with Hats, Beads & Art
First, let me say, my Open Studio, "Hat Shop in a Box," was, IMO, a resounding success. So many of my old friends, new friends and family attended, that it really was a 2-day afternoon social.
The door bell kept dinging, the prosecco help flowing and the hugs kept hugging. And the beads and hats were flying off the shelves.
I am wearing a Laurence Kazar sequined blouse
newly purchased from Rosemary Wettenhall's
Greenwich Village shop, Madame Matovu.
My beads are called "Forget-Me-Not."
I displayed my beads on the table covered
by an orange, silk scarf. My inspiration board was
illuminated by our pink, floor lamp,
I gave the beads flower names such as
Gladiola, Hyacinth and Snapdragon.
Gladiola, Hyacinth and Snapdragon.
Collages which use my photos
taken in Pennsylvania coal country.
I also created little tableaus with some of my
doll accessories and furniture.
I made the orange-velvet boater
for my bridal course at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
My teacher said it was "perfect work."
Julliette cap with vintage feathers and
pansies, also made at FIT.
A series of my small drawings.
Hats and more drawings on the orange table.
Another drawing on a bookcase shelf.
Our red table looks like it could have come from Design Within Reach. Not so. This table was rescued from an industrial waste heap. I spied it one day when we were at the Saint Nicholas Coal Breaker in Pennsylvania. It was sitting forlornly in a pool of black mud. We took it home, and had it sand blasted and painted red. It's quite happy now, in our kitchen.
her purchase which I call Nuit et Jour.
I made this hat with Jean in mind.
I used buttons from my mother-in-law's button box,
which I inherited.
I think that Jean has renamed the hat, "Orca."
wearing "Orca," and sporting her
squid earrings, caught off the
shore of Montauk, fresh that
to complement the "Dahlia" beads.
Damon looks like he is wearing a puffy yarmulke.
Samira purchased "Snapdragon."
wearing a Stephen Burrows dress,
and my beads from last season,
"The Chuckles Necklace."
a restaurant in the Village where she is a server.
She also studies acting and makes hats.
his recent show at the Mitaka City Gallery of Art in Tokyo.
Yoi studied with Richard at Tyler.
"As soon as I started my freshman year at Tyler, I felt that I was finally on the right track. In my sophomore year, I met a professor named Richard Cramer, whom I felt I could put my confidence in his way of thinking about art. One day, one of the other professors questioned me about the perspective that I used in my painting, saying that it looked wrong. Then Prof. Richard Cramer talked back to the other professor, "Are you talking about the old fashioned (stale) perspective from the Renaissance era?" After that, I was very happy making paintings in my own way."Yoichiro Yoda, "Dramas of Memory," catalog for show, 2012
"Dear Stephanie" by Yoichiro Yoda
2012 oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Both Junko and Toshi are wonderful artists.
Junko and Toshi had a joint show at the MC Gallery in NYC.
Here is Richard with Junko's
Flight Maps works.
It's a globe showing the earth with the flight map of a plane
from New York to Tokyo, as seen on an airliner's video screen.
which he has done over the course of 10 years.
Debra Rapoport wearing
one of her fantastic hats made from Viva paper towels.
regarding Debra's hat.
The Great Pink Hat Try-On
Batting first, Cindy,
my Elmira college friend.
of the MCP award,
"Most Cutest Player,"
No one does black, leather, bows and satin better.
She is wearing a necklace of her own design.
Mexican hat shop in a box.