Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I spent Monday in the library leafing through Vogues from 1925 - another fun research project! - so my brain's full of flappers.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Patience or Fortitude.

I’ve been doing some research at the New York Public Library for a professor. Tracking down centuries-old newspapers, letters by American Revolutionary War heroes and articles about occult-sounding medical treatments has me feeling a little like Indiana Jones. Or some intrepid woman anthropologist…It doesn’t hurt that the building is incredible, with its maze of rooms filled with masses and masses of cloth-bound books, its spiral staircases leading to narrow balconies and cat-walks, its huge reading rooms with coffered ceilings that make you feel impossibly tiny but somehow cozy. Also, the place is guarded by two lions.
I ate a quick lunch on the steps, and drew even quicker sketches. One of them's looking a little more like a collie than a lion...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010