I'm a secret painter, museum director, daughter of a singer and dancer.
Barcelona, New York, New Orleans, Cape Cod, Fire Island, the Hamptons, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Bonaire, Iceland, Le Frontenac, ballet, flamenco, painting, low tech animation, rock n roll, embroidery, big canvases, paintings on wood, not talking, matching lingerie, hats, low clutter and some Feng Shui, Buddhism and Catholicism, Native American, Celtic, and Quaker cultures, protecting our freedoms, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, the Beatles, Bjork, P.J. Harvey, Townes Van Zandt, Joanna Newsom, Sam Cooke, amazing nurses, valentines, self-made/humble/warm/sarcastic or shy folks, English, foreign languages and sign language, yoga, sailing, running, archery, diving, snowboarding, lacrosse, gymnastics, horse riding, kayaking, guitars, teacups, quilts, trains, old buildings, my dress hanging in a tree, pianos and organs, handwritten letters, bridges, concert harps, ferries, Scandinavian design, tree houses, tipis, vegetable gardens, rose gardens, Japanese gardens, hammocks, baby slings, road trips, scarves, eyeglasses, farms, freckles, braids, old typewriters, bikinis, crocheted lace clothing, long hair on myself and other girls, Lincoln Center, live theatre, live music, MoMA and Olana Museum, Rosa Mexicano, rooftop parties, records, navels, sangria at Bosc de les Fades, Burberry, fancy jeans, shirts with nautical stripes, Japanese beds, long eyelashes (natural, not fake ones), big bathtubs, big cushy headphones, pea coats, Nancy Drew's wardrobe, rosy cheeks, stone walls, armoires, beautiful birdcages, fires on the beach, constellations in the Caribbean sky, off the shoulder clothing, chess, lounging around, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chloé, a thatched roof, waking up in sea-side homes, Charlie Rose's interviews, the X-Files, hot air balloons, clear umbrellas, horse riding boots, mini kilts, roadster convertibles, an alley of trees, university math and English finals, massage, eating slowly, tea, milk, mangoes, organic food, cinnamon, fresh cherries, Anna Shea chocolates, paella, Thai food, avocado, ginger, Droste cocoa, tomatoes off the vine, shish kebab (vegetarian and traditional), sushi (vegetarian and traditional), artichokes, blueberries, BBQ and outdoor meals, Beard Papa, bananas and platanos, blood orange juice, Prosecco, peaches, hot toddies. Abstract expressionism, post-impressionism. Many a painting by Picasso, Hopper, Manet, Seurat, Matisse, Chagall, Wesselmann, Degas, Gauguin, Klee, Klimt, Kahlo, Kara Walker, some by Peter Hunt and Kyle Field/Little Wings, most soft sculptures by Claes Oldenburg- especially the instruments, Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, Tim Walker's photography, the Nike of Samothrace statue, frescoes, Brian Andreas, Christo and Jeanne-Claude who taught me the art of romance, Linda McCartney. Bedtime stories & lullabies. Authors Nabokov, Hemmingway, Haruki Murakami, Susan Sontag, Gabriel García Márquez, Jonathan Franzen, Jonathan Lethem, Tom Robbins. Judith Dupré. Paul Lally, Shel Silverstein, the Art and Flair of Mary Blair. News by the Onion. BBC version of Chronicles of Narnia. Gene Kelly tap dancing, Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman, Jon Stewart. Most Michel Gondry, Woody Allen, and Sofia Coppola films, James Bond, National Public Radio W-NYC, Conan O'Brien, comic genius, owls, Dalmatians, rabbits, kittens, sailfish, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins, bats, things with pouches, foxes, lions, tigers, lambs, whales, otters, sea foam, foamed milk, silk, stained glass, seashells, roses, foxgloves, snow, porcelain, moss, ferns, cherry and plum blossoms on trees, redwoods, tulips, poppies, driftwood, orchids, fog, feathers, aquamarine gemstones, coral, cotton, mosaics, linen, calla lilies, water lilies, antlers, sea glass, chiffon, orange rind