Friday, September 09, 2011

yes, I'm ok

I have had quite a week - or 10 days or whatever.  Been so busy with whatever that I haven't had time to blog.  And I have had a week of not feeling well but am on antibiotics, so, let's move on...

Wednesday night my art group met at my studio and we all did gelatin printing. We all work in different disciplines and decided a while ago that it would be great to see and/or experience each others' processes.  This week, my turn.  These were my demo pieces, made with my plastic marijuana leaves.
We were working on paper.

Fast forward to today - Friday - and I had a most wonderful day because I had an unexpected visit from (drumroll, please) Regina Dwarkasing, whose blog I have been reading for years.  She called last night to say she and her husband were in NJ and wanted to see me.  Of course, I was thrilled!  They came for lunch and we sat out on the deck all afternoon in gorgeous weather, having many interesting conversations. It was such a treat!
Afterwards, we went to my studio for a bit and then on the way home I took them to Eagle Rock Reservation - a high point from which you can see NY's skyline. There is a 9/11 memorial there -- and a wall with all of the names of those from NJ who perished in the disaster. So many were young!  It was from this spot that so many people stood and watched the aftermath of the towers burning, and afterwards looked at the empty spot...now being filled with new buildings.

Here, too, are pieces of the girder from the World Trade Center - standing as a powerful sculpture. I took pictures from both sides.


I am going into NY tomorrow to meet a friend and I was just told that NY City is on high alert for truck bombs and to be careful, observe your surroundings, etc etc.  Sigh... will we ever be free of this threat?

3 comments:

Gerrie said...

So jealous that you got a visit from Regina! Hope you are on the road to recovery!

Judy said...

Glad to hear from you! You certainly do keep busy! Love those gelatin prints!

xo

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Great to see you blogging again. I have had a nice chat with Sherryl Buchler... I won her blog giveaway for the Quilt Master 2 book. But I had visited her website because of a quilt she did while working with you. Fun to learn that she visits you whenever she goes to see her daughter. Small world! See you at ACN!