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CAPTIVA DAYBOOKS, October 1978
Its story and its life in my living room….
Robert Petersen made his first journal drawing in 1976 on Captiva Island, Florida, where he lived and worked closely with artist Robert Rauschenberg from 1970 to 1980. The journal artworks were born out of Petersen’s sketchbooks, where he collected observations of his daily surroundings, drawings for future pieces, musings, postcards, photographs, and ephemera such as calendar clippings and magazine illustrations. At each month’s end, he would distill the highlights into a 20 x 30 inch drawing, which is an aesthetic that remains in his artwork today.
This is October 1978, the month and year of my birth, and a one of a kind beauty.

CAPTIVA DAYBOOKS, October 1978

Its story and its life in my living room….

Robert Petersen made his first journal drawing in 1976 on Captiva Island, Florida, where he lived and worked closely with artist Robert Rauschenberg from 1970 to 1980. The journal artworks were born out of Petersen’s sketchbooks, where he collected observations of his daily surroundings, drawings for future pieces, musings, postcards, photographs, and ephemera such as calendar clippings and magazine illustrations. At each month’s end, he would distill the highlights into a 20 x 30 inch drawing, which is an aesthetic that remains in his artwork today.

This is October 1978, the month and year of my birth, and a one of a kind beauty.

A Sidewalk Awakening

I stumbled upon a magical thing the other day… NYC NEVER ceases to delight.

Its called Library Way and here is the story:

In 1996, Grand Central Partnership, along with the New York Public Library and The New Yorker, convened a distinguished panel of literary experts and librarians to select quotations regarding the importance and impact of literature from some of literature’s most prominent works.

These quotes have been brought to life by urban sculptural artist Gregg LeFevre in beautiful bronze plaques installed at regular intervals in the sidewalks along 41st Street leading to and from the Library. The Library Way bronze plaque initiative was honored with an “Excellence in Design” award by the New York City Arts Commission in 1998.

In honor of the project, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed legislation in 2003 that officially designates this two-block stretch of East 41st Street as “Library Way.”

These are my photos, but to view images of the 96 bronze sidewalk insets along Library Way, click here.

What color OPI color is shown in the nail gel post?

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Anonymous

Gosh… It’s been forever! Can’t recall, but now I love Vinalyx

These Bon Bons Are Candy for the Garden!

No, they’re not chocolate. And no, they’re not edible — yet. But Garden Bon Bons are the sweetest garden gift I’ve ever seen. I just got them as an early Easter gift from my amazing mom. Gardeners of all levels can use a fun, bite-sized project to get things growing- mine already has a sprout in just a few day! Its a great Easter gift, Mothers Day gift or “Here’s a Gift” gift. Whatever the occasion, these are awesome!

Buy them and learn more about how they work: 

http://www.oliveandcocoa.com/product/garden-bonbons/new-decor-gifts?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping_engine&utm_campaign=google&gclid=CPjkxoqW470CFW5eOgodx2AAdg

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

— 

Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

And so I have begun year two of my NYC windowsill gardening from seed (selections in photo), and hoping I have learned a few things since last year’s newbie pitfalls. 

So far so good (this time they are labeled, I am properly watering them and providing the right amount of sunlight, etc).  I have even replanted the Morning Glory, Cosmos and Wheat-grass!

I will keep you posted, but consider some of your own- clearly no space is too small.