Thursday, September 19, 2019

San Francisco Postcards - 02

San Francisco Postcards - 02 
I saw Cabaret my first night in SF.  The production was great.  I had never seen the whole musical.  The theater was small and intimate and the production was smooth and energized.  Good show!

I am working on postcards and books today after some shopping for essentials and moving the car once again.  This is sort of a game which I am calling hide the car.  Finding spots where one can leave it for a few days and then move it somewhere else are the rules.  The rules include days when the street cleaners come by.  The car has to be off those streets for a couple of hours.  Now that I know the rules it is a bit easier.  Finding open spots is the challenge though.  It took about 30 minutes today.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

San Francisco Postcards - 01

San Francisco Postcards - 01
My art friend, Elsa,  gave me a great idea weeks ago.  Her suggestion was to make a postcard each day on my trip,  mailing them back home.  When I return I could then bind the postcards into a book.  I love the idea.  So I started creating once I arrived in San Francisco.  I started with the rule that something on my trip should be included in the postcard.  Since I went down the Oregon coast and through the Redwoods each of the first few has something about those places in the postcard collage.

I like the idea of having something realistic with the abstract.  I have mailed five so far and am working on the next four.  As I have been creating I still am including something significant about the trip but I am allowing myself a wide berth.  You will see what I mean as the series progresses.

On the address side of the postcard is a miniature photo of some site on the trip.  I have a Polaroid zip printer that does a fantastic job.  I use my cell phone to take the photos.  It all seems to be working well.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Date Due Series 12

Date Due Series 12

This is the last of the series.  I have more Date Due paper but thought twelve was enough for now.  I wasn’t sure I would like the division between the body and the head on this one.  I rather think it did turn out though.  The addition of the bird helps.

Yesterday afternoon at the last minute after making four postcards, I am catching up, I decided to treat myself to a film.  I saw Honeyland.  It was filmed in Albania and is the story of a woman who is a beekeeper.  Beautiful scenery and also life struggles.  It won an award at Sundance.  I recommend it.

Somewhere along the Northern California coast. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Date Due Series 11

Date Due 11
Pouring in San Francisco this morning.  I think it is a good day to stay inside and make books.  I have a good size table, my art supplies, food in the kitchen.  I do not need to go anywhere although Tartine Bakery is close by if the rain ceases.

This is my view from the southeast corner of Delores Mission Park.  It is pretty crowded with sunbathers during the weekend days.  Not today though with the rain.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Date Due Series 10

Date Due Series 10

Went to my altered books workshop today at the SF Center for Book Arts.  Just great!  I walked away with so many ideas.  Too much fun but now I am tired and am going to read or just relax.  No television at this Airbnb.

This is the golden fire hydrant which is just across the street from where I am staying.  It is the fire hydrant that saved the rest of SF from the fire in the 20th century.  It is painted gold every year.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Date Due Series 09

Date Due Series 09

If the hills of San Francisco don’t kill me off before the month is up I think I will have accomplished something.  I went exploring this afternoon after checking into my Airbnb and found a deli.  I bought some pastrami.  When I came back to my place I had to park at the top of a hill.  I forgot the pastrami.  I had a class of wine and some cheese and then hiked back to get it!  This old man may be found on a sidewalk one day or the hill exercise program will do him some good.

Here is a photo that I took after I drove around the block and found a parking space so I could take it.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Date Due Series 08

Well, the image totally disappeared somehow....sorry.  So I doubt I can locate it again since I uploaded it at home....

I rather like how this collage turned out.  There seems to be a balance that works for me.  I am sure glad that I prepared some posts prior to leaving Seattle.  The process is easy when has images ready for publishing.

Here are two more photos from yesterday’s drive.