Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Somethng about a man in an apron...

...even today, with so many famous male chefs, putting an apron on a man makes them take on a new persona. Some get a little silly and vamp. Others are embarrassed...here is an architect in the Hamptons with his dog. Meanwhile, when we put a tie on a woman, does it do the same thing?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Student Painting...

One of my current painting student's oil painting of his high school in China....! I love it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day

So my son's name is Patrick. So I married a 100% Irish man who speaks Gaelic. So we visited the olde sod many times and traveled around the country. But the fact is they do not celebrate this holiday very much. Hardly at all.

Today in the East Village, there were droves of people in various headbands, hats, t-shirts, green pants, glitter and more. They were loud and happy and probably drunk. It has become an excuse to drink and cut classes.

When I was living in Chicago, Mayor Daley (the first one), had dye put in the Chicago River to make it green. True story. How unecological is that, I wonder?


I will say the Irish are charming and I could listen to most of them read the phone book and be happy. But today is not a big deal and we need to realize it is more of an American holiday,

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kitsch Bathroom...

Turned a slimy bathroom into a black, pink and rhinestone bathroom for a charity show house event in Milford a couple of years ago. We had to pick a person--dead or alive--and work around their personalities.
I chose Bette Midler, because I knew it would allow me to glue huge rhinestones on toilet plunger, and what could be better?

Friday, March 13, 2015

"The Threesome"

New painting... in four sections....

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wrapped Trees....

For years I have been documenting wrapped trees and bushes--especially fig trees. Here is a photograph I took in New Jersey of a line of trees that remind me of soldiers in a row...