I finished my submission for Arthouse Co-op's Limited Edition Sketchbook Project! My chosen theme was "Distance and Time" and I entitled my sketchbook Strangers. I'm really happy with how it turned out and would love for you to check it out. I added a soundtrack, picking out a song for each spread in my book. I made a special page dedicated to my sketchbook (see the "sketchbook" tab at the top of this web page?). The soundtrack playlist is there too. You can also go check out my Arthouse profile and link up with me if you're an Arthouse member!
I would *love* any feedback once you've checked it out. You can also go see it (and thousands of other sketchbooks!) in person at the Brooklyn Art Library. The place is amazing, and a haven of inspiration for artists. Go look, read and listen and lemme know what you think!!
I'm a *huge* muppets fan... major 80's kid who grew up on Sesame Street and the Fraggles. I was super excited to check out the Museum of the Moving Image's Jim Henson exhibit. We were like little kids, wide-eyed with big smiles, sneaking pictures of our favorite characters on display.
Mayor Bloomberg even loaned the museum his own Muppet, that was made in his likeness. Ha! They did a pretty good job capturing his likeness.
The exhibit will be on display through March 4-- way worth the trip to Astoria if you don't already live over here in my neck of the woods. (Go to Five Napkin Burger across the street for lunch or dinner after your visit!)
While my dad was in town he wanted to see the 9/11 Memorial. You have to get passes ahead of time online, but we managed to get a few for the same night. The pools were stunning at twilight, and the backlit names around the pools evoked a very somber tone. The towers are still under construction and the museum isn't open yet, but it will be an even more impressive and beautiful tribute when it's completed.
I arrived in Paris at noon after taking the Eurostar train from London this morning. A quick ride on the metro and a few blocks walk and I had arrived at the fabulous apartment I'm renting in the 1st arrondisement, 5 minutes walk from Pont Neuf and Notre Dame.
I made some tea and toast and sat in this cute little window and did some catching up with emails and friends before heading out the walk around. I made a bee-line for the Seine and walked along the bank, criss-crossing back and forth over the bridges, snapping pics of absolutely everything. I was pretty amped when I got my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.
I walked past the Louvre and through the Jardin Tuileries (and stopped there for a lil picnic), before getting to the Eiffel Tower.
The line to go to the top was bananas, so I'll try again later in the week. I took tons of pictures while I was there though...
I want this latticework made into a tattoo somehow... that might be a project for me later in the week. I've gotten into the habit of collecting tattoos as vacation souvenirs.
I zigzagged my way back to my apartment, passing by Notre Dame, farmers markets, storefronts, cafes, public art, flowers and street musicians. I LOVE Paris!
Ever heard of a sun dog? Me neither... til yesterday. I often see gorgeous sunsets over the NYC skyline out my window-- it's a luxury I'm afforded by being 2 floors above all of the neighboring buildings in Astoria, and the reason I chose my apartment in the first place. Last night I noticed something odd in the sky-- it looked like a second sun. I grabbed my camera and snapped away, trying to figure out what it was. It was too bright to be a rainbow, but had a prism quality about it. I tweeted a photo and @vicnewyork replied that it was a sun dog. Um... what? After wiki-ing, I gather he's correct.
This is a a kinda messy panoramic stitch on my part-- but I joined 2 photos so you could get an idea of the whole skyline. Most of the photos of sun dogs show what appear to be 3 suns, one on either side of the actual sun, creating a halo or rainbow effect around the sun. Pretty neat thing to witness.