Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ikea: Baby Wonderland!

Here are some photos from a recent family outing to Ikea. Lena enjoyed herself immensely trying out all the furniture, toys, baby food in the cafeteria, etc. I never realized what a baby friendly place Ikea was until I had a baby!
Lena models some different chairs for us.

Some curtains we considered for her bedroom.
Baby in a bucket of Ikea bags.
Baby doesn't like the bucket of stuffed dogs.
We bought her an abacus.
Baby loves the rocking horse.
Feeling pensive after her meal of mashed carrots.
After Ikea we visited our friends Nick and Lisa, who have a dog named Pixel that Lena was very smitten with.
Nick and Lisa's house has almost a complete wall of windows in their living room and the light was so beautiful.
Lisa bought this funny yarn beard as a joke for Nick and I made Gabe try it on. So awesome!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We Ride At Night art show!

We Ride At Night is an art collective group/company that some good friends of mine started. They are making awesome skateboard decks, t shirts, etc. They are having their first art show this coming Saturday, April 3rd and were kind enough to ask me to contribute. These are the photos I am putting in the show. They are images of the inner workings of a xenon bulb, used in film projectors.

It is going to be a great show, and I feel lucky to be included among so many great artists!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

More Lena!

There have been some demands for some close ups of the new star of our family. Here are some I took just last night (so they are very current). The personalized onesie is courtesy of our friend Jacquie, who made it for Lena when she was born. It is borderline too small for her now so I figured I should get some photos of her in it right quick.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Recent family portraits

Hello out there! If anybody is still aware of my humble blog I offer you a long overdue update. As all you have been made aware I am sure, Gabe and I welcomed a beautiful little daughter into the world this last summer. I have been very busy keeping up with little Lena Leslie Seward Meline (she'll grow into her name) and have not found the time to post any photos until now. She is just six months old and here are some recent family portraits I took in Mendocino and in the mustard fields along Petaluma Hill Rd. Enjoy, and my love to you all!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Santiago/Thorns of Life in the basement

Hey, everybody. Obviously the vacation photos weren't doing it for me anymore so I decided to entertain with some photos from a good ol' punk rock house show. Last night Santiago played a show at a friends house with Thorns of Life, a band made up of Blake Schwarzenbach, Aaron Cometbus, and Daniela Sea. All three were once members of iconic punk bands from my and many others' youth. They have formed Thorns of Life and are doing a very DIY, house show kind of tour, and it was really exciting to get to see them play in my small town!

First up, Santiago. Gabe was sick, but he still sang quite well.

Just to give you an idea of the space. It was a tiny, crowded basement. Low ceilings, exposed insulation, ducts, etc.

Then Thorns of Life. People really packed into the tiny room. I was lucky to get a spot on a ledge behind the band. It helped me not feel so claustrophobic, and afforded me some great photo opportunities. We have Blake on guitar and vocals, Aaron on drums, and Daniela on bass.

My friend Dave was given the job of holding a spare drumstick for Aaron throughout their set, which he did faithfully.