Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's time to crochet Easter Eggs

I personally do not selebrate Easter but I like the aesthetic side of this important Christian holiday. Many of the American traditions as we know them, including egg decorating, Easter trees and Easter egg games, were brought to America by German immigrants. I'd like to share with you some old german crochet patterns.

This is an easy way to give your Easter eggs that extra touch.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Story Number #2

As I said in yearly 1990-s many parking lots between 21st and 23rd streets in Chelsea were used as a flea market’s ground. Billy usually picked a spot on 21st next to St. Sava’s Orthodox church. I bought from Billy a lot of stuff. His tables always were overloaded with art supplies ( leftovers from art or designers studios ). Once I was digging in a box when my eye caught something in a small plastic showcase. I’d picked the item and was thrilled when found a signature “Paul Lobel”. It was a pre-Google and internet search era. In my trips to Flea market I always had one of the printed catalogs of listed artists - “Oh my God! it’s an American Modernist!” - my hands were shaking!

Paper Tier by Paul Lobel