I grew up in Brooklyn and then Manhattan, and the city holds a special place in my heart. For the last 27 years, I've lived 15 miles outside the city in Glen Ridge, NJ, but NYC still feels like home.
On Saturday we had a New York City day. Before going to see a show, we went to the Museum of Modern Art. Here are just a few of the paintings that really struck me. There was a Jackson Pollack painting that was an homage to Henri Matisse. Both artists used large areas of black to illuminate light.
This painting by Mark Tobey looked uncannily like stones I had photographed that morning!
Paul Klee's whimsical faces and cat with a bird on her mind made me smile:
As we left the museum, I saw a grate with a great pattern (yes, those are my boots!), and Samy bought a fabulous hat/scarf/gloves concoction:
We spied these amazing murals in the park between 49th and 50th streets:
The cityscape is my favorite!
Had dinner with one of our dearest friends, Kathy Ricardo:
And then went to see Peter and the Starcatcher -- which I whole-heartedly recommend if you're in the NY area and want to see a wonderful, family friendly show! There was a graffiti wall with the word "Create" on it -- and that little red shape at the end is Samy, adding her signature and a quote to the wall...
All in all, it was a great day in the city of my dreams.
I'll also be teaching another 1/2 day class that day called "Manage Your Mediums!" Here's peak at a sample of the canvas we'll be creating:
and a detail photo! Visit the Ink Pad for more info about the classes and to register!
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