Sunday, June 29, 2008


today was dear friend's Conor and Anne's baby shower. here's a little drawing I made from their 'bout to be born. Conor runs forthrite printshop and anne makes beautiful garments, and their child is going to have amazing design sense and style. I saw the baby clothes and was totally jealous.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jump Buddies

daniela and her man dan jump for their upcoming performance of Long Live for a Toronto dance company, while Frank and I jump for ourselves, nearly to california after a cross country drive 3 years ago (that photo was taken just moments after walking into the little cabin eatery in the mountains of Nevada and being stared down by three giant men dressed completely in camo with their rifles ready....we stared at each other in amazement for about 20 seconds until frank and I left laughing, realizing we were dressed completely in primary colors. worlds collide. the photo was taken on self timer with the 'roid prompted on a rock. you can image our delight when the timing worked out like a dream...catching not only our double jump, but auras as well).

Also, of note and of reference in this new jump shot just sent over from daniela is the cliff's of rodeo cove in the background. This was the first place I went surfing when I reached the Pacific, just days after that Ship jump shot, and I made this cove drawing after getting out of the water. The drawing was featured in the first Ribbons release called "Sea Past Landscapes" a book of some of my drawings with an EP of Ship songs, and a poem by Andy Connors. Many firsts come to mind with this poster. Good luck Daniela and Dan!

And if you didn't get to catch our last Snowblink shows or get a copy of the new album Long Live...go for it here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Drawings for Friends

Among other things, it's the season for leaving, and I've been having lots of occasion to make little drawings for friends moving on towards the next place. I like to look through my collection of treasures and think of what the person reminds me of, or what reminds me of the person...are you a crab kinda gal or a dead moth? an acorn or peapod? it's my zodiac.

here's a few recent farewells:

ode to daniela
ode to becca
ode to barbara and lila
ode to clarence
ode to frank's family (not leaving, but still an ode)
ode to my family (again, not going anywhere, just for my dad)

Friday, June 13, 2008

School's Out

remember the last day of school? we just had ours and I still have a stomach ache from all the cookies, cupcakes, and ice cream. I'm getting old, my sugar tolerance isn't what it once was. Behold the gateway to summer.

playground relfections

dance madnesss (I had the pleasure of DJing the dance party....wild...I pretty much had a kid on my back or hanging off my legs at all times, it made for some exciting new dance moves, lots of dips, lots of laughing) check out Sela peaking in from under the curtain, wary of the dance fray.

sometimes you just want to play with Legos.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Film Night

I've been on a bit of a film bender...having not been to the theatres in months I just saw Iron Man and Indian José back to back and have plans to go see Mister Lonely and the Flight of the Red Balloon before they evaporate for cinemas.

And tonight, I'm going to rebalance my recent blockbuster indulgences with some seriously esoteric art film at ATA, courtesy of Johnny Ray Huston of the Guardian and Konrad Steiner of Kino 21. I'm really excited; Max and I have a picnic date in Dolores Park before the screening if anyone wants to rendezvous.

Here's what Johnny says:

"Over the past month, Konrad Steiner of Kino 21 and I have presented two programs of films by Warren Sonbert. It isn’t an overstatement to say the experience has been a revelation -- opportunities to see this SF filmmaker’s work are rare. The third and final night of our Sonbert series takes place Thursday, June 5, and it unites the complex montage and silent focus of the first program (Sonbert’s 1971 magnum opus Carriage Trade, which screened at SF Camerawork) with the musicality of the second program (“Pop Witness,” which connected Sonbert’s early Warhol- and Anger-inspired ‘60s films to his magnificent andn distinctive return to sound over 20 years later).

“Narrative Vertigo” has two parts. The first half belongs to the 1983 silent work A Woman’s Touch, where Sonbert takes inspiration from two mainstream Hollywood directors he especially loves, Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock. The second half brings 1991’s Short Fuse, a sound film completed four years before Sonbert’s AIDS-related death in 1995 at the age of 48. Sonbert had a flair for two-word titles, and Short Fuse is a poignant example: he crams a life more vibrant than most people’s dreams into 37 minutes.

Come see it with me if you’re free!"

Kino 21 presents
Films of Warren Sonbert: “Narrative Vertigo”
Thursday, June 5, 8 p.m.; $6
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia, SF