Book and a visit to NYC

I hadn’t seen Kerfe since January 2020 and finally made it into NYC. Kerfe showered me with gifts. The embroidery above she knew I loved and she gave it to me.

I was extremely touched that she saved these mezuzahs from her new apartment. In Judaism these are placed on a doorframe; they contain portions of the Torah. This was a very thoughtful act on Kerfe’s part.

Kerfe wanted me to post about the book which was recently self-published by a young (12 year old) friend of mine. I think I may have posted the illustrations I did a while back. Here’s the book:

He hired me again for Volume 2.

I haven’t been painting lately. They’ve asked me to work more hours as the office is busy and we are understaffed. I’m hoping to get back to it soon.

Kerfe also gave me a book on Richard Diebenkorn and this pendant which I’ve been wearing. It goes well with my grey scrubs. Thank you Kerfe!

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15 responses to “Book and a visit to NYC”

  1. melaniereynolds says :

    Wonderful! These are all very nice gifts and what a great opportunity to support a young writer! I haven’t seen my two best friends in ages, but we’re trying to coordinate by text, so hopefully we can meet up in November.


  2. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Hi Nina, this is a lovely post and I am not surprised by Kerfe’s acts of generosity, her lovely nature shines through in her own posts and comments on other people’s posts. I am sorry you aren’t getting any time to paint.

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  3. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Hi Nina,
    Great news about your newly published friend. My niece is an editor at a Jewish press. She might be interested in book proposals. I can get you in touch if you like.


  4. Claudia McGill says :

    This post made me feel the world is a little more in balance now that you two friends have been reunited. I hope for many more meetings. And I look forward to seeing your paintings when time permits you to return to creating. Until then I hope you stay healthy and well.

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  5. D. Wallace Peach says :

    How lovely to see Kerfe again, and the gifts are so thoughtful. I hope you two get together more often. And congrats on the request to illustrate another book by your young author friend. What a treat. Have a wonderful, creative autumn, my friend.


  6. Bela Johnson says :

    Beauties, all. 🤗


  7. Nelsapy says :

    Reblogged this on Nelsapy.

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