Monday, November 14, 2011

Beginnings


Beginnings, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

My latest upload on Flickr... sorry for my terrible absence from Blogging and commenting on other's blogs. Will try to do better. Enjoying a beautiful Fall in the city; can you believe the Holidays are right around the corner?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Memories of Memories


Memories of Memories, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

Scrapbook found in a tiny New England town's cluttered antique store. Lovely salmon colored embossed cover, with fading gold leaf trims, and stunning graphic elements on front. The inside is filled with gorgeous yellowed paper (unused) and the back shows and embossed patent of March 1876.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Contemplating The Throne


Contemplating The Throne, originally uploaded by sMacshot.
This is Greg Garing, one of the recording artists whose album cover I shot this year. The record release party is behind us, and I'll post images as soon as I get my copies of the albums. For now I leave you with this outtake from one of our photo shoots.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Film Flam and All That Stuff


How did a month go by?  It's almost Summer and I am not prepared!  I'm not even 1/3  of the way done with film scanning from last year.  The task is time consuming, but I get lost in the magic, reliving memories as I scan each frame.  Each negative holds a surprise, and I feel like Peter Billingsly as "Ralphie" in The Christmas Story as he locks himself in the bathroom to decipher the secret message from his Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring... the anticipation, the excitement, the.... WHAT the???  Yeah, so ok, sometimes the scan is little more than some bizarre light-leaky abstracts like these above.  That's what you get when you work in toy plastics!


I've added stainless steel chains and silver toned medals to the Armory.  I really need to get to listing all my sMacVision Armor at some point, but for now I sell quite well offline - - easier when people see them 'in person'.  There are some in my Etsy shop, and if you see anything here, feel free to contact me.


There is a significant shop update with new prints.  For now just in the Etsy shop... coming soon to SuperMarket as well.


I've also made bracelets.  They come in singles or multiples, and I wear mine stacked, just like I do my necklaces.  As with the silver stuff above, these aren't in any of my online shops.


Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all who celebrate it, and are fortunate enough to have it off!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Twins Go To Mardi Gras


The Twins Go To Mardi Gras, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

From a series of "twin' illustrations based on one I made for my twin sister for our birthday this year....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The New Palette of Gary Baseman





The colors absolute inspire me. I went to one of his openings years and years ago at Earl McGrath, here in NYC. I've been a fan long before much of the commercialization of his work, but the work and colors in this video remind me why I love his art.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Circus Around Here

I'm not the best blogger, let's be honest.  Where do people find all the time, I wonder?  I had a Birthday not too long ago and treated myself to some additions to my antique toy collection from my favorite NYC dealer.  I couldn't choose just one treat, so I got three! (only one pictured here)  These clowns came from a game, but not much more is known about them. I love the beautiful paper lithograph, (click the photo to see better) which is still quite intact.  And each can be removed from the stand - - their bases have wooden pegs which fit in holes.

Like so many of you are, I've been so busy.  Along with my full-time day job, I've been working on two concurrent outside commissions for the past month, as well as trying to attend some Community Board meetings, and filling some print, and jewelry orders.  I've yet to update my online shops, but there are many more pendant styles to choose from, now. ( I"ll get to that eventually, like finishing my taxes - yes, I'm not done!)  And me, not having TV, you think they'd mention on the all-news radio station I listen to every morning that  Sunday was Daylight Savings day, no?  It's a darn good thing I had no appointments!   :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hands

Many of you know I often roam my neighborhood at night, camera in hand.  Sometimes I'm tired of taking shots of the buildings, and seek some small detail I may not have noticed.  Other times I head home without having fired off a single shot, or, as in this case, with a couple of "dumb" shots: ones which I know will end up being deleted for their lack of aesthetic or documentary value, or stored on hard drives, never to be opened again.

The "dumb" shots in this case were a couple of hands of some wooden mannequins in a lit up shop window on Wooster St.  But when I got home,  I decided to make a challenge of it.  What, I asked myself, could I do to make something so boring look interesting?  Here are the results (starting with an original, plain ole file...)

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Friday, January 28, 2011

NYC in January

It's a record-breaking January, snow-wise, here in New York City.  This is the way I like it.  Winter should be white (ahem, ok, that is a relative term once snow hits our streets) and cold.  It should make one appreciate a warm home, and cocoa, and toasty socks and blankies.  And it should be in vast contrast to Summer.  Every season has its role, and I prefer them to act accordingly.  So, on that note, bring on the blizzardry; it is welcome any ole time, in my book!!

PS: the necklaces in my previous post should hit my Etsy shop in the next day or two!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Necklaces













 I started making some necklaces featuring some of my illustrations, and photography.  I made them for myself in varying lengths so that I could layer some, while double or triple wrapping the longest one.  My kitty-bear (it's unknown; he looks like a bear, and I think of him as such, but he's got a very long tail, and questionable ears) Baxter has assisted me in modeling the pieces.  Perhaps I'll have to make some more for my online shops. :)
UPDATE: They are now in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dance, Baby, Dance.


Dance, Baby, Dance., originally uploaded by sMacshot.
I'm sick. And tired of being so. Been trying to shake this cold, hard!!  Anyone have any good cough remedies? It's making my whole torso, front and back, sore. :(