FEET AT PT
Booth across the room. Done in sketchbook mobile on iPhone.
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When I was little, not little-little, but tomboy little, 8 or 9 maybe, around this time every year, as soon as it started to get warm enough outside, I’d start going around barefoot. Little by little, short bursts to get the mail, into the backyard, (carefully avoiding the deep bed of pricklers fallen around the holly trees), across the driveway, ours smooth black asphalt, working up to our dear neighbors ohmygod EXPOSED AGGREGATE the ultimate bane of bare feet. The first liberation of winter white little toes, carpet-soft heretofore beslippered paws that had been swaddled in socks and winter boots for months. I called it “getting my summer feet”, my 8-year-old notion that if I started getting the bottom of my feet prepped in April, by the time June rolled around I’d have leathery Indian feet, ready to go in the woods, play kickball on pavement, traverse hot sands, climb seaside and river deep rocks, go clamming, and repel splinters and blackberry thorns with ease. Today is the first day it’s been warm enough to go outside barefoot and as I stepped outside to water our newly transplanted bulbs and yet to sprout seedlings, I thought: Ouch. It’s been YEARS since I’ve let my feet loose from their high-heeled-and-pedicured-city-street-subway-stair-walking duties. YEARS since I had summer feet. And then I thought: YES! The countrification of these feet begin today! Summer feet: 20 years later, now with hot pink nail polish.
Great story and shot!
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Stories can be told without faces.
They certainly can and great shot!
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I was going through a deep depression when a friend had twins several months ago. She convinced me to come photograph the little ones shortly after they were born, and I’m so glad I did. Somehow they were able to bring a smile to my face with just their sweet and funny ways. Babies are the best!
Very happy to see the babies cheered you up!
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The first week of the year panned out typically in New York. The subway cars refilled with refreshed commuters heading back to work, the flow of things resumed, and every elliptical on the island of Manhattan seemed busied by a determined new sports club member.
In New York and beyond, people resolved to take steps towards their visions of happiness: better health, more love, and more success.
I think resolutions are beautiful expressions, and can be made any time of year.
My resolutions for 2013 are:
1. I resolve to earn revenue as a travel blogger.
2. I resolve to become a yoga teacher and teach yoga abroad.
3. I resolve to get TESOL certified and paid work teaching English abroad.
4. I resolve to become fluent in Spanish.
Maybe they are a bit ambitious. What do you think?
Here are four more totally realistic, attainable travel resolution ideas for you to consider:
5. Resolve to make travel a priority
If you’ve only just begun to entertain the thought of traveling, or if you’ve been putting it off for years, consider resolving to make travel a priority this year. Even if you have more specific travel goals, it is essential that you first make travel a major priority to achieve them.
Think about travel. Talk about travel. Write about travel. Read about travel. TRAVEL. The only way to guarantee something will get done is by bringing it to the foreground of your life.
6. Resolve to become an amazingly adventurous traveler.
If you’re like most Americans, then you might think of travel as an expensive, luxurious thing reserved for week-long family resort vacations or cruises. If you’re tired of this mindset holding you back from seeing the world, consider resolving to rethink the cost and image of travel.
Travel doesn’t have to be expensive or luxurious, and you’ll have more fun, meaningful experiences when it’s not. Start reading budget travel blogs and informing yourself about things like WWOOFing, HelpX, and working abroad. Then put aside your inhibitions, face your fear of the unknown, and go travel!
7. Resolve to start saving up.
Even if you’re convinced that traveling in 2013 is impossible for you, you can at least resolve to focus energy on saving for travel this year. With twelve months ahead of us, consider how much you could save by putting away a little at a time.
(Note: My personal monthly savings target has been $1,000 a month since November and I have hit it every month so far! I plan to save $6,000 by July to go travel long-term.)
8. Resolve to travel for FREE
Saving up, budgeting and paying your way around the world is the most obvious way to make travel a reality, but it isn’t the only way. Traveling for free is possible. I’m inviting you to connect to an “anything is possible” attitude, rather than a “nothing’s really free” one.
There are so many ways to travel for free. Earn free flights with a miles credit card. Hitchhike. Stay for free by using Couchsurfing.com. Eat for free by exchanging work or dumpster diving. You can even earn money while traveling for free by finding work along the way or monetizing your travel blog.
Resolving to travel for free all year might be ambitious, but you can start small. Perhaps resolve to plan as short as one week or even weekend of free travel this year. Or maybe resolve to apply for work as an au-pair abroad or as a cruise ship employee. Accomplishing those baby steps will empower you to take even greater leaps in 2014.
Resolve it like you mean it!
If you do decide to adopt one of my resolution suggestions, I urge you to truly commit to it. Write it down large and visible and hang it where you look every day, like over your bed or desk. Frame it. Write a contract for yourself and sign it. Then sit down with a notebook and pen and figure out the smaller steps to achieving it. Start with January. What steps can you take this month towards filling your goal? Then break it down to this week, and even as small as today.
Believe in yourself entirely, but without getting attached to one specific outcome. Remain open to endless possibilities and revising the goal down the road. If you end up taking a different path than you originally set out on, trust that the Universe has a greater plan for you.
Good luck and happy travels in 2013!
Sounds like you have a solid plan!
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I was recently asked by some friends of mine in New York to illustrate a movie poster for their new film, “Flytrap.” I was purposefully given only a couple of vague trailers to draw inspiration from and this is the outcome.
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Good shot, looks like it was a good year!
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The last of the snow from this weekend’s storm.
Pretty cool looking place.
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I came across a more unusual wall art or ‘graffiti’ in the gardens of St. Mark’s Church in The Bowery in the East Village of Manhattan. Madonna and Child seemingly resting along the wall of the church’s tranquil garden.
St. Mark’s Church is located at 131 East 10th Street, at the intersection of Stuyvesant Streets and 2nd Avenue. The Poetry Project hosts an annual New Year’s Day 11-hour reading that often features such downtown icons as musician Philip Glass and rock icon Patti Smith among its 100-plus participants. The property has been the site of continuous Christian worship for more than three and a half centuries. It is New York’s oldest site of continuous religious practice and the church is the second-oldest church building in Manhattan after the Morris Jumel Mansion of 1766, in Harlem.
Amazing history and beautiful!
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The paint may chip
The paint may peel
But it doesn’t affect the way
This painting on the wall
Makes me feel
Eat, pray, love and embrace all of the innocent children of the world!
Great mural and message !
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Cute dog/unusual shot. Nice one!
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