Friday, March 1, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Knock Knock

Ok ladies, several of you asked for a better picture when we did our self portraits the first week of Sally's Focusing on Life Photo Challenge. This one is for you.

Recently I was out in San Francisco and I met up with my bloggy friend Kashmira. We did a little wandering and shopping in Burlingame (just 10 minutes south of San Francisco).  We wandered in and out of stores, checking out jewelry (of course!). Kashmira even bought the cutest pair of pinched metal earrings ... maybe she'll show you all if you ask her?

What fun to meet her in person, and I have to say she is as sweet in person as she is in the blogosphere!!  Ok now on to our challenge. Sally asked us to look for doors. Doors hold stories, they hold a way to a new adventure, they hold a memory.

Well she's right! Kashmira and I walked into a fun, eclectic shop where the front door was a split door with Frida Kahlo all over it. Oh yes. We were definately going into this shop. Fun things to explore and we both whipped out our cameras to capture our challenge for the week. But this picture here was taken by my daughter. Kashmira was so sweet to let her join our excursion. She loves to meet Mommy's bloggy friends.

I'll bet we're 'twinzies' for this week's reveal. What fun to get to know my bloggy friend Kashmira a little better. And word on the street is that she's going to make it to Bead Fest in August, so perhaps a few more of you will meet her too!

46 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

beautiful photo, very cool door, and an exciting day meeting Kashmira :-) you are two lucky ladies!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Aw, how lovely both of you were able to meet up -- envy!! You are as adorable as I imagined. And that is a very cool door; Frida is one of my favourite artists :)

Beti Horvath said...

Great picture of the three of you! (I must include Frida, no?)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

How nice! It's always so much fun to meet blog friends. That is a lovely photo of the two of you.

Therese's Treasures said...

Oh Wow how lucky you are to have met Kashmira. The door and you two standing behind it is a wonderful memory to keep.
Therese

Jacquelineand.... said...

Absolutely a-door-able! What a lovely smile you have, and lucky you being able to meet up with blogging friends.

Maybe one day. =)

Happy Weekend!

LoriF said...

What a great door!! And even better with a great friend on the other side of it...what fun!

Annette said...

What a great story and door for this week! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

How lovely that you two met and got to experience this beautiful door as well as some shopping time. How lucky!

Alicia said...

This picture made me smile - it is so lovely to see both of you! Look at the door you found: to friendship and art. Lucky you - I hope one day I will get to meet you too :)

LisaS said...

Sounds like a fun visit and great photo of the two of you.

Interesting door...would like to hear more of the story.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Yay! How wonderful that you got to share that time and even had a common goal to drive your exploration. Kuddos to budding photographer, you both look fabulous!

Claire said...

what fun to meet up! and i'm sure i've been in that shop - the door is pretty unique! san fran is one of my favourite places in the world!
a great photo :)
no. 23

Duni said...

Oh, how fun! You both look great! Lucky you for meeting one of your bloggy friends...so wish we could meet up someday too :)
The door is fabulous!

Patti Van said...

Beautiful door, beautiful picture, beautiful memories...what more could one ask for?

Islandgirl said...

Used to love visiting my relatives in England becuase they had a split door... it was so neat when you were leaving to have all these people leaning out over the bottom half the door waving!

Sounds like you had a fun time!

Stacie said...

awesome photo...and what fun! Frida was such a great artist...what better way to commemorate a creative freindship!

Shel said...

I'm so glad the two of you got to meet - how cool is that?! And this door is so awesome!! Glad you had a fun time.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Cool door! So nice that you had a chance to meet someone you've known through blogging! Nice to put a face to your blog, too!

Islandgirl said...

Love those split doors! Sounds like you had a wonderful shopping trip! (hope blogger doesn't eat this again.. tried 3 times a couple of hours ago!

Memories for Life said...

Great photo...great to "see" you!
And how fun to get to meet a bloggy friend! Sounds like a wonderful visit :)

Courtney said...

So jealous you got to connect with her! What a great shot! Glad it was a happy trip.

Lola said...

A doorway to friendship! Love it!

BeadedTail said...

Lovely photo of you both! That is quite an interesting door! Thanks for sharing your photo and story!

Becky Pancake said...

A wonderful memory for you and a very appropriate pic.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

How awesome that you guys got to meet up together! Love the picture of the door and of course the two lovely ladies behind the door!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great photo! What a cool idea for the door! That must have been so fun to meet up with a bloggy friend while on vacation. So cool! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Claudia Aguilar said...

What fun to meet bloggy friends. You both look gorgeous :)

Linda Y said...

How great that you had the opportunity to meet Kashmira in San Francisco no less. Great photo. Love the door.

Shaiha said...

What a great door and I would love to meet Kashmira. She is such a sweetheart.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Cute!! I'd love to meet up with you two.

Tanya said...

It's always fun to meet blogging friends and I'm glad you two had fun. It's a great picture.

Donna Millard said...

How fun that you got to meet and great photo op too!

Kashmira said...

Yes yes, me your twin :) Finally got my post up...internet was down last night when I went to put up my post :(

Caron Michelle said...

Great picture - its wonderful when we meet up with our beading friends!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a cool door! Love it! I think it's great to meet someone from blogging! Very special! Great picture! Nice to see you ;o)

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

So jealous you met Kashmira! It's so fun to meet our online artists friends!

Marlene Cupo said...

Great shot of the two of you. Will be thrilled to meet you at Beadfest!

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I'm SO JEALOUS that the two of you got to hang out all afternoon. How very fun! Thank you so much for sharing y'alls adventure with us. It helps the jealousy a little. Just a little.

kimmykats said...

Traveling is so much fun getting to meet blog buddies!! How fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful photo! You're having fun together! I love it!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a fun time! It's always great to meet and hang with a fellow blogger!

Sally Russick said...

Oh, how lucky you two were to be able to meet up!!! And Cynthia, I love the very cool door! You both look beautiful!!!

Additionsstyle said...

What a great opportunity to meet up with a bloggy friend! It sounds like you have a very enjoyable visit! That is a very cool door, I bet the shop was just as fun.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Introverted Art said...

This is just an amazing photo!

Tracey N. said...

I have yet to meet in real life any of my bloggy friends. Must be very exciting. I love your Knock Knock shot, very creative and lovely.

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