Paint, Sculpt, and Ride: Passengers Talk Creating, Part 2

Artsy Cake Woman “I paint with frosting and express myself with icing,” says Lila,* for whom it’s therapeutic to render a portrait on a squooshy bed of cake. Her interest in art traces back to childhood: “I never cared if my grades were perfect—but it was always deeply upsetting for me when the food IContinue reading “Paint, Sculpt, and Ride: Passengers Talk Creating, Part 2”

Paint, Sculpt, and Ride: Passengers Talk Creating, Part 1

In the spirit of the new year, here are some stories from passengers who self-identified as artists or creators of some sort. On the line-up for today: an injured soccer player who discovered a love of painting, a woman documentary filmmaker on her process, and an aspiring musician who has trouble finishing projects and comparesContinue reading “Paint, Sculpt, and Ride: Passengers Talk Creating, Part 1”

Bucolic charm, swimming pigs, and a passenger’s poeticization of rivers in the California Delta

Disco music pumps from the speakers, shaking the floors of the riverside restaurant-bar. Dressed in jean shorts, a maroon tank top, and black flip-flops, the bar-tender dances along to it. A tattoo of a fish (or is it a dolphin?) on her right bicep glitters and shimmies as she stirs mojitos and hands change to theContinue reading “Bucolic charm, swimming pigs, and a passenger’s poeticization of rivers in the California Delta”

A future guitar painter, retired globe-trotter on birthing happiness, and the Pizza Monster of North Beach

This week on #Passengers Speak Spanish, a little girl shares her future career aspirations—and they’re not what you’d expect. #Lyft Thoughts explores the difficulty of determining the degree to which distress is caused by one’s own faulty machinery versus when it’s the roads that need repair. In #Bigger Passenger Stories, Nancy discusses the joy ofContinue reading “A future guitar painter, retired globe-trotter on birthing happiness, and the Pizza Monster of North Beach”