Friday, June 27, 2008

Shea Ducks

You folks don't know this about me, but I sometimes torture myself over whether I should post certain pics or not. Like this one for example. I shot this from a moving Long Island Railroad train, heading west, into New York City. We were passing through Flushing Meadow Park, which is where Shea Stadium is. (Home of the famous NY Mets) Shea Stadium is going to be blown-up this fall, to make way for brand-new stadium, City Field. There are many emotions attached to this pic for me, on so many levels, but it all probably means NOTHING to you, my blog readers. So why post it? Is the color nice? Yes. Is the composition lovely with the ducks following the shadow of the electric lines? Yes. But is it blogworthy? I just don't know. Will I be there to see this holy landmark get blown to bits? Absolutely!

Here is a sweet memory of the first time we took all the varmints to Shea...

Here is a pic of the new Citifield Stadium, being built. (sorry for the train wires)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Name this Bug

It's about 2 inches long & is NOT intimidated by sticky children.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Window Palette

I love when this tiny set of chimes catches the early morning light...
1) because the varmints did a great job painting these at a birthday party.
2) because the color of the trim on the house looks really good with the chimes.
3) the strings from the chimes kind of accent the thousands of phone wires attached to the house next door.
4) directly below the chimes, you can see a single rose in a spotlight of sunshine.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


It was lunchtime at my Mother-in-law's. Yes, the food was delicious... fresh gazpacho, shrimp salad, lentil salad, and cherry pie for dessert. Most importantly, it was another opportunity to shoot some more mid-century lovelies....

I covet this everyday silverware. (it's worth the click to see the detail.)

Loving this floor lamp...

This toy has been played with by countless kids over countless decades. The paint probably has lead in it. (what's left of it. Hahaha!!)

Who is too sexy for his plaid jacket?

Monday, June 16, 2008

On the North Side

Feeling a little mossy today.

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Lovely Assistant

Here she is, screening my calls.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Queens, NY

There are times when the ancestoral homeland looks like an alien city, on a planet from another galaxy.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Emerging Artist #3

I didn't think much of these when I first saw them... typical 3.5 yr old scribble & scrawl. But then I happened upon a group of them & saw something emerge. He starts them all the same way, with a strong, deliberate line, and then adds a curved shape on either side. It's as though a zygote is transforming into an embryo. Or my sneaky son saw the Movie "Superbad" after I went to bed. Time will tell.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

GAH! I've Been Tagged!

fifi at has tagged me. This is my first time, so please be gentle....

1. What did you do 10 years ago?
In 1998 I was getting ready to unveil my redesign for ARTnews Magazine. I was living in beautiful historic Greenwich Village, and spending my summer weekends on Fire Island with a great group of creative people.

2. 5 items on your to-do list Today
1) Take Thing 1 & Thing 2 to the bus stop.
2) Take Thing 3 to preschool.
3) Work on logo for client, postcard, folded brochure.
4) Local Networking Lunch at sushi joint. (I highly recommend networking lunches AND sushi joints!)
5) Buy Ice Cream Pie for tonight's kiddie dinner dessert.

3. Snacks I like...
Hummus with hot sauce & tortilla chips, guacamole, wasabi peas, chili lime peanuts, cherries, peanut butter & banana, chocolate chips right out of the bag, fritos, pineapple, watermelon.....

4. What would you do if you were a Billionare?
I would do marketing & graphic design gratis for non-profit organizations, & volunteer at our local NICU. I would also pay off the mortgage, & travel ALOT more. I would love to be in Greece right now.

5. Places I would live-
Right here in Port Washington, NY. But I would also have a beach house or cottage overlooking an ocean, and a town house in the West Village. I'm a serious New Yorker who would love to travel the world, but would always want this to be my home base.

Ok, that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Now it's YOUR turn... would all of my (3 or 4?) loyal commenters please asnwer one of the above questions in the comments below? Much thanks!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


The mood today is:
If only.