Writing this email as Luke & Lochlan swim and do flips off a mini-bridge into Lake George. It’s our last full day here - we rented two cabins with my entire family - the same place where I learned how to swim, according to my dad.
My memory of this place - musty cabin smell, allergies and waking up to buzzing flies in my ears. It’s much better than I remembered, but I’m a city boy at heart, so one week in a cabin is more than enough for me...
My favorite part of the trip, the temporary tatoos. I picked a whale and a flower, Lochlan picked a penguin and Luke picked Road Runner. They say it doesn’t hurt but I felt everything!
For the artist-in-me - the hightlight has always been The Magic Forest, which was a strange, kitschy amusement park from the 1960's, with all these fantastical fiberglass characters living in the forest. Sadly (but understandably), new ownership came in and are upgrading the park. I’m glad I was able to photograph these guys while still here (most have been sold to private collectors in past year). Here are just a few.
When I happened on these guys a few years back, those recurring nightmares of being chased in a forest by strange characters, when I was a child, made perfect sense. I am writing a separate (cathartic) post about these guys, which will be up on our blog next week.
If you are around later today - Mike is running Open Studio from 4:00-7:00pm.When I happened on these guys a few years back, those recurring nightmares of being chased in a forest by strange characters, when I was a child, made perfect sense. I am writing a separate (cathartic) post about these guys, which will be up on our blog next week.
I will be back and refreshed for Open Studio on Monday from 11:00-2:00pm - ready to start a few new collaborative projects - hope you can make it! Or, check out our full list of events coming up in next few weeks - hope you can make it to one -or- a few -or- all!!!
It's our last day today up here with the family - so I am off to make a few more memories (and maybe get some more tatoos). Thanks for reading.
Check out my daily gratitude doodle journal, started back on Nov. 30, 2021. I wake up every morning, come up with three random things to be thankful for and doodle them in my journal. Daily gratitude practice helps you approach the day with a positive outlook and it’s been working for me.
It’s more important than ever for our kids to be creating and drawing and using their hands to make stuff. This blog is my attempt to come up with ideas for them to do just that. Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for scrolling all the way. If you’re in NYC area, come in for a workshop. If outside NYC, drop us a note and we’ll get back with ways to connect with your kids. Stay creative and have a great day!