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Archive for December, 2011

Guess Again!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Back by popular demand, I have another guessing game! I’m posting seven pictures of paintings done by students in my painting classes from this past semester. Only one of them is mine. Post your guess below in the comments area, and if you’re correct, I’ll enter you into a contest for a prize from Thailand. Check back mid-January when I’m back from my travels. (Please don’t guess if I have shown you my painting!)

Arizmendi Mural

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Today I had the pleasure of painting a mural for Arizmendi, an amazing bakery in San Francisco’s Mission district. They are a worker-owned cooperative and make some of the most delicious breads, pastries and cookies I’ve ever had. (And I’ve lived in France!) They wanted their mission statement on the wall in English and Spanish, as well as some graphics that related to it, which is about making quality and affordable food as a co-op while supporting their community and the environment. They wanted the mural to look classic with flourishes, and have a hand-done look.

It was a blast to be in the bakery today, since the staff was gearing up for the holidays with all sorts of gingerbread cookies, shortbread lavender star cookies, and even shortbread dreidels. It felt a little like how I’d image santa’s workshop to be. It was great to be part of their team for the day. I felt like they had created a positive work environment, with people who cared about what they were making, respected eachother, and were having fun doing it!

Be sure to stop by Arizmendi to check out the mural and have some delicious goodies. They’re open weekdays (except Tuesday) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.