; lowtide HIGHTIDE: January 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


If I were....



Scabby Robot

Monday, January 30, 2012

All I want, forever:

Hello world! This weekend a few things were learned

1.  After not drinking for 25 days, it's best not to take shots.  Here are some times for next time (though I would prefer for there not to be).

2. I also leaned that yoga loves me back.  In the day to day life we carry to much guilt, so much self -judgement and doubt.  I think in that room, I find one of the only places where I love myself. Call that ego or whatever, but if I can love myself I can be a better person in there, I can them be out there in the world, generosity to myself is generosity I then place back into the world.

3. I watched a great movie called Take Shelter.  Michael Shannon can play a crazy person over and over again (which he does in most of his movies) it never gets old.

4. I put coconut oil all over my hair and today, soft and smooth.  I use it now on face, body and hair and I am soft and smooth and inspired to use more and more of that which has little to no extra stuff in it, pure love.

5. Saw this and since heart day is coming out, my girl is too.  How cute (and functional as well!)

6. Saw this awhile ago and it was really inspiring to see such a well spoken young man speak with such strength and courage.

6. This song, this band I can't get enough of. Love new discoveries.

I hope you have a beautiful day out there and learned a few things this weekend as well. 

Monday Monday.....

Friday, January 27, 2012

I am feeling the start of a cold, zinc here I come!  Must toughen up, ahead this weekend are more guests (!), a housewarming party for dear friend and a trip to the Mercury Lounge to see a friend play (oh yeah, day 24,25,26 of Bikram too).  Hope I make it through....

Happy birthday Sam Cooke...

Happy birthday Virgina Woolf...

Also a happy birthday to Etta James who also passed this week...what a woman.

Speaking of house warming, these return stamps from Paper Source could make great gifts...

Be still my little toes...

For those of you who fancy photography, work in photography, the art market, museums, galleries...here is some food for thought.  What do you think about Martin's words when you put them next to his photographs?  Do they line up?

Finally, I know I should be posting the State of the Union (did you see it!!?!), or commenting on how entitled Newt is and the absurdity of Mitt's taxes (and how a man who fights to not have his taxes cut because he is so filthy rich , will never make this economy work for the middle/lower class) and the Florida debate, I would prefer to end on a positive note:

Enjoy, stay warm and bless!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In the past year I went from really really long blond hair, to really really long dark brown hair, to shoulder length brown hair, to shoulder length ombre hair...I might as well go for it, right?  Go short(er) and start from there.  Also, think it's time I go back to blond. I feel much more at home as a blond, though I wouldn't mind being a brunette again one day :)  Which one?!

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -Howard Thurman

I love this man Zach Orion who wakes me up on the G train
platform every morning.  His voice is really something of a 
mythological treasure.  Wonderful New York!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Love this:   
"Kirk Varnedoe thought it necessary to defend Twombly's seemingly random marks and splashes of paint against the criticism that "This is just scribbles - my kid could do it".'One could say that any child could make a drawing like Twombly only in the sense that any fool with a hammer could fragment sculptures as Rodin did, or any house painter could spatter paint as well as Pollack. In none of these cases would it be true. In each case the art lies not so much in the finesse of the individual mark, but in the orchestration of a previously uncodified set of personal "rules" about where to act and where not, how far to go and when to stop, in such a way as the cumulative courtship of seeming chaos defines an original, hybrid kind of order, which in turn illuminates a complex sense of human experience not voiced or left marginal in previous art.'  "

My dear friend Jenni residing in Australia sent me the work of a friend of hers:  Abigail Varney.  I am in awe of these photographs and occasions.  Love the mix of earth and human--we seem so organic out there in the world in her vision.  A part of the whole.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I did it! Website launched, Red Anchor Photo born into the world.  So much gratitude for my friends at Rabe and Co, my man Ben who really pushed me to go for it,  my parents--and of course: all the couples, mothers and friends who took a risk and had some faith in my capabilities.  

Do you ever daydream of moving?  This is on of my favorite past-times.  Ben and I talk about LA, Arizona, Hawaii, Bacon NY, Thailand.... I can't imagine myself here in NYC forever. There is just too much beauty in this big 'ol world.  People to see, places to go, things to do...

In the meantime, if I were a rich girl today I'd take off 3 months of work and live here to focus on the real work of life.  Check out this amazing site Cabin Porn, my oh my, I want all of them!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

 If you have not read this Vanity Fair editorial, do it! Blows me away...

This weekend consisted of playing with kids, yoga, watching movies, making food, hosting friends from out of town. What did I learn this weekend? Something easy and something you can learn too!  How to make felt cozies:

I also listened to this song by Active Child quite a bit on the subway, perfect way to drown into peace in the midst of the  antithesis:
Finally, I dreamed of having a few extra bones  in my pocket and pressing "add to cart" here:
What will the week ahead bring?  I hope to launch my wedding/event website- and get millions of bookings of course.  I also want to clean/oganize my closet, scan some film, read at least 80 pages of "Freedom" and check out Joel Sternfield at Luhring Augustine  Yes, I think this can happen.

Friday, January 20, 2012

This weekend - Busy!  I have my mentor program with LES Girls Club, Bikram (I am on a 30 day challenge- day 17,18,19- more on that next week), babysitting my little Australian angels and our friends from The Akron Family staying with us.  Oh dear!  Will I ever get any work done?   Might not, but will try to stay positive and be where the present moment takes me...

Happy Birthday A.A. Milne (Ben and I recently watched all 
3 parts before bedtime.  It warmed my heart)...
and Susan Sontag...
our beautiful and inspirational first lady

AND Martin Luther King.  Thank you.
I just got my tickets for Mexico!  Time to think about bathing suits, love this one from
This could be a great weekend project.

If anyone is around this weekend, check out the amazing work of kind and generous Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang at the ICP.

Bless and love- Be good and do good!

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