Sunday, April 22, 2012

Out My Door

Essentially.  A thirty-one year old unsolved missing child case reopened, and memories resurface for many of us who remember the news coverage all that time ago.  Six year old Etan Patz got permission to walk the very short couple of blocks from his building (blocks in Soho are very small... we are not on the same scale as uptown) to his school bus stop one day back in May, 1979.  He never made it,  and has never been found.  His grieving parents have been forced to live the nightmare all parents fear.  But now new evidence has suddenly given cause for around the clock blockade of a section of Prince Street which falls along the route taken by Etan as he headed for the bus stop.  A buidling's basement there is being jackhammered and searched.  It will take a bit of time to break through all the cinderblocks and cement, but I do not think they will stop until they finish the task.  I went out there last night to document what hopefully will end in a final closure to his mother and father who deserve so much more, but nothing less.  My prayers to the investigators and to them.
A bouquet left on the police barricade in memory.
NYPD and official vehicles.
Traffic in Soho diverted off of Prince St.
News Stations' vans lined up along Wooster, from CNN to foreign news channels.
ABC Eyewitness News van on Prince St.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Facebook Timeline

So the 'Timeline' feature has arrived on my sMacVision page, and while it is an adjustment to get used to, I don't find it so visually offensive.  I do think the layout is odd, however.  And it required a new 'Cover Photo' to be whipped up.  Come and follow me there if you haven't already; it's nice to have new fans, and like this blog, I won't be filling your day with massive amounts of posts!  ;)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The World's Worst Blogger

Or something like that. What can I say? I know many others equally busy or more so are perfectly capable of tossing in a post every few days or week or so with very little trouble. At least it seems. But I am owning the fact that this is just not as easy for me, taking care of business offline, online, updating the Facebook, the shops, keeping on top of orders, shipments, and personal work. I am not a self-sufficient artist, I do have another day job; living in Manhattan requires it. I am going to try to not beat myself up over not being so present like the many blog-owners I love to follow are. I'm doing my best.  Happy Easter, everyone!

These are some of the Paper Mache NYC Racing Puppies still in [slow] progress.  They mostly run in circles, and stop for treats along the way, but they have fun, and they're adorable in an imperfect way.  More on the sMacVision Facebook page!