I have been making a point to get into the city at least once a week- I was in Chelsea with my art buddy Chris Twomey, caught the end of Jasper Johns exhibit at the Met the following week, and this past Friday I went in with my BFF, Marian Donohue with plans to see the Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim before that closes this month. Well, bad on me… apparently lots and I mean lots of other people had the same idea on that cold and rainy day. Long lines and the rain are not for me so off we went for some hot soup and some wandering… the Jewish Museum was closed (of course-Shabbat) so we wandered into the National Academy of Design for the juried student show, hung salon style with lots to look at. Mostly figurative, and much of it very skillful. Went down Fifth for another shot at the Guggenheim and by now the line was longer… went down a block or two and looked up to find ourselves in front of the Neue Galerie http://www.neuegalerie.org/ where I have wanted to go anyway… and found myself lingering in fron of Klimt’s drawings. so beautiful, so elegant… his line, I would love to drape them over myself like an elegant wrap. On the wall, it said that he would spend hours in his study drawing like one would practice their scales…. so I am off to my studio… to glue bambooo!