Bookstores in NYC

These photos are from the today's NYT, here. It's a mouthwatering article about bookstores in NYC that specialize in art books. If you don't have the urge to get there one way or another then I just don't know what is wrong with you! I love bookstores more than I can say, and I hope they never disappear, although we have lost most of ours in recent years in my area. I try to support my local independent bookseller as much as possible. 


Falling Garden

This is an installation called Falling Garden that was done at the Venice Biennial in 2003 that I just came across on Artlog. You can look at more here, and read a little about it. I was interested because I saw an installation at a church in Venice during the 2005 Biennial that was spectacular. A huge cathedral is an amazing place to see installations that move. The space is so perfect for feeling the comfort of being small.



Once you get past the opening music, this is a great tutorial on salad dressing by the master of cooking simplicity, Mark Bittman. Go check out the NYT article (here) for 101 Salads! Tis the season.


Vacation Diary

Megan Chase at Perimeter Gallery

We really needed a vacation. I didn't know how tired I was until we were into week 2! We promised ourselves that we would do only what we really wanted to do. That involved going to Mt. Desert to stay at the old-fashioned Claremont Hotel and hiking on the carriage roads in Acadia National Park; several occasions of eating and buying vegetables at Chases Daily, where I had the best blueberry tart of my life this past Thursday afternoon. We saw Megan Chase's gorgeous paintings there also. We went to the wonderful Thuya Garden. We went "a-berrying" as my dear Henry David Thoreau would call it, and made black raspberry crisp. We saw cherished family and went to the Five Islands lobster pound, and to the beach with nieces and nephews. Our darling son came for a visit, and the three of us picnicked at Ocean Point. We helped to save a man who had gone overboard off his boat and had spent an hour and a half in cold, cold water! We went to Sturbridge Village, and to Ikea to stock up on pretty paper napkins. I even made some art. We watched Agatha Christie's Poirot movies until we dropped. I re-read Death Comes for the Archbishop (such a beautiful, beautiful book) for our next book group, and the incredible Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. You never know what will happen in any span of time, but you can bet it will be packed with life...especially if you are a lover of life.

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