august 6th ~ 7th

To say that California based writer Emily Goligoski is an inspiring woman is a drastic understatement. This past spring I sent her an email just to say hello, and to ask what she was up to. Here’s a bullet point list of her response:

“Continuing to write my blog TheSanFranista; a few writing and video projects with entrepreneurial friends at ecofabulous and Women 2.0; And in July… heading to Nairobi with the Africa Yoga Project, a group that trains yoga instructors to find work in their local communities. I’ve loved teaching flow-based yoga in SF this year, and I feel fortunate to be going to Kenya for seva (“service”) work that includes building a community center where new teachers can lead classes.” Umm… yeah, she’s a rock star! And who inspires a rock star? Well, read on:

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I am jealous of Wendy MacNaughton.

I am jealous of Wendy MacNaughton, and not just because she uses pen and color so well, but because she is more incredibly perceptive. Her phrasing and observations about people–and our own psyches–makes her work feel familiar and positively pleasurable. What began as a daily routine of sketching fellow commuters in the Bay Area has launched into a more-than-full-time career of commissions, installations and other lovely “things” (as you’ll see if you carve out time to explore the work on her site; having been there more times than you might think possible, I promise that your time clicking will be worthwhile). San Francisco has been the lucky benefactor of illustrations about local outdoor swimmers, library goers, winemakers, cartographers, and other groups that inspire MacNaughton, and I’m hopeful for many more.

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Thanks so much Emily!






comments (4)

  1. Therese /// 08.06.2011 /// 12:54pm

    Thank you Jealous Curator, I just spent a DAY perusing MacNaughton’s website and blog. Wow.

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  3. the jealous curator /// 08.07.2011 /// 6:33am

    oh good! but don’t thank me… that was all thanks to my lovely guest, Emily! ; )

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