Bob’s awesomeness

Bob is awesome

While asking people to draw pictures for the City of Awesome project, I get to make many truly extra-awesome people.

At the July 2012 Sunday Streets in the Mission, Bob drew a self portrait of himself making San Francisco more awesome. He chose to represent himself doing needle exchange work in homeless camps, but he also told me that he is active with Occupy Bernal.

Find his picture in the 24th Street Awesomeness painting.

Bob so awesome

Yesterday I visited the Hospitality House community arts program - where homeless artists have a place to create, and sometimes sell, their artwork. Five of the artists took some time to draw these self-portraits of their awesomeness. You’ll have to visit the center itself (currently at 1009 Market Street) to see the gallery display in the window.

These drawings will, of course, be collage into a painting of San Francisco as part of the City of Awesome project. 

Tessa (pictured with her sister) says, “being awesome and making awesome minuatures.”
True that, Tessa  - http://www.etsy.com/people/Butternutz

Tessa (pictured with her sister) says, “being awesome and making awesome minuatures.”

True that, Tessa  - http://www.etsy.com/people/Butternutz

Luzulema adds to the awesomeness of San Francisco by “being jumpy.”

Luzulema adds to the awesomeness of San Francisco by “being jumpy.”

Felix says, “By being bilingual.”

Felix says, “By being bilingual.”

Richard says, “I endeavor to always keep it real.”

Richard says, “I endeavor to always keep it real.”

Harper: “Doing awesome stuff”
Sydney: “Playing violin”
Drawn at Mission Pie.

Harper: “Doing awesome stuff”

Sydney: “Playing violin”

Drawn at Mission Pie.

Ailish says, “I add to the colors of the neighborhood.”

Ailish says, “I add to the colors of the neighborhood.”

Jim adds to the awesomeness of San Francisco with his “neon sign repair.”
Here he is helping repair Mission Pie’s neon sign. He didn’t make the sign though; Karen, of Mission Pie, made those neon tubes herself! 
More about the “neon king” of San Francisco: http://www.neonwks.com

Jim adds to the awesomeness of San Francisco with his “neon sign repair.”

Here he is helping repair Mission Pie’s neon sign. He didn’t make the sign though; Karen, of Mission Pie, made those neon tubes herself! 

More about the “neon king” of San Francisco: http://www.neonwks.com

Gabriela, of Mission Pie, says, “I visit community gardens.”

Gabriela, of Mission Pie, says, “I visit community gardens.”