I’ve recently started to get to know and work with the folks of The Workshop Residence, a fantastic program in Dogpatch. Providing residence and production facilities to artists who produce limited edition works, it “aims to foster and promote innovative cross-pollination between the worlds of craft, art and design.”
The artist currently in residence is Lauren DiCioccio , whose work is thought-provoking and beautiful and friendly nature is infectious. Last Sunday, she led an embroidery workshop, at which I happily spent hours at a long table, meeting new people and concentrating on tiny stitches, a pretty impressive feat.
In past week, I’ve had three of the most important people in my life visiting. Which has meant less blog posting and more wonderful conversations over meals and throughout my city, which I always appreciate.
But just before that, I found myself in the northern part of the city and was introduced to Cheese Plus, with its crazy sandwiches and amazing provisions. The kind of shop where you just can’t help yourself from taking photographs.