Yesterday I popped into the de Young Museum to check out the exhibit of Gottfried Lindauer’s Maori Portraits. As always, it’s the under-hyped shows like this one that tend be best at the de Young. It’s up until April 1st and worth seeing. They are running a brief film, as I wandered into the screening room the first thing I saw was Hokianga Harbour. It is one of my favorite places on the planet. I have been a few times in the winter. I stayed in a swell motel where I was able to watch the water, the clouds and intermittent rain sweep in all day off the Tasman. I can’t believe it has been over 20 years.
And then there was something new from New Zealand waiting for me in my P.O. Box. The latest in a series of incredible mail art from Robin Sparrow. This postcard arrived safely in a cellophane envelope protecting the hand-embroidered San Francisco scene on the back. I love it, including the Year of the Dog postage stamp.