Saturday, January 1, 2011

#365: The Eye in the Door

Hell's Kitchen, NYC

For the record, posting a picture from midtown Manhattan on January 1st is as close as I'm ever getting to Times Square on New Year's Eve. This skull-like hand-drawn creature lives in, where else, Hell's Kitchen, tucked away inside a brick-lined corridor at #365 on a street in the west thirties that's seen better days.

Lest the dizzy layers of images behind the 365 wreak havoc with your post-champagne brain, if you look closely, you can also make out the reflected images of buildings; the number is pasted onto a glass door. I thought this hand-scrawled monster would make a suitable mascot for those of you who may be suffering through a less-than-clear head on this fine first day of the new year. Whatever your state of mind, I'd like to extend a very happy 2011 to friends both old and new. Now then. Let's get the real countdown started.

7 comments:

Julie said...

Okie-dokie ... so counting down as you say ... hell is an okay place to start by my reckoning.

BTW how is the book progressing? And the band ...

Rosie said...

happy new year, Therese. i'm looking forward to 364 more of these...

designslinger.com said...

happy, happy new year therese!

Pierre said...

Merry New Year, Countess.

Therese Cox said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everybody. It's lovely to see you all here.

Julie - You know what they say, if you can't stand the heat, get out of Hell's Kitchen. Creative projects constantly bubbling - will keep you posted on what's in the cauldron now that I'm posting regularly again. Thanks for checking in.

Rosie - Hello and welcome, Ms. Spanish Exposition! Looking forward to seeing you around in 2011.

designslinger - I had fun catching up with all my Chicago reading (your posts, that is) while relaxing at home. Keep 'em coming.

Pierre - Merry merry to you as well. "The Countess Cox" has a nice ring to it. Thanks for the suggestion.

Conan Drumm said...

Catching up, pardon me.

And a very happy 2011 to you.

Therese Cox said...

Happy new year yourself. Welcome back, Conan!