January 27, 2016


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


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).