27
Jan
2016
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photos, stories, sharing, and swatching

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on.

Bay Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge at sunset

Britex fabrics

cattown Oakland

Paxton Gate

image

palm tree sunset

I’m pretty sure I spent more time sorting through photos for this post and trying to whittle my selection down under half a dozen – then I’ll spend writing it.

I’ve taken hundreds of photos in the past week and a half. Some of them are ending up here, some on Instagram – but mostly they’re organizing themselves into stories & collections.

But the problem is, they’re not organizing themselves into chronological stories – the kind of stories that can be told while they’re happening. The photos I’m finding myself taking are organizing themselves into pattern-like stories – patterns in street art, and plant forms, in architecture and color, and funny street signs.

These are the kind of stories that can only be told after the fact – when you can get perspective, and see all the dots, before connecting them.

All that said, I do want to start using little stolen bits of time (waiting for coffee, or for food to come) to start sorting and sharing – before I get to the end of this trip, and find myself faces with an overwhelming number of thoughts and photos.

(Oh! And I also started swatching for a new sweater – looking forward and starting to plan for two 18 hour long train rides, from Oakland to Portland and back).

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