Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mermaid Parade Coney Island!

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is one of my favorite events of the year. This year however I was not sure I even wanted to go. Lately New York and more specifically New York's people have been getting on my nerves. So I wasn't so sure I wanted to deal with the crowds.

Of course though the call of the Mermaids lured me in! I'm sure glad they did. It was a delightful day. The weather was no less than perfect.

We did have to go early though. Lee and I both had a race on Sunday so we didn't want to be totally wiped out for that.

Ruby's as usual was our first stop. We sat up "camp" out front on the boardwalk. We met a nice couple from the city and hung with them for several hours. 

I was asked several times to have my picture made with people. Mainly because I have a huge Coney Island tattoo on my back. But sometimes people even asked for photos of the front of me! One of them even snuck a little kiss in on my cheek as the pic was made! That rascal!

This photo was actually taken out at Ruby's last year by a photographer from Brazil. I'm sad I lost her name. But that's my Coney Tattoo!





With my whole living simple life style that I'm trying I did not allow myself a new costume this year. I just went as a 1950s pin up gal, using stuff I just drug out of my closet. 

This was taken at the Freak Bar in one of their Fun House Mirrors.


Lee even looks quite nautical for the occasion.


Party Bus


Just a hand full of the Parade watchers


It was a fantastic way to kick off the summer!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

hiatis while practicing the simple life

as per usual I’ve had a little hiatus from my blog.


i have a million and one excuses. well not really. i have one excuse. i’ve gotten all up in this whole living simply life style. which boils down to doing less and enjoying more.

while i do enjoy doing my blog sometimes i just don’t take the time to keep up with it.

all this simple living does not mean being lazy. oh no! never. it just means picking and choosing what i do. this frees up more time to create and that's what is important to me after all.


while i have been being simple, i have been painting and making little animal necklaces. those of you who follow me on face book i am sure have seen them.


i am having an art opening on july 4th at delurk gallery in winston-salem, nc. it’s from 7-10pm. i’m going to be there so before you head to the fire works swing by and see me and what i’ve been up to.


fran├žois
bouledogue

polar bear necklace made from vintage toy

web flyer for the show