Sharon Watts Writes

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Category Archives: Memoir

New York! Just like I Pictured it. Sorta.

Posted here on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood   Stepping outside the slightly threadbare art deco hotel lobby—which I refused to perceive as anything but Busby Berkeley glamorous—I melded into the midtown … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Hell’s Kitchen and Couture Dreams…

Part of a memoir of my art student days in NYC, early 1970s – Chapter 9 Clutching my Greyhound ticket, I peered at departure times in the Port Authority Bus … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dog Day Afternoons

Each aging generation’s lament will take its turn occupying a front row seat in the Theatre of Memory, and so mine has squatted, seemingly for the long haul. Nothing reminds … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Al Pimsler–A Man’s Men’s Illustrator

A dapper anomaly in those still shaggy post-Woodstock years, he walked with purpose and panache to the Saks Fifth Avenue offices where he took up residence at the drawing table. … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 10 Comments

Suburban Purgatory and The Gray Lady

Prologue to Hell’s Kitchen and Couture Dreams, a memoir about my NYC art student days in the early 1970s   A gurgling pod of self-consciousness that could only incubate in … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

My Summer of Sam Wedding Dress

For thirty-five years its posture has been folded into a deep curtsy, dormant over a hanger, as if waiting for a curtain call. After that one moment in the spotlight, … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 3 Comments