5 posts tagged art
this weekend affordable art fair
Affordable Art Fair New York returns this week! From tomorrow April 4th until Sunday April 7th, the spring edition of the fair will house 82 galleries that will showcase work by artists from around the world with over 25 works of “food art.”
I’m an advocate of creators and creativity (it’s not easy to be a maker in a world of consumers…) and I like how this event promotes the work of artists, painters, photographers and sculptors at an approachable price point. Approachable meaning $100-$10,000, which is still a hunk of change, but they’re something to consider as investment pieces (especially if you’re prone to dropping hundreds of dollars on personal effects, like an expensive handbag).
Tickets are available online at affordableartfair.com/newyork for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
If you’re in New York this weekend, you should go! It’s fun. Like browsing a Pinterest board in real life.
images courtesy of laforce + stevens
give give give
Whenever I am sad I try to do something nice for someone. And whenever I am happy, I try to make someone else happy, too. These two scenarios usually end up with me writing greeting cards, getting back to long neglected emails, calling my old college roommates, making a beeline to my favorite Greenpoint restaurant, Manhattan Inn, for their cheeseburger and bourbon cocktails, or sending cookies to a friend for no reason at all, except that I’m either deliriously happy or sad.* Emotions are complicated.
I just returned from a week in Colombia; it was a hard trip. Chris and I argued a lot, which I am only sharing here because it makes sense to me to reveal both happy prosciutto-filled days and rocky spots that are essential, unavoidable aspects of any relationship. Love is complicated.
Which brings me to this — I am happier now after having been kind of mopey all day. I went to yoga and when I got home, I discovered that my friend, photographer Alice Gao, is selling a 2013 calendar featuring select photos from her insanely popular and beautiful Instagram feed. You may remember Alice shot my portrait this summer. I adore her blog and her work.
In the spirit of passing on good vibrations, I want to surprise a few of you guys with a calendar by Alice. Tell me what you do to feel better when you’re sad. To “enter,” you can reblog this post and add your comment in the post, you can leave a direct reply, send me a private Tumblr message or email me at amy [at] amyblogschow [dot] com.
And, as always, thank you for reading. I feel better already.
* I also feel better when I give this rapscallion a treat.
2013 Instagram photo calendars for sale on my blog // 25% of sales in November will be donated to local Sandy relief efforts.
Just bought this print and new iPhone case from an amazing young artist in the UK named Clair Rossiter — all because Tumblr featured her work on their Radar today. And, while I’m not rolling in dough, I do believe in investing in originals so I just inquired about commissioning an illustration, too. Invest in art and relationships, that’s what I always say. (No, I don’t really. I just think it.)
‘who knows if the moon’s a balloon, coming out of a keen city in the sky…’
the first in a series, illustrating E.E.Cummings’ beautiful little poem.
Before I go on, let’s backtrack a bit. I haven’t had the time or headspace to update this site as frequently as I would like and I am sorry for this. To myself, mostly, but it had to be said…
While offline, I have been spending my days building my new freelance life. I love working. Or, at least, I enjoy it immensely even when it kicks me in the ass. Work doesn’t feel like “work,” which leads me to reflect, on many occasions, how lucky I am to collaborate with smart people and companies that keep me on my toes and inspire me.
One of these companies is FiftyThree. To say each member of the team excels at what he does is an understatement. I love working because I love being part of this team, comprised of individuals who are earnest in their collective effort to deliver what I can only describe as fulfillment. You’ll be able to get a better picture of FiftyThree in this article by The Verge.
Try the new theme on your Tumblr this weekend. There are two versions: Basic is free and Pro costs $19 but is fully customizable. Let me know what you think. And if you work and play on the iPad, get Paper and share your creations with our team. Other than that, I recommend getting offline, going for a bike ride, hugging a friend, visiting your mom, and keeping an eye out for Time and Headspace. If you find them, please ask: Where have you been hiding? - amy
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