Friday, October 14, 2011

Drawing at Milk Studios for Daily Candy

Hey guess what, Daily Candy asked me to draw at their Start Small Go Big event at Milk Studios. I had my own wall with art from my blog displayed (see above). Wow what an amazing time. It was a really nice party and I met a lot of great people. Thanks so much Audria and Bernadette for all your help and thank you to the ladies at Daily Candy for a wonderful time. Also thanks so much Julie, my assistant for the evening for being so patient. Here is a small sample of portrait drawings of some of the beautiful people I met tonight.

Friday, September 9, 2011

First Night of September Fashion Week 2011

It's that time of year again and this season I was able to participate in the first night of fashion week. I found myself at Fifth avenue midtown, and it was definitely the place to be. The sidewalks smelled and looked like perfume counters and every fashion fiend from the tri-state area jammed the entrances to participating stores. It was a challenge walking through the sidewalks, as fashionistas clicked away at models and celebrities, oblivious of other pedestrians.

I ended up at Rockefeller Center at the Channel Gardens which was bordered on either side by a red carpet connecting Fifth Avenue and the sunken rink. A rock band was on a stage in front of Prometheus and their music filled the entire plaza. There were eight models standing on red squares evenly spaced throughout the gardens. Each item of their outfit came from a different retailer at Rockefeller Center. Very clever advertising. The models were really nice and they were a pleasure to draw. They smiled and posed for every tourist that took their picture.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Flowers

The last day of May, the beginning of summer flowers. It's not officially summer but the last few days of rain and heat have caused the gardens in my Queens neighborhood to explode! I made a friend today, Daisy, who immigrated from Europe in the 1940s. She told me her life story, which was a little sad and heartbreaking. But she has a sparkle in her eye and her garden is lush and beautiful. She gave me flowers from her garden - roses and peonies. This post is dedicated to her.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hat party at the royal wedding

I had to draw the parade of hats that entered Westminster Abbey. What fun - what variety! wide-brimmed, pill-box, floral, abstract, geometric, soft, wispy, feathery, ribbony and some definitely strange. It was like a scene out of My Fair Lady - very proper, pretty and wacky - very British - I  love it!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

The first day of Chinese New Year is always my favorite. Chinatown becomes even more crowded than usual with revelers. But the kids steal the show. Little Chinese toddlers and babies dressed in traditional silk garments decorated with dragons frolic on Mott Street - rattling noisemakers and mimicking lion dancers, not seeming to mind the below-freezing temperature.

This was the scene in front of the Chinese Community Center on Mott Street.

Snow Days

The day after Christmas 2010 blizzard - the first of many snow storms in the East Coast. If you live here, you've probably been seeing a lot of white, or in some cases, icky gray or brown. The sun had started to come out when I made this watercolor, just as the snow died down. The plows had not come around so the snow stayed white for quite a while. The neighborhood looked so pretty. 

Hadn't drawn people in a while so I practiced a bit in the subway.   

More Shoppers

Black Friday 2010 (day after Thanksgiving)