Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

Funny, we don't have any plans for tonight, New Years Eve. And I don't care. Kevin and I will toast in the New Year with some hot cocoa. I guess I may be getting old or something, but nothing really got us excited about leaving the house. Having plans to go to Jen's house for brunch tomorrow, the taking in both the Wisconsin bowl and the Sabres games before I need to go to work, well, makes me want to sleep. Yeah, guess I'm old....

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Reasons for Spring

First, I'd like to wish a Happy New Year to all of CB readers. I know I've been a bit light on the posting, but I'm hoping you got to see our Seasons Greetings on out brother site, BuffaloRoots.
Now, the news, which you may have seen on Buffalo Rising, but I thought I'd reiterate it here, because, well, it's really damn cool. June 2, Hallwalls will be throwing their first Artist and Models event in 4 years at The Central Terminal. The event will benefit both Hallwalls and the Central Terminal Restoration group.
Many of you have experienced an Artist and Models in the past, but for those of you who have not, you are in for a treat. It's a party, it's a dance, it's a bar, it's a variety of Art Installations. It's fun, it's decadent, it's an eye-opener. And this year, it'll be at the terminal- man, I can't imagine what they are going to do with all the space, but I am really looking forward to this. I'll report back as news comes in....

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Make Way for the Waterfront!

I love the DVR. Last night as I was working, Channel 4 had a special about Buffalo's Waterfront, and I watched the recording this evening. It spanned the years - all the failed attempts at development, and the plans for present day renewal. I realize that here in Buffalo, the popular thing seems to be waiting until it happens, and saying that it won't. I'm not biting this time. Feel free to tell me I told you so, but there is a really good feeling in this town, and I think we're going to ride it this time. There is a good plan, and Benderson can't seem to stop building, so perhaps they can spend their energy building something worthwhile for a change. The living spaces downtown are filling up, and hell, even Dunkin' Donuts is even making their way down town. So I'm with Buffalo Pundit (he's got the drawings on his site) on this one: let's all get behind this and make it work. That Ch. 4 special was really inspiring. Buffalo is (back) on it's way....

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Hockey at Barkloud

Now, so far my Cafe Press store has been photography. But I'm also a hockey fan. My friend Roza had a great idea for clothing items. Together, we put a design together that will please the Buffalo hockey enthusiast in us all. Above is the picture of the front- check it out at the store!

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Sunday, December 10, 2006


I spent my weekend off at Santaland, the Christmas Celebration at Chestnut Ridge Park. My husband Kevin did a guest appearance as Santa, and I was there to help him with candy canes, letters (to go to the North Pole), and making sure he kept his Santa voice. Because I was only the co-star, I'll let Kevin tell you the detail on thr Buffaloroots blog. There are, however, some day one pictures I thought I'd share (day two to come). A great big thanks to Alan Bedenko (Buffalo Pundit) and Amy Maxwell (Revitalize Buffalo) for putting this together and making it work!

The following video was furnished by, and can also be seen on the Save Santaland website

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Comment on the Art Sale

The other morning, driving home from my overnight shift, WBFO played some of the many calls that they have received since the announcement of the art sale. Not many comments were positive...
Well, much has been written about the "deaccessioning" of 200 pieces of classic art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Artvoice did a good story a few weeks ago.
I'm not going to get on the soapbox, except to comment on the educational angle. I remember the wonder I experienced as a kid of seeing the antique art work. Wow. How old is this? What were these people like? What kind of tools did they use? I have nothing against the contemporary works. I'm an artist living in these times. I know that the Albright wants to keep up with the times. They do have a pretty healthy endowment, though. I think the wonder of the kids that view ancient works of art. Personally, I think that starts the journey of the appreciation of all art. Sorry, I thought that's what this museum thing is all about....
So, please feel free to comment on this. Honestly, I am still torn a bit by the topic, so comments are gladly accepted (Logging in as anonymous will get you past the whole open an account thing)