Category Archives: GARDENS

GARDENS on the Streets of New York

If you don’t have a terrace or a yard………..

.just set up your garden in the street.

This one is in Greenwich Village just off 5th avenue.

VEGGIES at the FARMERS MARKET • nyc

These are the FARMERS that I depend on for my fresh produce………[my parents were farmers so I know what back breaking work it is to grow and gather and cart it to market].

I appreciate all of their hard work.

TOMATILLOS

I turn those green tomatillos into a unique SALSA.

JAPANESE ANEMONE on my Terrace

This summer heatwave is not kind to my terrace garden.  All my plants are in pots…………and they dry out so quickly.

My Japanese Anemone has survived.

I did a watercolor of the flowers this afternoon.

 

FIGS from my TERRACE GARDEN

Every summer I grow FIGS on my terrace………

Today I picked 6 of my FIGS.

Then I arranged the FIGS in a dotty dish………

 

This was my sketch for the FIG layout.

Final sketch with a ball-point pen……..6 FIGS

Chose my color pallet for the FIGS.….31 colors in all……..


This is the final watercolor of my FIGS.

Then I pickled the FIGS.………..and will eat them tomorrow with a pork roast.

[My mother taught me how to pickle fruit when I was 10 years old].

 

 

MEWS can be Amusing in NYC

If you’re searching for a cute place to live in Manhattan………….consider a MEW.

A lot of them are in Greenwich Village………not as many as you’d find in LONDON…………..but we do have a few.

 

 

 

 

IF YOU ARE HEADING TO FRANCE THIS SUMMER…………

My design partner….RENATE…….lives in Nice……..and this is her “go to” restaurant…….and Hotel……. it is fabulous {just like her}.

As it is a 5 star hotel …….a junior suite for two will cost you $1500…. the SPA is lovely…..[but that costs extra].

DESIGNING DIGITAL COLOR at the Cooper Hewitt

The Cooper Hewitt Museum on Fifth Avenue…..part of the Smithsonian………is in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion…….

The Museum itself is as unique as the exhibitions.

Gallery Goer……..and the map of the state of Michigan………

Me…….in the wallpaper room……….in front of a wallpaper that I designed.

Art before digital………and the creation of art today created digitally.

Renate………a fashion designer………is visiting from Paris……..so we toured the exhibit together.

The museum has a garden…..perfect for a lunch break………