My favorite part of traveling outside of my realm, aka NYC, is experiencing the energy of other places. To me each city or place has a very distinct personality and I enjoy getting to know it. The energy is almost tangible- the feel of the air, the scents of the plants, and the reactions of people who you meet. Sometimes I like to daydream and think about what people in China are doing while I sit on a bench/subway in New York, or how it might be to be in Brazil at a certain moment (lying on the beach preferably), because I am one tiny individual living my life, and there are millions of other people living in their cities, towns, boondocks, experiencing a totally different reality. I think it is important to appreciate a sense of place, especially your own.
Every day I see my 3 year old becoming more and more like me, via doing and saying the things I do. I say "Oh my goodness", she says "Oh my goodness". I like to draw in my sketchbook, she likes to draw in her sketchbook (yes, she's had one since she was 1 and a half and it is pretty amazing). I like to take pictures of all things and now, yes, she likes to take pictures of all things. Recently she took her Barbie camera to the park and on the way, this is one picture that I think turned out quite nicely. It is somewhere in the low eighties on Amsterdam. The really funny ones were the random shots of parents and children that she took in the park.
It's been so long. Again. Here are some close-ups of the work I did at Crown Point Press. It was so great to immerse myself into my own work for a week, but I'm now back with two kiddies full time for the summer months, and it's next to impossible to do anything but focus on them.