I liked the patchy, lumpy leaves on the rough silk background. I'll try the reverse of this when we get back.
Alice and I are headed to NYC. There is a stagehand strike going on, so the shows we thought we were seeing we probably aren't. I have a lot of sympathy for the stagehands. I might be one of a vanishingly small minority of children that dreamed of moving to New York and breaking into the tech side of theater. I wanted to make costumes, design and run lights, design and build clever and evocative sets... Other stuff happened instead, but I still think about it.
But it is a big city. We'll find things to do. There is my second favorite science museum, with a special exhibit of how real bones were interpreted to come from mythological creatures. She has been listening to The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and wants to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or some small piece of it. There is food and more art, and cool kids' stuff all over.
I am working on the new computer. The mac really is all about design isn't it? the key board is tiny and thin and really really beautiful, the screen is large and shiny and very lovely, it goes on and on. The biggest trouble is that I can't at the moment get my photos edited and over to Flickr. I'm sure that will get easier as more systems get migrated from the old machine, but at the moment I am feeling more like beating my head on this than stroking it lovingly.