I got myself out of the house on Friday. Shopping and swatching for a secret project that I'm doing on the side.
Which reminds me. Here's a self plug if I ever heard one. If anyone loves fabrics, ribbons or other weird things from New York City I am available hourly to swatch for you or actually purchase things and send them to you. I've been swatching and shopping as a props person in NYC for around three years now, and can really do the rounds quickly, getting to some fabulous stores like 'Tinsel Trading Company', 'B and J', and 'N Y Elegant' to name a few. I can swatch or shop by color idea, from a pattern, or just from an idea for a project you might have. Email me if you're interested. There's some nice stuff here that's really just hard to find at your local JoAnns.
Anyway. I got out of the house on Friday, which was a godsend. Here's a photo of a nice tableau I saw when I peeked into the sky.
And I wish she had a website, I can't seem to find one, but here's a beautiful painting by Kim Gill, a great Costume Designer.
Here's a closeup.
It really made my day to see them. I particularly loved the crow, as you can see. There's a set of them on display at the aforementioned B and J. She's a brilliant painter. If I discover a link or something to her I will put it here. And if you're hanging out in the fabric district I recommend going to see them in person.
And of course, the mandatory petri dish photo below:
It's coming along nicely. But it is definitely painstaking to replicate.
And now, I leave you to the power of Mushishi. A lovely series, I recommend watching it at night, with a cup of green decaf tea.