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July 1st 2007: Fillmore Street Jazz Festival

Two movies (1,2) are of a band I'm not sure the name of that I kind of like. The first movie, taken at a higher resolution and for longer, was actually intended to record the interesting down-and-out characters dancing to the band's music. However, the main character on whom I wanted to focus stopped dancing right around when I took out my camera. Thus, I focused mainly on the musicians and only minorly on the one remaining dancer.

The other movie is of a neat hanging wind sculpture made of miniature flying pigs, each with a propeller on its behind. I think these are produced by a company called Pigs Fly, though I'm not sure.

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Juan Del Rio's mini saxophones.  He claims they're extremely easy to play.
Frederico
Domondon's paintings.  I like the style and palette.  If one wants
to see more, his online gallery is easy to browse.  Incidentally, he
apparently does quite well at street fairs.
Marcia Dalva makes clay sculptures.  I particularly like the cute
turtles.  I talked to her about how she works.  Using black mountain
clay, she works on many pieces in parallel, each for about a month.  She
stops when she's had enough, liking the unfinished look of her pieces. 
Her porcelain is, before firing, the consistency of cream cheese.
More turtles and other animals by Marcia Dalva.
Juan Del Rio's mini saxophones. He claims they're extremely easy to play.
Frederico Domondon's paintings. I like the style and palette. If one wants to see more, his online gallery is easy to browse. Incidentally, he apparently does quite well at street fairs.
Marcia Dalva makes clay sculptures. I particularly like the cute turtles. I talked to her about how she works. Using black mountain clay, she works on many pieces in parallel, each for about a month. She stops when she's had enough, liking the unfinished look of her pieces. Her porcelain is, before firing, the consistency of cream cheese.
More turtles and other animals by Marcia Dalva.
My attempt to capture the strange items displayed in this store's window
was mostly foiled by the reflection.  Nevertheless, one can discern
strange statues and funky chandeliers in the upper half of the window.
I took this photo for two reasons:for the Calvary Presbyterian
Churchfor the incredible mess of overhead bus cables.  (View the
full-sized image to get the full effect.)
Zen Vases are thin
glass vases mere inches wide, lovely for the simple elegance of
presenting a few spare flowers.  The beauty comes from the purity, the
lack of distractions.  The husband of the husband-and-wife team
originally did paintbrushing and lacquiring in a spartan, Zen style; the
wife originally did ikebana (Japanese flower arranging).  It's easy to
see how both of them contributed to the design of these vases.



Another booth also sold similar acrylic vases.  (I forget the name.)
Detailed, yet impressionist, paintings. 
Sorry, I didn't write down who the artist is.
My attempt to capture the strange items displayed in this store's window was mostly foiled by the reflection. Nevertheless, one can discern strange statues and funky chandeliers in the upper half of the window.
I took this photo for two reasons:
  • for the Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • for the incredible mess of overhead bus cables. (View the full-sized image to get the full effect.)
Zen Vases are thin glass vases mere inches wide, lovely for the simple elegance of presenting a few spare flowers. The beauty comes from the purity, the lack of distractions.
The husband of the husband-and-wife team originally did paintbrushing and lacquiring in a spartan, Zen style; the wife originally did ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). It's easy to see how both of them contributed to the design of these vases.
Another booth also sold similar acrylic vases. (I forget the name.)
Detailed, yet impressionist, paintings.
Sorry, I didn't write down who the artist is.
Michael Babyak
paints pianos, guitars, drums, and other musical instruments in cubist,
abstract, or modern ways, often generating the feeling of putting not
only the image of the instrument on the canvas but also the image of the
music.
Energetic musicians.  Some are simply colored sketches; some are made by
painting a white canvas black, then scraping off the paint to make an
image. 

Made by Leroy
Parker.  He makes art in many other styles as well.
One Dream
Design makes crystalline glazed sinks.  This picture doesn't do them
justice.  For good pictures, click on some of the sink links from the
company's web site.
Hanging vases in colorful shapes of squares and circles.  They're made,
I'd guess, of acrylic.  If I'm deciphering my notes correctly, the
artist is Jesse Nguyen.
Michael Babyak paints pianos, guitars, drums, and other musical instruments in cubist, abstract, or modern ways, often generating the feeling of putting not only the image of the instrument on the canvas but also the image of the music.
Energetic musicians. Some are simply colored sketches; some are made by painting a white canvas black, then scraping off the paint to make an image.
Made by Leroy Parker. He makes art in many other styles as well.
One Dream Design makes crystalline glazed sinks. This picture doesn't do them justice. For good pictures, click on some of the sink links from the company's web site.
Hanging vases in colorful shapes of squares and circles. They're made, I'd guess, of acrylic.
If I'm deciphering my notes correctly, the artist is Jesse Nguyen.
Vivid paintings.   Sorry, I didn't write down who the artist is.
Wall Candy (a.k.a.
Paihia Mosaics) makes, in many shapes, mirrors surrounded with
stones.
Vivid paintings.
Sorry, I didn't write down who the artist is.
Wall Candy (a.k.a. Paihia Mosaics) makes, in many shapes, mirrors surrounded with stones.
Food
California BBQ, the stand from which I grabbed lunch.  This vendor
appears at many festivals, but I don't recall ever seeing it offer wraps
before.
My "Peking Chicken Wrap" included chicken, lettuce, carrots, and rice.
Sangria.
California BBQ, the stand from which I grabbed lunch. This vendor appears at many festivals, but I don't recall ever seeing it offer wraps before.
My "Peking Chicken Wrap" included chicken, lettuce, carrots, and rice.
Sangria.