Drawing My Dates: Hot Tea, Iced Coffee, and Whoopie Pies

drawing of whoopie pies

Going on a date in DUMBO means dodging numerous fashion photo shoots. On my way to One Girl Cookies I must have seen 3 different clusters of models, stylists and photographers, all anxiously awaiting a lull in traffic. Then they’d leap off the curb and pose, with the photographer splayed across the ground, attempting to get a low-angle shot framed by cobble stone streets, industrial buildings, and the Manhattan Bridge. I can only imagine how bad it is when a wedding party shows up for pictures.

One Girl Cookies was a perfect place to meet, with whoopie pies being a pleasant, earthy alternative to ubiquitous Manhattan macaroons. We had a relaxing afternoon seeing my friend’s art at an adjacent gallery and biding our time leafing through used books at P.S. Bookshop. Sweet.

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Drawing My Dates: Red Wine and Olives

drawing of wine and olives
I figured I’d blown this online date right at the start by talking about Shirley Temple. For some reason I began our conversation by describing the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop” and how the 1934 movie “Bright Eyes” had 5 year old Shirley Temple dancing on a crowded airplane with a bunch of grown men as they handed her lollipops and patted her face with powdered sugar and melted chocolate.

“Totally creepy!” I exclaimed and she looked at me blankly. She was a lawyer and I found myself unable to read her expression, but it didn’t look good. I spent the next five minutes recovering and I must have done a decent job because we hung out the next couple hours, drinking red wine and sharing a plate of olives. A quick hug goodbye outside in the rain and that was the last I saw of her.

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10-Pack of Printable Mazes

mazeFor the past year the student newspaper of Stevens Institute of Technology, The Stute, has been publishing my weaving mazes. It’s been wonderful to see a project that started as a meditative daily practice move into print and I look forward to seeing them every Friday. I’ve put together ten of these mazes into a printable PDF. Have fun and get lost!

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John Henry Picture Book Animation

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new animation I created with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. It’s the 50th anniversary of his children’s book “John Henry” and we created a 6 minute animated read-aloud. It was a great experience working with his original art work and making a video that is in keeping with his style. Hope you enjoy!

Prints Available of My Truck Paintings

trucks watercolor
trucks watercolorI’ve made a collection of my watercolor paintings of trucks available as art prints. There are two prints available and each contains five trucks each. I think they look great as a diptych either side-to-side or stacked. Society 6 prints are “gallery quality Giclée prints on natural white, matte, ultra smooth 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper with Epson K3 archival ink”. Be sure to select the “small” size, which uses 16″x13″ paper with a 14″x11″ print area. You can order them with and without frames.
 
Set One: “Trucks & Tows” →
Set Two: “Trucks & Trailer” →