Monday, August 12, 2013

San Francisco Artists Part 1

During our recent trip to San Francisco we stumbled upon a fantastic "Flea Market" on San Francisco's Treasure Island.  The Island itself has an interesting history and is claimed to be haunted...that aside, we had a great day breathing in the  Pacific air, and found some wonderful people who create wonderful things!  First off, we met Adam of Gneiss Wood.  

"While most people see driftwood on the beach as discarded, lost, or even litter, Adam hears a story.  He wonders about where the wood came from and its journey onward.  Adam is an Oakland-based artist with a love for breathing new life and energy into old wooden materials.  Adam's original work is inspired by things that open the heart--nature, poetry, mindfulness, and love." 

After finding Adam, Pierre and I agreed, we could go home happy (however, our treasures on Treasure Island didn't stop there!).  Adam's work is just gorgeous, and his spirit backs it up.  We brought back to Apotheca a beautiful collection, and all but one of his wonderful pieces have found new homes.  
(Take heart! We have placed a new order with him and should be getting it in a couple of weeks!)

Next we found another beautifully sincere soul named Scott of Origin Recycled Goods

Scott is perhaps the sweetest person we met in California, and hearing the story of how he started sitting at a sewing machine 
full time was great!  

 Allow me the synopsis: A while back Scott started getting serious about his footprint on this planet...among several other changes, he sold his car, and bought a bike.  Shortly after that purchase he began pedaling a whole lot, and started stock piling a collection of blown tire tubes--it felt wrong to throw them away, so he started sewing them together instead!  Before too long, he quit the job he went to college for and now sews full time.  He has a fantastic collection of wallets, ipad cases, belts, and bags.  
We are proudly featuring a sampling at Apotheca!

Thank you Scott and Adam for sharing your love with us!  

Next I'll introduce you to Lisa Inez...a super joyful individual that had all three of us mesmerized by her studio tagline is: 
"welcome to my little place of artful goodness".  
Need I say more?

  Well, it's Monday and I have to get some laundry done.  
Enjoy the sunshine! 

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