I hope you are having a nice start to Autumn! Even though it's 90 degrees in Michigan, I'm still feeling the magic of my favorite season. Time for cider donuts, leaf piles, and scratchy wool. So. Much. Wool.
Been riding my bike a lot lately, as I just moved to a new city with new ground to discover. It's been a truly awesome way to learn the pathways of my new home, and to get out the stress of work and political rage. But I just gotta vent about one thing! Ladies and gents: please wear a helmet when you ride. No one cares how cute your hair looks as it lightly blows through the wind. It might be one less thing to pack, but it's the one thing you ought to pack! I've heard to many tragic stories to go without one. Hope you'll take to protecting your watermelon too! Here's some cool styles to check out if you're interested in something a little less conventional
Hey peoples of New York! Next week, afterThanksgiving, it's Small Business Saturday, and Dusty Rose's HolidayPop-Up will begin. Running from November 28 until Christmas, I'll be selling cards and prints at DRV (251 Greenpoint Ave in Brooklyn) along with 25 other fab vendors. It's a great bunch of makers! I hope you'll be able to come by and say hi.
Dusty Rose Vintage
Address: 251 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
Shop Hours: Thurs- Sat: 12:00 PM - 7 PM, Sun: 12 PM - 6 PM
I'm on a sort-of, semi-vacation, so I'm drawing women in scarves.
August has been a fun and busy month, filled with road-tripping, packing and unpacking, making prints, sketching, and not a lot of cooking. I had the pleasure of getting away on a couple of weekends with my good friend, Maresa, of Dusty Rose VIntage to participate in the Phoenicia Flea, a traveling makers' market organized by James Anthony and Paul Lowe, of Sweet Paul. The first weekend we hit Accord, NY where we set up shop at the beautiful Westwind Orchard, an organic apple farm where, if you come on the right weekend, you can get beautiful, zucchini blossom-topped wood-fired pizzas. Weekend two took us to Asbury Park, NJ, right on the boardwalk next to the amazing Market at 5th Ave. , a really interesting makers' market in its own right. On the way home from Jersey, we paid a visit to Seven Arrows Organic Farm, where Farmer Meg gave us a tour of the farm and introduced us to all her hard working animal companions. This month I met so many wonderful people all doing what they love, weathering the inconsistencies of small business ownership, smiling at the little victories, and laughing at the unpredictability of it all. Made me happy. Here are some silly pics from the months happenings.
I've been a big fan of Food 52 for a while now, so I was pretty excited to work with them on this map of NYC's iconic Black and White cookie, in honor of Robert Sietsema's New Book "New York in a Dozen Dishes." Reading the editors' account of this very-scientific blind taste test makes my teeth hurt a little, in a good way.