Archive for the ‘flandscapes & flanerie’ Category


Saturday, February 9th, 2019

During six years of performing arts school, I was always cast in the character role (Mad Hatter, understudy for Alice, etc), when I longed for the boring lead. In our 5th grade production of The Music Man, I played the mayor’s wife, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, who learns to throw off Iowan provincialism and honor her […]

~we had faces~

Monday, February 4th, 2019

This jumping spider is known to make sudden, swift appearances, dangling eye-level from the tall ceiling while glamorously backlit by afternoon sun. Today my studio mate dropped by (onto my keyboard, drama queen) and lingered a while, formally introducing herself. Meet Platycryptus undatus, or as she prefers, Tallulah Fanghead.


Friday, February 1st, 2019

(ice flowers)

~icicle shadows~

Thursday, January 31st, 2019


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

The most hotly anticipated house guest of winter 2019. (seven weeks and counting…)

~things frozen~

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

~b-boy bouillabaisse~

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

~sun & silver fox~

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

~tasty dumpling~

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Cookie monster. Spying on Carol Walsh, proprietor of Native Leather in the village since 1968 (a lost lease in 2017 meant a move from Bleecker to 46 Carmine Street). This week, she made my third belt in 20 years (still have the other two), and invented a gorgeous green stain to do so. Goddess! Tasty […]

~gothically grand~

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The atelier of Margaret Braun: artist pictured above, art-inspired smooch stolen below. A couple views from favorite zinc bar of Cafe Luxembourg. 34th Street drizzly fog. Satanic messenger bag spotted at the Frankenstein show at the Morgan Library. Detail of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare. Smaller than I’d imagined it, but gothically grand. A lock once […]

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