The sights, the sounds, the smells.. just being in this city for a few moments and your senses are overloaded with amazing things . We like to take day trips a few times a year .. our favorite places being Times Square , Rockefeller Center and Soho. There are so many other parts of NYC that I want to check out including these awesome flea markets , this new market that just opened , the zoo, aquarium , and Edgar Allen Poe's cottage to name a few .
This visit we finally went to Tara McPherson's store , she is an amazing artist and her shop does not disappoint ! I came away with a few things of course :)
signed print by Daniel Danger ... I have to get to Michael's next weekend so I can find the perfect frame for it .
We had lunch at Motorino .. and yes the pizza looks and tastes as good as that picture looks ! It may have been one of the best pizza's we have ever had !
Then it was off for a little more walking , sightseeing and shopping . I was excited to learn that there was a Kinokuniya bookstore .. the first one I had been in was in Seattle and I loved it . This store was just as cool and packed with great books, pens, papers, etc . I couldn't resist more washi tape ...
We also made a quick stop at Mid-Town Comics for our special limited edition Walking Dead Comic Con passes . I was amazed at how many comic books there are .. I don't really read them but I do love to look thru them for the visual aspect and the covers are pretty awesome ! Although I did find a comic that I had to have .. Lenore ♥
We passed a store called Muji and I could see from the shop windows that they had some cool paper products (it is mainly a clothing store) so we headed on over to check it out and I was pleasantly suprised at the selection and the prices ! I came away with a few goodies for very little $ .. which is always a plus!
A couple journals .. the larger one will be for my new "Inspiration" book like the smashbooks that are out there , and some cool kraft envelopes that are begging to be altered and distressed !
It was time for a sweet treat so we went to Crumbs Bake Shop ...I had heard awesome things about them and it was soooo hard to pick just a few but we managed to leave the store without spending too much ..lol..
It was almost time to leave but I had to take a couple more pictures to remember the fun day we had ...
I have not had the time I would like to have to spend in my studio but I will be getting some art time in tomorrow night and monday so pictures coming soon of my wood collage in progress and the beginnings of my Inspiration journal .. I already have some things laid out for the cover .. fun fun !!