week 10: a very black and white week. i like how the whole set then reads well together even though they have nothing in common.
4. fan brush
5. vintage safety pin
6. wooden cat figurine
7. kuma cup + grading
my friend sydney cohen and i have been going out to lunch now and again. it's really delightful actually. we talk art. we are scheming a plan for something to do together in the future. we talk about other stuff. she gave me the above tiny colored pencil necklace [love !]. the best part is i'm using it as an excuse to try out all the great restaurants that have been popping up in oakland [at least the ones that are open for lunch]. [we are number 5 on the new york times top places to visit in 2012 thank you very much].
boots and shoe service. impeccable interior decor [including heath tile] and an incredible pizza and salad. the pastries were UH-MAZING too [pistachio tart to die for].
bocanova [good interior pics here]. jicama salad, warm wilted greens and fried chicken sandwich. this is definitely a ladies who lunch/take your parents spot. we sat outside and looked at the water/boats in jack london square.
sometimes we go for breakfast, not lunch and we've also been to pizzaolio, aunt mary's, 900 grayson, la note, and a pho place. now i'm trying to scout out what we can try next ! any suggestions?
the other day - THIS CUTE COLLAR arrived in my mailbox. it's amazing how a nice piece of surprise mail can just make your day. thanks a million times over to amy karol for sending it. which reminds me....
i've been using her facial oil for awhile now and i love love love it. it's all organic and my skin really likes it... i love when amy posts about make-up on her blog because i feel like our tastes are the same and i don't go play with make up [or really wear it, but i still like it... yes that makes no sense. so what]...
i'm off of teaching for 3 weeks. i'm either crazy or broke or both but i said yes to a completely compacted 5 week summer school course [4 hours a day 4 days a week. GULP]. i'm not sure exactly how it's going to all work. i think i'll definitely need more coffee.... i'm also thinking i might use those 5 weeks to take a bit of time off in the studio. or realistically with only 1 full studio day take it a bit easier. maybe play a bit more. i'm also thinking it might be useful see those 5 weeks as re-organize and do some stuff to the house time. we are sorely in some need of a sofa cushion update and other such home things... maybe make some clothes for the little [that would be ambitious]. we'll see....