Monday, May 25, 2009


We moved out of our old apartment about two weeks ago and are now more or less settled in at our new place in Oakland. It is beautiful. I love the neighborhood, and the building, and the claw foot tub in the bathroom and the gas burners and the huge windows in almost every room that let in all the lovely golden light. I've been exploring the neighborhood and taking pictures. There will be a lot of show and tell.

As far as work goes, I haven't really had a chance to unpack most of my art supplies, and we used up most of our furniture budget on bookshelves and a dining table so I don't really have a desk right now, even. Also, I have no idea where my scanner is. I mean, we packed it, but I forgot to make note of which box it's in so I've been taking blurry, kind of crappy pictures with my camera.

My sketching hasn't been really fruitful so far, but I think these two might be going somewhere. We'll see.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Believe it or not, we are still in the middle of moving.

We should be settled on Tuesday, and hopefully have all our necessary furniture by the Tuesday after that. I'm really looking forward to posting all my home-improvement projects. (I've been reading a whole lot of Apartment Therapy. Instead of, you know. Packing.) This sounds unnecessarily deliberate and self-conscious, but I think I'd really like to put a lot of thought into the layout and interior design of this apartment, pay more attention to color and form and style.

So yes. I'm not dead yet.