Saturday market

Here are some more colorful items I found as I wandered around at Denio’s flea market in Roseville. Even the bits and pieces I can’t identify are still fascinating! I wish I had managed a better shot of the lovely drawing above. It looks to me like a captain sitting by the wheel of his boat and smoking a long-stem […]

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Pouring out rememberance

I enjoyed seeing the painting of Angela Davis on my most recent visit to the de Young Museum last summer. I still remember seeing her on the television news as a child, although I was then too young to understand the reasons behind her activism. Although some of these works of art are very difficult to look at and think […]

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Saturday at Denio’s

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been eight months since I last made the drive out to¬† Denio’s in Roseville! There were many, many weekends when I thought of going but never quite made it. Things can change a lot in that period of time, as vendors relocate to a different section of the grid, or perhaps even disappear completely. […]

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Into the unknown

I’ve been reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s excellent book, In the Heart of the Sea, about the whaling ship Essex (it sank in the Pacific Ocean in 1820 after tangling with a sperm whale and became Herman Melville’s inspiration for the novel Moby Dick). The surviving crewmembers, adrift in the ship’s boats, had to decide where their best chance of rescue lay […]

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A day of remembrance

When I started writing this post yesterday, it seemed like the perfect time to share these powerful paintings which I saw during my visit to San Francisco’s de Young Museum last summer. At first I hesitated to include Jack Levine’s piece, above, because it felt like such a negative image. This painting commemorates the Birmingham Campaign, a series of direct […]

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Mixed media

I collected this set of images during two separate visits to two different museums: Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum (September 2019) and San Francisco’s deYoung Museum (August 2022). The artists and the media may be widely varied, but each one speaks to me in a profound way, and the more I consider them, the more connections I seem to discover. Al […]

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Blown glass

On my visit to San Francisco’s deYoung Museum last August I revisited some of the blown glass pieces I had seen previously, in 2019, and spent some time getting a better look. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with some of the pictures I shot with my phone on my earlier visit; this time I used my Canon SL2, and I think […]

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