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Thanksgiving and Fall Windows

Work starts to pick up in the fall.  It’s a primer to the busy Christmas season, which I totally love.

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

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Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

Fortunatos Pastry Shop

I tweeted how I put a little bit of Nebraska in the middle of Brooklyn today!

Here is Bay Ridge Pizza, Bay Ridge Brooklyn.  I did these windows the day before I did Fortunatos.

Bay Ridge Pizza

Bay Ridge Pizza

Bay Ridge Pizza

Bay Ridge Pizza

I always seem to finish up at night so these windows are kind of dark.  I have to come back and take pictures during day light hours.

Here is Capri-Jet Fall windows.  Did these back in September.

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

Capri-Jet Fall

I’ve been a twitter person for about 4 years.  I recently downloaded the periscope app and it’s a blast!  Periscope is a live feed.  It’s like turning on a camera in a tv studio for a live show.  I show how I paint or a live view of my finished work.

Hey, when it says one person has joined to view my live feed I am stoked!  That’s right, that one person may be from Russia or Venezuela!

Come join me!       periscope

Looking forward to Christmas windows!

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More Christmas Window Paintings

Here are a few more Christmas Windows.  I finished up with these last week.  It’s always a good feeling to finally be done!

These first few photos are from Kellogs Diner in Brooklyn.  Located on the very busy subway stop of Union and Metropolitan avenue in Williamsburg. George the Greek no longer owns it.  (New news to me.) Vicki is the new owner.  She is one of those women with a very strong personality who you instinctively know it is a good thing to be on her good side.

Kellog's Diner, Brooklyn

Vicki made it very clear she was happy to have a new window painter this Christmas.  She got my number from another client of mine.  I used to paint this diner years ago before it was remodeled.  I was just happy she was happy with most of it.

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It took me almost 2 hours longer than estimated.  That is one weak area – underestimating the time it will take to paint.

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Kellogs Diner was a total of 16 windows and a constant flow of hungry customers.

When you spend hours on end hopping from booth to booth in a crowded diner you hear everything.  You hear more than what you want to hear.  Crazy conversations, parents shushing their kids for talking loudly, belching, but I have to say a pet peeve of mine is when people suck their teeth!  It has the same quality as fingernails on the chalk board.

Below is Little Italy Pizzeria on 47th Street in Manhattan.

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Dino, the owner likes to include all the holidays.  Happy Hanukkah!

Little Italy Pizza, Manhattan

And he likes me to paint his logo, which is a running pizza man. After Christmas he’ll scrape the Santa hat off it’s head and keep the running man.  Whatever makes him happy.

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They really do have some awesome pizza.  My son recommends the Buffalo chicken and the calimari slice.

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Next, is La Nostra Pizzeria on 110th Street & 2nd Avenue in Manhattan.  Joe runs this place and 20 years ago I painted his father’s pizzeria in Brooklyn.  I had some linguine and broccoli sauteed in garlic and olive oil when I was done.  Delicious!

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Here is one of the delivery guys taking off for a delivery.  It was a warm but rainy night when I finished up. I took pictures and headed downtown to Soho for coffee with my friend Deborah.

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Finally, I was back in Manhattan recently and I was able to take day time pictures of the second half of the FPWA windows on Park Avenue and 22nd Street.  They won’t be here next year.  The building was sold and they are being booted out.  Look for them on the lower east side – same time next year.

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As you can see I have windows right at a couple of subway stops in New York City.  Not bad for a country girl from Nebraska!

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Thanksgiving Windows at Bay Ridge Pizza

On Saturday, November 5th, I drove to Bay Ridge Brooklyn.  My friend Gaspar owns Bay Ridge Pizza on 5th Avenue.  He was a new client from last year.  One of the best things about painting his windows is that when I am done I get to eat whatever I want from the menu.  Don’t let that big Pizza sign fool you.  He has some of the best Italian dishes around. 

 This is how I start.  I draw everything out before adding the colors. 

Some designs call for standing on a ladder.

And here is the “After” picture. 

Here’s Gaspar taking a break from the kitchen to inspect my finished work.  That smile on his face is a good sign.

Bay Ridge Courier voted Bay Ridge Pizza the Best in town. 

Lastly, I decided on the pasta fagioli with freshly baked Italian bread.  It was delicious!