myartobiography
A BLOG ABOUT LIFE, LIVES, & LIVING
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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Green Question Mark

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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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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Pinocchio Society. Photo by artist, Carlos Rodriguez

To Be Perfectly Honest: A Review of A.H. Metwally’s Be Honest By: Michelina Docimo Many lofty thinkers, like Plato, Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson, Carlo Collodi (author of Pinocchio), and even Woody Allen, have alluded to a value that seems not to be valued so much these days – honesty.  There have been some decent liars throughout history [...]

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As the saying goes, “oil and water don’t mix.”  Italian Vogue’s August issue agrees.  Some find the cover and spread of tar-faced models strewn across craggy shores to be distasteful.  Really?  Reality is hard to swallow.  We’re so used to being fed beauty in a way that is easier to digest.  These photos are not [...]

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"Mornings of Gold," Amber Maida, 36x48

By: Michelina Docimo Back in February, at the opening of Industrial Strength in Bridgeport, I was introduced to Amber Maida’s art.  A multi-artist show in one room, I started my walk at the entrance, from right to left, like Arabic text.  But when I turned around, along the back wall, a magnetic pull brought me [...]

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cherry tomato in soil

By: Michelina Docimo Last night, I spent hours thinking dirty, sinking my hands into luscious loamy soil, squeezing silt and sand in between my toes, mmm the intoxicating smell of  the wet earth.   The Greenwich Audubon hosted an event that realized this fantasy and appreciation for soil by bringing together some of Connecticut’s finest [...]

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Green Question Mark

By Michelina Docimo Do you ever fantasize about a place far away – maybe real or imagined – that you’d love to see?  Where does your heart lead you?  Take us on a trip with you into your dreamscape.

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