Saturday, December 29, 2012

it's all about...

old and new traditions in New York!

my window view to Prospect Park
Season decorations on 5th Avenue
Fashionable couple ready for  New Year's celebration at a Bergdorf and Goodman window

Everywhere I lived, this time of the year was "coloured" by the local traditions mixed with my very own. As time goes by,  I recognize and appreciate even more the value of these traditions, the power of the "rituals" performed every December and reinforced by our own participation in the history of generations honoring them.
This Christmas marked the beginning of a new tradition for my family, as we've all gathered to celebrate in New York, home for some of us, "new home" away from home for me.
Once again I was reminded that holidays are special times wherever we are, the traditions transform any new environment into "home" and as long as we are surrounded by our loved ones... we are always "home"!



Saturday, October 27, 2012

hip hip hooray...

with Hipstamatic!

Out and about in my Brooklyn neighborhood, camera and iPhone in hand and here are the results!
Do you detect a morbid theme? A dark element throughout??? 
I guess the garish Halloween decorations everywhere succeeded in a rather subliminal fashion to inspire me...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

autumn blooms...

as seen during my walks in a Brooklyn neighborhood...

Friday, August 24, 2012

people watching... in Tokyo!


I am in Tokyo, super excited for the opportunity to find myself once again in this amazing city. Camera in hand, fighting the most persistent  jet lag, I loose my self wondering around the city trying to ignore the incredible August heat. While searching and finding cool shelter in the metro and the endless city's malls, I am faced with this incredible "collage" of generations, manifesting right in front my eyes the strongest contrast of modern life and old tradition. I respond by clicking my camera, or my silenced iPhone when I realize that I may be intruding... 

Monday, August 13, 2012

urban reflections...

walking around Soho taking "notes" of the views reflected in the shop windows...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

summer collection...

fisherman nets in Hydra!
I fell in love with these colorful fisherman nets piled by the sea side in the island of Hydra.
Stunned by their presence, I started wondering if the reason for their rich colour variety is for owner identity purposes, or simply an expression from the hidden artist in the fisherman who spends his life immersed into the bluest of the Aegean sea's blue.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer dreamscapes...


sand play/daydreaming somewhere in Greece...
once again I realize that no words can explain the personal transformation I am experiencing while vacationing in the dreamscape of my homeland. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

sand marks...

by the sea shore somewhere in Greece!
The last few days I rediscovered the joy of playing in the sand; once again I was reminded that sand games are not only for children and that the child in me is still alive and well and very ready for the excitement of games in the sun!
These are samples of patterns, shapes, light and shadows on a beach in northern Greece where I have the good fortune to be spending summer days with family.

Friday, July 13, 2012

symbols of my heritage...

as seen in Nafplio, Greece

so much dignity on these familiar items seen during an early evening walk around a small dear town in the Peloponnese...

Monday, July 2, 2012

street signs...

in New York!
I am always surprised, impressed and hugely grateful to New York city for its generous supply of inspiration...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a few of my favourite things!

A favourite chair, my newest and most favourite shawl, a much loved face from the framed work - one of my monoprints from an earlier series.

Monday, June 11, 2012

stillness...

Welcoming quiet stillness, just when I need it the most.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

on Mother's Day...

On this mother's day -like every day- I am thinking of my mother.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

[early] spring in New York!


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