Sunday, July 31, 2011


Friday: Found in the sand

Saturday: ...The fundamental things apply as time goes by.

For me, some of the fundamental things that apply are fun, food,
and friends like the one singing the song.

Sunday: Is this not the silliest landscape you've ever seen?
(Lucas Valley Road)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

And Then He Asked Me

(Jamie, that is. Email-of-the-Week Jamie.)

And then he asked me if I would send him a photo of my sea glass table.

Jamie babysat for our cat Mabel the first year we moved here. At that time there were only 57 pieces of sea glass on the coffee table. At that time there was still room to set down your glass of wine.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Email of the Week

From: Jamie
Date: July 26, 2011 2:01:09 PM PDT
To: Linda

Image / Sunset Magazine

Hi Linda,

I know you like trailers.

... do you ever look at Sunset magazine? It's sort of run of the mill looking in terms of design, but I think for a regional it's edited really well. The food always looks so bright and delicious, for one thing. But they also do some interesting house-stuff. I feel like I always get at least one good idea to get excited about when I look at Sunset. I was at horrible stinkin' Barnes & Noble today and sprawled out with their August issue. Look what I found! (This is from a different website; the mag's site doesn't have this story up for some reason.) But it's a small feature in Sunset and worth a look.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trailers for Sale

Remember Jim Rockford of the Rockford Files? He lived in a trailer. This one's in Daly City at the foot of San Bruno Mountain.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Me and JoooooDi

That's how Judy Sierra spells her name sometimes.

It was just what I needed, meeting her this afternoon at Book Passage. This woman has a brain like I've never encountered: devilishly creative and funny. And a big heart too.

But aside from all that serious stuff, here's the fluff. It was fun. I felt like I was in the presence of a celebrity. Everyone at the store knew her, and her lunch was on the house! That meant I didn't have to buy it.

They didn't offer to buy my lunch, but that's OK. I had scarfed down two somosas from the parking attendant at the Building Dept. before I headed over the bridge.

After café time, we made a beeline for the kids' book section where we worshipped and criticized (mostly me – not nice!) mercilessly.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How to Tell Whether You've Had Fun

p.s. There's a dog with a bright red collar under the table.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Email of the Week

Elsa likes our new bath mat!         Sent from Barbara's iPhone

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This Week's Treasures

I just found out that my Christmas book (written by Janet Schulman) has been issued as a board book. I got an advance copy today. It will be released on September 13th. The board book is definitely my favorite format. It's chunky and fat. You can throw it at your little sister, serve pizza on it, use it as a shield–-and at the end of the day you can still read it.

Janet told me that board books are actually very good for teething babies. And that Random House uses nothing but the best non-toxic ink.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Visit to Borders

Can you believe what I spotted in Borders today? An incredibly beautiful book by a woman who lives on the coast of Florida.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Care Package

She did it. She actually went through her stash and found me a "K!" It came in the mail today along with some Dutch tea and biscotti. Barbara made the biscotti. (Almonds and fennel.) After I drank the tea, things seemed much better. In fact, things seemed so much better that I saved the tea bag and made a few more cups. Maybe I can dig it out of the compost tomorrow and get one more cup out of it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gina's New Chairs

I saw these two chairs when Gina posted a photo on Facebook right after she bought them. And her garden – the photos of her garden were unreal. I wanted to sit in the chairs so badly and this evening I got my chance. Not only did she let me sit in the chairs, she also cooked dinner for Tom and me. I'm afraid she ended up preparing a separate meal for each of us, along with wildly different drinks and desserts. Tom even got to experience the electro-luxe foot massage along with his flourless chocolate cake.

Gina and the notorious Dr. Goat live in this house with a view that takes your breath away.

Especially for Gina:

Touring the Trailer Park

at Half Moon Bay

Friday, July 08, 2011

Slim Pickings

It's been slim pickings lately as far as beach glass is concerned. All the tiny pieces below have been collected over two weeks. Low tide has not been cooperating with my schedule. So my eyes have started making letters out of rocks. It makes sense because I've been writing as much as drawing lately.

I'm having lots of trouble with the "k" in "Davick" though. If you find a "k," will you send it to me?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Good Mood Rings

Just in case you need a good mood ring, you can find one at Zinc Details on Fillmore Street.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Email of the Week

My old therapist in Tennessee made this coffee table. I really liked it. He felt so bad about not being able to cure me that he gave me the table.

Then right before we moved to California I gave the table to George. George was having his art appraised last week and emailed me the photo above. He asked if I remembered giving it to him and if I had any information about the person who made it. I loved seeing it again.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Anne at Gallery 28

Anne had an opening at Gallery 28 last night.

From across the room her paintings glow. When you look at them up close you find yourself standing there ignoring your friends and the free wine, and drinking in the images. Then you run over and grab Anne and beg her to tell you some of the secrets behind the details. The paintings are intensely personal and each one reveals in an enchanting way a chronicle from Anne's life.

The detail below is from Remembering Saint-Rémy.