Leslee Nelson

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Memory Cloth — Art School

We lived in Oakland when Jared was at Berkeley.  Back then they had free art classes at night at the high school.  I took ceramics.  You paid 10 cents a pound for clay.  I loved it.

After several months I realized I’d run out of Design Ideas and needed a real art school.  There was one around the corner – California College of Arts and crafts (now called California College of the Arts.)  I decided to go and ask about taking classes.  I dressed up in my best dress, the bright red mini I’d worn at my sister’s wedding rehearsal dinner. 

I walked up the driveway between the cypress and the palm tree to the old Victorian house.  I only talked to the secretary that time, but later they accepted me.


made 1/8/2006 transparent recalling 1/6/1969

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