Sunday, 31 October 2010
We left San Francisco and drove along the Big Sur in a Big Car! We followed windy narrow roads with a steep drop to the ocean through heavy mist, it was quite thrilling! It felt like we were in the clouds at times, and then suddenly we found ourselves above the clouds...!
I wasn't my usual snappy-happy tourist on this holiday for some reason. Maybe I just wanted to experience it directly, rather than through a lens. Above are a just few I managed to take on our wanderings.
I was SO excited to find a couple of my picture books in the shop at the SF Museum of Modern Art!!! I also saw a Japanese version of "That's love" (Ai no uta) in the Japanese bookstore "Kinokuniya" in Japan Town, which made me very happy, although I failed to take a picture of that one so you'll just have to take my word for it ;)
We got back from our fantastic 2 week break in California on Tuesday. I'm just about recovering from jet lag, but can't seem to adjust to the sudden drop in temperature...London feels so very cold, brr!
San Francisco was brilliant, a charming city full of diversity, culture and surprise. We walked a lot (up and down hills in the scorching sun and in the pouring rain), ate a lot (big portions of dim sum, Mexican, Japanese and American food) and saw a lot :D
One of the places we visited was the brilliant Musée Mecanique on Fisherman's Wharf, a big warehouse full of antique arcade machines...oooh fun fun fun!
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
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Friday, 8 October 2010
I treated myself to a couple of lovely books by two of my favourite artists.
The first is by the amazingly talented and inspiring Camilla Engman, titled "Troppo tardi". I love her colour palette, compositions and sweet little characters. There's lots of little surprises on each page. So lovely to see her work in a children's book format :)
The second is by the equally talented and inspiring Carson Ellis. I love how she portrays people - their facial expressions, posture, movement...I find her compositions, use of colour, pattern, detail and white space endlessly inspiring. Every page is a treat!
I'm so happy to have these two beautiful additions to my ever-growing book collection :)