Saturday, February 28, 2009

9:26 pm, 2.28.09

White rose for my mother's 60th Birthday.

Sebastopol, CA

Friday, February 27, 2009

11:45 pm, 2.27.09

Hi-Dive and Sputnik

Denver, CO

5:59 pm, 2.27.09

The sky was on fire tonight.

San Francisco, CA

6:20pm, 2.27.09

I apologize for another wholly self-absorbed post. I've been working on the painting above, which is due on Tuesday for critique, for the last week. The assignment was to take a 3"X3" magazine clipping and extend the composition.

Laramie, WY

Thursday, February 26, 2009

6:57 am, 2.26.09

"No trespassing"

Denver, CO

6:06 pm, 2.26.09

The fun lights inside the historic street car from Milan, Italy. This is one of the many historic street cars that I ride every day to and from work.

San Francisco, CA

3:00pm, 2.26.09

Laramie, WY

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

7:46 pm, 2.25.09

Happy Wednesday

Denver, CO

5:35 pm, 2.25.09

A beautiful sky after a storm, visible in the Valley of the Financial District.

San Francisco, CA

4:00pm, 2.25.09

My photo doesn't do Haley Hasler justice. Her paintings, part of the "Dress Code" exhibit at the Fort Collins Art Museum, were incredible. They're self-portraits which reference history and religious imagery while also showing Hasler in her role as a harried mother. I really love how wonky and silly they are.

Fort Collins, CO

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

9:54 pm, 2.24.09

Oh, 1/8th of a teaspoon. You were never strong, but I wanted you to live!!!

9:04 am, 2.24.09

Weird viney sculpture things in the nubby trees in front of City Hall. They were putting them up this morning when I walked by. It looked like they were using willow branches.

San Francisco, CA

3:30pm, 2.24.09

A sculpture made by Patrick Dougherty in Prexy's Pasture on the UW campus.

Laramie, WY

Monday, February 23, 2009

11:51 am, 2.23.09

An alley of Pearl Street.

Boulder, CO

5:42 pm, 2.23.09

Old fashioned building juxtaposed against a modern office building background with the lamp from Narnia.

San Francisco, CA

5:00pm, 2.23.09

The past two days we had temperatures above 50 degrees.

Laramie, WY

Sunday, February 22, 2009

9:58 am, 2.22.09

Little white flower on a rainy morning.

Forestville, CA

1:07 am, 2.22.09

The "Zero" aka the most best, and kinda the smelliest bus in Denver. But, it runs by our house and it goes downtown so it's kind of awesome.

Denver, CO

Saturday, February 21, 2009

10:01 am, 2.21.09

Dad's Kitchen

Forestville, CA

10:00am, 1.21.09

Laramie, WY

Friday, February 20, 2009

4:09 pm, 2.20.09

My step-mom's African violet.

Forestville, CA

4:52 pm, 2.20.09

Sculpture outside the Denver Public Library (across from the Denver Art Museum.) I just looked it up. It is called "Lao Tzu" and it was made by Mark di Suvero... who is from Shanghai, but went to Berkeley and has a ton of sculptures in CA, apparently!

DPL, Denver, CO

3:59, 2.20.09

The ugly duckling!!

Washington Park, Denver, CO

12:00pm, 2.20.09

I went outside and was amazing to see a huge fire burning near our property. It turns out it was the old ice house they used before refrigeration; They'd load huge ice chunks on trains and pack them with saw dust. Of course the remaining saw dust turned the building into tinder box.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

11:09 pm, 2.19.09

Coral-bark maple.

Forestville, CA

UPDATE: Happy Birthday Wm!

4:00pm, 2.19.09,

Windy, snowy, winter day.

Laramie, WY

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

8:48 pm, 2.18.09

I call this "Drinking Away the Pain."

Yesterday, while sharpening a knife, I sliced open the knuckle on my left index finger really bad. Probably my worst cut ever. Dr. Dad told me how to wrap it up, and predicted that it was going to hurt. He prescribed Tylenol and a glass of wine. It didn't hurt yesterday too badly, but today it hurt like the dickens. So I took some more Tylenol and had a glass of wine with dinner. Funny though, I couldn't hold my hand still for the picture...

Note the extremely untidy shelves in the background. I kind of like them that way; they look used. Don't tell D.

My Room, San Francisco, CA

1:50pm, 2.18.09

Flower blooming in my mom's greenhouse.

Wheat Ridge, CO

5:00pm, 2.18.09

After school snack: Hand-tied green tea flower given to me for Christmas by my Aunt Jo.

Laramie, WY

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

6:24 pm, 2.17.09

This is right across from my trolley stop, next to Pier 29, on the Embarcadero. First of all, I love that I wait at a trolley stop every day, and secondly, this place creeps me out. It's a circus theater/dinner thing. It's been around for years, so apparently it does well. But look at those faces! Yikes.

San Francisco, CA

UPDATE: The banner on the left, which you can't read, says, "Love Chaos and Dinner."

11:00am, 2.17.09

Looks like a storms a'comin,' Buckwalter. Feel it in m'bones! Aww we'll make it through alright...God willin' and the creek don't rise.

Laramie, WY

8:34 pm, 2.17.09

See? Mine aren't as cute as Tessa's, but I like them.

My kitchen, Denver, CO

Monday, February 16, 2009

11:34 am, 2.16.09

Look what I found today!!! I don't know from what kind of bulb these emerge (tulip? crocus?) but they do, indeed, emerge. Spring will spring again!! These fill me up with hope.

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

8:20pm, 2.16.09

I have always wanted a pair on red high heels. This weekend I finally bought them! I keep trying them on and loving them. Hey, even a rancher gal needs to get spiffed up every once in a while.

Laramie, WY

5:15 pm, 2.16.09

It's been storming on and off all weekend, but occasionally the sun breaks through. I love how vivid the light is after the rain.

San Francisco, CA

Sunday, February 15, 2009

6:49 pm, 2.15.09

The fish platter at the "make your own sushi" party that we hosted last night for my best friend's birthday. I cut up all that fish, and there are some left-overs if anyone wants to come over and make some sushi! Unfortunately the salmon and octopus are gone, but we have some of everything else.

San Francisco, CA

3:00pm, 2.15.09

I got to visit my best buddy from elementary through high school today. We spent many hours in the photo dark room together in high school and she continues to be an amazing photographer. This is a lamp she made from old slides of her Dad when he was young.

Capital Hill, Denver, CO.

1:13 pm, 2.15.09

We took a stroll over to the urban community garden we hope to have a plot in this summer. It is next to a school, and in fact, half of the garden is farmed by students who sell the produce every week to the community. Right now, in the fallow season, however, the garden looks pretty derelict.

Denver, CO

9:35 am, 2.14.09

My current obsession with trashy vampire books. I can't stop! I think I need help...

My room, San Francisco, CA

UPDATE: Happy Birthday BB!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

1:25 pm, 2.14.09

Guess where this is? My house. Ha!

After brunch, T and I walked by a local shop and these were displayed. And, so we had to go in and buy them. Now, they adorn our balcony and bring me joy every single time I see them. My stars!

My balcony, Denver, CO

11:00am, 2.12.09

Laramie, Wy

Friday, February 13, 2009

9:09 pm , 2.13.09

The Bay Bridge from Potrero Hill.

San Francisco, CA

UPDATE: Happy Birthday Jam! I'm so happy you're in my life!

9:14pm, 2.13.09

My favorite movie theater in Denver: The Mayan. We were thinking about seeing a movie here tonight, but decided that instead of seeing "The Wrestler" (the only movie we haven't see there, yet), we would just go home and catch up on BSG. :)

Denver, CO

2:26 pm, 2.13.09

Earl Grey at Stella's where I finished 8/10ths of a paper due next week. Niiiiice.

Denver, CO

1:00pm, 2.13.09

This morning I helped teach 20 kids how to print an intaglio plate for the High School Art Intensive at UW. It was...intense. Har har. And, really fun. Making art and teaching--sounds like a pretty great life.

Laramie, WY

Midnight, 1.13.09

Driving back home.

I-25, somewhere South of Cheyenne, WY

Thursday, February 12, 2009

7:19 pm, 2.12.09

One of my favorite buildings in the city. I want to work in one of the corner offices.

It seems that, because work is so intense and I'm there so long, I'm only taking night pictures lately. On one hand it's a little limiting. On the other, SF is so pretty at night I kind of love it. No picture would be able to capture what it's like to be in the forest of lights that is the Financial District at night, but it won't stop me from trying.

San Francisco Financial District, CA

11:00am, 2.12.09

Drawings in the hallway at school.

Laramie, WY

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

7:21 pm, 2.11.09

The park in front of my house at night.

San Francisco, CA

9:04 am, 2.11.09

The snow last night left a nice 3 inch dusting that stuck to everything organic. Add a gorgeous sunny morning and you get this! I love it when it snows and covers up all the brown grass. Of course, this is Colorado, so it's all melted now.

Washington Park, Denver, CO