Monday, March 28, 2011


A shine on the freshly cleaned studio floor!

Progress in cleaning the studio is being made. The floor of the main studio was cleaned this weekend. There's still more to do, but that made such a big difference. Between the paint and the clean floor everything is so much brighter. Peter is enjoying the open space and doesn't want to move anything back in.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nice Day

On its way to the Delaware, spring melt on Ten Mile River

Monday, March 21, 2011


Did you see that tooth?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Painting the Studio

Ghost easels from studio past, ready to get back to work in studio future

The painters have gone home and Peter wonders if he is ever going to paint again

The studio is being painted and should be done next week. Still lots more to do before Peter is able to go back to work. We can't wait! It's been almost a month since disaster struck.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Plug for Lisa

Lisa's "Single Fare" paintings

Peter's daughter Lisa Fiore did these 4 beautiful paintings on Metro Cards for the "Single Fare" show opening this Thursday night at Sloan Fine Art on the lower east side of NY. They are for sale and are $100 each.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Snow Face

The last of the snow is melting quickly

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another Day

Studio deconstruction in progress

Today, we left the studio in the hands of ServPro. It's going to be a long process, but they're making progress. I'm feeling nostalgic for the old studio and Peter is excited for the new. Here are some past photos and blog entries about the studio, Fall Shows, Upcoming Shows, No LAD, The Studio. Memories...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Our Messy Mess

Paul hustling back to the studio

The studio cleaning saga continues. Today was the first real day of real cleaning and boy what a day. We threw out a lot. It's amazing how easy it is to throw something out, even things that have been held onto for years, when they're covered in soot. All that is garbage is suddenly revealed.

ServPro is doing a great job so far. I don't think we could get through this without them. We made a good dent, but there's still plenty more to do tomorrow and the next day...

Monday, March 7, 2011


Out of the shadows and into the light

Delaware Rising

Here we go again...

After torrential rains, the snow is melting and the Delaware River is rising. The power and speed of the river is exciting to watch if you don't think of the devastation it may cause someone. Hopefully it stays within it's banks and doesn't wash out our road.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Peter's Studio... still a sooty mess, but professional help is on the way!

The dumpster and a storage pod arrive Monday along with a cleaning crew from ServPro.Yay! It has only taken 2 weeks for our insurance company to come through for us but they have and that's all that matters. Peter has been very sad and now he is very happy.

Did I say yay? Double yay!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Our Deer

Waiting for their afternoon snack