April is just about over and my new Great Gotham collection is out and available in fabric stores now!
If you have a thing for New York City, taxis, transportation, maps, and who knows, maybe even epically-detailed pen + ink illustrations, Great Gotham just might tick all those boxes for you in one fell swoop.
Insider fun fact: When hailing a NYC cab, do not say where you want to go until you are physically inside the cab. Cabbies are legally required to take passengers anywhere in the five boroughs, but they often get away with denying rides to newbies if you ask (ummm, ask? hello, it’s not a favor…it’s a service you’re paying for!) or politely announces your destination from outside the car and your body is not already seated inside and therefore undeniable. Sure, it may make for a seriously unpleasant and grumpy-pants driver who might shoot daggers at you from the rear view mirror, but if it’s your only option to get home at 2:00am, you gotta get scrappy to get what you’re entitled to.
Um, hello. When I said epically-detailed, I meant epically-detailed:
Insider fun fact: This year’s 4th of July fireworks display is coming back to the East River! No more sharing the party on the Jersey side of Manhattan (sorry Joisey!) and not showing love to Brooklyn and Queens on the east side. Get your photo-ops ready! Holla! Oh, and p.s. I drew every single bridge to resemble its true likeness as closely as possible. Mama doesn’t mess around with her references and research, yo!
Insider fun fact: Never get into an empty subway car. It’s empty for a reason. Sure, it could be empty because there’s no air-conditioning, or, you know, because of a raging stench that will make your sinuses want to gather up their belongs and run screaming from both nostrils. Bing bong. The doors will close you in at the exact moment you realize your fateful error. The glee you once had 10 long seconds ago over finding a bunch of available seats will be quickly replaced by your olympic hopes that you’ll be able to hold your breath til the next train stop. And that could take a while. Good luck. Stay zen.
Great Gotham: Go get some and make fabulous things!