Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nothing Is Lacking


Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you

Lao Tzu

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lao Tzu


At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Lao Tzu

I Feel Love



2 lovely people I know were married yesterday. They've been in love for as long as I've known them, 15 years or so and the state finally recognizes that their love is just like any other couple's love. Love is nothing to be afraid of...it's ....lovely

Here's the official wedding notice from the NY Times

Patricia Anne Cronin and Deborah Anne Kass, both artists, are to be married Sunday at the Marriage Bureau in Manhattan.

Ms. Cronin (right), 48, is an artist whose work is in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, and was shown in 2009 at the Brooklyn Museum.

Ms. Cronin is also a professor of art at Brooklyn College. She graduated from Rhode Island College and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Brooklyn College. She did additional study at the Yale Summer School of Art and Music and the Skowhegan School of Art. She is a director of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, an organization in Manhattan that provides residencies in Umbertide, Italy, for artists, writers and musicians.

She is a daughter of Anne Belluche Cronin of North Providence, R.I., and the late John W. Cronin. Her mother retired as a third-grade teacher at St. Augustine School, a parochial elementary and middle school in Providence, R.I. Her father was the procurement officer for the Narragansett Bay Commission, which provides wastewater treatment in Providence.

Ms. Kass, 59, is represented by the Paul Kasmin Gallery and by Vincent Fremont in Manhattan, and her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Jewish Museum, all in Manhattan. She is also a senior critic in the Master of Fine Arts Painting Program at Yale.

Ms. Kass is a fellow of the Cue Art Foundation, a Manhattan organization that shows the work of under-recognized visual artists and also provides professional development and education. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.

She is a daughter of the late Selma Kaufax Kass Silverman and the late Dr. Saul Kass, who lived in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Her father was a dentist in private practice in Wyandanch, N.Y. Her mother was a substitute teacher in the Rockville Centre public schools.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Street Art





On the wall surrounding a parking lot on Clinton & Broome

Friday, July 22, 2011

Coming around to Adele



I downloaded the new Adele cd as soon as it was released and after a few listens I deleted it. It was just too sad and reminded me of the hurt of a failed relationship. But after seeing this video I have to say it's really quite a brilliant achievement...cathartic even

Isla del Fuego







It's insanely beautiful out there. My friends lent me their house for 4 days...one of the highpoints of the summer for sure

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Book of Mormon Is God's Favorite Musical




I actually won Free Tickets to this incredible musical, we had to wait in line for four hours, but it was a lovely day and the company was great. We sat in the 4th row and laughed our asses off from beginning to end....a memorable day!