Thursday, November 18, 2010
I am vegan. And I try to eat raw food as much as possible. One of the most thrilling (yes, thrilling) things about a raw food diet is: there's no packaging waste! I love that! There might be a banana peel or an apple stem, but that stuff continues being extremely useful in the world of decomposition.
However, I do sometimes have packaging...as in a plastic pouch or deli-style container - see photo above - and whenever possible, I wash and use and re-use that plastic thing over and over again. I store my cut onions and tomatoes in them. Or I pack my lunch into various components in them. They stack beautifully in one's back pack and some styles of these containers, if sealed properly, are pretty much water tight. I save money by bringing lunch and by not buying any new plastic stuff...and best of all, it gives me the feeling of being a citizen of the world and a friend to nature. All that from re-using plastic containers!
Have you tried re-using the many forms of plastic packaging that come your way?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
People have been saying nice things about my dog portraits. I did the boxer above (and the Italian Greyhound from another post) as examples of pet portraits. But I think people are finding the idea of a pet portrait a little too extravagant these days, so they have more often asking me for a generic, yet favorite breed. What is your favorite breed of dog? Leave a comment below!
Friday, November 5, 2010
.....from my apartment window. I was sitting at my computer and looked out the window...the light was extraordinary. It was overcast and grey, but the sun, setting on the opposite side of my building, was being reflected in the window across the street and was very bright. So gorgeous! I jumped up and took this picture:
It really is time that the world got to know them, so here they are. Doing one of the things they do best...sleep and/or lounge around. The first photo with the mannekin is Saturn and 99, in a synchronized lounging position, with a symmetrical twist. The second photo has 99 and Mr. Sweetie in a nearly perfect yin yang configuration of sleep. I will be posting more of these lovelies in the coming days.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Back in September, Karen Seiger came by my display at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn and took some pictures. Next thing I know, I'm her Photo of the Day for today. With a photo of this dog portrait I did. Thank you Karen!
Yikes. I do realize it's been a long time since my last post. I vow as of today to update with a piece of art and a post daily. Ok.....go!
The drawing above is a detail of a larger pencil drawing done in 2003. It is of my cat Saturn. She's a very friendly, 13 y.o. girl. I have a new website with my portfolio on it. Please visit harrietfaith.com where you'll see this drawing and a lot more!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hello out there! Above is one of my small watercolors. That is, it is 2.5 inches wide by 3.75 inches high. It is of the top of the Empire State Building, looking north from 14th Street in Union Square. I moved downtown from in front of the Met and have been selling my artwork at Union Square. It is fun, interesting and lots of hard work! Just wanted to check in. Pretty tired right now and have to get up early tomorrow Wednesday. It gets really crowded because Wednesday is a day when the food vendors are there, so more artists show up to sell, expecting a bigger crowd.