we’re back! (let’s paint a wall…)

Sally Schneider

We’ve spent the past ten days or so on the other side of the country, looking at everything but our laptops, and being nothing but lazy. Somehow doing NOTHING filled us up, gave us lots to think about and share…

Like this sign we saw (when Nina said LOOK UP!) in Balmy Alley in San Francisco, known for its wonderful murals, from one end to another…

(and which happens to be right around the corner from Humphry Slocum, our favorite ice cream place – more on that later)…

…a quiet little street full of messages…

Sally Schneider

…and gifts…

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

…and visions from local, sometimes anonymous, sometimes famoso artists…

Sally Schneider/Sirron Norris mural

…being on vacation, it wasn’t until we got home that we looked up Balmy Alley, and discovered that mural-making is a big deal in San Francisco. They are all over the place…and you can even take tours of them through Precita Eyes “a community based mural arts organization.”

Sally Schneider

…but all you have to do to see them is wander, and keep your eyes open…

2 Responses to we’re back! (let’s paint a wall…)

  1. Chris 08.25.2010 at 8:09am #

    Your “somehow doing NOTHING filled us up” comment goes hand in hand with an article in today’s (8/25) NY Times about how we forfeit downtime (which allows us “to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas”) by keeping our heads “busy with digital input.” The “push-pull” of the mind vis a vis of what must be done vs. some relaxing activity is one that is a current struggle.

  2. ellen rocco 08.25.2010 at 8:49am #

    Welcome back! You were missed…

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