Blue and Brown and Not-Quite-Midnight
This post is a study in color: lavender, plum, lilac, purple or dusk, dawn, not-quite-midnight, and also early morning. A study in color: brown, beige, gray, grey or bark, dust, tree branch, and the many colors of fog. That's what these photographs make me think of: color and how that color relates to other things like morning and fog and not-quite-midnight.
I am busy stitching and sewing and updating and preparing for the relaunch of my online shop. It's very exciting. To think about filling the virtual shelves with handmade things after a dry spell. And I have been taking many walks around the neighborhood with the little one and noticing all the brick and mortar shops around me. I like to imagine how my virtual shop might look as a brick and mortar shop someday. And I realize there are so many things I want to show you about Oakland.
Sometimes I am so busy daydreaming about my imaginary life in the country (with a beautiful old barn magically restored into artist studios with beautiful old letterpress equipment and beautiful patchwork curtains and wide wood floors) that I forget to mention how much I love my urban oasis. How much I love the peculiar corners and cross streets and clashes of creativity and culture. One day, I will take you on a virtual tour of my beloved Oakland.
For now, happy February. And happy lavender and brown or mornings and fog and not-quite-midnight.