Cherry Blossoms

Every spring I look forward to the blossoming of the cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. I love to make the walk around the pond in the Japanese garden, spend some time in the tea house, and draw those beautiful harbingers of warmer weather. The blossoms create such a veil of beauty – nothing […]

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Community Support

Recently there was a big fire in a building in my neighborhood; about 12 blocks from where I live. Many, many people are without a home right now, and the Jackson Heights community has pulled together to donate the basic requirements of living for these displaced families – blankets, clothing, toiletries, etc. –  to bring […]

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Still Waiting

With each sign of Spring there seems to be a not so subtle reminder that the seasons, at least in New York, clash a little before one takes the baton from the other. As I watch the daffodils pop up in front of houses up and down the avenue—mildly obsessed with  their strength and form—I […]

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stopping

…to smell the roses. I think I must’ve been inspired by Dominick‘s post and took the time to stop for an hour. I took a walk and found some rose bushes in bloom, and right beside them a park bench to sit down, how perfect. I haven’t had much time to “leisurely” draw lately so […]

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Spring Fever

Spring followed me home. In the middle of the yard, while taking a morning walk, I spotted a pair of small purple flowers. As I asked a little closer and bent over to inspect I saw that they were in fact two little crocus. I planted crocus years ago on the opposite side of the […]

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The First Sighting

Passing by a little dirt bed along a brick wall I saw the first signs of Spring yesterday. Typically I keep my love for Winter to myself. More than once over the past few months—as the ground was endlessly covered in a blanket of snow—I reminisced with a friend about how this was what it […]

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