Sunday, June 20, 2010

Color - found in the NYC subway

This subway mosaic is circa 1917. Mosaics like this are found in all of the older subway stations in a huge variety of color combinations. They were designed and created as efficient attractive and easy to maintain sinage. This one caught my eye; I love this color combination.

Later, I bought these! Tourmalines for earrings.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Notable New Yorker cartoonist Gahan Wilson gave a memorable talk that I attended when I was in art school. He showed large lecture hall sized slides of his now famous cartoons and clever captions. While I can only recall a few of the images, I never forgot his reply to a question about inspiration. He said "I paint what I see."