Doodlin' Away

I am an unrepentant doodler.

I do a lot of my doodling at work during meetings. It helps me think.

Often, the longer the meeting, the more complicated the doodle.

Sometimes I'll sketch ideas for jewelry or packaging while on the subway, or waiting for friends to show up at a bar restaurant.

And when all else fails -- meaning my friends are late -- there's always whatever is front of me. I'm never bored as long as I have my notepad and pen. This was a delicious cocktail that involved fresh grapefruit, rosemary-infused vodka, and some other stuff. I had two. It was a good night.


Is that A Poem In Your Pocket?

April 14th is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.

Poets.org makes it easy -- you can carry your poem on your phone or on paper. I love the way you can choose your poem with the paper option:

I choose "walk" and got


Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet
and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.

~ Walt Whitman


Recycling Your Recycling

Over the weekend, I transferred several old plants to new pots, in the hope of giving them a nice little kick at the start of the growing season, pictures of which I'll post later. In the meantime, if you have the urge to plant and grow, and possibly gift, this little gizmo is genius!

It allows you to make an endless supply of biodegradable paper pots from your newspaper pile in which you can seed baby plants and even give them as gifts.

Love it.


So Cute!

I just want to squish this little guy, he is so cute. But I have to confess, I was kinda hoping he had some actual chocolate tucked away inside somewhere...


Who Are These People?!

The other day I was noodling around online, looking for pictures for a post about some of my favorite catalogs, when I found this image:

What is their story? Are they husband and wife? High school sweethearts who got married, live in the 'burbs, and like to come into the city for brunch on the weekends, wearing all black like "real" New Yorkers? Or maybe they're brother and sister stagehands who got pulled into a modeling gig for the lead actor, who also makes jewelry, of the off-Broadway play they're working? They could be spokespeople for the National Association of Cat Burglars....


Opening Day!

It's the outdoor season for the Brooklyn Flea. Once again I'll be in Fort Greene bright and early on Saturday April 2nd, sharing a tent with Melody's Addiction right across from our fave, Pizza Moto!