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“From the White Horse, with Love” is a short fiction zine self-published by two friends of mine from New York: Richard Keeshan and the super talented Danielle Blumstein, my roommate when I lived in the East Village.
I did all the illustrations.
The stories are great and the project is very, very cool. I love working on collaborations like this. Always a pleasure.
If anyone is interested, I have a few issues to give away. Message me here and I’ll get in touch!
Lots of Love from Deutschland.
I am back in Europe now, and thinking back about my days in New York and all the things that I enjoyed the most over there. With that in mind, I decided to start this list with Chelsea.
During my three-month stay in the city, Chelsea was one of the places that I kept going back to. All the time, actually. I think I got a little addicted to it.
I found Chelsea simply amazing. It gives you access to creative work that otherwise you wouldn’t even know existed.
It’s never boring. The galleries change their collections every Thursday so every week there’s something completely new to see. From paintings and collage…
I have a constant hunger for inspiration and seeing creative work feeds it. New York is ideal in that way. It has so much going on that you simply feel an obligation to make the most of it. There is no such a thing as staying at home on a Saturday afternoon. It is not even an option. There is always somewhere to go and something to see.
Chelsea is an eternal, ongoing circle of creativity. Nothing lasts more than a week, true, so it has something shallow and superficial about it, but at the same time, it forces you almost to have a sense of duty to go and see art. Chelsea gives you a deadline and you don’t want to miss out.
Lots of love.
♥ During my time in this city, I have found that New Yorkers always have a lot to say.
T-shirt at the Converse store on Broadway.
Exhibition at the MoMA.
Exhibition at the MoMA.
♥ I have been in New York for two months now. God, where did time go? It seems like it was yesterday that I arrived here, not having a clue what to expect, referring to my map every 5 minutes (“is that downtown or uptown?”), getting lost on the subway and getting high on the energy and excitement of being in the centre of the world.
I am not a true New Yorker yet, but I have definitely grown accustomed to living here. I have a favorite cafe and a favorite Moroccan restaurant in the East Village. I have a favorite bar for Monday nights. I have a favorite cupcake shop in Soho, a favorite arts supply centre, a nail saloon and a bookstore. I don’t have a set routine (the wonderful thing about being an art student) but regarding those places I’ve just mentioned, I’m definitely up for some frequent flyer miles pretty soon.
New York, I have one month left here. Something tells me I’ll miss the hell out of you when that time is up.
Despite reading the complete opposite in the news, I don’t think today is a glorious day.
I won’t dwell on this too much, as this is supposed to be a happy blog about illustration and creative inspiration, but I will say this: Let’s please not celebrate the pain and death of other human beings. It’s heartless and cruel.
Image by CitrusHeart.
Lots of Love from Lisbon.