Beatles stuff

January 30th, 1969, 3 Savile Row, London, roof of Apple Studios: the Beatles perform a live concert for the ending scene of their unreleased film “Let it Be.”

Kind of awesome.

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More artichoke stuff.

One day in the recent past my dear friend, Ari, and I made a trip out to Watsonville (a really lovely town, by the way) to acquire some free succulents.  When we arrived at Watsonville High not only did we find a plethora of beautiful succulents, but also a field of artichokes that were left to flower.  I have this thing with dried artichokes (they tend to come into my life at random moments) so this crop of huge sharp flowers was something of a surreal experience (actually, that whole day ended up being a surreal experience… Ari and I almost made it home with a kitten, and then I got hit by a car on my bike, but that’s another story).  We decided to cut a few to decorate our respective homes.  Mine don’t really live on the barbeque, but it makes for a nice picture.

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Goodbye Barcelona, Hello Santa Cruz…

I’ve now been home for almost two weeks and today is the first time i’ve felt like I can sit down and reflect on my last moments in Barcelona.  It didn’t hit me that I was really leaving until I sat on my balcony for my last cigarette overlooking Sant Juaquim… that was an emotional smoking interlude.  What a beautiful place, great people, wine and food.  That’s all I can really say about it.  The experience speaks for itself, and the memories will live on through the friendships gained during those amazing ten months.  Okay, enough with the mushy stuff and check out my rad new trailer!!!!I live in a garden.  Could anyone ask for more?  However, now that i’m not jet-setting around Europe, this will most likely become more of a food blog… more on this later.  Think mango salsa and hummus.

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“Viaje a la luna”

This is a collaboration between me, Yazmin Rosete and Xavier Valarino.  It is an interpretation of the first 22 scenes of “Viaje a la luna,” a screenplay by surrealist poet Federico Garcia Lorca.  The screenplay was never actually made by Lorca, as he was killed in the first few weeks of the Spanish Civil War.

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Bone Stuff

mixed media on paper

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Juan Gris: “La Cantante” (1926)

Though Picasso is probably the name that pops up when one says the word Cubism, Juan Gris was an immensely talented artist who created some of the most important Cubist paintings, but whose name is less well known because he died very young.  Born in Madrid, he studied mechanical drawing, and later moved to France where he created most of his works and died at age 40 (1887-1927).  I love the contrast of the various reds and light blue in this painting.

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Azucar: prueba 1

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