Thanks to Deb Lozier, Marilyn de Silva, Curtis Arima, Tony Esola, and all the wonderful students!
After class I hopped on BART and headed to the San Francisco to stay with dear friends and kick it in one of my favorite cities ever. Here's a taste of what I did...
Rock crystal chandelier from 1730 at the Legion of Honor
I loved seeing this so much that if it had been the only thing I saw at the museum that day, the $20 ticket would have been totally worth it.
Lucretia by Joos van Cleve at the Legion of Honor
I was very happy to see this painting due to my current interest in the saints and my love of this style of painting...so many wonderful things about this piece: her gesture and expression, the lush fur, her jewelry, and the ghostly haze around her head.
delicate, rich color, beautifully preserved
Necklace of opals and gold, Faberge, 1890's at the Legion of Honor
A lovely set, but what I found most interesting are the mismatched earring backs. They make the piece accessible and show us that the earrings were indeed worn and probably loved.
Graffiti I stumbled upon as I wandered around the Mission. This one shows jewelry!
Such a treat to see in person. Absolutely exquisite.
some of my work at Velvet da Vinci
I went to Velvet to see the current exhibition "Ferrous" and to visit with my gallerist, Elizabeth Shypertt. Excellent show, excellent gallerist!
My latest tattoo, which I'm posting because it's awesome, but really because it's (partially)
related to my work. It was done by Katie Sellergren at Blackheart Tattoo. Her work is incredible and she is super-awesome to spend time with!
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