Thursday, June 24, 2010

Philadelphia, New York and Beyond

My husband Tom, creates kinetic sculptures and had completed a piece called Epiphany for a collector who lives in upstate New York. This piece was going to be rather difficult to ship so we decided to make a road trip out of it. Since two of our most favorite people in the world live in Philadelphia, the decision was an easy one. We've know our friends Ernie and Brian for sometime now. They are both super creative, talented, funny and are easy to just hang around with. They have a line of custom furniture called Groundwork Group.

Tom was also meeting with a gallery in New York so we spent a couple of days in the city. While there, we got to see Mark Ryden's latest show "The Gay 90's, Olde Tyme Art Show" (which was fabulous) and walk around and act like tourists. I am usually working when I'm there so it was nice to have a chance to do most of the things that I never get to do.

A few of the highlights...........

I needed to organize my paintings and was considering a flat file but they are expensive, heavy and take up too much room. What I really needed was a bakers cooling rack that I could make shelves for. The city of Atlanta must have had a mad rush on these racks because I couldn't find a single one at any of my usual sources. Saunder's Restaurant Supply in Philadelphia had plenty to choose from. I also found a few other goodies.

This is Ernie and Brian's place just outside of Philadelphia. They have the best of both worlds, a place in the city and a country home 20 minutes away.

Lately I have had an obsession with moss so I loved this planted filled with several different varieties.

The kitchen at Port Royal outdoors and housed in an old chicken coop. We had a potluck Memorial Day dinner. It was hotter than blazes until the sun went down.

Tom at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the Ace Hotel in New York. We needed a caffeine fix before heading to Tinsel Trading.

Vintage trim and ephemera at Tinsel Trading Co. We were like kids in a candy store. Tom found lots of trim for his carvings. I was too overwhelmed to buy anything.

The beautiful High Line in New York.

We managed to go to Frenchtown, NJ and see "Two Buttons", Elizabeth and Jose's amazing store. They import beautiful handmade objects and sculpture. This is also home to "Lovin' Oven" where you will find some really good eats.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paula,
    what a neat blog you have here, found you on the Blog hopping list on my blog!
    I am enjoying all of your posts and so many different art mediums and storied to tell.
    Hugs, Darlene :-)