Category Archives: CHRISTMAS

ART STUDENTS LEAGUE HOLIDAY SHOW

The Art Students League is a high esteemed school where hundreds of Americas artists have studied and taught.  It was founded 145 years ago.  Now 2400 students study at the League every month.

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Every year it is my change to purchase student art……….just one painting.  Guess which one I bought.

Alumni of the school…………POLLOCK, ROTHKO, GEORGIA O’KEEFE, LOUISE NEVELSON……and scores of other prominent artists.

CARTIER in Paris at Christmas

My friend……Julie, is in Paris and just sent me her photo of………..

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CARTIER…..of course!

OUR FIRST SNOW • nyc 2017

It wasn’t a heavy snowfall……….just a nice dusting of a few inches……….lightly coating the roof of the Dakota apartments.

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The Great Blue Heron…..on my terrace….was Not amused!

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And the few flowers that had survived……….now buried in the snow.

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CARTIER Christmas Windows • 2016

Cartier’s Christmas windows are still on display.  The theme is their storefronts in Paris, London, Rome and New York.

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My friends all know that I love miniatures…………so………….of course I love these.

 

The CARDINALS at roost…………

RED CARDINALS [no  not the Vatican kind]………took roost in a tree on Bank street in Greenwich Village…….all 55 of the pesky birds.

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My friend…TOM CASESA snapped these………

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Hmmmmmm……..maybe you were expecting Mathieu….the defensive player ???

COUNTESSA RABBITSKI….and her jewels……..

She is the cousin of the Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna.…Empress of Russia as the wife of Nicholas 11, the last ruler of the Russian Empire.

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This is her salon where she receives visitors.

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For Christmas she received lots of jewels………and she never has enough.

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She also got a new chandelier from Tom and Don.

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This diorama wad created by Robert Charles Heitmann for Tiffany’s windows…….and is now in Tom’s collection.

 

50 people were at my Christmas Party

 

MANY OF THEM YOU WILL RECOGNIZE.  Churchill, Dr. Who, Santa, LUCY, Frosty, Ernie, Justin Timberlake, Fu Man Chou, Renoir, King Tut, Shakespeare, PEE WEE HERMAN, a Guardian Angel….and 4 of the 7 Dwarfs.

The three Wisemen were here too………oh, Queen Elizabeth is in attendance……….and they all fit into my living room.

 

 

Mny