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Art Appreciation 101: Tackle That Museum

Have you seen this Instagram feed of little kids looking at famous artwork? It's funky and colorful, and it inspired the above image of Sam with our favorite piece of art at the Stanford art museum, which is down the street and which we've been frequenting lately. I wasn't an art major, and I'm no expert on visual art; I just like it. But one night recently I sat straight up in bed with this thought: if thirty two Picassos, a couple of Braques, and a Warhol live down the street from me and it's free to visit them whenever I want (well, except for Tuesdays and after 5:30 pm), WHY AM I NOT VISITING THEM? ...

Art Appreciation 101: Tackle That Museum

A Birthday Road Trip: The Northern Coastline

Last week, on Tuesday, I turned 30. The day was quiet and rainy, we went out for bowls of steaming ramen, and we ate Smitten Kitchen's red wine velvet cake in our living room with friends. But when the weekend rolled around, we loaded up Sam and my new camera gear (including my birthday present, a 35mm lens!) and set off for a two-day, 400 mile road trip up the northern coast...

A Birthday Road Trip: The Northern Coastline