Sophie Laurenzi's spider artwork

Back in February, Sophie Laurenzi, a high school student in Memphis, TN, wrote me an email to ask whether she could recreate one of my photographs for an art project. She sent me a photo of the finished piece a few days ago; I love it!

Here's the original photo, which I snapped while in Rangiroa, French Polynesia in 2005:

Great work, Sophie! (and, the expression is priceless)

A visit to kozyndan's studio

Don picked me up from Monrovia this morning and drove me down to Culver City, where we met up with Matt to visit Dan and Kozy ([kozyndan]( I had wanted to see kozyndan's studio for some time to see the place where their artistic genius is realized.

We had a nice lunch and hung out at their place for awhile. One of their cats fetches his little mouse toy like a dog would; he even brings the toy back and drops it at your feet. Strange!

If you are unfamiliar with kozyndan's art, you should definitely [check it out]( I love their work!