Went to DeKalb Ave. after work to a nice little café called Cammereri’s for a Café au Lait, some homemade peanut butter cookies, and some mellow World Music to counter the bustling sounds of the city. As I am doodling on my napkin a film crew plants itself in front of my view at the window and starts filming two guys dressed in nursing scrubs drinking a beer. I started to worry if I was in their shot but then remembered that I was there first! I was going to finish my huge coffee and my doodle because it was a long, long work week for me. I deserved a moment of peace, darn it! I was the diva that was not an actress in their film but, I might have held it up for a few minutes anyway.
Yesterday, Law and Order decided to film on Sheffield Avenue in Brooklyn where I walk to my teaching gig. I think that’s why I keep dreaming that I live on a film set. I dreamt that the buildings were these interchangeable crates and none of it was real. The city was a mere illusion for the lost souls who drift around the streets to find themselves. My dreams are so involved that they feel like it’s a second world that I return to each night. My subconscious must really be working hard to make sense of all the visual stimuli I ingest each day.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my surrealist napkin art. I held up a movie so I could make it for you today. 🙂