myartobiography
A BLOG ABOUT LIFE, LIVES, & LIVING
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By Michelina Docimo Do you have a favorite NYC nook where you go to escape the noise and just be still in the moment?  Share your experience here.

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Peaceful Paley Park

After an espresso with Marcus, I head to Paley Park, perhaps my most favorite place in NYC.  I love Paley Park because it’s like a well-known secret, people know it’s there but sometimes forget or maybe it’s that when you’re there, the rest of the world is out.   A small belgian block square nestled [...]

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Photo from www.mikimotoamerica.com

By Michelina Docimo All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography. ~ Federico Fellini I woke up feeling fresh, as if a fog had lifted.  Mixing clothes and changing shoes on repeat, I felt like a DJ, and settled on an appropriate beat of toile pants, cream top, and leather ballet flats.  I [...]

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Nolan Calisch - Farmer

By Michelina Docimo I’m still on my way to Manhattan, reading through a page of The Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency, when I look up as the train stops at a Westchester station.  Usually, I just examine the commuters getting on and off, what they are wearing, and wonder where they are going.  This [...]

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Metro-North

By Michelina Docimo On my way into Manhattan this morning, the train was delayed a few minutes at the Harlem stop.  The reason: someone in car 2 hadn’t paid their fare.  The conductor announced it over the intercom  before arriving at 125th, signaling for a NYC cop to intervene.  As I waited with the train [...]

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By Michelina Docimo What is your favorite cake?  Who makes it?  Share a recipe, describe its flavors, tell us how good it is!

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Painting of Massimo Vignelli by Jessica Helfand after a photograph by Beatriz Cifuentes

By: Michelina Docimo I love cake – cheesecake, carrot cake, strawberry short cake, chocolate flourless cake, Italian rum cake, lemon poppyseed cake, ice-cream cake, and even cupcake cake.  I remember events by the cake served.  I eat my leftover birthday cake for breakfast.  Last year, I had two of the most beautiful birthday cakes ever. [...]

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Alex Maclean, Las Vegas, Housing subdivision built out in the desert, from his solo exhibition, ‘Vegas-Venice’

‘V’ for Vanishing Point: Aiming a camera lens at environmental decline in Italy & Nevada At first glance, the only similarity between Vegas and Venice is that they both begin with the letter V.  Look closer though, and you’ll see another parity—they’re both vanishing.  Pilot, trained architect, and fine art aerial photographer, Alex Maclean, sees [...]

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John Mendelsohn, Rise 1, 2008, 30"x60, Acrylic on Canvas

The Rise of the Riverkeeper, A Calling: The Work of John Mendelsohn By: Michelina Docimo Meditation 17’s famous line, ‘No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,” by 17th century metaphysical poet, John Donne, still rings true for 21st century abstract artist, [...]

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