Monday, June 29, 2009


with friends the fort grows.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

And Another

this little streak of finding is getting serious. today when I was lightly pacing the sidewalk in front of my house while talking on the cell phone with my friend daren, I looked down and noticed a pinkish little blob. this is what it was:
I mean dead bird wednesday, snake skin thursday, bird fetus today...what will it be tomorrow, some t-rex fossils? please.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another new

and now yesterday I found my second ever snakeskin caught in some tall grass. I guess I'm back in a finding place. back but new. like a snake. once when I worked at a camp, I sat next a 6 year old kid I'd never met before on a bus ride, so I asked him what his favorite animal was. he told me, " a SARK!!," "what?", I asked him, "A SARK!!!" he yelled even louder, and then proceeded to launch at me as a "shark" and bite my arm hard. whoa.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Specimening

I've been taking a little hiatus from my collection...I like to bring home specimens from places for further inspection and drawing discovery, but lately I haven't been so hungry for it.   I think it's important to not always do the things you 'do'  just cause you tend to do them.   avoid the staleness.  That said, I got a bit reinvigorated today when I found a bird fully intact, except that it's head was a eaten away by ants and left as a skull.  amazing.  I'm not really sure what that says about me.   ah well.
this is the second whole bird to enter my life and live in my collection of treasures.  the first was this hummingbird.  amazing.  I can't actually claim the feeling of finding that coworker from the berkeley art museum at the time called me up on a weekend to tell me he found it and that he'd save it and bring it into work for me.  again, not sure what that says about me.   I'm the guy you give cool dead stuff too?  

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


it's getting more good every day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Keep Only Favorites

there's the lesson. here's a drawing of my favorite little rocks that I made for one of my dearest far away friends.

if I had a twitter, it'd say "feeling fathers."
happy fathers day/longest day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I've sunk into a new proj. Building a secret fort in the woods with friends. What could be better? Let me tell you: nothing. There'll be an occasion to share it in the fall but for now it's a summer's source of positive work energy. Let's just hope I don't keep getting poison oak every day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's a New Day for a 6 Year Old

the school year has ended for me and my little friends over at school. the scene was totally molten moulting; kindergarteners step out of their kindergaten skin are now 1st graders....gigantic. all there is now is an expansive of beach days, sleep overs, movie nights, and pizza until the fall. at least that's my plan, we'll see what the kids do.

like last year we celebrated with a screening of the claymation movies that we all made, followed by a wild dance romp. who knew that "I like to Move It Move It" is the chart topping dance hit in the kids dance world...luckily its one of my favorites, so I could play it for them over and over.

it was a blast, though there was one of my favorite now 1st grade friends asked me to flip her upside down while we were dancing, and I did, but I didn't realize that in the process of the flip, her stretch pants got tugged off and for a few moments I was dancing with an upside down completely bottomless girl swinging from my arms. she was not happy about it. Oh god! i felt so bad! nothing like a good traumatizing experience to cap off your first year of school. I relayed that story and my horror for how deep her embarrassment might be scarred to my wise friend Terri (mother of a young one of around the same age), she reminded me that kids don't hold things for long, each morning they wake up and rebuild themselves for a new day. and that's why they're rad.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Devin sees Headlands

To finish this survey of photographs from the Headlands day of exploration, here's some pictures from my friend Devin Woolf. Devin weighs in again and again and again with beautiful photographs. Thank you everyone for continuing the tradition of sharing your sights and experiences from these art outings, what a collection.

Also, on the tip of sharing, David who curates at 18 Reasons just begot a new webplace called Despite Everything devoted to sharing happenings and art shows. He posted some kind thoughts on the Headlands outing and some photographs of some art installations that were out there. Johnny Ray Huston at the Guardian also offered a spirited response to the day a few weeks back.

Enjoy the long days.

and here's one more picture by cielle that I think is quite nice:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jesse sees Headlands

Jesse Pollock is buds with Mariah and Franklin. They seem to have connected over a special ability to take really great pictures. And they seem to also have connected over the pursuit of good times....I feel lucky to connected with them too.

Jesse has a lots to look at here, and you can find his thoughts published over at fecal face.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mariah (and Franklin) sees Headlands

Mariah Gardner. she is positive. she has miles of style. and she takes beautiful pictures. that's what I know. this first photo is her (taken by Franklin...who also has great style and photographic prowess).

and now to admire the fuller batch of Franklin's photographs.