July In Review

What to say about July... July was wonderful.

I hesitate to say it out loud, I hesitate to utter it, but, this whole summer has been wonderful.  Hot, sure, but not too hot. Busy, yes, but not so busy that I couldn't enjoy myself. 

Although a longer month, July went by so fast. We barely left Brooklyn, heading Down The Shore only a handful of times. But the month felt low key. A good time to catch up via email, or over a cocktail. A few brief family visits were sprinkled throughout. Watchers sightings were scarce but special occasions. 

1) Crabby crab on Sandy Hook in NJ. 2) Sneaky spider in Asbury Park. 3) Daredevil watcher in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 4) Safe and sound at home in South Slope. 

1) Crabby crab on Sandy Hook in NJ. 2) Sneaky spider in Asbury Park. 3) Daredevil watcher in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 4) Safe and sound at home in South Slope. 

A personal goal was to eat and drink of Summer's bounty as much as possible. Watermelon every night for dinner, corn, tomatoes! My go to Summer cocktail is still the Lime in the Coconut from Lucey's Lounge

1) Physics of grapes. 2) Lights in the City. 3) Cotton cloud formations. 4) Geometry of watermelon. 

1) Physics of grapes. 2) Lights in the City. 3) Cotton cloud formations. 4) Geometry of watermelon. 

July was a great time for art and craft, both personal work and inspiration. This month I finally started feeling back on track with quilting! It feels good to get close to finishing some things! I tried some printmaking, with mixed results. Gotta keep practicing.  Art was all around: at work, during a visit to the museum, and walking by natural beauty every day.   

1) The 4th was spent with gingham stitches and sushi dinners. 2) Urban mermaids. 3) Paper-cut seas at the Swoon show. 4) Summer spent under quilts. 

1) The 4th was spent with gingham stitches and sushi dinners. 2) Urban mermaids. 3) Paper-cut seas at the Swoon show. 4) Summer spent under quilts. 

"And we'll remember this when we are old and ancient 
Though the specifics might be vague "

                                       - July, July -The Decemberists

1) Bodega kittens need their rest. 2) Bippi's over Summer. 3) Tom's classic "diver". 4) Beach cats have it best.  

1) Bodega kittens need their rest. 2) Bippi's over Summer. 3) Tom's classic "diver". 4) Beach cats have it best.  

July, your days were long and sweet. Your breezes as fresh and soft as a kitten's snore. Will August share your catlike lightness, or are the dog days on their way?