A hand holding a felted Watchamacalit bar, the text is painted on it with puffy paint. From the 8 till late exhibit by Lucy Sparrow.

June 2017 in Photos



1) I’m now the proud owner of a Lucy Sparrow piece from her “8 ’till Late” installation in New York. She recreated a bodega out of felt and all the goods were for sale. It was fun and whimsical. It closed nine days early because people bought up all the art. I’m glad I got to see it. As the grandchild of grocery store owners, I loved it. I especially loved that she had Whatchamacallits on offer because those seemed rare to me — it wasn’t just any old place that carried them — and I ate a lot of them at my grandparents’ store.  2) Rainbow cupcakes! These were for a kid’s birthday party, but they’re also appropriate for Pride. 3) I love the bright hues of bougainvillea. These were in San Francisco.  4) The interior of Pels Pies in Brooklyn. Good pies and charming interior with a pressed tin ceiling and plants galore in the window. Oh, and the wallpaper!  5) The cozy Kelly Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania campus.