A friend was visiting and I thought it would be fun to show her where my husband grew up.
When my son was two and a half years old I took him to the Teddybear Tea at a hotel in San Francisco.
In 1997 my friend, Margaret, worked in the Design Center at Mattel as a toy sculptor. My husband, son, and I had just moved to Southern California and I had left my job with Academy Studios, Inc. in Northern California so I was looking for work. I had tried to be at home and embrace mommy and me classes and play dates but my creative side was screaming for attention. I was picking up mural and design projects but I was new to the area and starting up was slow. Margaret got me an interview with her boss, Michael, and after meeting with him he gave me a homework assignment to see if I could sculpt to the quality the company required. I decided to do a 3D portrait of my 13 month old son.
I have been going through photos lately and have come across some images that I took on the road while designing and renovating a restaurant for an episode of Kitchen Nightmares Season 3 in New Jersey.
Twelve years ago on 9-11-2001 I was awake at 4:30am PST.