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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Today is My Hub Gregg Emery's B'day so...

I just wanted to take a moment out to celebrate him. He has been my BFF, my shopping mate, my personal chef, fellow artist, constructive critiquer and great love everyday for the past 6 years. So what better birthday card than a blog post!

People always ask me 'HOW do you get everything you do done?' I usually answer with a cheeky 'no kids' response - but the truth is, Gregg Emery.

If it weren't for my hub, I wouldn't have had the space, time, support or confidence to get done a lot of what I do. I'm not saying I wouldn't be awesome if I wasn't married (cuz I think I'd be just as ;9) but I have to admit he is the Greek architecture and column of my every days.

Gregg makes the best strawberry frozen smoothies on a hot day. He loves his two fur kids to death! He is a wonderful artist that inspires me daily, from technique, process and knowledge. He is without a joke the BEST art history teacher I have ever seen making contemporary connections, motivating and gaining interest from many a distracted student. He is a phenomenal cook able to make Gourmet out of nothing, a loyal friend, the hostess with the mostess. Possibly the most selfless, generous person that I know. I've never seen a dean that students love more. At times he is my sole blog comment. His paintings have the power to help us all feel centered and at peace with this crazy world. Today I am happy to say I thank whatever makes things work in this world, for him being born. He is coming across sounding too good to be true...and perhaps we all have our 'things' but on many a day I do believe HE IS too good to be true.

Gregg at his Solo exhibit at Azucarera this past summerRed Dwarf by Gregg Emery

********I have written about my awesome hub and his drawings and paintings on older blog posts. To see the article of his most recent solo exhibit click here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY! -Ciao Amarettogirl

Reader Comments (11)

YOU'RE SO CUTE!!!!! ahhhh happy birthday emery! you're right ms. diaz, he really is the best dean ever.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremi


This is super duper, i'm just glad that coop and I had the opportunity to make him into a manwich today.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolin

Tell him Happy Birthday!
You are both awesome and both lucky to have found each other.
His art looks really cool, like it could totally suck you in.

Oh, and I wanted to thank you for the comments, I only just read a few of the comments on the older post and your words really mean a lot to me.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Eyed Night Owl

OMG!!!! i did not know his b day was today!! im so ashamed... Tell him i said happy b-day oh and if i get the chance i would like to wish him a happy b-day through the phone if thats o.k. with you. Anyway HAPPY B-DAY GREGGY!!!! :D YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk to ya or txt u later!!!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

Wow! That's love, baby! Thank God you found him cause it's so hard to find a good "match" (is this correct?).
"I'm not saying I wouldn't be awesome if I wasn't married (cuz I think I'd be just as ;9)"... lol
Happy birthday, Greg!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilian

aww! you guys are too cute! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the birthday boy!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSalmezan

he is the hostess with the mostest and the best dean ever!!! happy birthday e-dog.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

It is incredibly wonderful you both are to have been guided to one another by the Universe!!! I look forward to seeing his work so please keep me posted when he has his exhibitions in the city or someplace I can get to with public transportation. Wishing him many a glorious days in his new year and kudos to you both for not completing but complimenting each other so well. XOXO

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon <3

This is honestly the best card and possibly the best gift ever!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergregg

Mrs. Diaz, this is so great!
Mr. emery is too awesome and the greatest dean EVER
Hope it was a good day for both of you
sure was hot though, heh

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

OMG, thank you very much for making me feel guilty about not commenting...from now on I will comment on all of your new posts!

I already gave Mr. Emery a happy birthday from me, but I don't mind giving him another one:
Many happy returns, old boy...Cheerio!

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPedram

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