We’re going to Brooklyn to visit Jon’s daughter Emma, leaving today and coming back on Sunday.
Besides getting to see Emma, I love taking the train to New York City and walking around Brooklyn. It’s always such a sensory overload for me, even though I grew up on Long Island and spent a lot of time in the City. It never used to faze me, but since living upstate, I am now content to just walk through the streets and see all the different people and the clothes and shop windows and smell all the smells ( weather they are good or not) and let all the noise overwhelm me. It’s so easy to be in the moment there, because there is so much stimulation, it takes lots of concentration just to try and take it all in. (when I lived on Long Island I would become a true New Yorker in the City and just ignore it all) And as an antidote to all of that, we’re planning on visiting the Botanical Gardens, the perfect time of year, I think.
I always wonder when I take a trip or do something different what colors, visuals and ideas it will stir up in me. What I will take back to the studio and how it will manifest in my work.