Category Archives: New York

From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Her pretty profile,

Made sketching worthwhile.

I studied her classic style,

Intently from across the aisle.


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Friday’s Thought – On Romance

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”

(Carolyn Gold Heilbrun)


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My Favorite Things – Springtime in Central Park

Spring comes without fail every year, yet I still find myself always amazed when the trees burst into flower and Central Park becomes a riot of colors.

Even though the skies were grey yesterday, here’s what I saw when I took my afternoon stroll  in the park…


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My Favorite Things – The Chrysler Building

Completed in 193o, the Chrysler building is considered a leading example of Art Deco architecture.  The terraced steel crown makes this landmark a true gem in Manhattan’s skyline, and I never tire of photographing it.

Here are just a few of the photographs I’ve taken of this magnificent building…

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My Favorite Things – Cafe Dates with My Cartoon Friends

I do have real friends, actually, but sometimes it’s just as fun to take myself out to a cafe with my sketchbook for some people watching and cartoon friend creation.

Case in point, this past weekend I walked to the Upper West Side Maison Kayser

And ordered a cafe latte and a slice of flour-less chocolate cake.

It was a hopping time to be at Maison Kayser, so I had fun picking subjects to sketch.  A party of four arrived at the table across from mine a short time after I sat down.  I captured one of the gentlemen in the group perusing the menu…as you can see, people tend to look happy when they’re reading the menu at Maison Kayser

And I could imagine him thinking…


Oh dear, oh my, what to choose?

Everything’s good, so there’s nothing to lose.

My belly has room for dessert, of course,

Too bad the sugar will cause remorse.


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Friday’s Thought – A Rainy Day

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

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Friday’s Thought – On Rising to the Occasion

“Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success.  Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis.”

(Robert Collier)


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