Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The New York dating scene

Word on the street here in Brooklyn is that the male-female ratio in New York City favors men, creating an environment where men have the upper hand in dating relationships, and can "get away with" unkind behavior. Is this true? I don't know, but I do know that dating does not always inspire the most truthful interactions. By truthful, I mean being true to one's heart.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


This is from a conversation I had with my mom.

My mom's voice is in black thread; I am in maroon thread.


Back pocket

I threw rocks at your window

He and I never dated, but he did go out with a friend of mine. She wouldn't say much about their few dates, other than that they were going to be friends. He later told me he threw rocks at my window one of the times they were out. He seemed disappointed that I didn't respond.


The blue and white checked fabric is from an old quilt of mine that has disintegrated. I have been cutting the fabric away from the batting (the stuffing), washing it and incorporating it into my work.

Fly on back home

"Fly on back home to me, my love."
Watercolor on cut fabric (the birds);
with embroidery on upholstery weight fabric (the text)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm not your sweetie

Cats and Dogs on the streets of New York City

I was walking in Chelsea last Thursday night on my way to an art opening when I overheard a man say to a woman, "That's because you don't know how to have fun. All the dogs you like are really boring and may as well be cats."

If she replied, I didn't hear her.

She did NOT say "meow, meow," although I wish she had...

Can you imagine breaking up with someone because you disagreed over the type of pet you wanted? I am sure it happens.

In this case, I do not think the man and woman were a couple, yet the slice of conversation I overheard was so funny. It was fraught with the kind of tension you can only share with someone you know very well.

Women are the New Men

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rivers, Floods, Home

"I contain ponds, rivers, floods. Swim in these waters with me and I will be home."