Hippie Modernism at Berkeley Art Museum

It has been a good while since I’ve done a museum post! As a lover of museums, I always love photographing special exhibits (and showing them here), especially when they’re within the fashion realm! The only problem is that…most of the shows I’ve recently seen prohibited photos (grr!) which is good and bad. I love capturing moments, but I do feel like some people get so absorbed taking photos, they don’t even enjoy the exhibits!

So when I had an opportunity to check out the Hippie Modernism exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum, I was fascinated to see there were so many beautiful pieces connected to the hippie, peace & love, freedom of art movements! The best part, is that the museum is nestled in an awesome neighborhood of Berkeley near the University with SO many awesome restaurants nearby! I try to make a big loop around without the camera first, and then go back and take pictures of what caught my eye.

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

And in celebration of the Summer of LOVE – for all of you getting ready for Coachella and the Summer in general, Shopbop is having an awesome sale going on this week!

Because I love all things San Francisco, and to give you a little fashion inspo while you browse around online – click HERE to see what some “hippies” were wearing back then.

This Old House

I didn’t expect to be gone so long from here. I’ve been working through some personal issues that left me quite drained and detached, that I’m finally getting over that hill towards being myself again. So I’ve been focusing on feeling better. I’ve been dividing my time between going to the gym to strengthen my body, and my photography project.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I love sharing my sidewalk snaps through #sffromthesidewalk. For some time, I have been wanting to get t-shirts printed with my photography but I couldn’t think of what to use. And then my eureka moment was realizing that photos should be of those old quirky San Francisco homes I love so much! But it was also extremely important to me that the apparel be Made in the USA. Because I have a full-time job, I can’t take on the manufacturing process myself. I was glad to find that Society6 prints their tees with American Apparel!

I only have one little home up, but more will be coming soon! I can’t wait to order one of the shirts for myself. Find them HERE. And the cool thing is that even though my goal was to have apparel, art prints and phone cases are available as well! More to come soon.

Society 6

Magic, color, flair – the world of Mary Blair

I have been awful at documenting life with my camera – guilty of not using the nice camera I had to its maximum, like I used to. So recently when I was upgraded to a better hand me down camera and lens, the joy of taking photographs has reappeared! I took full advantage to capture photographs at the Mary Blair exhibit currently going on at the Walt Disney Family Museum here in San Francisco, running until September.

Mary Blair was a fabulous artist that was one of Walt Disney’s most cherished inspirations. Many of the classic movies and characters are inspired by her hand. She left a very Mary touch on many of Disney’s most recognizable feats! I’ve followed anything Mary Blair for some time now, so when I caught wind that this exhibit was starting, I knew I had to go! Luckily, they allowed photographs! The main part of the museum allows no pictures at all, so it was a treat to be given free roam to take pictures of something I loved so much.

And this post couldn’t have come at a better time – Disney is also celebrating 50 years of singing along to It’s a Small World, a ride that came out of a vision and love from Mary Blair. So this post is for all of you art and Disney lovers!

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

The crazy part is that I didn’t even link to all the pictures I took! If you click on any of the photos, it will take you to my Flickr account where you can see them all!

If you’d like to look back on more of my San Francisco adventures, I’ve kept them bookmarked with this SF tag here for your viewing pleasure.

And P.S. a huge THANK YOU to all of you that took the time to enter the tablet giveaway, I will announce the winner shortly!

A life in print

I’ve been in full school mode, and trying to focus on my portfolio. These past few weeks have been some of the most frustrating and rewarding in my life. Working towards a goal feels really good, but approaching that light at the end of the tunnel sure is a scary thing.

Some days I’ve been keeping my outfits simple, especially since we are going back and forth from sunny and foggy days. I felt the most comfortable reverting back to my my favorite tomboy look again.

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Top: Vintage denim from Rose Bowl Flea. Pants: Zara. Boots: Sam Edelman.

I got the chance to flip through some old family photos, and realized that I’d have very few pictures to share in the same way. I’m the kind of person who loves seeing old family Polaroid pictures, I want to be able to share my pictures with my future children and their children. So I jumped the gun on getting those Prinstagram photos I’ve been wanting for a while. It’s not necessarily cheap, my 2×2 pictures were $12 for 48 pictures. But I bought two sets, waited patiently for them to come, took a pen to their backs and wrote the year and context of the photos. I leave them on my desk every day and they make me so much happier than browsing them on my Instagram feed. I can’t wait to print more in the future- their website has larger prints that look awesome, but also some other interesting products that would be very cool at home like the poster, book, and stickers!

Playing with a double exposure
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The famous Piedmont legs on Haight street
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A serene pond view at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park
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My prints laying together, waiting for someone to hear their stories.
Printstagram

Tempted to go dig out my film camera and play with it again.