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2 Chronicle S. Dorrance and House Sparrow Studio presents Contemporary Group Art Show   Leave a comment

The group show being put together opening the holiday weekend in San Francisco, California at the “Back to the Picture, The Latin American Gallery”, in May/2014 is about Water.  Currently artists are being invited, letters are being sent and yesterday the photographs for the postcard which always shows “me and my dog” was being shot out at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California, USA.

Nick on the wall, with Golden Gate Park at his back theatrically improvising his Love Dogs Talk.

Nick on the wall, with Golden Gate Park at his back theatrically improvising his Love Dogs Talk.

Maxine Kraemer, Assistant Curator for the Water Show was also the photographer for this shoot which included our own actor, Nick. It happens that there is a Big Corporate Woman’s Run, happening this weekend October 19th or 20th, 2013 with part of it being on The Ocean(s) Highway, with tents set up in the parking lot, next to the beach, in the outer Richmond District of San Francisco.

Pacific Ocean San Francisco, California USA living and beautiful

Pacific Ocean San Francisco, California USA living and beautiful

Pacific Ocean alive and beautifully powerful

Pacific Ocean alive and beautifully powerful

Surfers at the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach on a lovely day.

Surfers at the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach on a lovely day.

This  just happened to be the day we had chosen for our photo shoot. Nick was a great theater person and added much to the importance and humor of our artful mission, to get the perfect picture for our collaborative postcard.

Maxine Kraemer has a great eye so it took little time to get our perfect image. We hung out for a bit after the shoot, sipped our water, watched the surfers at the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach, breathing in the negative ions on a beautiful, sunny and breezy day.

The Postcard will be something we work on together late into this process

Nick seeing us off after our photo shoot

Nick seeing us off after our photo shoot





Spring in the Front Yard Garden   3 comments

The weather this year has been a bit confusing.  It has been unusually cold in San Francisco, California and hot. My seeds did not do well, but the self seeded plants seem to be growing nicely; ” nature knows so much better than me.”

The mustard has been popular, the peas need some explaining. I will be planting squash plants for the popular squash flower soon, so be watching for that.

Dog Watching   Leave a comment

I am watching another dog besides my own. I wouldn’t call it ‘dog sitting’ as I have little time to ‘sit’ with these two dogs around. I have realized ‘my dog’ while watching this dog that is not my own.  My dog, a terrier, is quite jealous, not a mean dog, but bossy and loud.  My dog knows ALL of the rules, though with no other dog around, she rarely follows commands quickly, needing to think about them for a minute before making a commitment to obey. Since Mary Dogs arrival, my dog follows every command quickly and loudly announcing to Mary Dog how and when things are done.

Mary Dog is here for less than a week.  It’s only been one night so far, I hope I can take it.

Posted October 5, 2011 by sarahdorrance in My Dog, Thinking

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Neighborhood Dogs in Communique   Leave a comment

This morning, early, I took my neighbor and good friend to the airport.  There’s a game at the Stick today, still the traffic was light. It was an easy payback for the many favors she has done for me lately and I have a car for the weekend.

I am not sure why I had to tell you about my payback; maybe too explain why I was out, without my dog.  I was out without my dog, but other dogs were out with their people.  There are 2 big dogs on our block, my little dog and a big dog on the block just west of us.  There use to be a dog next door to us, but she died.  My Dog still checks for her, she was part of this group.

The remaining dogs are often in ‘communique’. They announce who is here, who is leaving, I am home, where are you?, he shouldn’t be near my house or bench, people are here or not here, Hello!Hello!Hello!

The dog just to the west of me and My Dog announces crazily, people think it’s mean, “it’s not”, that the dog that lives behind us and above us is going home or is on a walk with it’s 1 or 2 people. It says hello to me and My Dog in the same loud, crazy sort of way.  My Dog responds in kind. The dog furthest away announces when they are near him, also kind of crazy like.

My Dog, seems unable to stop herself from making a mad dash for all of these dogs gates, barking loudly, persistently and with energy, until they bark back.  They all bark back, if they are home. It seems clear to me they are having  some sort of crazy-ass dog talk.

“don’t take this chair”   Leave a comment

On a walk with my dog and it’s gone, The Purple Chair is gone!