As promised here's one of the books my friend Lisa gifted me with for my birthday. As many of us know, Lisa is a closet New Yorker, so it seemed extra appropriate. The author began taking pictures four years ago, starting out with buildings and eventually finding his metier with portraits. His faceBook, website and Tumblr have attracted millions of visitors and that all led to this, his first book. It is delightful, poignant, funny and will be bring a tear to your eye. From high style to street style, he covers the countless neighbourhoods of the Big Apple. Some photos are captioned with a story and others with just the location. The faces are amazing - young, old, male, female, all colours - all Humans of New York.
You may remember that for our Christmas holidays Margot and I spent several days at the Love Shack in Ojai. I blogged about it here. I finally got around to taking some pics of the journal I created while we were there.
I used one of my favourite substratas for a short journal,
a very thick 6.5x6" children's board book.
For a mini vacation I like to do the covers and
add decorative paper to the pages before we leave.
It was 5 years ago this week that I started blogging! And now here we are over 1400 posts and 66,000 visitors later - thank you all so much for your comments, your visits and your support. What a ride!!
Here's that first post -
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009
First post from the coast!
Well, I'm finally doing it. And I actually figured out most of it myself. Thanks and kudos to Destiny Carter for the very cool banner and to my wonderful wife Margot for computer support and hand-holding. This is my birthday month and I had made a promise to myself to take the blogging plunge in February, if not before, so here goes!
It's a lovely 76 degrees here in Morro Bay today, the ocean is five or six shades of blue, the sun warm, the sea breeze cool. Doing an amazing amount of errands and packing, getting ready for a trip to Taos this Saturday. My Christmas/birthday/anniversary present is the Lynne Perrella/Anne Bagby joint workshop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house next week. Woo-hoo! Very excited, nervous, as always before a workshop, but hearing Lisa's wise words in my heart; "retain your authentic self BEFORE walking into class."
Mabel Dodge Luhan House - Taos New Mexico
Welcome to my little piece of the coast here at Altered by the Sea.
We are all artists--so when creativity calls, be sure to answer!
Growing up in Azusa, California, my kindergarten teacher gave me an "unsatisfactory" in
Cut&Paste, and I believed her for 50 years. Now I am a mixed media artist and work in a library.