Day 1: Airport selfie after zero hours of sleep, super excited to get out of LA!
Natasha’s home was super cute and decorated just the way I’d expect her to : punchy colors with interesting antiques..
We had an amazing breakfast the first morning and caught up with each others lives!
I met up with my mom and sister Michelle for a few days and saw a lot of the city.
I don’t remember the last time we had gone anywhere outside of LA together,
so it was really enjoyable. We had some good laughs, met some of their German friends,
and went to the Met where we learned a lot of history!
and a good amount of people showed up. It was the first show I’ve been in over the past few years,
so it wasn’t the easiest thing for me to share my work so openly with others.
Giving people the freedom to voice their opinion about my personal work doesn’t fit well with me!
I’ll feel better about it as long as I keep doing it and putting myself out there..which I fully plan on doing!
Super Talented young woman who’s making a name for herself this year. She was on the cover of LA Weekly just a few months ago!
The kids from Redhook Art Project made their own art for the show!
I loved seeing their artwork up on the wall with ours so they feel just as special.
The portrait of Nelson Mandela is unreal! Done by a 16 year old artist called Waffle!
I think he has an art career ahead of him..
Partied it up Friday and Saturday night with some friends in Brooklyn -had a blast!!
Took a slow stroll alone through Williamsburg Sunday where I enjoyed one of the best iced coffees I’ve ever had and
took photos of some cool street art..
The last night I was in NY, I stayed with a family friend in Queens – Eugenia is an amazing cook and widow of a
wonderful artist who I had the pleasure of knowing before he passed.
His art is all over her home which was cool to see…he was very talented and I never forgot him
telling me he had designed and sculpted his own urn for when it was his time to go..true artist.
She was so lovely and welcoming, I can’t wait to go back for a visit!
My favorite piece in the house above where I slept. I loved the way he painted the man’s nose- By Mario Bravo.
I <3 NY
Airplane read: Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann.
Thanks to my friend Jess for the recommendation, I’m fully enjoying it!
Back to Cali!!!