Sunday, May 20, 2012

Berkeley adventure and a gift...

Just had to start off with photos of this beautiful metal gate to the Berkeley students organic garden. We did a lot of walking and just happened upon this garden.

This flower and vine were on the outside fence of the garden. It looks like a passion flower of some sort, although I have never seen one this color!

After the graduation ceremonies that started at 9 am, we had a little time for exploring. Down on 4th St. again and a peek into Castle in the Air for some photos for you.

Not sure why I love these little figures so much, but I do. I think they remind me of my childhood because we had a little set of angels like these all playing different instruments.

This is out of place but I will leave it here anyway...this is Jason just after graduation.  We then took him out for lunch at a really good sandwich place called "Gregoire" on Cedar St. Highly recommended! 
And later out for dinner at "Corso" on Shattuck. Yummy Italian handmade pasta, soups and salads and a piece of flourless chocolate cake with raspberries on top...Yum!  We had  a great visit with Jason and his friends who were also graduating but at different times. They all went off on a camping trip to Yosemite to celebrate and should be back home sometime today.

Upstairs in the "Castle " gallery I took a photo of this fun piece.

A store window on 4th St....

and this clothing store always has a fun window. Don't think I've ever been inside though...and really for me the fun part is just looking at everything.
 I don't buy much ( I already have too much stuff) but I enjoy seeing what new things are out there for inspiration and may pick up a new art supply or two .

And just before we left on our adventure this wonderful rabbit doll pillow arrived from art journalist and art teacher Taylor Schapiro. She tucked a message into the "skirt" which is like a pocket. We had fun at Teesha's studio in January playing with fabric, paint and collage and the rabbit was part of a collaborative effort on canvas that got printed on fabric by Taylor. Love it! Thanks, Taylor!


Grace said...

Hi Mary,

Congrats to your Son! Your weekend looks like it was fun and busy just like mine! Renegade had such a cool vibe and so many amazing things to see! So glad I did it!

Hugs! Neat gate too !!!

art spirit said...
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art spirit said...

Grace, Congrats on doing the Renegade show! Hope you sold lots of your wonderful creations!

liniecat said...

What a wonderful gate! and flower too.......abit hibiscus like too.
Many congrats to your son too.

dulcy said...

How proud you must be, and what a lovely post! That shop you post about, Castle in the Air, looks like such fun. I know what you mean about looking and not buying.... it does accumulate. But, always invigorating to visit new little shops and galleries for inspiration!

Marie said...

Hi Mary,

Love your new blog header! Fabulous : )
Fun trip...thank you for sharing.
Congratulations on your son graduating.
xo <3