On my street (pictured above) there are two Broadway theatres, Roseland (a famous nightclub/dance hall), lots of restaurants -- including two that specialize in Russian food and homemade vodka, a hotel, four apartment buildings, a theatrical scene shop, a garage, a bank, a large office building, and a defunct subway stop.
This is the view, at night, from the other end of my street looking down Broadway:
My husband and I have been married for four years...
...and together we live in a two-bedroom apartment in the sky (okay, it’s only the seventeenth floor). But this is our vertigo inducing view down to the street:
And the view from our terrace looking out towards the Hudson River on a particularly lovely sunset:
And this is my best storage solution ever:
I hung a bunch of those grids from those cheap buildable wire cube things you get at Target and then all of my embellishments are grouped by category (journaling spots, border strips, etc.), hung on giant book rings, and then clipped to the grid wall. I can see what I've got and never have have to go hunting!
I'm not a native New Yorker. I grew up outside of Boston (and still root for the Red Sox and against the Yankees!) I moved to New York City to work in the theatre – I’m a theatrical director – and have directed plays all over New York for the past eleven years. But 2011 is a new beginning for me. I am happily transitioning into doing more and more art and craft work!
And, of course, I love teaching live online classes for Live with Prima every month!
As you can see, I like to paint, spray, and stitch whenever I can. I was shocked and delighted when Prima took a risk and made me and my off-beat style a part of this design team.
Please visit my blog: Balzer Designs to see more colorful painty fun! I post ideas, projects, and tutorials daily and I have a new online course in mixed media stitch called It's Sew Easy starting at the end of this month!
Thanks for letting me share!