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Wouldn’t you know it. I had plans to meet up with visiting-from-North Carolina-friends Gwen and Phil Diehn in the city and it SNOWED! We decided to ignore the idea and actuality of the existence of SNOW and met in Penn Station.

We took the subway uptown (snow had stopped) to the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library where we viewed the exhibition “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution”. From their website: ” In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.”

Gwen has embarked on doing 10,000 drawings so afterward we looked for “things” to draw. On the 4th floor we found a Treasure Trove of Things Things and More Things. Follow the link and scroll down and take a look at the list of Things Categories. Wow. It was the coolest place ever.

Folk Art:

More Folk Art:

I sketched from life a detail of the installation “From here to there/De aqui pa’lla in the manner of La guagua aerea” by Antonio Martorell:

According to the information card on the wall: “The seats are dressed as immigrants so visitors can sit on their laps, literally placing themselves in their position.”
Here is my photograph of part of this installation:

iPad; Sketch Club, Finngr Pro, Glaze, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

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It is Thursday, well, it is Friday actually but I wrote this on Thursday, and there is a WALL of snow out there. Only the first wave has come through. Right now it is in the form of freezing rain and later tonight it will change back and make the wall higher. Matt came over at noon and cleaned off my driveway, sidewalk and car, promising to return the next day for the new deposit. He said he would call later on to set a time: “Is 9:00 too late to call? Will you be asleep already?”

I sketched and painted without my glasses. I wasn’t going to use Glaze but it makes my coat look as twitchy antsy as I’m feeling. So far I’ve walked 3 miles, as per pedometer, round and round the house. Maybe the coat would have settled down and relaxed if I had let it come with me.

iPad; Sketch Club, ArtRage and Glaze apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Ok. Feel free to breath a sigh of relief. I know it has been a load of caffeine – no decaf here – but this is the last. One a day for a week. C’est fini, excuse my accent.

Now I’m gonna drink my Dunkin’, eat lunch, read my digital library book (yay!) and seriously contemplate a walk outside.

iPad; Skribl, Glaze, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

iPad; Skribl, Glaze, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

iPad; Skribl, Glaze, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus

iPad; Skribl, Glaze, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

This is the last one of these. I like to do things in 3’s or more. Series. I probably have a zillion piles of things that are part of a series.

Hmm. I just had an idea. I think there might be another one after all.

iPad; Skribl, Glaze, ArtRage apps, a torn bit from some of my mail; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

We are covered in snow.

I went out and shoveled 4 times. One more time before I “cooked” dinner.

My neighbor snow-blew (?!) the sidewalk that I was content to ignore.

Then I got distracted.

iPad; Skribl, Glaze, ArtRage apps; various Gelli plate monotypes stored in camera roll to be used as background, etc.; flyer from a gallery; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

iPad; Finngr Pro, Glaze, ArtRage apps; one of the filters in camera roll; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Self-Portrait: Assembly Instructions In Box That Was Thrown Out

iPad; Finngr Pro, Glaze, ArtRage apps; one of the filters in camera roll; New Trent Arcadia stylus.