This fall I’ve had a few opportunities to travel outside of the Bay. There’s nothing like getting out of the daily routine to rediscover inspiration all around you in big ways and in more subtle moments.  But there’s also something great about coming home with fresh eyes and noticing all over again the inspiration right outside of your own back door.High-LineA sunny Sunday afternoon brings locals and tourists alike to activate New York City’s High Line.
meridaColonial Mérida Cathedral, circa 1598. A collage of traditional “seconds” tiles in a courtyard house, Yucatán, Mexico.

Cali_Ansel   Then, in a sidewalk of Baltimore’s Butcher’s hill I’m reminded of home by someone’s tiny tribute to California.  It’s true, we have a wealth of inspiration right here in California, from the peaks memorialized in Ansel Adams’ photography to the view from my deck:  above, the craggy tops of the Ritters Range, Ansel Adams wilderness, and below a view of downtown Oakland across Lake Merritt.
It’s good to be home. -Bridgett