Again, the sharp new moon blade. Again we walk a garden with the lily’s clever talking around us. Green satin no tailor sews, trees putting on their hats. A drumming begins, and we play along on the drums of our stomachs. The lake that was ice and iron is now ridged in the breeze like [...]
I’m thrilled to be part of BRIC’s Short List curated by Elizabeth Ferrer. BRIC’s Contemporary Artist Registry is a fabulous place for discovery. Brooklyn has plenty of treasures, and artists are such an important part of the borough. I love the sense of community, creativity and history the borough contributes to the magic of New [...]
Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
First bloom of 2013. Astonished and grateful! “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” –Mary Oliver
Up early, Moving, And admiring a graceful partner.
A morning run to the water, As I move, I witness the sunrise, While my senses attune to all the elements that form this wonderful circle of light, movement and music. Image: Leonardo da Vinci Anatomical Study, ca. 1510-1511 The Royal Collection, London
On a day like today, I change my tote bag from foundation manager to gallery director. My commute is shorter, but the intensity of the day is the same. I wake up early to exercise and listen to Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More. I’ve been singing that song for days… I hear our son tell [...]
A very positive movement that is currently happening in the USA. They are young and educated; interested in the environment and real food; willing to learn a forgotten job; ready to work hard. They are the Greenhorns. Their book, Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement was published this year by Storey Publishing. I’ll be blogging more [...]
Paradise By Coldplay When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her reach so She ran away in her sleep And dreamed of Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise Every time she closed her eyes When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her [...]
Sunrise 7:19am The morning light is the most beautiful light If I was a painter I would paint while I run
For those who have a book problem (I do!), tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th, the illustrator and author Nikki McClure will be at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket signing her new book, To Market, to Market. This magical book has the perfect balance between the love of art, community and real food. Known for art that celebrates the [...]
New York is a Friendly Town, 1942 Photo by Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899-1968) International Center of Photography
I went to Socrates Sculpture Park and was glad to see their current exhibition entitled Vista. It was refreshing to find a clever group of sculptures/installations in one place. Three dimensional is my kind of place — especially if it welcomes public interaction (try to follow that arrow on a windy day) and includes a great view [...]
Finding of the week: Love is in the sweet details… These photos from the photoblog For the Love of Brooklyn remind me why I love to run in the city. Enjoy!
Join us! Opens tomorrow February 5, 3-6pm. Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY.
So scary — it’s November already. What happened to 2010? Hope you all had a great Halloween. Brooklyn looks beautiful in fall colors. Enjoy!
Magical moments happen when… After a long day – first day of a tough class – picked up my fast runner from daycare. I laugh when people ask me if he already walks. He runs and runs and runs… – cooked a healthy dinner – bathed, read and got the little runner happily in bed Suddenly the final details [...]
My kind of weekend Gorgeous weather Quiet city Nurturing all things at home… Happy weekend everyone!
Finding of the week: “We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.” From New York Times, My Favorite August by Gail Collins.
If you want to get a real view of what an artist’s life is all about, check out Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life at MINUS SPACE. On view from August 7 until September 4, 2010. A must see, read, experience, feel. In 2007, I wrote the post, Your Heart Makes Me Feel, after I [...]
The taste of summer is… fresh I’ve been giving life to those whispery notes/sketches I often add to my Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) with a great group of artists: Glen Cunningham, Laura Fayer, Lori Kirkbride, Rachael Wren. All artists were part of Susan Ross and PowerHouse Projects. Source was on view at The [...]
Hope you’re all having a great summer. Here are some of my summer thoughts after having a wonderful time with family and at my favorite place: the beach. It pleases me immensely to see how my boy loves the ocean. He was born in NYC, but his blood is Caribbean…and I truly love that! Fruit [...]
Spring flow, Spring glow, just typing the word spring makes me smile. We’ve been having glorious days filled with beautiful colors and sun. The weather always inspires me to choose what to experiment with in the kitchen. I have two new favorites: quinoa and kale. Cooking them is simple, their benefits are plenty and they [...]
Everything feels so new in the spring. My curious boy has been showing me the world from a new perspective. This weekend, we spent long hours with friends, playing in the park, and looking at fresh bits of color — trees, magnolias, daffodils. Very refreshing! The beautiful sun has inspired me to introduce him to [...]
Finding of the week: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust
The snow was beautiful last week, until I had to push a stroller with a 20-pound boy around Brooklyn. I don’t need to use the rowing machine at the gym for a while… Today there is snow falling again! I can’t wait to see those colorful flowers glowing around the tree trunks. The last couple [...]
Fresh snow makes everything look so pretty in the city…
…you can find beauty in everything. Lately, the weather has been warmer than usual — perfect to run outside. Last Sunday morning was a beautiful and sunny fall morning. I managed to run five miles and felt I could keep going. I enjoyed the longer run, but now that the weather is changing again, I’m [...]
I usually run solo, but a couple of weeks ago, I joined a new running group in the neighborhood. It felt so good to be part of the group and run an extra mile without even noticing. The company, pace and weather were great — all good energy to inspire new drawings. A bunch of [...]
This morning was perfect for a run. I quietly changed, picked my iPod, running watch and took a last look at my sleeping boys — they both looked so beautiful and peaceful. I was sleepy too and left my sleepiness guide me through the streets of Brooklyn. I set my iPod to shuffle songs. The [...]