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  • Deborah Sciales is a Bay Area-based designer who was raised in the Midwest in a family of Italian and German ancestry which celebrated life through food and craft. She went on to study International Relations and Art History and lived and studied abroad in Asia. Today, she specializes in wearable finery as art. In 1997 she started her line, DAS, which celebrates rich textiles and elaborate costumes for the everyday.
     

  • Maria Martinez, Esthetician Trained in the European style Maria uses French products or little product (if you are sensitive). She has been on the on the 3rd Floor of the Wells Fargo Building on Mission Street for 14 years and I have been friends with her almost that long, I highly recommend her.

  • Heather Green is a wonderful friend and a fabulous painter, printer, naturalist and winner of the 2011 Community Foundation of Southern Arizona/Buffalo Exchange Arts Award, a local award given to emerging artists. She now teaches at Northern Arizona University.
     

  • The Desert Nook, is a great place to stay when you plan to hike or ride your bike in Tucson, AZ .
    It sleeps 3 and is a 1 bedroom with a full petite kitchen, table for 8. The Nook is filled with art and has a Saltio Mexican tile floor I laid. It has private access to a shared pool/hot tub, with laundry if you stay long enough. There's an outdoor porch off of the entrance with chairs, a perfect place to sit and watch the desert. It is close to hiking and is a great Tucson neighborhood with access to coffee and food by bike. Bus easily to the downtown Universiaty area. The owner is randomly open for clay classes, but does teach a clay class with an outdoor kiln and sometimes even a letterpress class is available. Ask in advance. The phone number for the Desert Nook is (520) 297-2790, ask for Char.

  • The Synergy Project, a short children’s film (video).
    It showed with international films at YBCA and the Randall Museum, SF 2007.
     

  • Sculptural Mission Blue Butterfly bench, "In memory of Julia", permanently installed at Rossi Park, San Francisco. My bench In-situ. I designed the relief for Julia's Bench, Luis Hernandez built the structural relief. It is now a mosaic butterfly for Julia. View it from afar.
     

  • My Favorite Bicycle activist, geographer and artist/gardener extraordinaire.
     

  • lordrifa did the music for the portfolio film and for this site.
     

  • This is the sound for both films.
     

  • Dave Schweisguth is a SF local who walks the city with his dog documenting tile art, including mosaic, mine and many others.
     

  • David Kardatzke’s photos of my work.
     

  • Casa Libre, place in Tucson, AZ for writers/artists to gather their thoughts
    Homey spaces with kitchens, a pool, hot tub, near the happenings and not too near, inexpensive, and not always available.
     

  • Nowtopia
    My pal Chris Carlsson's new book detailing how people are taking their time and technological know-how out of the market and making life better right now - plus setting the foundation for a post-capitalist life!
     

  • CounterPULSE and the Public Talks Series
    Most Wednesdays at CounterPULSE, a great local art and performance space. Talks are held covering Nature in the City, local history and politics, Art & Politics, and much more!

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