Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ciwt Still-life --- Day 6/68

Walk: Marin Driving Day, PGCC Book Group ( CA in the Civil War - Yawn....)
Distance: 1 mile, small yoga

Vermeer, Tulips, Setting Sun Reflected, all that is missing for Ciwt is Matisse...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Not Your Kindergarten Felt --- Day 6/67

Walk: Union Square, B&B Pet Supply
Distance: 1.5 miles

Janice Arnold, 2017, Tent, Hand Felted and Dyed Wools

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 6/66

Walk: Dogpatch, Japantown (massage)
Distance: 5.2 miles, teeny yoga-stretch

Dogpatch, the new art neighborhood, is truly historic having been unaffected by the 1906 earthquake. Some of the homes and buildings there are the oldest in San Francisco and were occupied by the dockworkers, boat builders and other laborers needed to support this sudden city - and themselves. Architecturally we are not talking - nor were they- about charming Vistorians but basic nuts and bolts shelter.

As of this writing, Dogpatch is the third most expensive rental neighborhood in San Francisco.  One bedroom apartments are $3,000+ and no buildings are on the market for less than $1.5 million.  As you can see, the former 'residents' (most drug and alcohol addicted street people) are nowhere to be seen.

No politics here.  Just an eye-opening day for Ciwt as she gave her art tour.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Next Stop: Dogpatch --- Day 6/65

Walk: Presidio Golf Cafe, T. Joes
Distance: .5 mi, 2 small yogas

Image result for dogpatch san francisco

Doesn't sound very snappy but Dogpatch is morphing from a, well, down at the heels neighborhood, into a happening art community and center (They hope..).  Ciwt will take a tour there tomorrow to check it out.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Please Pass the Salt --- Day 6/63

Walk: de Young Museum (Exhibiton and Lecture: Stuart Davis, Exhibition: Summer of Love
Distance: 4.2 miles, small yoga

Stuart Davis, Salt Shaker, 1931, oil on canvas, 49 7/8" x 32"

Ciwt has always liked Stuart Davis's art.  Arguably the first truly American modern artist working with the American vernacular (like a plane old salt shaker) but in modernist style (not exactly what a salt shaker looks like - except to his artistic eye).  We have an excellent show of his work here at the deYoung from the Whitney in New York throughout the spring and summer. Good; Ciwt looks forward to going several times.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Throw Pillow Caper, Cont. --- Day 6/62

Walk: Pier 1, Home, Pier 1
Distance: 1.5 miles, small yoga

Carpenter Station Baldwin County Alabama Throw Pillow featuring the photograph Carpenter Station Baldwin County Alabama by Baldwin County Historical Research Group
Carpenter County Historical Research Group, Carpenter Station Baldwin County Alabama Throw Pillow, 14"x14", 100% spun polyester poplin
$42.00  (other sizes and colors available)

Ciwt never would have thought of this pillow....

Friday, April 21, 2017

Aperature, F-Stop,ISO, Etc. --- Day 6/61

Walk: PGCC Photography Workshop
Distance: 1 mile, Home Yoga

So, if even the expert photography professor was perplexed, imagine non-tech Ciwt's brain at today's 3-hour photography workshop.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soft Art --- Day 6/60

Walk: Pier 1, Marin Driving Day, Japantown (massage)
Distance: 3.1 miles and massage (aaahhh, another soft art)

Okay, Ciwt, which one is it going to be?  Choosing the right pillow is a soft art.  Even Mr. Matisse looks perplexed.