Personal and jewelry photos
Memories of Marcy and Myrtle and the best chicken over rice in NY, best eaten on the stoop with friends.
Blue Green by Rothko. I have been working at the Newark Museum helping to make custom displays for the new American wing. This piece is part of the collection, and I was happy to see the colors and the name. I have just started a design and strategy company called Blugreen. Started out of my Blue Green Patagonia backpack, so loving all things Blue Green these days. Details to come about my company and offerings, but so far I am working with clients in the Insuretech and energy industries honing brand visuals and giving input into strategy.
Some vintage art supplies. My brother had this set when I was 6 or 7, and I would sneak into his room and open the drawer, carefully open the box and admire the array. Eventually I got my own, and a full set of Prismacolor colored pencils too. Oh the joy!
Spent the day working on a project here among people who really know their 1s and 0s.
Back in my old neighborhood after what seems like a very long time.
Font fascination, signs in a building from the 30s, though the vintage of the signs is probably later. The letters are one paper embedded in another, which the photo doesn't capture Found in Frank Lloyd Wright territory...
Transformed a ring from a past chapter to something entirely new for the next chapter. Embued with a fierce, bold spirit. Platinum and diamonds. Inspired by the archer rings of central Asia/ the Mughal empire.
Photos from Sangsangai, our non-profit in Nepal
Following the big news of the tourism award and 3000 guests in Rainaskot, @entrepreneur magazine shared the story of founder @natashawozniak and @5bibekk
The villagers of Rainaskot were in Kathmandu this week to accept an award for their guest program, also know as homestay. Bibek from Sangsangai was also able to join them. We are so proud of them for this honor and also want to share this award with all the donors.
The Mohan Narayan Shrestha memorial community center nears completion in Barbandi, Kavre. Next will be programs to promote employment training, agricultural and health in Barbandi and the entire region.
Yesterday Sangsangai Nepal team members Bibek and Kiran, US Director Natasha joined the owner of Everest Fashions Maheshwor Shrestha and photographer @jcarterrinaldi in Ramechhap. We discussed employment opportunities to gauge the interest of the villagers. They come from the Mahji group, who relied on fishing for a livlihood in the past.
In the village of Barbandi, one resident is 100 years old. He can recall the time before foreigners were allowed in Nepal as well as the last big earthquake in 1934. Every day he goes up to this temple to act as the priest.
New York photographer @jcarterrinaldi is in Rainaskot to shoot photos for Sangsangai. The villagers love to see the beautiful portraits of them that he has captured.
Team Sangsangai travelled to the Western part of Nepal, to a district called Bardiya. We had purchased machines that villagers could use to make their own bricks for use in Rainaskot. The soil was not quite right so the team brought them to this region so the villagers could take the initiative to build their own community center. The bricks need no firing so they are eco-friendly and cost-effective.
Good evening from Rainaskot
Progress with the second floor of the community center construction. We planned to inaugurate but with some delays with the carpentry, we will let the workers take a but more time to finish. This is the reality of work in Nepal. Sometimes the materials aren't available, sometimes the workers.
One of our Aamas (or Moms) in Rainaskot dishes up a dinner of rice and dal, otherwise known as "dal bhat", the national dish of Nepal. Most Nepalis agree that they haven't eaten if they haven't had rice twice a day.