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For 20 years, photographer Peter Thorpe has put his dog in costume for his annual holiday card — first Paddy and then Raggle have been dressed up and propped to celebrate the season.

No Photoshop allowed.














Poor puppy.

Seeing this display, I’m even more resolute to never dress up my dog for Halloween or Christmas.

And definitely not Thanksgiving.

One man’s trash

At first glance, this looks a bit like a stained glass window.

Mandy Barker

Perhaps that was photographer and graphic designer Mandy Barker’s inspiration.

But her creation uses material debris found in the sea, not glass.

It’s part of her art series ‘SOUP’ which seeks to raise awareness of the mass accumulation of plastic in the world’s oceans. Mandy has even been nominated twice for the Prix Pictet Award, which is the world’s leading photographic award in sustainability.

I’ve learned a couple of things I didn’t know, so I’d say her artwork is doing the trick.



old-faithful-jackson_4431Isn’t he a beauty?

I’ve never met Jackson, but Canadian photographer Peter Thorne has captured the depth and beauty of this old canine soul.

If you’ve had the privilege to share your home with a senior dog, you know what I’m talking about.  Their love is constant and unconditional and patient, with very few grumbles considering their declining health.

Thorne is putting together a collection of photos of older dogs called “Old Faithful” that he hopes to show at a gallery or assemble into a book.

peter thorneIf you’d like to learn more about his project that celebrates my favorite senior citizens, visit his Facebook page.

Rory and I are huge fans.


Call for entries

I had new head shots made a couple of weeks ago, and while I had the photographer’s undivided attention, struck a couple of poses just for the fun of it.

Here’s my favorite.

CarlaCurtsinger2014_thumbsupMy friends will tell you this has become somewhat of a signature move for me (no matter how ill-advised).

I posted the shot on Facebook today and within minutes, one friend who has a talent for Photoshop quickly added his own editorial spin to the pic not once, but twice:



(What can I say — the guy knows what I like.)

I welcome any other friends of The Egg to post your creations in the comments section. (Note I said ‘friends’…and I do moderate all comments.)

Can’t wait to give your creativity a big thumbs up!

Sunday morning pickle

Rory and I saw many interesting things during our early morning walk in the neighborhood.

A barefoot walk of shame. A ‘professional’ photographer taking snaps through a storefront window. Twinkling pickle lights.

Yeah, that last one was our favorite, too.

pickle lights







And now I’ve found them online!

Aren’t you just green with envy?!

Sure shot

While checking the time on my cellphone last night, I accidentally took this photo.

On BroadwayI was waiting outside the backstage door at Kinky Boots on 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues here in Manhattan.  I think the building in the shot is across the street.

The picture is grainy and off-kilter, but I kinda like it.

It looks like an action shot taken from a car…or maybe on the way down, before the photographer hit the pavement.

And I bet a few visitors to New York City might find its disorientation  a reflection of their feelings from time to time during their trip.

Me?  I just hit the wrong button on my phone.

Magic carpet

It’s chilly today in New York City.

My morning walk with Rory in Central Park was cold, cold, cold.

So when I found this aerial view of carpets in Marrakesh, Morocco — shot by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand — the colors and reflected sunlight warmed me right up.

Hope it adds a little warmth to your day, too!

World’s window

Some people look out a window and think of what might be.

For Garrett Miller, that means ‘window graffiti.’

Garrett is a Washington DC-based photographer, developer and designer.  He’s also the artist behind the Windoodles project on Tumblr.

That’s right — Windoodles,   Garrett’s collection of window art that he describes as a combination of ‘dry-erase markers and joy.’

It is certainly filled with whimsy.

Remember, this artwork is all drawn on window panes with markers.  Spiderman only appears to be scaling that building across the street ….but he’s really in free fall.

They look like fun to do, too.  I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday.  Or a boring day at work.  Or anytime the outside world holds more inspiration than the tasks you have before you.

I’m sure that’s where Windoodles were born — Garrett just goofing off.  But I look at them and think of all the practical applications they could have.

They would be a great way to brainstorm new concepts.  Or a fun activity for kids of all ages.  And what a creative and inexpensive decoration for any window (if you can draw, that is).

Way to go, Garrett — your ‘joy’ is pure genius.