floral inspiration

This Geogia O’Keefe painting is at the SFMOMA right now. Her vivid flowers, her gentle landscapes, her colors, the vibrancy…

It makes me want to get painting again now! no excuses! (like where to set up the easel, how to not make a mess, where to store the canvases, blah, blah blah)

Also makes me think of […]

By |June 15th, 2009|Inspiration, Out + about|0 Comments

eye on the street

One of the many amazing images that came to life over the weekend, at the San Rafael Italian Street Painting Festival. It’s a privelege to be able to watch these many artists at work. Thank you, and thanks to the City of San Rafael.

By |June 15th, 2009|Inspiration, Out + about|0 Comments

plainpaper studio

Wonderful to work with Anna Ullrich and her art to design this card for her art show opening tomorrow night at Plainpaper Studio, in Berkeley. Her work is inspirational, making me want to create some new pieces of my own.

By |November 13th, 2008|2. BRANDING + MARKETING MATERIAL, Inspiration|0 Comments

branded environments – the tea spa

I created these logos and posters for a Branded Environments class I took with the Art Center College of Design. Great class. Would love to have this company exist in real life – the Tea Spa – a place to go to, beautiful and serene, with delicious and soothing teas, an unassumingly posh atmosphere, maybe […]

doorways – the evolution of a blog banner

beautiful chihuly & dizzying disney

It’s definitely worth seeing the Chihuly at the de Young in San Francisco. It’s closing soon – and I’m so glad I got to see these pieces. My friend Max reminded me… for anyone who can make it on Saturday September 27, I understand that the newly rebuilt Academy of Sciences, across the way […]

By |September 23rd, 2008|Inspiration, Out + about|0 Comments

cool user interface for print layout – thanks PSPrint

I just received the new summer schedule for classes at Turtle Island Yoga back from the printer. Great results from PSPrint, very reasonably priced, and local, in nearby Oakland.

And I LOVE this 3-D front/back image of the card used for approval purposes – couldn’t be clearer in making sure the job’s arranged right, centered, etc. […]

By |June 25th, 2008|2. BRANDING + MARKETING MATERIAL, Inspiration|0 Comments

latest libeskind & buff bikers

I visited the brand new Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco yesterday. Nicely done. (So much nicer than Libeskind’s Toronto ROM addition…. what a relief!). Great William Steig collection. And a “yod” room – what a delight! …. they’ve started to get some hebrew letter musical presentations together. Interesting concept. It would be fun to […]

By |June 8th, 2008|Inspiration, Jewish + Judaica, Out + about|0 Comments

more images from israel

By |May 16th, 2008|Inspiration, Out + about|0 Comments

cool graphics from 1948

I’ve just returned from travelling in Israel …. and have started to post travel journal entries at http://elleninisrael.wordpress.com/. I have alot to fill in there, but in the meantime, that’s some of what I’m up to. Photos from the trip can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/eftobe/May08Trip. I think it’s best to view as a slide show […]

By |May 15th, 2008|Inspiration, Out + about|0 Comments