Last week Veronica Lawlor and I went down to the Halloween Parade in the Village to make some drawings. We had a great time drawing together! My niece, Alison was also there with her friend, Trinka. It was one wild and crazy costume after another. Great night.
I was downtown on Wall Street today at 4:55 pm. I started to draw GW and the NYSE building and then heard the church bells ring at 5:00 pm. Now what! I expected something to happen on Wall St. at the NYSE: the walls would crumble, the roof would blow off or maybe the people who worked at the Exchange would come screaming and raving out of the building. I hadn’t heard any news about the vote in Congress and wondered what the outcome was. If it didn’t pass I figured everyone would be in a panic. Instead, Wall St. was quiet, business as usual. I think FDR said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” He was right. And still is. It made me feel more confident to say those words to myself while drops of rain began to fall. At 5:00 it started to rain pretty hard so I left. I only got this one drawing in and had to leave. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
I don’t know this lady, but I love her enthusiasm! She was dancing at the St. John carnival on July 4th. It was a great parade and everybody had a great time. When I was growing up on St. Thomas my friend, Darcy, and her family would spend the entire month of August in St. John. My family and I would go over several times during the month to visit and enjoy the beauty of St. John. We had a lot of fun: endless days on the beach!
My photograph was chosen for this months edition of New York Living Magazine. If you’d like to see it please go to Donna Livingston’s site, www.boxofcrayonsny.com, and then go to the “press” category. This photograph was taken at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France while fellow associate, Veronica Lawlor and I were conducting a reportage class. It is “The Winged Victory of Samothrace,” carved in the 3rd Century B.C. by an unknown Greek artist. I like to call her, goddess Nike. I spent quite a bit of time looking at this incredible statue. I also have the honor of appearing with my studio 1482 associate, Kati Nawrocki, in this same issue.
The new illustrated, Frog Sex, is out and available for perusal and purchase! This version has larger drawings and more color! So come take a look at the new Frog Sex and stroll down the road of true love and find out what sex and love are all about, The Frog Way….very Zen!
I almost forgot, these are the pink roses that were hiding under the Japanese maple tree – frozen and icy as well.
This is a small maple tree near the AMNH. Last Saturday I was late to our, (Veronica’s and my class) because I saw this little Japanese maple tree frozen over with icicles and I had to get some photographs. This little birdie came along and helped me out. I don’t know if he is a sparrow, but he’s a cutie none the less. Thanks little birdie!
This is a quick posting of my last day at Joshua Tree National Park in Joshua Tree, California. No words, just picture.