Archive for October, 2011

Fall Food Weekend

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I had a great weekend with some great food: Barmarche taquitos with new friends,  take-out sushi with old friends,  little apples from the Union Square farmer’s market, butternut squash soup from Westville, pumpkin beer, and a birthday egg sandwich. **if you ever decide to make your husband an egg sandwich for breakfast on his birthday, remove the wax candle unless you don’t mind having a hot waxy mess instead of a delicious breakfast treat (I learned the hard way !)

Christie’s

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

I had the wonderful opportunity to paint portraits at the First Open event at Christie’s last week, which was really something. Here I am looking oh so serious. I was painting in the gallery with all of these incredible drawings and paintings. My favorites were a large piece by Will Cotton,  and another large piece (a dog) by Alex Katz. I like how the dog looked like his portraits, immediately recognizable as his work. I had a big adrenaline rush and did what felt like a thousand portraits, in a good way. Great art and a good crowd-a fun night all around.