Sunday, June 26, 2011


thomas and i started planning our road trip across country

 CA --> DC
6 days
night 1: nm
night 2: austin, tx
night 3 -5 : ?? blue ridge mountains??

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
- bill bryson

blue ridge mountains

The wise man travels to discover himself."
James Russell Lowell

Sunday, June 19, 2011


serendipitous : [n.] 1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.

today i was enjoying a beautiful sunny sunday in the park, an oddity for san francisco in the summer. the stern grove has free concerts in the park every sunday between now and mid august. 

As i spent the afternoon dancing the funky chicken and the mashed potato to the funk/soul music of miss sharon jones and the dap kings, i caught a glimpse of a t-shirt that i designed for juxtapoz magazine. Believe me, as a designer, you KNOW when you see your design. you also know what font everything is in, who made the original of this and that, what photoshop effects were used, when you see fonts that should be immediately dragged to your trashcan used and you can't help but cringe. some consider it a curse, but most consider it a blessing ;)

in a trance, i gravitated towards the gentleman that was wearing the shirt, tapped him on the shoulder and blurted out "HEY! i designed that shirt!" confused... he said "this shirt?!?" then realizing how weird that was of me to walk up to him and say that... i started laughing and said YEAH! we exchanged some laughs, he gave me some beer, and as an artist/designer it was the most rewarding feeling. to see someone random wearing something you created because they genuinely like it...priceless :)
enjoy the photos!
the shirt!

sam & abz on our HIKE into stern grove.
we made a wrong turn somewhere...

hike into the stadium

the dap kings warming up

so many people in the trees


sharon jones and the dap kings

their tribute to james brown

Thursday, June 16, 2011


at the beginning of the month i took a mini road trip with my lover to a little, quaint, northern california coastal town called mendocino. the drive up was absolutely beautiful. being a native to california i forget how blessed we are with the scenery that mother nature surrounds us in. im SO excited to drive across country at the end of the summer :)


of course tommy finds a book sale.

beer tasting : north coast brewery 

25 years later he found the same book.


purple bells

my favorite picture.

our room at the sweet water inn

hot spring below the room

seemed to cover everything there.

to the beach

biggest piece of driftwood


california is beautiful.

wood pattern

feilds of gold

me time.


if i could live in this hallowed out tree i wood. 

so cool.