Last Monday I came home from a 12 day trip to New York. I had an amazing time staying with my sweet friend Nathalie Kalbach in Jersey City and teaching together in New York City and Syracuse, NY.
I arrived on Thursday, March 16 at Newark where Nat picked me up. Only 2 days after the storm the sides of the streets where still piled up with snow and it was cold!!
We had sushi for lunch and in the evening Nat, her friend Kim and I went to a party at MOMA (The Museum Of Modern Art).
The party was quite loud (not our kind of music :D) and there were loads and loads of young rich kids. But the good thing was that there were only a few people going through the galleries, we had the museum almost for ourselves :)
I love that MOMA makes a statement against the travel ban by showing a lot of paintings by artists from a nation whose citizens have been or are being denied entry into the US! I loved strolling through the galleries even tho, by the time we went to bed, I had been up for 24 hours.
On Friday morning we slept in and had a quiet breakfast before heading to The Ink Pad in NYC where I did a demo from 12-2pm.
The Ink Pad is a tiny little stamp store in the West Village with an amazing amount of stamps, stencils and mixed media supplies.
During the demo Nat did a Facebook Live video that you can watch HERE.
It was a lot of fun!
After the demo we went to Russ and Daughters The Cafe in the Lower East Side for lunch. Such a cool place and ohhh the food, so yummy!
According to The New York Times Russ & Daughters is "one of the 10 best new restaurants in New York".
We loved the food so much that after lunch we went to Russ & Daughters The Shop to take some of that delicious herring and salmon home!
After that we went to Kremer Pigments. That was just the coolest!! We felt like kids in a candy store!
I took some empty paint tubes home to make my own paints!
On our way home we took a little detour through Macy's to see one of the last original wooden escalators that is still in use.
Come back soon for part 2 - workshops at the Ink Pad!
Thank you for stopping by!