Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Parade

Enjoying the colorful festivities! Helen, Valerie, Me and Ari
The Easter Parade is a time where New Yorkers and visitors alike celebrate the joy of Easter, the renewal of spring and the color that results.  One cannot help but feel spirited amongst the rainbow of wonderful homemade bonnets that roam 5th Avenue each year.  It is a parade of people, some of the most wonderful in New York! 
This is one you don't want to MIS.  I'll be dreaming about the floral explosions, peep sombreros and egg bonnets until next Easter Sunday!

Margo Isadora 
My Golden Egg Bonnet!
Captured by Tom 
See Tom's wonderful Easter parade coverage here.
This year I created a "Golden Egg" by plastering a balloon and covering it in hot glue, after creating a wire cage for support I sprayed it with gold paint! After filling it with 3 cute chicks I was ready for the parade :)

A handsome gentleman... loved his bunny cane! 

Chick Perfection

Flower Boys

Fellow Eggs!

A Chic Bonnet

Me and Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style

A Spirited Man


Flower Mama and Child

Spring has Sprung!

My Wonderful Crew!
Don, Me, Jane, and Tom

Scootering away! 

Mama's Blooming Bonnet Matched!

I met an Aussie bunny at the Parade!
Visiting from Melbourne to 'show off her carrots'!

Spring has SPRUNG!

Tom and Don's fantastic Eggery!

Sweet Farm Figures

Mom and I in our Bonnets
Captured by Tom Cathey

Till Next Year...
See previous Easter Parade Festivities here, here, and here!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Red Hong... An Innovative Artist

Red Hong is an artist/architect who paints incredible images, but never with a paintbrush! This month (March 2013) she has created an image each day out of food on the same white plate.  Her attention to detail and innovative choice of material continue to inspire me daily, I am still taken aback by her work as I was with the first video I saw of hers last year. 

Check out this portrait of Jay Chou created from coffee cup stains, and view her other portrait work in action on her youtube channel here. From carnation portraits of Angu San Suu Kyi to book 'facebook' portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, her work never ceases to amaze me.   

See her daily food art this month on instagram,  keep up to date with her work on her blog, and be inspired to 'paint' ~ Red reminds us we don't need paint or a brush to do it!

Continue to create,
Margo Isadora

Created from 1 Cucumber

'All You Need is Love'

Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard and Oyster Sauce

"The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Hokusai Katsushika

Cut Out Oreo Cream Dogs!
Squid and Squid Ink

Arctic Melting - Ice Cream Pop
My personal favorite! Happy Spring :)