Thursday, August 21, 2014


We used airbnb to find a place to stay in Venice Beach and lucked into a wonderful studio walking distance from everything. I particularly loved this door.


Just a bunch of the random snaps from my trip, including a very colorful pile of luggage all ready to go!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vacation...the walls and signs

LA in general and Venice Beach (where we were staying) in particular, were very colorful. There were so many beautiful murals, cleverly painted shop facades and fun signs that I couldn't help but snap up a few of my favorites (especially this Chewbacca bus below!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vacation...the scenery

I have about a million pictures of blue sky and expanses of water so I tried to pick just a few of those. Of course it was all incredibly beautiful and colorful and the sunsets were so very colorful (apparently it's the smog or so I've been told).

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vacation.....the food

So I was on vacation there for a little bit, and now am trying to get back into the groove with work and business and the crazy back and forth weather up here (almost raining this morning, sunny at 12 now weirdly overcast but still warm even muggy???) and I've been slowly going through all the photos that I took. I only had my phone with me, and honestly, as I was wearing a muumuu or just a bathing suite most of the time, it was hard to stash my phone somewhere easily accessible sort of just having it in my hand all the time so there were lots of times when I just had to take a picture with my eyes, and hope I could remember whatever cool/delicious/pretty thing it was for later. As a memory.
However even with all these restrictions there were an awful lot of photos at the end. So I've tried to divide them up into fun categories a bit and will be spacing them out over the week so there is no photo overload fatigue. This first bunch is of food. Because what is a vacation without lots of super tasty things to eat and drink (and of course this is the tiniest of peeks into what we ate because usually we were almost finished before we would remember that we should have taken a picture...)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

looking back

I was digging around in old sketchbooks looking for something and I ended up snapping some pictures from a few of them. It's very interesting to look back and see what I was up to in the past doodle-wise and how consistent some of my patterns/thoughts have been and how much others have changed.