thursday: i have a cousin in NYC who has an olive oil business, no, not like vito corlene, and they have a wholesale produce business too. you can order retail from them on the website: terra medi the oil and olives are very delicious.

anyway, she wanted to get one of my paintings, and her only request was monarch butterflies. so i had taken this photo of the veranda of our grandparents’ house in greece and added butterflies. i hope she likes it. 

assignment for today: draw a picture of yourself as a child in pen and ink. this was me in the bronx, age: about 3. there were other kids in the photo including my cousin alice behind me to the right in the photo. that is either a bubble blower or a whistle shaped like a bird. i have a really vague memory of it.