the other coast :: part 2 AND and a bird in the hand


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have you ever been to a quaker wedding? i hadn't either. this is the inside of the quaker meeting house in manhattan where the countess got married to her prince. there is something really appealing about the starkness of the architecture accented by the incredible reds.

you really shouldn't encourage me... more photos from the trip here . and believe it or not there are MORE... cony island, a few straglers, and massachusetts to come. you'll be groaning by the end of this - i promise!

jessica made an incredible comment to the last post The sense of place...where does it come from?I just got back from a trip to San Francisco. I felt like I really belonged there. Loved the artsy big city thing. But why do I feel belonging there more than say, in New York? Was it a western thing, having grown up in Idaho? I don't know, but that sense of place thing has got me thinking too. People definitely play a big part-- maybe even define it because they create the place. Or does the place create them? . chicken and the egg?? i mean new yorkers are definitely new yorkers [more concerned about status... old money... better informed on culture and the arts]. bostonites? hey buddy it's wicked pissa. nature vs. nuture? how do they work hand in hand in terms of place.....

so... my big manhattan experiences? definitely a highlight was the white on white show at the the folk art museum . one of my favorite spaces of all times. this was pretty much my only art experience this trip - amazing for me but true! my only day to wander around was monday when everything art related is pretty much closed...

purl soho display
purl patchwork
. when lisel made her incredible craft store list and blogged about purl... i knew i had to go. uh... it's better than you think. and the woman working was so sweet. lisel we talked about how cool you and your scalloped skirt was... were your ears burning?? i did get out of there w/ only a scant 2 yards of fabric... will share that soon.

AND... flying A . how did i not know of this place before?? great collection of airline bags. sigh....

so....
the amazing lisa bird in hand
lucky girl that i am - i got to see lisa c's show WITH her last night... you know... photos are great... and looking at art through photos is better than nothing but gosh seeing work in person is one MILLION times better. the scale, the textures, the nuances all shine. i think the people in the salon thought i was really funny as [being short] i gazed upward making laps around and around. i found something new to discover each time i lapped.....

and miss lisa? well.... she has such power.... she is so straightforward and honest and i love that. it is easy to sit an talk about hopes and dreams and art with her. she also completely lights up when she smiles. it's almost blinding. and yeah - she's the coolest dresser.... i can't wait to spend more time with her.

lisa c's cool green shoes

yum

and because this must be a marathon post... a few more trip pics:
chelsea piers part deux

push

green girl and theboy
i got to see wenders and her boy... {but he'll come kill me if i say anymore :) } i wish i had been able to see her for longer... and stay for renegade . in fact, i wish i had enough time to see several more people, but alas, not this trip....

bye bye bouquet

swap stories

OK - enough already.... more soon! happy wednesday!

Comments

lisa said…
i loved this long dreamy post!! thank you for your sweet and heartfelt words. i am so happy to know you now and want to know you even more...
simple me said…
Most wonderful! I have to check the folk art museum and the purl links and the rest of your images. Uff!
you get me happily overloaded.
bjs
paula :)
vegasandvenice said…
Oh please trust me when I tell you that it is not ever enough. I've got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell ... uh noo .. i mean ... MORE LISA! YAY!
posy press said…
great post lisa...totally enjoying all of your beautiful pics. {thanks for the link you left me in comments...such great stuff there! reminds me of your cute outfit on lisa's post from yesterday with all the nautical colors!} have a good day!
bugheart said…
i have never been
to a quaker wedding
but i must say
that there is something
so incredibly
wonderful about
the simplicity
of quaker meeting
spaces...
somehow
much more appealing
than the gradious
catholic churches
i went to...
wonderful photos!
Abigail said…
What a wonderful post....!! Full of just the best things, so glad your trip to the other coast was good....I could kill for a copy of the white on white expo catalogue, it looks AMAZING!! thanks so much for linking to that...it has moved me so much I feel eternally endebted ;)

Your time with Lisa looks such fun! I reckon you are both pretty snazzy dressers...:) hugs, xox
Shari said…
oh my goodness lisa. so much to see and take in! everything looks amazing. i just love what you can do with a camera! hugs, shari
Liesl said…
Ack, that quaker church is just blocks from my house! Had I know, I would have invited you over. Sorry I'm so spacey and didn't realize you would be here so soon. Glad you had a good trip. And glad you got to Purl!
stephanie said…
so many great thoughts and images in this post. not tired of your pix yet!

white on white show at the folk art museum? swoon.
jessica said…
Oh, I'm so glad you loved the folk art museum. I went in to the obsessive drawing exhibit in January. was very inspired by that part, but the rest of the collection left me wanting more-- something more feminine and homey I guess. it was after 4 hours at the MOMA though, so that could be an explaination.

White on white? Brilliant!
briana said…
How much do I love the balls of thread in the old ball jars? What a beautiful, colorful post, my dear.
poppy said…
loved this too lisa! the images and words - especially those car photos!

lisa's show looked wonderful - reminded me a bit of margaret kilgallen's show....placement perhaps? nonetheless, looked inspiring!
wendy said…
I love all your photos...funny I never knew I stood like that...and I love jessica's comment...and your ideas about how the different pockets of the country can vary is ideals...
lisa s said…
lisa... ditto ditto ditto

paula... the folk art museum is fantastic!

christine.. don't encourage me :D

posy press... thank you!!

gwen... i'm with you on the quaker sensibility

abigail - they didn't have a catalogue, but they did feature some articles in their magazine - i could get you a copy if you want....

shari... you are so sweet!

lisel... aw... that is so kind. i really had very little visiting time this trip - but next time i go i'd LOVE to hang out! perhaps we can check out some more of the places on your amazing list?

stephanie - the white on white was amazing... i'll try and post some pics....

jessica... i saw the obsessive drawing show too... i love their shows!

thanks briana....

hi jan! i think you are spot on aboug MK... a big love of lisa's... :D

wendy - i don't know if you ALWAYS stand like that :) it's cute!! xo
andrea said…
I bet lisa c.'s show was magnificent-- I do so love her collages. very inspiring to me.

AND-- I absolutely LUUURRRVVVE that shot of the old blue car with the hint of the fresh bouquet of red flowers. gorgeous! fantastic shot, my friend!

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