Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun with Diptic

Art Class

The Inspiration

The Pencil Sketch

The Watercolor

Not to shabby for my first stab at it. 

Reasons I love New York

Reasons I love NY
Guy on the sidewalk shaking his cup of change
Man: you got any change?
Me: digging in my pocket pulling out a solitary penny "I've only got a penny" as I dropped it in his cup "sorry buddy"
Man: A penny, hey  Jack Benny started with  a penny
With smile on both our faces I could hear his voice wafting on the air behind meWell played

The View

Never will I tire of this view when I fly into JFK and make my way back into my beloved city. 


It finally happened. I dropped my phone just so and when I picked it up the front was now a lovely albeit totally unfunctional (probably not a word) shattered glass pattern. So sad. In the interest of not boring you to tears with my own tech drama, I have been emailing myself iphone photos for three days. (Don't ask) On the bright side I have gotten to relive the last year in photos and a pretty good year it's been. So I thought I would share some of my favs. In no particular order nor will this collection probably make any sense. Enjoy

Playing with new Apps at Balthazar

Great new Cuban find

Blue Corn Pancakes.....YUM

"Art" all over my hood

Truer Words

Some of my Fav Bergdorf Windows

WANT this outfit courtesy of BG

So I know this looks like some sort of sky shot but in actuality it's my blood. I hit the shutter with my finger over the flash and Voila.....Art

Friday, October 14, 2011

Antiques Garage

A couple weeks ago I was on the mad hunt for some stuff for the Rabbit Hole, namely some antlers, frames and bell jars. SO I decided to head over to Brooklyn to the Flea and see what I could find. Sadly, no score. Well at least not on the things on my list. I did however pick up a beautiful new vintage camera. 40's era with gorgeous art deco gold pattern on the front. She fits nicely into the family. From there I headed over to the Antiques Garage in midtown hoping for better luck. Alas it was not meant to be. Apparently it was all photo all the time for me that day. I came across this box of vintage glass negatives. Gorgeous. In mint condition from France and Belgium from the early part of the 19th century. SCORE! I could have bought the whole box but that would have been selfish. So at $4 each I brought home 2. Not sure what or how I will display them so for now they are mine to enjoy. It's the simple pleasures sometimes.

I think it would be cool to print them stacked. Makes an interesting image.

Glass, can you believe it? So cool.

This was the info that was inside the box. History my friends!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I have been doing  a lot of running lately as I am in training for another half marathon. Long story as I am not actually registered to run it, but I am doing it by proxy! Anyhow it's keeping me on the road. It's been a touch breezy in the city so I have been running the Park (as in Central Park for those of you outside NYC, and no that is not meant to sound snobby) a lot, as it is a little more protected. I usually have my phone with me but of course the one night I don't take it with me, the view beyond the reservoir of the skyline was STUNNING! I am still kicking myself for missing that photo op. So, a few days later I decided to stop midrun and snap this beauty.

The views here really NEVER get old. If I weren't such a Type A runner I would probably have a lot more pics to share. I am working on it. For now, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Crazy Aunt Lindsey

Uh, have you been to Crazy Aunt Lindsey.COM yet???? If not, WHY NOT??? It's a new project I am working on and it's RAD! SO much good stuff for kids, parents, aunts, uncles, godparents, basically anyone who has kids in their life. Heck I even learned some cool new stuff and I have got some years on this odometer, although I am a kid at heart! So, bottom line....GO check it out!! There is new content almost every day from science to art to style to books! Like I said, Lindsey and I have been working HARD! :)

Thanks for the Memories

And the laptop, iPod, iPhone. Sad to hear of Steve Jobs passing. What an incredible mind and imagination and an example of tenacity and vision. The world is a different place because of him and he will be missed.

Some quotes to ponder from Mr. Jobs.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

Now who is going to step up and be the NEXT Steve Jobs? Is it You?


Lindsey Buckingham KILLED this. I was never a fan of this song before I saw this performance and ever since, I have wanted to learn guitar JUST to play This!!

Love is in the Air

I am going through some images I shot at my friend Brooke's Wedding this summer and I found a couple that I wanted to share. SInce when you are shooting a friend's wedding there is no record that you were actually in attendance, I made sure to snap a few shots just for us. Obviously she will remember that I was there but I may not. :) Weddings are a lot of work people! No seriously, I just like to be in front of the camera as well as behind. Truth be told.

So hot!

Nice tan lines. 

Who loves POLaroid!!? Me Me Me!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rabbit Hole Updates

Well after De-Lovely, The Great Gatsby and Death on the Nile, I am in full nesting mode.  I have been pulling inspiration, painting and scouring flea markets, shops and ebay for pieces to add to the Rabbit. Hole. I am in Art Deco mode so research has been fun. I recently bought a vintage suitcase and hadn't been hit by any inspiring ways to make it over as it was a dingy shade of white from years of use. I plan on repurposing it for storage above my cabinets and finally got an idea to make it pop. I plan on painting the wall above the cabinets gray once the rents come to visit so I think this will really stand out once that is done. I think it turned out lovely even if I did get a little particular with a paint brush at the end to clean up the edges. It may not have shown but I would have known.

Halfway painted. See the difference?

Marking off with tape for the stripes. 

First coat of Pink

All done and ready to be "packed"