I drove up to San Francisco yesterday
with the sun out and the radio on
knowing that in a narrowing hour I would see one Laurie Brown who has been
a delight through and through
via convos and a short coffee by the Golden Gate Bridge
when I delivered her clutch some months back
She is an artist;
kind and wickedly funny
A collector of beauty
a lover of birds like none I've ever met before...
a visionary in metal and found objects
with a living space that feels like a vacation somewhere breezy and bright
trinkets and bits from around the world
everything has a story.
She took me to Velvet Davinci
Get a load of that amazing engraving!!
And leaping rabbits, tab set and pillowy - gorgeous!!
Wow! I was in heaven through a lot of that wonderful gallery:
the human brain is a wonderful thing.
I believe Les and Andrea know the gentleman who makes these...
we went to Britex
and I cannot wait to show you what I nabbed:
you'll see soon in design!
There was a tiny cafe with homemade yogurt and fresh fruit
(the kind of homemade yogurt where you take a bite
and look at your lunch partner with wide eyes and hungry guppy mouth - so good you have to gape)
and then back to her home
and the lady dogs!!!
Oh, they're addictive, those three!
She sent me off with bits and pieces
and I left her with a cicada wing or two
that a friendship is blossoming