Stepping up the coffee

Yesterday the weather was so beautiful and my youngest daughter and I wanted to go explore San Francisco. She is amazing at finding fun places to visit. I was in the mood for coffee, so she found this cute little place, HOME Cafe, where they decorate your coffee with cute artwork or beautiful colors. I asked if they could make one of my favorite animated movie character, Totoro, and here is the result.


Next stop on our adventure, where the Tiled Steps on 16th avenue. "The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood collaboration to create a sea to stars themed mosaic flowing up a 163 step stairway located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood. Neighborhood residents Jessie Audette and Alice Yee Xavier started the project in  2003 in a grassroots effort to connect the neighbors in a community project to beautify Golden Gate Heights. The neighbors chose artists, Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher, to collaborate in the creation of a design on 163 mosaic panels. Neighbors sponsored handmade named tiles in the shapes of the animals, fish,  shells  within the mosaic. Tile sponsorship provided the funding for the majority of the project. Three mosaic workshops were held in the community so that all could participate in the making of the mosaic panels."