Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tangled Weblog

I took this shot in Sierra Madre yesterday because it was colorful and fun. Karin (the Altadenahiker) and I were meeting at Bean Town to try the soup because Cafe Observer had told us it was good. (Turns out he was right).

Karin had just finished her ceramics class. If you've ever checked her blog you may know it's a new skill she's learning, and she admires Pasadena Adjacent's expertise. There was a frog challenge going on at one point. PA created a frog drawing, then Karin (the Altadenahiker) incorporated it into a ceramic tile. Pretty soon Laurie of Glimpses of South Pasadena posted about it on her other blog, Glancing About. It may still be my turn to come up with something froggish in response.

As Karin and I returned to our cars, she pointed out this building, the one I'd photographed before meeting her at Bean Town. "That's where I take my ceramics class," she said. I looked for frogs on the premises, but found none.

17 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

You gals were there Tuesday?
I checked de Beaner around noontime but didn't see anyone familiar besides the cashiers.

Let me guess...you guys had de Chili, or Beef Stew? Uh, ah, I think AH had the Chili & you, P, the where's de Beef Stew!? (Probaby wrong on both guesses)

Soup is good on cold or pea soup days. 2day I had beef stew with a chicken walnut sandwitch which was surprisingly good. Gotta try it again soon.

I'll see if I (who else!!??/#$@) can put 2gether a foodie get 2gether this month.

JM said...

Very cool works on the yard! A creative place, no doubt.

Laurie said...

Oh wow, thanks for the shout-out! I wish I could have had some soup at Bean Town... I was craving navy bean soup yesterday.

More frogs! I just loved PA's tile. I'd have that little guy on any wall.

Susan C said...

I had breakfast at Amy's (a past post) this morning. The woman sitting beside me is also taking ceramics classes at the Creative Arts Group. No frog connection though.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Funny you should bring up the OG's. I'm burning em all to a disc and taking them into class tonight for final judgement.
I'd like suggest Leslie Plunket as an instructor at the Creative Arts Group. She's my go-to ceramic expert. She's a wonderful and generous teacher. Hello to Joe Soldate!

HearkenCreative said...

If you send your kids to Creative Arts, Teresa Totaro is the go-to teacher. She's awesome with the kids. (I don't see her on the listed classes on the website right now, so maybe she is taking some time off...)

Thanks for reminding me, I need to get the kids signed up for some classes.

Holly said...

Hey Petra - I also take a ceramics class at CAG. I'm in the Monday night class with Jim. He's a really great teacher. Anyway, I've probably run into Karin and not even realized it. =)

Karin said...

I'm tuesday with Bob. We love Bob; he's very patient with lazy and stubborn students.

Petrea said...

Actually, C.O., I was still full from breakfast. K. had the beef soup.

JM, I hadn't realized a bunch of commenters here are affiliated with the place. So I think you're right!

Mmm. Navy bean soup. Laurie, you're a girl after my own heart.

Was it up to your standards, Susan C?

PA: as we say, break a leg. (Not a frog leg. It's not meant to be taken literally.)

Hi Loren, Hi Holly, thanks for the further details. I didn't even know about the place, but it seems everyone else does!

Karin has posted the finished tile on her blog today, with some frog--er--blog humor.

Christie said...

What a fun-looking place to hang!! Hope you had a great time and glad you enjoyed the soup.

Katie said...

Ooh, do they have any mosaic classes? I would definitely love spending time here. I like all the artwork out front.

b.c. said...

awesome, love all the connections, and it sounds like you all had a good time--that must have been the best part!

Petrea said...

Fun with friends is the best part, Christie and b.c.

They, do, Katie, they do, and I thought of you.

Tash said...

Looks and sounds like the art center is a great place! ... & I like the " 'dena" bloggers tie-in.
C.O. - pls invite me 2! (I fit as the other 'P' town).

USelaine said...

There is a wonderful Art Center in the village of Mendocino, over on the coast, but it's a bit far to drive from here. I am envious! AH, I love the tile. 8^)

Chuck Pefley said...

Should have gone inside, Petrea. That's where you would have found frogs apparently :)

Vanda said...

That thing in the shrubbery looks like Pac Man dressed for halloween.