I was reading about the Alameda Antique Show today and realized its happening again this weekend and decided I needed to be there. Brett and I had been talking about a trip to the Bay Area for his birthday so it didn't take much convincing to make plans to leave Saturday morning and make a weekend of it.
I've been reviewing sfgirlbybay for some tips on how we should spend our time in one of the most brilliant cities in the country. How many times have I been to Pier 39 but walked past countless photo booths and local galleries? I'm hoping to make it to Rare Device but I will share with you that I'm at the same time hopeful and afraid that Lisa Congdon will actually be there! Its one thing to e-mail someone, admire their flickr feed, check their blog, but to meet said artist in person means I can't erase what I was going to say three times and keep an appearance of radness. Its enough to keep me from introducing myself at all and just cruising through and taking pics. Not going to happen, though. I need to be vulnerable and brave and shake a hand. Because awkward is beautiful, right?
I'll be taking both my digital and my polaroid cameras on the trip and I plan on taking an obnoxious amount of pictures in the city. If anyone wants to meet up on Sunday afternoon for coffee/tea in or near San Francisco, I'd love to hang out. Send me an e-mail.
I shall leave you with pretty things to look at. Happy weekend.
1. my kitchen (after), 2. Interview with Pieces Owner Lee Kleinhelter, 3. Untitled, 4. Giant Golden Book of Biology - Illustrations by Charles Harper, 5. cozy.corner, 6. one.dress.finished, 7. na na na, 8. 24032008, 9. Untitled, 10. little deer, 11. Untitled, 12. Untitled, 13. cutmecutme!, 14. Untitled, 15. Ava, 16. Vespa- the Anti-Hummer