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Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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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.

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Maps By Gina Lento

Valentine map
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Candy & Sweet Shops throughout the US by Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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Map of places that I have visited or lived and the awesome chocolate, candy and brownies that I would recommend. My all time favorite will always be Lore's Chocolate in Philadelphia. They are family owned and make their own candy. I always buy my Easter candy there and the peanut butter eggs are to die for. However, those Fat Witch brownies are amazing, too!
This map is a combination of mixed media and collage.
Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!

Miracle on 34th street
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Miracle on 34th Street, New York by Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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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!

Over the river
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Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother's House in Medford, Massachusetts by Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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"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.

Gina halloween
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Haunted House by Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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What better way to celebrate Halloween that with a Haunted House map!

Breakfast crawl map
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Breakfast Crawl #5 in Patchogue, New York by Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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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.

Horses of asia
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Horses of Asia by Gina Lento

Patchogue, Ny, US

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This map highlights some of the breeds of horses in Asia.