corner of Guerrero and 19th St., Canon Digital Rebel

One of my favorite online newsletters is from I Used to Believe. Here are some excerpts from the most recent one:

“My uncle convinced me that the morning fog looming over the Smoky Mountains was caused by thousands of beavers making steaming cups of coffee.”
– Donnie

“Once, when I was 8, I told my Mom about this weird experience I had where the exact same thing happened to me twice. She explained that it hadn’t happened twice, but that I had deja vu. The next day at school, I told all of my friends that I had this weird French disease that made me get stuck in time and repeat things I’d already done.”
– Annie

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. Jason

    I’m loving the Mission retrospective, Andrea. I had to move away from SF a few years ago, and your stunning pics bring back haunting memories. There is something so beautifully organic about the urban blight that opens the door for artists, and for nature, to intercede. Please keep it up….
    You’re also making me jones for a mission-style burrito and a decent margarita. Damn.

  2. georgy

    Is this grocery store functioning as a store now?
    Once, when I was invited to dinner at friends I stopped at a florist in the city and bought tree branches full of fall leaves. I rode the bus trying not to whack fellow riders – and presented the tree branches to my hosts – it’s something we’d take for granted in San Francisco.
    I love “visiting” with you – you remind me of HOME.

  3. Chris

    I just subscribed to “I Used to Believe” and I never would have found it if you hadn’t posted it here. Ditto the Mondo Beyondo idea and “Blueeyes Magazine”. Thank you for shepherding such amazing things into my life. Your blog is one of my favorite “daily clicks” and I am grateful for your inspiration and generosity. Thanks for sharing!

  4. m

    In the late 60’s my mother came from South Africa to Edinburgh Scotland to study art she was so innocent she thought the brewery smell over the city was all the citizens of Auld Reekie making porridge in the morning!

  5. Dawn

    Andrea, Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. I have never been to SF but the yearning grows. I would want to visit all the places you highlight. I am also grateful to you for introducing me to ‘I Used to Believe’ ~ more laughter and tears rolled into one. In appreciation of your gifts, I want you to know I put thought, love and energy into supporting your inner-most wish! I am confident you will know where that goes. Love, Dawn xo

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