Window drawing #44, July 27, 2011

The Lipstick Building is taking a nap on a huge, fluffy pillow! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Window drawing #44, July 27, 2011

Black & White Ball performance by the new U.S. Tango Champions, Sid Grant and Gayle Madeira

This was at the Black and White Ball in New York City on July 23rd, 2011. The winners of the competition perform in the ball with the teachers and performers.

Window drawing #43, July 26, 2011

Celebrating winning the U.S. Tango Championship, and giving the winning proceeds to Ballroom Basix, the company that Sid created for teaching ballroom & latin to inner city schoolkids! May we continue to use the title for good things all year long 🙂

Window drawing #43, July 26, 2011

Sid Grant and Gayle Madeira are the new U.S. Tango Champions!

Sid Grant and I just won the U.S. Tango Championship in the salon category! We will be performing as champions tomorrow night (actually tonight, at the time of posting this!) Saturday, July 23 at midnight, at Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th Street 9th floor if you want to come watch. We’ll be posting videos on Youtube soon as well. We donated our winnings of $1,200 to the dance company that Sid created which teaches dance to inner city schoolkids. I’ve pasted their mission statement below and here is their website if you want to donate too!  It’s a GREAT company and very worthy cause and we’re very happy to support getting kids to dance!

BALLROOM BASIX™ is a not–for-profit, noncompetitive, arts–in–education initiative committed to the enhancement of students’ educational, social and fitness skills through the fun-filled Ballroom and Latin dance experience.

By consistently reinforcing the etiquette and respect inherent in partner dancing, our program instills self–worth, physical well–being and cooperation among the children it serves, while simultaneously instructing them in the diverse origins of the dances they learn: historically, geographically and multi–culturally.

Gayle Madeira and Sid Grant championship photo

Window drawing #42, July 20, 2011

Anyone need a hand? The Lipstick Building has a few extra…

Window drawing #42, July 20, 2011

Window drawing #41, July 19, 2011

Happy birthday Tioma’s mother and all the July birthdays!

Window drawing #41, July 19, 2011

Window drawing #40, July 18, 2011

For all my mountaineering and rock climbing friends, and a special welcome back to Annsophie who just returned from Tibet!

Window drawing #40, July 18, 2011

Window drawing #39, July 15, 2011

Impressionistic impressions of lipstick!

Window drawing #39, July 15, 2011

Window drawing #38, July 14, 2011

“Rebirth” for Venkat


Window drawing #38, July 14, 2011

Window drawing #37, July 12, 2011

It’s so hot that clocks are melting! My little homage to Salvador Dali…

Window drawing #37, July 12, 2011

Window drawing #36, July 8, 2011

It looks like it’s going to start raining cats and dogs!!!

Window drawing #36, July 8, 2011

Window drawing #35, July 7, 2011

For my bike riding friends, and a special shout out to L.R. who has recently taken up mountain biking in Colorado!

Window drawing #35, July 7, 2011

Window drawing #34, July 6, 2011

The Big Decimals Are Attacking!!!  Quick, RUN and HIDE!!!!


Window drawing #34, July 6, 2011

Window drawing #33, July 1, 2011

This one is for Tioma, wishing him well on his trip to Russia today!

Vodka Artem, imported from Moscow…

Window drawing #33, July 1, 2011