I knew from the moment I met her it was meant to be.

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After a journey of uncertainty as a rescue from Tennesse, and in desperate need of a foster home, a lost pup found open arms and loving hearts in New York City. When the volunteer brought her by, she literally collapsed into my arms after a long road trip, avoiding going to a shelter and the possibility of death. I knew from the moment I met her it was meant to be.

I immediately renamed her, because Princess LeilaMolly suits her perfectly. She has brought so much joy into my life and the lives of others. She delights everyone she meets with her tale of survival and her sweet & goofy demeanor. (The squirrels she chases in the park may beg to differ.) And she is so smart & well behaved she often gets to come to work with me on TV & film productions. She gets A-List treatment, of course.

Please look into adoption when considering bringing a pet into your family. Or at least fostering an animal in need. There are so many beautiful lives that deserve another chance. And believe me, they know and appreciate the kindness with endless gratitude.

Thank you, Social Tees Animal Rescue for bringing this angel into my life. And much love to NYC’s School For The Dogs for helping Leila adjust to the big city.

Talking Shop: Soul journey to Manhattan, Interview on GRZNYC.com

Wow, this year has been amazing and super busy! Meant to post this a while ago. Here’s the link to a lovely interview on GRZNYC.com *much appreciation and gratitude*

http://grznyc.com/blog/2014/4/1/37hrm8axf7ev4gy0uxclnof3es8524

Copyright photo by Savannah Spirit 2014

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Provocative and prolific.

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In 2011 the Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads appeared near the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Designed by Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most provocative and prolific contemporary artists. Creating approximately thirty spectacular art projects over twenty years, his life is as fascinating and brave as the woman who modeled for the statue above. Audrey Munson aka “Miss Manhattan” is New York’s most famous muse. The bronze statue of Munson’s lovely face and figure was placed in memory of journalist Joseph Pulitzer. Austrian Sculptor Karl Bitter was inspired by Pomona, the Goddess of fruit and abundance.

 

 

 

Santa Monica

Happy Friday! Is everyone as beautifully exhausted as I am? I’m trying to keep my blog updated, even if it’s just a quick post every so often. I was in California for work and play last month. Had a great time with my friends in Santa Monica, and also had a wonderful shoot with photographer Vicente Tabora. Here’s one of my favorite images from the shoot, with the sun creating really cool shadows. It was nice to defrost from the never ending cold weather in NYC.

Santa Monica shoot, photography and copyright Vicente Tabora