Gina LentoPatchogue, Ny, US
Long Island based Fine Artist/Illustrator born and raised in the Philadelphia Region. I have the best of both worlds, except that there are certain foods I can't get on Long Island, so I have to wing it and recreate them in the Kitchen. I have been drawing since I was in the 7th grade. I am very fortunate to have grown up and be educated in Philly, a city rich in the arts.
I enjoy sketching the world around me but I especially enjoy the challenge of drawing food. Some of my food sketches have been called Food Porn by the locals.. I had never heard the term before but I love that people think that way about my creations. You can find my sketches and creations on Facebook, Twitter, SKTCHY, Instagram and Tumblr.
Maps By Gina Lento
This map was inspired not only by the movie, but I had stumbled on information that Susan's house was not a fictional place, but a real house here on Long Island. My husband and I took a ride and there it was, the only difference was there was an addition upstairs. I didn't put the addition in my sketch. I actually forgot it because it is in the middle of the roof, so my drawing of the house is mix of 1946 and 2017. It was awesome, all of those years seeing that scene in the movie and when we drove down the street, it was like going back in time. I couldn't nail down the Walkers apartment nor the Brooks Retirement home, so those are guesses on the map based on location information gleaned from watching the movie several times. Those are the two locations marked as "fictional."
Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!
"The New-England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day" was written by Lydia Maria Child in 1844 for a collection called "Flowers for Children, Volume 2." We know this poem by the popular name "Over the River and through the Woods." Music was written to go along with the poem and it is a common holiday song heard during Thanksgiving and the holiday season. The words were changed to say that the children were going to Grandmother's house when in fact it is Grandfather's house in the poem. Either way, it is a warm way to welcome the holiday season.
Our Village of Patchogue, NY, started a new pub style crawl last year, where instead of a bar hopping crawl for alcohol, crawlers are treated to breakfast creations such as Chicken Waffle Meatballs and Creme Brûlée Fireball French Toast. All I have to say is OMG. This is a map of Breakfast Crawl #5 coming up this Saturday, October 7, 2017.