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Six years ago when my daughter Vivienne was about 7, she decided to sell some of her drawings to make some extra money. She knew about instagram, so she taped several small drawings up on the living room wall and began pricing each one, usually around $1.00 each. She asked me to post each one on to Instagram so my friends could buy them.

I was pretty reluctant, but I did as I was told. The first picture sold to a complete stranger named Mara who seemed nice, and agreed to come over the following day and pick up her artwork. She said she was going to bring an artist friend along who was visiting from New York. Jason Polan came with Mara that day.ACS_1506.JPGThey went through a big pile of Vivienne’s artwork with her to see more because there weren’t many on the wall. Jason was super excited and bought 2 pieces ( one was a drawing of a hot dog and the othr was a Ketchup bottle with a face on it ). As they looked through the pile of drawings Vivienne said, ” I don’t like these at all”, to almost all the drawings. Jason responded to her as though he was speaking to one of his peers, ” I know it’s really hard to look at old work”.  Which was hilarious to me IMG_0CE3F1D43DC3-1.jpeg

We didn’t know anything about Jason at the time, just that he was an artist and lived in New York, and that he was really nice. Im so sad because this week I learned that Jason is no longer with us. I came to love his work and followed it closely. Jason loved drawing, he loved New York and he loved making people happy with his artwork.

ACS_1509Along with taking on the impressive goal of drawing every person in New York, Jason also started The Taco Bell Drawing Club a weekly gathering for him and friends to draw at whichever Taco Bell he happened to be near. This week there are Taco Bell Drawing Clubs happening all over the country in Jason’s honor. His friends, and fans are gathering in his honor to celebrate his life, eat tacos and draw. I went to a Taco Bell Drawing Club in Glendale today and met a bunch of incredible artists, writers, and friends of Jason. Here are some photographs.

Taco bell drawing club, copyright Diana Koenigsberg

https://jacksjogren.com/ holding a drawing he made of Jason Polan.

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Ken Garduno and JW & Melissa Buchanan drawing at Taco Bell in Glendale.

Taco bell drawing club, copyright Diana KoenigsbergArtist Dave Kloc

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Brandon Bird at the Taco Bell Drawing Club memorial with his custom Orbach1

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PAINTED BY JASON – WORDS TO LIVE BY ” WORK HARDER AT BEING BETTER”

This time last year, native New Yorker Greg Garry & Michael Jorris relocated from Soho, New York to LA for work.

Moving from a small NYC apartment to a spacious Park Labrea 2 bedroom has meant that Greg and Mike can spread out a bit, add to their record collection, have a guest room and for the first time garden! Their place is a combination of vintage finds, artwork that Greg has collected over the years, and pieces that Mike has made like the cameos shown below.

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Greg & Mike at home – artwork from Greg’s vintage collection, eye painting by Mark Gagnon

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The bar – Absolutely fabulous!

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Mike in front of his newest hobby sewing. He also makes macrame, builds stuff & gardens.

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When Greg & Mike moved to LA they had 1 crate of records…

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A corner of the dining room – at left a portrait of Jennifer Saunders of Ab Fab – at right cameos of Greg, Lucifer and Mike made by Mike.

Michael Jorris and Greg Garry at home in LA

Mike and Greg in front of the cameos created by Mike.

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Greg in a Mr. Turk dinner jacket.

Mike, Grey and Lucifer

Mike, Grey and Lucifer

 

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1. Fanny – Christmas eve, 2. Cactus blossoms, 3. Kate Spade window, 4. Sunrise over Pasadena, 5. Girls in Paper dresses

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1) Sunset over Eagle Rock, 2 ) Sunset over Pacific Ocean with George, 3 ) York Blvd. at 2:30 PM, 4 ) Sidewalk, 5) Palms – Santa Monica, 6 ) Harvest moon

 

 

 

Recently I rediscovered Beth Katz, a photo editor I had worked several years ago at Fit Pregnancy Magazine, when she popped up as I was searching for folks to follow on Instagram. Beth has a beautiful, refined sensibility, that is both elegant and calming.

I began following Beth, only to discover that she had begun making the most beautiful ceramics. Every time I saw her feed, I kept thinking, why hasn’t she been doing this forever, these are gorgeous?

But that’s not how things work, we do things how and when we do them. So now Beth has launched Mt Washington Pottery, and I made a visit to her home in Mount Washington, California to do a studio visit to get a closer look.

Beth’s work is almost all white, like her home, which is tucked up into a hillside, surrounded by trees. Thus, this COLOR STUDY, is devoted to her and her work. Enjoy!

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Bromeliad, New York City, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2013 Many Eloises, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2013

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Cherry tree copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2012

Jenny's trash, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2013

 

1) Rae’s apartment, Nolita, 2) Eloise Dolls, Plaza Hotel, New York, 3) Vivienne at the California Adventure, 4) Pink macaroon from Euro Pane, 5) Franki at home, 6 ) Jenny’s trash

 

 



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Alice's Tea - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013

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Doritos - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013

1) Camaro , 2) Custom Van, 3 ) Still life with Begonia, Wandering Jew and Aonium, 4) Tea at Alice’s, 5) Sarah’s dining room, 6 ) Dorito Truck

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Vivienne looking out over the Sierras upon our arrival in Clio California for my cousin’s gorgeous wedding.

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bouquet, Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

My bouquet of rose buds and acorns.

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Rehersal - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

Jeorgea and Aaron at their rehearsal on Sardine Lake.

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Vivienne - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

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A dashing couple at the reception. Just beyond them, more mountains and trees.

Sardine Lake - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

Reception - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

 

LAX tarmac - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013 Natchez Crape Myrtle - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013 blue water color palette - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013 Harvest moon over Chelsea - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013

pants at Intelligentsia - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013Dawn on California Blvd. - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 2013

Lady in all blue - DIANA KOENIGSBERG Copyright 20131) Tarmac at LAX, 2 ) Natchez Crape Myrtle – on Figueroa, 3 ) Blue water color palette, 4 ) Full moon over Chelsea, 5 ) Intelligentsia Silver Lake, 6 ) Dawn on California Blvd., 6 ) Lady in Blue.