Nikkea Takagi had an art show at Chromatic Coffee this week. She is a self-taught artist with a gorgeous style. She's also a super great and inspiring person. Nikkea talked about one of the pieces in detail and it made me love her work even more. Go see her nearly sold out show. There are still a few pieces available!
I've been working on some awesome commissions lately. I love working with my clients and making them happy. I've been hiding out and working on a few lately and will be busy with them until mid-month.
P.S. I can take several commissions per month and you can contact me here if you have any questions about them.
Eating and Drinking
I've been eating breakfast for lunch a lot lately. Here, I have white sweet potatoes, sausage, eggs and, of course, olives. It's so good! I found that Verve has a Costa Rican coffee, Finca Salaca. Pretty much the perfect thing midday.
This morning I hiked Mission Peak with a good friend. It was amazing. We woke up at 4am and headed to Fremont. This was maybe the 4th or 5th time I've done this trail and it just doesn't get old for me. Watching the colors change at sunrise or sunset is really the best way to hike. The golds, the purples, the blues and a little bit of green. It's always great to view the valley from up here because all you hear are birds and not the chaos of down below. We sat up top at the peak eating figs, peaches, cherries, salmon, tomato and avocado. Pretty much the ideal way to start the day.
I walk and bike downtown a lot. On my way to Japantown Thursday morning, I noticed this back wall of a restaurant that closed earlier this year due to fire. There is something about the draped fabric, variously hued pink wall and burn marks around the window that was kind of beautiful to me.