Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spyra's Big SF Adventure

A month ago, the hubbs and I finally landed a temporary situation in San Francisco, our new base city. Back when we made the big trek out east to the glamorous NYC, I thought: Manhattan, what an inspirational place! I gotta use this opportunity to write interesting blog posts and make some fun art!

Did it happen like I thought? Nope. The culprits? I blamed grad school, social life, and work. But actually, I was just plain too busy enjoying New York to make the time to create. Looking back, yes, I do wish I wrote more often, but you know what? It's okay. I was living in the present and I enjoyed it. I'm moving on to the next leg of my journey.

Now that I'm in a new inspirational town (SF is kinda like a "town" compared to its big east coast brother, non?), I keep thinking the same thing, that I'll write, make, and draw more. Especially because I'm in the land of software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, and I feel pressure to craft my "web presence."

What's inspiring me now? My current project is exploring the health technology scene in SF, and I have been meeting some really interesting people and hearing about their life-changing projects. The ingenuity and energy of entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley never ceases to amaze me! I have also been learning how to use twitter and I'm finally starting to use it consistently (@spyra). I've also been posting fun things on Instagram (@spyra), which is also my go-to for discovering new artists and photographers. I suppose I'll add more social networks over time, but I can only handle so much right now. :)

In closing, here is a sketch I did in December:

So... any suggestions for things to do in my new city? Let me know in the comments!


  1. you've moved back to the Bay Area? I recommend the newly upgraded Exploratorium museum. Growing up in SF, I loved going to all the museums but I don't know the art gallery scene at all. There's also the relatively new Walt Disney Museum in the Presidio. Finally a breathtaking gem is the stairwalk on 15th ave intersecting Moraga st. or maybe it's Noreiga St (sorry memory is hazy) in the Sunset district. ON a clear day you can see the entire western half of the City and the Farallone islands.

    1. Thanks, Lorraine! I will definitely try to check some of those things out. Are you still out east? Let me know when you're back here again, since it has been WAY TOO LONG since I've seen you!!! <3