Thursday, December 30, 2010

The $20 Portrait

It was my fathers birthday in September and I had no idea what to give him as a present. 
So when I was strolling around Central Park, I found the solution. 
A portrait! It seemed a little vain, but parents always want a picture of their children, I reasoned. 
So after some bargaining I sat down and the gentleman started sketching away and before I knew it, 
a small crowd of tourists had gathered, commenting loudly in German (which I speak). 
Oh, the torture! 
My dad was happy to receive the portrait and even framed it to hang it in his office. 
Success!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I love Pompey!

Inspired by Little Augury's blog postings today, I have to say that my one of my favorite postings of 2010 was Reggie Darling's (click here for more on Pompey)on his pug Pompey. I love dogs, so please forgive me if I sound like a lunatic. Pompey is an adventurous and cheeky fellow, ever enterprising with a big personality. Every time I read about Pompey, I swoon. Maybe one day I get to meet him?
I posted some pictures from Reggie Darling on Pompey being a little escape artist and it is so sweet.











Thank you, Little Augury!

I am so flattered that my favorite blogger Little Augury decided to give me a big shout-out on her phenomenal blog. What a wonderful surprise! I read her blog every day, and this is really quite something. 
LA, you are a true lady!

And here is her posting, if you click on the pictures, you will be sent to her blog.
 


Little Black Dress ~ Part One

Louise Brooks
Coco Chanel

Duchess of Windsor
Duchess of Windsor

Ava Gardner
Rita Hayworth
Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner

Giulietta Masina and Frederico Fellini
Sophia Loren
Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe
Anita Ekberg
Romy Schneider
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
Jean Shrimpton
Dorothy McGowan




Blondie
Punks