Am I being too hard on the man who shares the same last name as Geraldo? Maybe. My favorite painter is John Singer Sargent, so it may be an issue of taste. I just know that when I walked into Tinsmith, a breathtaking Mexican gallery illuminated by handcrafted tin (pictured above) I couldn't believe that Diego Rivera was the best Mexican artist we could come up with. You can find this amazing Mexican craft gallery in Old Town San Diego.
The art in Tinsmith is an ethereal mix of the camp that's Dia de los Muertos and the exquisite refinement of Renaissance art. We're so busy praising crudely painted calla lilies, that we tend to overlook this unrivaled medium. Tinsmith is definitely worth a visit.
Los Angeles is a town where men even straight men get mani-pedis and say stuff like, "Your nails say a lot about you." They swear off carbs and have twice as much hair product as their female counterparts. It's no wonder us girls pine for the type who know a bit about carpentry. Heck, even falconry doesn't seem as geeky at this point.