these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Nov 12, 2010


so many people came through Slingshot yesterday! it was amazing! and here i was, all set to spend the day quietly crocheting, greeting the few people who might come in to look around, drink tea from the coffee shop next door, and just kick back in such a beautiful space for the day. nope! my retail you-had-better-greet-every-single-person-who-walks-in-that-door experience kicked in and i did not get much crocheting done at all! there was a constant flow of people all day long. so many people from the neighborhood came in to wish us well on our venture and express their hope that we'll get to stay in this space for a long, long, LONG time. i can't tell you how many people told me that it was wonderful to see a gallery pop up that shows this kind of art. awesome!!! :D i can't even tell you how good that makes me feel.

we are already busy planning the december show. it is the last month we are guaranteed to have the space so we want to do the best job we possible can. it's such a wonderful opportunity and just so rewarding. the beautiful artist Meagan Donegan is at the gallery today. i love her drawings of sheep. LOVE! if you're in the are, pop on in and say hello!

sunday afternoon (2-6pm) is the reception for 'tiny' at Studio Gallery which i am very much looking forward to. i love just being in jen abd rab's space. it just plain ol' feels good to be there.

i tell ya... the last few weeks it has felt so amazingly wonderful to be a working artist. :) i am so so so thankful.


Hannah Stephenson said...

So thrilled for you. Congrats!

angela simione said...

thank you , hannah! it's amazing! the neighborhood that the space is in is fantastic. so welcoming!

Roz Ito said...

angela, that's my old hood you're showing in (literally i lived right around the corner by 21st) so it makes me proud to hear about all the great local support you're getting!

and now i curse my salaryman work schedule which keeps me chained to the desk thursday afternoons... i've been tied up with a very busy november, but i hope to get up there and have a bona fide quality art viewing day before the month ends. look for my name in the guestbook if i don't catch you in person this time. if not this go-round, i'm sure we'll meet in realtime at some point, in one form or another. ;)

angela simione said...

roz, yay!!!! and we're having a new show in december which means there will also be another saturday night reception. i hope you get to make it out!

the neighborhood has quickly become one of my absolute favorites in san francisco. adorable! sp friendly and fun and so much to see and do! i love the area.

i hope it calms down at work soon and i will definitely keep my fingers crossed that you'll get to swing by some thursday when i am there. :)