My friend Zazel and I made it to Brooklyn to see Alison Ruzsa, an old friend from Cincinnati. Alison makes beautiful glass paperweights out of her studio at Pier Glass in Red Hook. We had lunch, took the ferry back to Manhattan and headed to MoMA for the Tim Burton show. If you're in or headed to NY this is a must see.
On my last day in town I met another talented friend, Merrie Shinder, for breakfast. She drove me to Long Island City to see where she makes fabulous chandeliers for her company Canopy Designs www.canopydesigns.com .
All in all it was a pretty amazing adventure but I am glad to be home. Bon bons, pastries and ice cream paintings are coming up so stay tuned!