Open Happiness

Open Happiness

About town with giraffes, cacti, hawk and handler, the Buddha, Kobe Bryant mural at Central Market, etc. Garden with mammillaria blooms, new grape vines. The Broad with Geri. MOCA with Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object (Montañez Ortiz) and Cromosaturación, 1965 (Carlos Cruz-Diez). Playbill for The Unreasonable Are Dying Out by Peter Handke. LACMA with Gayle: I Live, I Die, I WillBe Reborn (Luchita Hurtado), works by Julie Mehretu, 348 West 22nd Street (Do Ho Suh) and Where the Truth Lies, the Art of Qiu Ying

The Ideal Community

The Ideal Community

Garden with Herschel, volunteer sunflower, San Pedro Cactus blooms, Amani and Onyx. T-shirt dyed with cochineal. Treasures from Camille’s collection. Linda Lack year-end celebration Downtown LA with Robert and Maria. Kori and Wendy at work. Hilltop Park with Elissa, Xochi and Peggy. Camille celebration.

Obnoxious Liberals Make My Day

Obnoxious Liberals Make My Day

Broad Museum with Shirley, David and Barry. Garden with squirrels, bees, flowers; Thanksgiving Cactus blooming on cue. Death of Camille.

Introspection Can Be Painful

Introspection Can Be Painful

Garden with Leo and Olga and cactus blooms: Parodia leninghausii, Lophophora… Windowsill miniplanters, including lithops. Year to date. Meetups. El Tepeyac. Patrick Angus, Bob Mizer at Long Beach Museum of Art, with Chris, David and Ara.

The Most Dangerous Animal

The Most Dangerous Animal

Fourth of July fireworks. Chapulines!!! About town (Long Beach) with Chris: Historic architecture, whale mural at the Pacific Ballroom, Long Beach Museum of Art, Steelcraft. Cochineal dye. Visits from Elissa and Xochi, Sara, Cornelius, Amani and Donovan. Garden with blooms: Rebutia, Epiphylum, Night-blooming Cereus, Copiapoa tenuissima Violet, Lobivia, Echinopsis, Mexican Firecracker, Parodia magnifica, Parodia horstii, Prickly Pear; Mother of Thousands with its brood. El Dorado Nature Center.