If you see the category the “dollar section” you might htink it’s about pricing…but i’s not- it’s really about the state of global economy, the cost of living, the abundance of commodities, the value of things, the need for shopping, and oh, just the fact that for 1 dollar or less (or more when you add tax) you can get something either fun, cute, necessary or just plain bizarre. My goal in this section is to bring you, once a week a photo of what I found for 1 dollar, and one dollar only.
here’s my first- an Andy Warhol original.
apparently quite a few…I know my name is not the EASIEST, one either has no idea how to spell it or how to read it. I get different pronunciations, if it’s remembered at all- that’s partly why I named my business “dont smile now” it’s much easier to remember….but when I go to Starbucks who, in their mission statement say (and I hope it’s legal to quote it):
When we are fully engaged, we connect with, laugh with, and uplift the lives of our customers— even if just for a few moments. Sure, it starts with the promise of a perfectly made beverage, but our work goes far beyond that. It’s really about human connection.
My point- they’re super nice, and I must be evil, because I secretly enjoy thinking I might be tormenting the barista, who kindly asks my name, and I whisper “shani” and await the spelling results, which I then save, and now have photographed. I admit- I had more, and threw them out, WHY? I don’t know, one crazy spring cleaning I assume…and now I’m tormented to spend $4 on my Grande Decaf Latte please, with whole milk, thanks. Even for the sake of ART, and honestly- they don’t even ALWAYS ask my name, so…I’ll drip (no pun intended ) the ones I have and invest in some more in the future…here’s a few…
SO over the weekend of July 11-12 San Francisco got to experience the Avon walk and vice-versa- my job was actually to assist Michael Segal in shooting photos at the event, and it was a great experience – I couldn’t stop thinking of my mom who’s a breast cancer survivor, and of all the women who had not survived, and the lives that are forever changed because of this disease. The women (and men) who walked in San-Francisco had raised 6 million dollars, for this walk alone. 6 million dollars. Suze Ormond was a guest speaker, and I go to see places in SF that I hadn’t seen before. I wasn’t taking photos there, but I did get one on break, and I did get to wear a press badge. Yoo hoo.
I have edited and will print a sign-in book for Tanner’s Bar-Mitzvah- It’s fun for me to group the photos together and give them a different meaning when next to another photos, or just give it the respect it needs on ti’s own. I love how this book cam out, and am sure that friends and family will fill it with memories from the past and wishes for the future.
It’s Tanner’s Bday , and he’s 13 and in a few weeks he’ll be celebrating his Bar-Mitzva. Now I am old, (“29″ compared to 13 is old…) but if I were invited to his Bar-Mitzva I’D GO. Oh, I am going, I’ll be taking pictures (!) as I did now, for his sign-in book and for eternity, and for his mother, who sees her baby growing up so fast…
Tanner is a beautiful boy and I wish him the best on his journey of becoming a great man.
My mom was visiting here for a few weeks and did her magic – played with the kids, drew princesses, cars, read books and swam with Kyle and Zoe every day- and the best part, something I can’t cooked, babysat and Best of all, she sued the sewing machine that has been in my hallroom closet pretty much untouched since the days it was about three years ago and made dresses for Zoe, and then she made a cape for Kyle, and then she made dresses for Zoe’s Bunny (to be shown soon)and outfit for Teddy, and jeans for me, a dress for Emily she fixed the drapes and then she left….we miss her!
What she didn’t make was mask- so we had th idea of using the same fabric as the cape, then we had the brilliant idea of just cutting it to shape, with no need to sew…why sew? and THEN Kyle had the light bulb idea to just staple the elastic to the mask- yay! so the machine was not even used at all- so, me, my scissors and my stapler are ready for Project Runway! Kyle only agreed to be photographed so I could send a photo to Granny Leonie- So Granny- this one’s for you!
and heat. Summer is officially here, been here for a couple of weeks already. We’re swimming, shvitzin‘, and keeping hydrated. Flip flops and bathing suits are our clothing of choice, and if I were even remotely brave enough ( or if I thought you could handle it…) I would have gotten a self portrait in my new tri-colored bikini, but we’re not.
Instead you get a mini-me, in my shoes.
and if you’re wondering where those flops are from…the dollar section at Target (the REAL happiest place on earth…)