Saturday, December 29, 2012

#30 Christmas "Oxford"

Oxford hanging with the Christmas trees on the corner of Aliso and Burton.  Freezing cold day, hoping to get taken home before the new year and temperatures drop so low that I shatter.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

#29 Hangin @ Studio L in old town

5 Faces are on display @ Studio L 306 San Felipe Street NW in old town.  They are waiting to be taken home by someone, hopefully from the international community who is attending the Balloon Fiesta.  "Curly" top left, "Bailey" top right, "Bear" bottom left, "Chloe" bottom middle, and "Blue Boy" bottom right.  How cool would that be for the faces to travel.

#28 "Oscar" Crackle Cheeks

Oscar Crackle Cheeks is sitting on the window sill outside of Zynergy on Silver.  Oscar really wants to be hung in a window to get the full effect of the sun blazing through his crackled cheeks.   On the window sill was a tiny computer chip and Oscar was happy to take its place and the chip jumped in my back pocket for a ride home to my studio to be worked into some obscure piece of art.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

# 27 "Curly" Happy face

Yahoo! We are back.  Beautiful brisk fall morning, sitting @ Limonata on Silver having a hot Mocha enjoying conversation with a friend and watching the hot air balloons drift by.  The long hot summer is over, the kiln has started up again and tiles are getting made and consequently faces are appearing from the scraps.  The faces and I are happy to be back.

Monday, June 18, 2012

#26 "Theresa", not mother face

OMG it is mother hot!  98 degrees today and Theresa is easily sweltering outside on the wooden curb on Laurel off Grand View.  She is hoping for a cool shaded patio somewhere.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

#25 "Hashter"

Hashter took a trip way outside the comfort zone to the south valley for a birthday party.  It was great fun and Hashter is at a well deserving home with a extremely creative guy.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

#24 "Jasmine" Square Face

Beautiful morning for a walk, slightly overcast giving some relief from the high 90's, which we have had for over 2 weeks now.  Indeed summer is here.  Jasmine on the curb @ the corner of Santa Clara and Wellesley complementing the rich colors of the rock and the lovely green of the juniper.

Friday, June 15, 2012

#23 "Terence"

Terence passing the time on the corner of Solano and Pershing, feeling quite comfortable @ a house he's always admired.  There are so many things, little baubles, pottery figures, and idiosyncratic objects in this yard, we find something new to look at all the time.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

#22 "Sarah" Scruncher

Once again @ the coffee house, Sarah wanted to get left on a corner but dang with both dogs and trying to carry glass and manage 2 dogs it's treacherous, not for the dogs but for the glass. Those dogs they are such moochers. So Sarah stayed to relax and smell the aromas of roasting coffee, before she gets a ride to her new home.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

#21 Prince "Ramone" aka froggy face

Prince Ramone sitting on the curb @ San Raphael and Amherst looking for a pick up.  Twenty one faces out, all but 2 taken and 2 replies.  It must be all about the two's.

Monday, June 11, 2012

#20 Miss Piggy nose

I have been out of town in lush, overcast, cold Washington. Miss Piggy nose is happy to be home basking in the sun, on the curb next to the desert landscape on the corner of Amherst and Pershing.  It's true the desert has to grow on you. To come back to the sparse, intensely subtle colors of New Mexico makes me truly feel this is home.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

#19 "Puggish"

Puggish is outside @ Michael Thomas coffee, relaxing in the aroma of good coffee being roasted.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

#18 GRR Flyer

Walked to the Flying Star for dessert, left Grr Flyer on the table in front of the Asian Cafe on Central.

Friday, June 1, 2012

#17 "Bozette"

Bozette is bold and seems happy, so we decided to go public. On the bench outside of the CO-OP being brave with all of the pedestrian traffic.  We know that Bozette will get taken home, the question is will the finder respond.  We are hopin!  We've been thinking maybe next time we go to eat we'll leave a face.  Well, then there is always the curb idea to just leave faces on corners on the curb.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

#16 "Gerald"

2 in one day, Gerald was out of his comfort zone.  Got on the bike to go for groceries, and the bike needed air.  It turns out the Bike Coop has moved.  We went off on a little adventure to Central and Yale.  Gerald felt like it might be to dangerous to sit with plasma donors (glass and all) which is right next to the new location of the bike shop.  So we went for bagels to consider where we should be, while locking up the bike Gerald sat on the table @ Einsteins bagels and just stayed.

#15 "Bailly"

Bailly, all shiny and bright in the sun on the turtle bench @ the Ernie Pyle library.  Just getting ready for the childrens' hour.  Bailly is spiffed up looking to be taken home today.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#14 "Smirker"

Smirker thought she'd play tennis, well maybe watch @ the Wellesley Court's.  Heat of the afternoon 90 degrees with a mild breeze and no one is around, really quite comfortable in the shade. Smirker is in a more public place and hoping someone will take her home.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sally's bad hair day

Seriously bad wind over the last week and really messed with Sally's hair, although she is still there, she has fallen to the ground and broken.  Glass goes that way sometimes

Monday, May 28, 2012

#13 "Side Talker"

Park benches seem to be a theme. Tiny Side Talker was just communing with nature @ the Hermosa Green Park on this Memorial Day. The sun is shining the air has cleared, and it's quiet in the park.  Sad day on lots of levels.

Tiny side Talker got left in the sun since Monday with no takers.  She's decided to move to the picnic table in the same park, @ least she's in the shade if she doesn't get taken home.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

#12 "Wilma Walrus"

Wilma the Walrus, choking @ the bus stop because the air quality is still for the 2nd day in a row not breathable. Wilma is hoping to catch a ride from a passenger on the bus, walking right now is just not a viable option.

Friday, May 25, 2012

#11 Screwed up "Smoky" face

Took a break for the last 2 days, would like to think it was because of the smoke. The fires in the Gila and western Arizona have wreaked havoc on the air quality in Albuquerque. In fact the fires are not the real reason I took a break.  Smoky face was feeling a little confused as to where this project is going.  No responses and all, but today I put smoky face out and went for coffee on the bike and within 15 minutes Smoky was gone, so in fact before the intranet and without documentation the karmic affect of making someone happy is still random and fun.  So i am back to it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#10 Cracked clear face

Cracked clear face is resting @ Beyer park hanging out with Casper who is patiently getting his picture taken. When a pair of sun glasses that got left behind on the bench wandered over to see how they would look all bright and blue on clear face.

Monday, May 21, 2012

#9 "BUBBA"

#9 Bubba face with slightly scorched eyes from that spectacular eclipse, hanging out illegally with Scooby on the US mail box, waiting to be picked up.  Now the mailman comes daily @ 1 pm, just wondering if Bubba has sense enough to go home with someone or will wait for the US Mail.  Something nostalgic about snail mail.  The excitement of anticipating the post and what will come, reminds me slightly of this project.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

#8 "Blockhead" Anticipating Annular eclipse of the Sun

#8 Blockhead, came out early afternoon when the park was empty just waiting for Bandalier park to fill with masses of people, anticipating the (total) annular eclipse of the Sun.  Enjoy!  Of course with proper eye attire Blockhead.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

#7 Prit-ty Prit-ty shy face

Prit-ty shy face sitting on the bench @ Burton Park early in the AM, thinking how lucky we are to live in a urban area and have so many public spaces.  Just when I think I've gone to all the park spaces, I realize there are more all within walking distance of my house.

All of the faces have been taken home very quickly within the day, except Sally and she is still resting with the imagine mural between the bars.  For what ever reason, well perhaps it's because she is  hanging on a private property door.  Probably good to know you can leave something on the door in the neighborhood and it'll still be there.  Imagine Sally having a  permanent home right where she is.  This thought also makes me happy.

Friday, May 18, 2012

#6 "SALLY" with great hair

Sally is imagining having a good hair day.  What a great building.  I walk by every day on the way for coffee and have admired the beauty of this mural. Look how nicely she fits between the bars. Sally feels honored to hang out here, if only for just a little while.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


OO5 spending time in Morningside park with some childs' imprinted hands and feet. Children's markings on their hands and feet are permanent even as they grow, but OO5 was gone within the hour. Hanging out in the park with children is such an innocent thing to do, and yet glass is fragile and very dangerous. Wondering if this is indicative of parks and children and their need for supervision?  I've begun to run out of parks in the neighborhood anyway. Summer is coming and I've been thinking about somewhere safer and higher up, more clandestine and out of reach of the kids.  What about trees?  More dangerous for the glass and falling but maybe a better fit for the kids if the glass is secure.