NY NY…a different visit
Inspiration and Art #10
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
I love New York and and have been there many times. I love to walk and walk and walk. Each visit brings new adventures, new restaurants, new museums a new musical a new air. I have been there with my sons as kids, as teenagers and as adults. My son studied in Troy and visiting New York was one of the most rewarding things in each trip. He even proposed to his now wife in Central Park and we had a celebration dinner at Mezzogiorno Restaurant in Little Italy. I love this restaurant, as I love Latin Bistro and Dos Caminos (my favorite for lunch) in SOHO. As for me, Dos Caminos makes the best guacamole, the best.
I’ve been in NY three times on a two weeks stay to teach during the nights (not art related) and discover new things during the day. The first time I was there teaching I went alone. I have never been in a subway by myself and I got lost and called my then husband crying. In few days I was an expert and the experience was awesome. My husband or I may say my ex, arrived a few days after my breakdown and my son a week later. At the same time my sister was visiting with her son. He was there as a musician and was to perform along with his college mates in the Carnegie Hall..Yes The Carnegie Hall. This experience was a blast, my sister, my son and my nephew, all at the same time in NY. With a few of my instructions (now an expert) they learned fast to use the subway. The time was perfect and they went to a musical (I was teaching), a must to do when we go to New York. I am planning to return to Dos Caminos next week, if I can find the time…because this time my visit to NY is a dream come true…as an artist, as a woman. As I mentioned before, I will be participating in SURTEX and my designs will be there to be watched by thousands of people. Scary, indeed., but how sweet and how exciting!:).
I have been away from this blog because I had just one month to get ready to be there on next Saturday 19, when I will be setting up my booth. Isn’t this awesome. Three years ago I would never thought this will ever happen, but it did and I am so happy, so proud and so grateful to have this opportunity. I’m still in my last minute tweaks with the booth and a lot of designs are not named yet, but I am almost there. I will be in BOOTH #677..so manufacturers are very much welcome as are my online friends, most of them from creative curses I have taken from the past two years. I hope I will have lots of visits from manufacturers. This means that if you are there at my booth and I am with a possible client, please say hi and please, please don’t go, wait until the possible client is finished or come later because I would love love to meet you.
My portfolio is almost ready with a few hard copies as well as an online version. Just need to print a few images, and pack. I am new in this business but I know I will learn a a lot from this experience and I am sure it will be an unforgettable experience. Prayers and good wishes are very welcome. I will be sharing all I can with this experience as my son will be there as videographer and photographer…Stay tuned.
Well I need to finish my booth, so, next time I will write from New York. For now I will share a post card (front and back) and a new art. The post card is part of my press kit and it is already at my son’s house in PHILLY. I just love how it looks! Do you?
The next image is a new art work i finished a few weeks ago. I love umbrellas, I just love them. I draw umbrellas as a hobby and I buy them just because I like them and then I don’t want to take them when raining because I lost each and every umbrella I buy. The truth is, at this moment this is the only one I have..Not Good, we have a lot of rain during the upcoming months…It is time to buy a new one…maybe in New York?
The written words are ” Its raining this morning, the Sun also Shines, the Flowers are Smiling…Enjoy the Ride”.. A good reminder for me in this days that I am exhausted..but happy!!
Hope you like it…it will be sold on the etsy shop as a print or a tile and maybe as an Iphone case too. Did you notice the Elephant Iphone case in the side bar? I have one of those and I love it, love it!
My best wishes for you!
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