Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors

The pic above might lead you to believe that San Francisco was about to be struck by a meteor! But it’s all smoke and mirrors, folks, courtesy of a crappy iPhone pic. Below is what the scene actually looked like. … Continue reading

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Multiple Visions: The Space Age Art of Alec Huxley

This week I’m featuring the work of San Francisco-based painter, photographer and graphic designer Alec Huxley. I first saw his work at the Minna Gallery here in the city, and I was attracted to strong use of light and shadow, … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Time

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’… into the future.” What time is it? Time to check out Ailsa’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack!

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It’s National Puppy Day!!!

Hey everybody … it’s March 23, and you know what that means! That’s right; it’s National Puppy Day 2013!!! Founded in 2005, National Puppy Day is intended to bring awareness to orphaned puppies in need of loving homes, and who’s … Continue reading

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Soft Focus: The Dreamy Art of Maurizio Lanzillotta

I was passing by the CK Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco’s Union Square this past weekend when I noticed the intriguing art of Mauricio Lanzillotta in the front window. I was unfamiliar with the art of this Spanish painter, and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

I’m not sure if this stew could be termed an actual Irish stew, which I believe involves lamb rather than beef, but I made it on St. Patrick’s Day, and that’s close enough for me. Stew of any kind is … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Green

There was lots of the wearin’ of the green (and lots of the drinkin’ of the green … I think that’s beer) at San Francisco’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Here’s a sample! To see more green, check out Ailsa’s Travel … Continue reading

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Ordinary World: The Abstract Paintings of Guy Yanai

Tel Aviv-based painter Guy Yanai creates bold, dynamic paintings that suffuse his experience of the everyday world with a graphic intensity. Addressing the material trappings of contemporary life, his paintings depict mundane subjects such as the interior of his therapist’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Street Art

No matter where I go, I’m always on the lookout for interesting street art, and Sydney was no exception. While not as prolific as San Francisco, Sydney still offered a bonanza of cool, quirky, sometimes challenging, street art. Here are … Continue reading

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Adventureland!: The High-Spirited Art of Peter Ferguson

Peter Ferguson is a Canadian artist whose work toes the line between science fiction, adventure, the fantastical and the imaginative … sometimes all in the same painting! Born in Montreal, he decided on becoming an illustrator at an early age … Continue reading

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