Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Like a hug that goes with you everywhere

My nephew Robbie was visiting, we took a walk in the Mission District and saw this treetop in Clarion Alley

and this inside/outside at Dave Eggers' 826 Valencia.

Robbie posed more or less graciously,

framed this Felix-reminiscent wall art (we found the frame in a box on the street)

and took a picture of me holding up this beautiful scarf Yvette sent me...the title of the post comes from his response to my saying how much I enjoyed walking around with it. 

24 comments:

notmassproduced said...

oooooo now that's a nice walk and your nephew's a poet!

susan christensen said...

A nice escape for me on a very rainy afternoon, to enjoy a vicarious walk in sunny CA with you and your nephew.

Eva said...

It wouldn't surprise me if you carried a frame with you on walks for framing occasions like this one.

Totalfeckineejit said...

What a brilliant walk! Does the sun always shine?

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like a good time.

jude said...

nothing like a human wrapping cloth!

grrl + dog said...

ooh, a trip on Valencia.. my fave street. I haunted five and diamond and my tattoo is based on their window logo - the two snakes...
love that area. thanks for the nostalgia.

ArtSparker said...

notmassproduced- You know, he's dyslexic, but he is poetic, this is not the only time he's said something very striking.

Susan & TFE - The Mission area is particularly beautiful on Autumn afternoons, I think.

Eva-
Robbie was proposing something like that. It would for sure be a fun way to do man in the street interviews.

Grrl- I love the graphics on the outside of that store.

Jenny Woolf said...

Funny how putting a frame around something can utterly transform it

Tomás Serrano said...

Ha, ha... I like your comment about the picture of your nephew...

Robyn said...

lovely way to spend time... walking with a hug and taking great shots.

Giulia said...

I loved this...& nephews are so great (I have several), nieces too, of course. So true what Jenny said about putting a frame around something.

If we ever get some autumn weather (please), I look forward to some real autumn walks. (And of course, some Sanity Marching:)

Cheers

yvette said...

this is really a poetic line
he's sweet your nephew
like Eva I too wouldn't be surprised if you took a frame with you always...but actually your eyes are that frame...and they see a lot.
kiskiskis

tony said...

You Wave Your Scarf Like An English Football Fan!

Titus said...

Great shots. I am taken with the framed Felix and the scarf and hair combo, but most of all with the nephew's gracious pose.

Celeste Bergin said...

this post warms my heart --just everything about it. The nephew, the scarf, the framed cat, the mural "tree"......a charming walk, thanks for having us a long.

Clowncar said...

Felix!

you'll laugh so hard, your sides will ache, your heart will go pitter-pat, watching Felix, the wonderful cat!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

I feel like I spent the day with you....

ps.i could not get in to your e'mail! so... Actually 'Worship of Pan' is just that... I was using 'panic' as in the shepherd god Pan, who liked to frighten herds of goats and sheep into with uncontrollable fear. -
Thanks for stopping by, -J

ArtSparker said...

J- Yes, I know the origins of "panic"...and Arthur Machen's work too.

Cláudia said...

It took me a while to notice that in the scarf photo Robbie used the frame too! I found that picture particularly beautiful, but couldn't say what made it special - the scarf, the colors, your smile... then, I saw the frame and understood what Jenny was trying to say about its power to utterly transform an image.
My Pandas deserve a frame too!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for bringing us along...enjoyed the walk.

Jasmine said...

It is a beautiful scarf isn't it. Good to see a photo of you too. I love all of the street art. xJ

aleph said...

nice walk & photos, and time. loved the frame and the treetop specially, and the general atmosphere and your nice´s answer, to be remembered!

Deb G said...

What a wonderful way to think of it...