Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Piano

Found this sad heap on my walk today...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Last Looks at Magpie's House

I was completely absorbed by it's depth and beauty.
That was 3 years ago. Now it's finally been sold,
hopefully to a family that will love it as much as it's been loved before,
who will start to fill all those rooms with their own memories.

 Good bye, solid, old beautiful house!

 I will miss you and all of your contents.

 And BTW.... WTF with this bear coat?
(Modeled here by Jean Martha.)

Wrapped sugar cubes.

Please come back to visit, Magpie!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

She came and went. We lost power for 4 days, and we're still struggling with gas lines.
But we're safe.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Specifically for Janet and Magpie

Here is the unadulterated big pic from my "Home" post...

Original pic.

 Same scene, but at sunset.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Graphic Gifts

 These 60's brochures are a birthday present from my friend MJ...

 love, love, love!!!

Thank you MJ!!!
(pox is what we use for xo. Some typo's never die.)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Love Affair with Instagram

Guin, Manorhaven Beach

Brooklyn Bridge, Summer 2012

Thing 3, with Airplane, Summer 2012

Local Cowboy Napping, Port Washington, NY 2012


Williamsburg, NY Summer 2012

Nassau County Courthouse, 2012

Bubbles, Summer 2012

Thing 3, Summer 2012
Abandoned Gas Station, Summer 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cover Meeting

Back in the day, cover meetings were stressful.
4 suits would stand behind me looking at my mock-ups,
 and they would say things like:
"Blah blah blah newsstand sales....
 Blah blah blah focus groups... 
Blah blah blah..."

But this month, it was all:
"Should we put Paul McCartney on the cover, or The Cat Lady?"
And I said:
"The Cat Lady looks AWESOME!"

Yes, she does.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time Capsule

 It happened again...
I got sucked back into Magpie's Mom's house.

She texts me: "I'm just packing some things up...wanna stop by?"

Next thing I know, I'm sitting on that giant porch, 
heady with visions of playing jacks and sipping lemonade.

We moved some boxes. I wandered the hallways...
And this valise called out my name.
My fingers know exactly how the latches work. 
My Mom had the same one.

I opened it.  We screamed.
I closed it.

It was an almost perfect time capsule from 1952.
There were doll clothes, hand sewn and crocheted.
Tiny booties, a hot water bottle, sweaters...

I pictured a girl, carefully packing these things
as she gets ready to leave her mother's house. 
Starting her big girl life, with all of her little girl things.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Teofilo Olivieri

These paintings caught my eye on the street today.
Not just because they were brilliantly colored...
But it's as though they were in deep dialogue with eachother.

I stepped closer, and guess what??

 Each one is painted on a book cover.
I fell in love!

There were so many... and I was so happy to see them,
that I got a little carried away snapping pics, and the artist yelled at me.
(Hope he forgives me now.)

 Go to his FB page to see more...
Tell him the crazy lady sent you.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Elena let me put her Grandma Serene on my blog.
(In exchange for 3 maxipads & the
underwear from my backpack.)
No backsies!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Laying Out Milton

I am beyond excited to be designing a new monthly magazine.
It's going to PRINT. On PAPER.
But I have to say...
it's a bit intimidating doing a spread on Milton Glaser.
I was a little afraid of him in art school,
and I'm still a little afraid now.
But the magazine is looking good,
and I can't wait to show it off when it's done!

What have youseguys been up to??

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Still Here...

I've been working my buttocks off. 
Wrastling varmints. 
Playing with Instagram. 
(This snail was on my stoop this morning.)
Designing a magazine. (for print!)
What have you been up to?