Friday, December 30, 2011

Armory Square Sketches

One of the central places to visit in Syracuse is Armory Square. In such a small area there is a broad range of food, activity, shops and social mixers that each visit makes the area seem a little larger. While looking for a certain sketch to post for a new subscriber to this blog, I discovered that, over the last few years, I had amassed quite a series of armory square inages and it's surrounds that it might be interesting to post an abbreviated collection.
This post will be followed by "restaurants" of Syracuse...of which field research is still being done! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Every Year it remains a challenge to make my own Christmas cards. Last year I had an idea to do a series centered on the warmth of a mug of coffee or hot cocoa and depict in the back ground a snap-shot of our little home. Below is this year's card. Merry Christmas everybody!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chelsea Market Sketch

A few weeks ago Amy and I were in NYC and were able to visit Chelsea Market. We took in the interior street with an assortment of sweets from Amy's Bread and coffee from 9th st Espresso. While we didn't run into Bobby Flay or any other iron chef, it was pretty cool to be in the hallowed halls of the Food Network!

Cafe Kubal Opening Downtown Syracuse

Cafe Kubal had their first day in Downtown Syracuse on December 12th. It was a quiet opening as they were fixing all the kinks. But It just happened I was downtown that day and was surprised to see them brewing the espresso. So I popped in and documented the opening in a brief sketch.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Three Thank you's

Thank you notes are a special form of communication and one that retains a great and simple joy for the author and the recipient. Here are three "thank you's" that brought joy in the making and equally, if not exceedingly more, in the friends that received them.

Lunch and Coffee at Pastis in the Meat Packing district in NYC.
A Thank you to Jackie! I can only think more to come.

Syracuse Office Interiors open house at Pioneer Companies, Syracuse, NY
A Thank you to Marb and Rebeccah for the invitation! An amazing space!

George Washington's compass. A special Thank you to Glenn for the privilege.