New Yorkers and their cycles………

You gotta be crazy to bop around NYC on a moped or a motorcycle. 88,000 injured last year…..but only 1,200 deaths.  ONLY!

 

This cute moped……driven by a cute guy………having fun!

Another ART BUYING BINGE this week

 

I don’t have another inch of space on my walls………but I went ART SHOPPING anyway. No,  I did not  bid on the Leonardo Da Vince “Portrait of Christ”….I was a bit short  of cash……….$450 million to be exact!

I did score a Bonnard….a Charon……….some English Chromolithographs……an antique map and a few other prints.

BARBIE and KEN serve up a Turkey

All my friends know that I love doll houses and room settings too.

Barbie and Ken  and a turkey too.

TORN PAPER GRAFFITI on NY Streets

GRAFITTI is always fascinating…………but….is it an act of vandalism!  ?????

Tag

Tag is the most basic and the most prevalent form of graffiti. It is usually written with marker or spray paint and in one color, which is sharply contrasted with its background. Tag is a stylized personal signature and contains graffiti writer’s name, also known as a moniker. Graffiti writers often tag their pieces, following the practice of traditional artists who sign their artwork. Since the beginning of tagging in the mid twentieth century, individual graffiti scenes have developed very different forms of tagging that are unique to specific regions. The word ‘tag’ is also very widely used as a verb meaning ‘to sign’, even in other, non-graffiti related types of occasions.

SUGAR FACTORY • a fix for your SWEET TOOTH

 

The SUGAR FACTORY [at 1991 Broadway] occupies a PUBLIC SPACE………….which means you can sit here all day long…………with your phone or your laptop or your ipad…….maybe a book…..and you don’t have to buy anything.



You can even bring your own food and eat it in this pleasant surrounding.

I couldn’t resist this $4 donut……..Creme Brulee……….and I ordered one more!

Coffee, espresso, tea, ice cream………  and a YELLOW RUBBER DUCKIE.

Fill a little bucket [very little] with your candy selection……….pay $14……….and satisfy your craving [a little one at that].

WATERCOLORS of my Neighborhood

I take the photos….then use the WATERLOGUE app….and VOILA!  Instant watercolors!

FUNK and FLASH at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts

These shoes were made in Vietnam……during the war.  


I LOVE THEM ALL!

Tho…..the rubber duckies just might be my favorite.

But, then again……..there is the horsey………..and the rabbit!