents to open first.

 Walking down the Great Highway   6:16 pm

Walking down the Great Highway   6:16 pm

 Enchanted spot above the Coastal Trail   6:45 pm

Enchanted spot above the Coastal Trail   6:45 pm

FOG Photos

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One of my very favorite jobs is taking photos at FOG. I love taking portraits of the artists at their opening parties. Yesterday Paige Laverty's show, All Things Ocean, opened. Last month, Joseph Zirker (below, age 94) showed his joyful work. The hardest part is keeping the artists occupied while I strive to get their art somewhat square with my iPhone. I now have a collection of thirty different FOG artists. Some recent ones:

 Joe Zirker is presently working on a show scheduled two years from now.

Joe Zirker is presently working on a show scheduled two years from now.

 Jeffrey Nemeroff at the opening of his show. Doesn't his hair look like a wave?

Jeffrey Nemeroff at the opening of his show. Doesn't his hair look like a wave?

 Our fearless leader  Anne  at the SF Art Market

Our fearless leader Anne at the SF Art Market

 Greg Wilson's cameraless photographs

Greg Wilson's cameraless photographs

 Yari Ostovany and his luminous paintings

Yari Ostovany and his luminous paintings

 A Donut! On the wall outside Rare Device

A Donut! On the wall outside Rare Device

 Ocean Beach   8:36 pm

Ocean Beach   8:36 pm

Back Home

 Above the Sutro Baths   7:01 pm

Above the Sutro Baths   7:01 pm

 Coastal Trail   7:50 pm

Coastal Trail   7:50 pm

 Above the Sutro Baths   7:42 pm

Above the Sutro Baths   7:42 pm

A Week Went By

 A wonderful show at  FOG

A wonderful show at FOG

 Always drawing

Always drawing

 Walks down the Great Highway.

Walks down the Great Highway.

 Me and Gina at Yerba Buena for our birthdays

Me and Gina at Yerba Buena for our birthdays

 Another great book recommended by Barbara L. ...Not only is the writing incredible, but the story takes place in my neighborhood!

Another great book recommended by Barbara L. ...Not only is the writing incredible, but the story takes place in my neighborhood!

Not pictured: the stresses and strains of everyday life.