Monday, August 20, 2012

And then we lived in Brooklyn.

Sorry for the recent hiatus, friends. This past month was spent packing, shipping paintings overseas, and finishing up last minute summer commissions. It was also spent in a frantic NYC apartment hunt, that landed us in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood, woot!

In case you've never been to Brooklyn, here are a few things you should know.

1. Sunflowers, parrots, and pretty girls line the streets.



2. Backyards exist. And this little one pictured below came along with our new place. Ken has decided to take up bee keeping (more on that later), and in true Brooklyn fashion, we just started a compost pile.


3. There are parks. Lots and lots of parks. And many picnics in those parks.


I lived in New York briefly in 2007, loved it, and swore to move back someday. Five years later, here I am--married, painting, and composting in my backyard. :)

More to come friends, but for now I leave you with our beautiful city's skyline. My heart skips a beat everytime I see it.


25 comments:

  1. your shirt. I love it. also, we are giving the painting for violet's birthday this sunday, I CAN NOT WAIT! also also: If people dedicated songs on the radio still (do they do that?) I would dedicate "I and love and you " by the avett brothers to you. its a song about BROOKLYN!

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    1. tell me how the giving of the painting goes!!! i cant WAIT. also the shirt, on sale, urban outfitters. so easy. xoxox

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  2. welcome (back) to nyc! and bk is awesome!

    ~pemora

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  3. i'm so happy for you, yay to new adventures! x

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  4. Ooh brooklyn - how fun! I picture Brooklyn all buildings (at least the part I have been to was like that! Been to Manhattan hundreds of times - but Brooklyn only 2x) - so nice that you have a yard! Congrats on the new home- Enjoy.

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  5. I hope you keep up with your blog. I am one of your recent followers and your life seems so lovely and inspiring.. Also I'd love to see more of your art! xo

    www.azrakunworld.com

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    1. Thanks! I will do my very best to post more paintings. :)

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  6. Apartments and bees and Brooklyn, oh my! So good to get a little peek at what you've been up to!

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  7. Welcome to BK!!! My corner of the city has become my favorite spot on earth : ) Seriously. I've fallen in love with spots all over NYC, the US, the globe- but nothing tops Brooklyn. I hope you find yourself smitten too!

    http://whimwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Agreed!! It's the best of all worlds: city and village. I think I just might stay forever. :)

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  8. Enjoy Brooklyn! I have never been but hope to someday. And yay for having a backyard!

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    1. Yay for the backyard indeed!! We had one in SF, but it came with a garden. This is the first time we'll be starting from scratch. Fingers crossed. :)

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  9. Welcome to your new home! I come to NY often for work so I'm crossing my fingers we can meet up someday soon! Beekeeping?? PLEASE tell us more!

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    1. The man I married broke the mold my dear.

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  10. YAY BROOKLYN! Congratulations!

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  11. Congratulations! So exciting...wish you all the best!

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  12. Sounds amazing! Can't wait to follow your new adventures in NY :)

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  13. Sounds so fun! Congrats! By the way, great shirt!

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  14. Hooray for you - a backyard and in Brooklyn!

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  15. oh wow!! life comes a full circle in the way I have been following you!!
    you moved to India around the same time that I moved to the US from India...
    (NEW YORK to be precise)
    followed yr trials and tribulation in Chennai with a knowing smile, and could so relate to it now that I have seen what living in the US is all about!!
    and now that we are heading back home to India in 4-5 months.....
    you get to move back to the US and of all places-NEW YORK!
    (I was inspired to start my blog after following yours-homespunaround.blogspot.com)
    would love to get a chance to see yr exhibition before I leave coz I absolutely love your work!!

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  16. there's no place like it in the world!

    sweet photos:)

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