Sunday, April 10, 2011

NYC Part One

well i'm finally getting around to sharing my new york trip
it sure was a whirlwind of a time
even though i was away from home for ten days

when i left my rainy b.c. weather
i arrived at the ottawa, ontario airport to this...

christina picked me up from the airport and we were off to her home
to pack up the van for our road trip to NYC the next day

her husband cooked us a fantastic italian meal
and then we went to the task at hand of wrapping all her paintings
before we packed them in the van

off bright and early the next morning
heading to the u.s. border crossing
2 hours later (long story)
we were finally headed down the highway
our destination for the night was rhode island

made it to her publisher's home in the country
beautiful couple with lots of hospitality
great meal, great wine, great dessert
thank you paul and kirsten!

next morning we were on our way
NYC baby

weather was not great
more of the cold, rainy kind i am familiar with

seeing this sign meant we were close!


i guess i am the "old" rochelle
since the "new" rochelle resides in new york!

arrived at pier 94 to unload all the paintings
only to find out that we might not be able to do this until the next day
a bit of coaxing and we were able to get started

christina so excited to actually have HER paintings
showcased at this BIG NYC art show

setting up the booth

"the shift is key"

"deste more"

"an ugly truth about humanity"
"the shift is key"

christina's wall in the booth
the four in the middle of the wall are all done with encaustic


another artist with angelnook publishing
jp madison's work

we finished setting up the booths on the next day
so we were able to do some sightseeing and shopping

a few hours to shop before we needed to meet the group for dinner

so naturally on our list was this fab store
sadly though i found nothing that i really had to have
no clothing found - just houseware stuff
once again though the window displays are over-the-top

and more...

rockefeller center
and all the people skating

times square at night
certainly the "hub" of the city
so much energy could be felt here

our friends amy, suzi and krista
all the way from texas and arizona!
what little time we were able to spend with them was a hoot!

this is the only statue of liberty we had time to see on this trip

part two to come...
christina's debut on opening day at NYC ART EXPO!!