23 September 2014


The Light Writing Project at Extreme Kids happened on Sunday and it was, I think, a huge success.  We had 28 families participate over 4 hours. I don't think Sam or I sat down for one second that entire time.  

An acquaintance from my magazine years managed to connect me with an equipment rental company who donated everything we needed to create an enormous black arch to shoot in to.  Originally I thought I could maybe beg for a free blackout cloth but Mike at Root was like, "How about some 20ft long blackout curtains?  Autopoles, you want autopoles?  I'll throw in 6 of them just in case!  And a ladder!  And keep em as long as you want!"It is just so heartening when people are happy to give you stuff for a worthy cause.  I made a thank you note.

It went so seamlessly and most kids seemed to  know exactly which light - up tools they wanted and what they wanted to do.  Lots of the parents got in on the action too.  Here are some of my favorites from the day:

10 September 2014


I'm doing this shoot again!  Bring your kids!  It'll be fun! RSVP!

04 September 2014


Roan had his first day of Pre-K today.  I am convinced that somewhere, somehow, in the universe Lula is bringing good luck to this kid.  Not only did he land a highly coveted spot at PS20, which is across the street from our house, apparently he got THE best teacher and the best classroom.  It's a huge classroom, as big as our apartment, with beautiful wood paneling, a big bay window (covered in safety gates of course), and even a fireplace (which they don't use- but still!) It's a very old school so it looks well loved but for a NYC public school that's pretty fancy.  

We tried to meet as many other parents and kids but it was a bit of a whirlwind.  A very good, happy vibe, a fantastic variety of people all looking a bit hesitant but excited.  Glorious weather.  Name tags.  Forms to fill out.  Pretty much exactly the same as I remember my first day of school.  I think the first day of school might be the most universally uniting experience ever.